Job Opportunities

Urban Area Leaders

Ohio State University Extension leadership includes 24 Area Leaders serving Ohio's 88 counties.
We're currently hiring 3 Area Leaders in some of Ohio's urban areas.

Do you know a great leader? Are YOU a highly effective leader? The Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) is looking for a new Area Leader! We are seeking someone who is ready to make decisions and wants a chance to work with some of the best staff, teams, and top coworkers! Area Leaders are ready to be challenged, learn rapidly, implement their ideas to improve performance and programs, and work in/help cultivate an environment where performance is rewarded. OSUE offers staff the opportunity to innovate, take risks, have input on designing their own projects, assignments and schedule as well as the stability and resources of being employed by a world renowned land grant university all while having access to excellent benefits and OPERS retirement. If you are someone who wants their work to have a meaningful impact on clientele, community, and the world: if you are someone who is ready to do the best work of your life-We're looking for your application!

The Ohio State University Extension seeks an Area Leader who provides overall strategic leadership for three of our Urban Area OSU Extension Offices; positions in Lucas/Wood Counties, Franklin County, and Hamilton/Butler Counties available. Area Leaders perform all administrative functions within the county units by serving as administrative head.

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For information about the Urban Area Leader Positions contact Jeff McCutcheon, OSU Extension Director of Operations.


Through the Race, Inclusion, and Social Equity (RAISE) initiative, Ohio State is enhancing our world-class research program on race, inclusion, and social equity. Over the next decade, the university will add at least 50 tenure-track faculty members to existing scholars whose research can help to narrow social disparities in educational attainment, health outcomes, rates of incarceration, political representation, environmental impacts, and economic well-being. Adding scholars in focused areas will enhance the University’s outstanding faculty and inform solutions to intractable issues. RAISE is part of Ohio State’s larger initiative to expand the size and impact of Ohio State’s faculty over the coming decade, while also enhancing academic and personal resources to support Ohio State scholars, educators, and practitioners through all phases of their careers. For more information on the RAISE Initiative

As part of the Ohio State University’s Race, Inclusion, and Social Equity (RAISE) initiative, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will be hiring a cohort of three scholars focused on urban health and environmental problems that are experienced differently based on race and class. The three scholars will complement existing strengths in CFAES and beyond to form a new Urban Health, Environment, and Race Outcomes (Urban HERO) Collaborative; a cooperative multidisciplinary consortium of experts and community partners in social, biological, and ecological sciences focused on the generation and rapid dissemination of new solutions to racial inequities and social disparities in environmental and health outcomes.

In addition, CFAES received approval to for a senior faculty position for OSU Urban Extension: Equitable Engagement for Equitable Opportunity.

For additional information, contact Julie Fox, OSU Extension Director of Strategic Initiatives and Urban Engagement.