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Career opportunities available in OSU Extension

Friday, September 23, 2022

A county educator gives directions to 4-H youth at 4-H State Roundup.

A county educator for OSU Extension helps youth prepare for 4-H Roundup activities at Oklahoma State University. (Photo by Todd Johnson, OSU Agricultural Communications Services)


Oklahoma State University Extension encourages people to begin a rewarding career in the Extension field. Positions are currently available in Stillwater on the OSU campus and in county offices across the state.


As a land-grant university, OSU serves local communities through Extension offices in each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties. Simply put, Extension educators, specialists and program assistants extend information in their areas of expertise via educational programming and consultation backed by research.


The role of an Extension educator involves planning, delivering and evaluating programs for clientele in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community and rural development. Extension educators are familiar faces in the community committed to assisting both individuals and businesses in reaching their potential.


OSU Extension agricultural educators serve Oklahomans by sharing research-based, reliable information and strategies in:

  • Agribusiness
  • Crops
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Horticulture
  • Livestock

Employees hired in the field of family and consumer sciences address topics such as:

  • Finance and job readiness
  • Family resilience
  • Health and hunger
  • Environment and safety

4-H educators incorporate positive youth development through activities and programming related to:

  • Agriculture
  • Civic engagement and leadership
  • Environmental education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Healthy living, consumer science and safety

Extension employees contribute to community and rural development by helping communities thrive with resources to:

  • Build leadership
  • Cultivate entrepreneurship
  • Improve local food systems
  • Boost agritourism
  • Improve access to critical services such as rural broadband

While OSU Extension employees typically hold college degrees in agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, education, communications or leadership, other related degrees will be considered. OSU values employees who take initiative and demonstrate a strong work ethic, and Extension employees are effective communicators with the ability to respond quickly to address community needs.


Learn more about current OSU Extension opportunities and watch for upcoming roles in growing fields such as STEM education. Apply today!

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