How to apply

EXT-Extension Program Coordinator

This vacancy is at an Extension office. To be considered for this Extension position and location, you MUST submit an exam request for this position: EXT-EXT PROG COORD-SPRINGFIELD (SANGAMON).


Deadline to Apply: June 21, 2018

Class  Department
% Time
(# of months)
Work Hours
Minimum Salary
EXT-Extension Program Coordinator (Units 16 & 17 Cluster)
Springfield, IL 
(Sangamon County - Unit 16)
(12 Months)
To be determined

This position does not require the applicant to be present for an exam. However, you must submit an exam request form to be considered. The University will conduct a credential assessment. Your exam score will be based on the application materials submitted.

Position Information:
The University of Illinois Extension office in Springfield (Sangamon County) seeks to fill an Extension Program Coordinator position to support the 4-H Youth Development. This position is responsible for implementing and assigning educational programs that are designed to foster the acquisition of knowledge and the development of individuals and communities in the field of 4-H Youth Development. The Extension Program Coordinator 4-H will work as a team member with the County Director, Unit staff and/or Extension Educators to plan and implement community-wide or in-house programming, and events to provide quality youth and 4-H educational activities. Other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:

1. High school graduation or GED

2. Any one or any combination that equals four (4) years/ 48 months of experience years of responsible volunteer or professional work experience in coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities

A. Volunteer/Work experience coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities

• Applicant should include NUMBER OF HOURS when describing these experiences. This information should be included in the EXPERIENCE portion of the online application.

B. College coursework in any field of study

• 60 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)
• 90 semester hours equals three (3) years (36 months)
• 120 semester hours or more equals four (4) years (48 months)

To View Classification Specifications:

Additional Information:
This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a written contingent offer.

Special Instructions:
An updated application and copies of college transcripts must be submitted by the time you submit the exam request, which will be no later than June 21, 2018, in addition to any other relevant documents, such as a resume, staff development course listing, etc. These documents can be electronically attached to your online application through the "Documents" link on Part 2 of the application. Be sure to select the appropriate document type for ease of retrieval. Documents may also be submitted in one of the following ways: hand deliver or mail to Staff Human Resources, 52 East Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL, 61820; or fax to 217-244-7304. Please include volunteer information on your application in the Experience portion of the application. 

To Apply:
Applicants and employees must submit an online Civil Service Application for Urbana and an Exam Request form for EXT-EXT PROG COORD- SPRINGFIELD (SANGAMON)  (you must submit both) at If an application was previously submitted, an update is still required. A request to create a civil service application will be processed within two (2) business days (Monday - Friday). Your logon information will be e-mailed to you. When you receive your logon information, you can complete your online Civil Service employment application and exam request form.

Exam Scoring Information:
You will not be required to report in person for this exam. The updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume, college transcripts, and/or staff development course listings, will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded prior to submitting your exam request.

For this Credential Assessment exam, please remember to include all relevant work experience typically including implementing assigned educational programs that are designed to foster the acquisition of knowledge and the development of individuals and communities.

To view the status of all your exam requests, pending test dates, scores, and current register positions online, go to Log in and click on "Civil Service Activity."

All correspondence to applicants will be sent through e-mail. We suggest you add these e-mail addresses to your e-mail contacts: and

If you have any questions, call us during regular office hours (8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday) at 217-333-2137.

We appreciate your interest in University employment.

Campus’ commitment to diversity and Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Posted: 5/25/2018 - 6/21/2018