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AST DIR, Human Resources 60013801 - AG-IFAS HUMAN RESOURCES Alachua
The Assistant Director position reports to the Executive Director of IFAS Human Resources and leads the day-to-day operations of the team, provides administrative and technical support to IFAS administrators regarding faculty hires, promotion/tenure/permanent status, and faculty onboarding, working both with the Executive Director and independently. Represents IFAS HR by attending meetings and/or conferences on behalf of the Executive Director, as needed. Ensure that goals and objectives for IFAS HR are communicated and achieved.
Talent Acquisition and Onboarding Specialist 60013801 - AG-IFAS HUMAN RESOURCES Alachua
The Talent Acquisition and Onboarding Specialist is responsible for coordinating staff recruitments within UF/IFAS, to include sourcing and screening candidates to attract a diverse workforce. Reporting to the Executive Director of Human Resources, this position will collaborate with hiring managers to develop and execute recruitment strategies and proactively identify opportunities to build applicant pools. The incumbent will also create and coordinate onboarding for new employees.
Public Relations Specialist III 60440000 - AG-IFAS COMMUNICATION SERVICES Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
The senior public relations specialist and science writer develops communications materials for news and social media outlets. Works with statewide University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) faculty and staff to identify scholarly research and other programs suitable for news releases, writes and edits stories, arranges photo and video to accompany stories, and assists news media in connecting with IFAS experts as needed. The senior public relations specialist is responsible for implementing integrated communications and public relations plans on behalf of UF/IFAS. This position serves as the media relations strategy and crisis communications lead, news editor, and the liaison for Family and Consumer Sciences and Florida 4-H Extension programs.
EDIS Editorial Assistant 60440000 - AG-IFAS COMMUNICATION SERVICES Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
UF/IFAS Communications is currently recruiting for an editorial assistant to work with the EDIS team. The editorial assistant will advise, consult, edit and manage the research and Extension publications for a cluster of UF/IFAS departments and coordinate communications regarding the plan-of-work process in that departmental cluster. The position reports to the director of creative services and collaborates with the information management specialist, other editorial assistants, a layout specialist, and a proofreader to facilitate the production and processing of documents.
Nutrition Educator - South Florida (Broward) 60451000 - AG-FAMILY NUTRITION PROGRAM Broward
The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program is seeking an enthusiastic SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator to deliver nutrition and health education to youth in Broward County communities. Our Educators receive on-the-job training and development. FNP offers meaningful work to be passionate about. Join us!
Research Administrator I/II 60015000 - AG-BUSINESS HUBS Main Campus (Gainesville, FL), Remote/Flexible
This position requires a highly motivated, service-focused, self-starting professional to support scientists who are working diligently to discover solutions to some of the most vexing problems in Florida and the world. As a Research Administrator in The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), you are expected to provide comprehensive research administration to a portfolio of faculty/principal investigators (PIs) in various units to ensure the overall effective coordination of research administration services, systems, policies, processes and compliance. Every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.
HVAC Mechanic 60310000 - AG-FAC PLANNING / OPERATIONS Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
The HVAC Mechanic with IFAS Facilities Planning and Operations provides preventive maintenance and general maintenance support to all UF/IFAS-owned buildings on and off campus. Some tasks will require driving a state vehicle to job sites. EPA certification is required.
HVAC Mechanic 60310000 - AG-FAC PLANNING / OPERATIONS Polk
The HVAC Mechanic with IFAS Facilities Planning and Operations provides preventive maintenance and general maintenance for all UF/IFAS-owned buildings at Lake Alfred, Apopka, and Wimauma, Florida. Primary work location will be the Citrus Research and Education Center at Lake Alfred. Driving a state vehicle to work sites is required.
Marketing and Comm Specialist 60751000 - AG-GCREC-ADMINISTRATION Hillsborough
This is a full-time, at-office position located at Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC) in Balm, Hillsborough County that supports both Balm and Plant City locations. This position is responsible for strategic communications and coordination of public engagement efforts to increase public awareness of research and educational programs at GCREC. Primary job duties include production of educational materials, social media marketing, website management, public engagement, and photography and video support, with minimal guidance by the Associate Director and other administrators. More specific duties and responsibilities are described below. This position must maintain a cohesive visual identity in accordance with existing brand standards and guidelines for the University of Florida (UF). There will also be collaborative efforts with GCREC faculty and IFAS Communication. The successful candidate must have excellent writing, organizational, and planning skills and must be familiar with website management, social media, photography, videography, project management, graphic design, and image/video editing software (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier Pro, and Adobe Lightroom). Other duties as assigned by management.
Nutrition Educator - Levy County 60451000 - AG-FAMILY NUTRITION PROGRAM Levy
The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program is seeking an enthusiastic SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator to deliver nutrition and health education to youth in Levy County communities. Our Educators receive on-the-job training and development. FNP offers meaningful work to be passionate about. Join us!
Communications Specialist 60040000 - AG-DEAN FOR RESEARCH Alachua
Florida Foundation Seed Producers (FFSP), Inc., a direct support organization (DSO) of the University of Florida-Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS), seeks a communications specialist responsible for drafting communications, press releases, marketing materials, and web content to communicate and promote the activities of FFSP. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations
County Extension Director & Extension Agent II - IV - 4-H 60351046 - AG-OKALOOSA Okaloosa
As a 4-H Extension Agent and County Extension Director (CED), you will work jointly for UF/IFAS Extension in the Northwest Extension District and Okaloosa County, a growing area in the Florida panhandle.
Timpoochee Summer Camp Health Director (OPS) 60330000 - AG-YOUTH,FAMILIES& COMMUNITIES Okaloosa
The University of Florida/IFAS Extension 4-H Camping Program is looking for a Camp Health Director for 4-H Camp Timpoochee in Niceville, FL. The Camp Timpoochee Summer Leadership Team is comprised of the Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, Camp Health Director, and the Summer Camp Coordinators. The Camp Health Director reports directly to the camp directors. The Camp Health Director is the lead medical professional on the camp staff, responsible for managing the health center and handling any and all medical related situations that arise. The Camp Health Director is responsible for distribution of approved prescription and over-the-counter medications/first aid to our campers. Campers or staff members with serious ailments/injuries are transported to the local urgent care facility or hospital by camp staff. All camp staff will be required to have American Red Cross certification in CPR/FA/AED before summer camp starts. For staff not yet certified, training will be provided prior to start of camp. The Camp Health Director will be provided housing on- site and will be expected to be on-call 24 hours a day, Monday morning through Friday afternoon. The official first day of camp will begin on Monday, June 5, 2023, and will end Friday, July 28, 2023. We are looking for applicants that can work any number of weeks (1-7 weeks). Training will begin a few days before the employee’s start date and will consist of training in youth protection and time for organizing the health center. Training will also include going through program certifications (if not already certified), familiarizing staff with their facility, traditions, and making final preparations for summer. Please reach out with any questions to Ariel Blanton at
End User Computing Spec II 60070000 - AG-AGRICUL / BIOLOGICAL ENG Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software issues on departmental computers. Provide support on Linux, MacOS, and Windows operating systems and servers. Purchase, register, install, update, and remove both free and restricted software and operating systems on new and current departmental computers.  Maintain and renew licenses and installation files for purchased software.  Update and install new programs on the ABE virtual server.  Spec, quote, purchase, install, and replace hardware on departmental computers.  Provide software support for computer lab during classes, when requested. Resolve UF Incident Response Team alerts; from simple Java updates, to removing malicious software, to addressing software copyright infringement claims.  Disseminate relevant UF/IFAS IT alerts to departmental personnel.  Manage private folder permissions on ABE servers and network printers. Manage private folder permissions on ABE servers and network printers. Submit network port activation requests. Monitor and maintain adequate IT supplies, by purchasing new hardware or requesting/retrieving hardware from UF Surplus. Due to the diverse IT needs of the department, duties include but are not limited to: completing IT ticket requests submitted via the UF/IFAS ticket system, liaising between departmental faculty/staff and UF/IFAS IT, when necessary; offering videoconferencing support; generating and maintaining IT service records and SOPs; training faculty and staff on the use of fundamental programs, Windows, the Microsoft Office Suite, and internet browsers, upon request; and other IT support tasks as needed.
Agricultural Assistant I 60950000 - AG-PLANT SCIENCE RESEARCH / ED Marion
The Plant Science Research and Education Unit (PSREU) in Citra was established to provide space and support for specialized research on fruit, vegetables, turf, agronomic and ornamental crops for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. To accomplish this mission, PSREU staff interact with faculty and staff members to complete successful research projects. These projects are detailed, and precise data must be obtained for the results to be meaningful. Incumbent is responsible to a Farm Manager at the PSREU. This position will assist with the crop production and maintenance throughout the growing season, data collection and irrigation systems.
4H Extension Program Assistant 60351037 - AG-LEON Leon
This is specialized work to assist professional Extension Agents in conducting educational programming in 4-H youth development. Employee is responsible for preparing materials to supplement educational programs, conducting educational programs, and developing training materials that will be used in teaching both adult and youth audiences.
Federal Work Study- Student Assistant (Fiscal Assistant) 60330000 - AG-YOUTH,FAMILIES& COMMUNITIES Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
We are looking for student in the Federal Work Study Program
Assistant Professor - Space Biology 60100000 - AG-MICROBIOLOGY / CELL SCI Brevard
Duties will include teaching a 3-credit course in space biology to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels annually, train PhD students, contribute to the graduate curriculum, and conduct research in the field of space biology. The adaptation of life to extreme environments is of particular interest.
Marketing and Comm Specialist 60100000 - AG-MICROBIOLOGY / CELL SCI Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
The University of Florida Department of Microbiology and Cell Science is in search of a Marketing and Communications Specialist to work closely with the Marketing Development Manager and department Chair to enhance our marketing campaigns that attract and engage applicants, students, and alumni within the higher education space. Ideal candidates are experts at creating and building successful digital marketing campaigns.
Marketing and Comm Specialist 60340000 - AG-LIVESTOCK INNOVATION LAB Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems (LSIL) based at the University of Florida-Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS) is a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that supports USAID’s agricultural research and capacity building work under Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. The vision of the LSIL is to sustainably intensify smallholder livestock systems in order to improve human nutrition, health, and incomes. This will be achieved through funded global research and capacity building projects carried out by subawardees and the LSIL Management Entity in the LSIL’s current seven target countries (Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Niger, Cambodia, Nepal, and Uganda). Communication with both external and internal stakeholders is one of the key functions of the LSIL Management Entity (ME).  The LSIL Marketing and Communications Specialist will support ME with diverse communications and marketing initiatives globally and within the target countries, including developing and producing various materials and products, and supporting LSIL subawardees, stakeholders, and partners to effectively communicate about their accomplishments and activities, as well as research and capacity building areas of focus. The LSIL Communications Specialist will also manage the project’s website, create social media content, generate original submissions of e-newsletters and other posts, and work with external platforms for dissemination of communication products. This position is temporary and pending funding availability

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