A Career with Meaning
Meet Our Agents
For Marella Bradway, a job in Extension was an obvious match for her skills and interests. The Florida Sea Grant agent has been with Florida Extension since graduate school. "Extension challenges me," Marella says. "It's a career where I'm not only helping others, but also learning myself."
Bill Brown has spend most of his career working for Florida Extension. Now a county Extension director, Bill has spent his thirty-two years with Florida Extension in two counties. He offers prospective Extension agents the following advice: "If you want a very rewarding job where you're exposed to a lot of different people who appreciate your work, this is the place to be."
When you work for University of Florida Extension, every day is unique -- and every day, you'll make a difference. You'll have the opportunity to design and deliver your own educational programs to help people in your community solve problems and achieve their goals. You'll encourage children and adults to become more empowered and informed, strengthening their communities along the way.
With offices in every county, University of Florida Extension can accommodate your lifestyle in world-class cities, charming small towns, and everywhere in between.
As Extension faculty, you'll be a leader in your community. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and excellent benefits, and you'll work with peers who care about improving the future as much as you do.
Extension is the public outreach component of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, where experts research solutions for everyday life. Extension provides educational materials, workshops, and classes to all Floridians about lawn and garden care, family life and consumer choices, agriculture, community development, the environment, and youth development.
University of Florida Extension faculty members work with state agencies, local governments, industry leaders, nonprofit organizations, and volunteers to provide Floridians with the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive information available.
Working for University of Florida Extension
We offer exciting and unique career opportunities for both new and experienced professionals. When you become an Extension agent, you are a University of Florida faculty member. You will deliver research-based educational programs that will provide Floridians with solutions for their lives.
You can view all available University of Florida Extension faculty positions at the UF/IFAS Office of Human Resources Web site.
Applying is easy! Refer to our Web site for details. You can apply for as many positions as you'd like -- once your basic materials are received, you'll only need to send in a new letter of intent for each additional position.
What you earn as an Extension agent depends on your education and experience.
The University of Florida offers extensive benefits, such as health insurance, retirement options, and paid leave.
As a University of Florida faculty member in a permanent status-accruing position, you'll have the opportunity to advance through four levels of pay and rank.
For more information about University of Florida Extension, please visit SolutionsForYourLife.com.
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