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Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence.

Be a part of our story. Through learning partnerships that extend knowledge and change lives, University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs aimed at making life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities. Illinois Extension has operated continuously for more than 100 years connecting the citizens of Illinois to their land-grant university by providing educational programming around the state. University of Illinois Extension is based in the College of ACES and works with all colleges and units of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Talent Acquisition Associate for Workforce Development serves as a regular, full time, 12-month position with primary responsibility for recruiting, hiring and retaining a high-quality workforce prepared to address challenges in an educational environment specific to University of Illinois Extension. The successful Talent Acquisition Associate will lead, develop and implement policies and procedures for recruiting, hiring, and retaining outstanding talent for Illinois Extension’s workforce that ensures procedural compliance. The individual will liaise with the Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access and other members of the Extension leadership team to set statewide goals for an inclusive workforce.

The Talent Acquisition Associate for Workforce Development, will be located in Urbana-Champaign on the University of Illinois campus, will report to the Assistant Director for Workforce Development, and will be available to all of Illinois Extension and Outreach. 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

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