Careers

COVID-19 Notice: Due to the current pandemic and directed health measures in place, steps are currently in place at the Center to help avoid potential exposure to COVID-19. This also applies to the communities and staff all of our positions have oversight over. All candidate interviews are currently being conducted virtually.

If you love rural living and working nationally for rural Americans, join our team. We celebrate our rural culture while working on national issues that impact all rural citizens. Our jobs and internships are posted on a rolling basis, so check back often! 

Are you enthusiastic and passionate about agriculture, farming, and Latino Communities? Your communication skills connect you to diverse populations. You love to organize groups, put on events, and present in front of others. You are bilingual in both English and Spanish. This position’s salary...
The Center for Rural Affairs seeks a contractual relationship with an individual, organization or firm to assist in developing community based adult learning curriculum in the areas of small business and community development. Initial engagement is estimated to be in the $7,500 to $10,000 range...

Continuous Recruitment

We’re always accepting applications to give qualified, interested candidates the chance to join our team and pursue a career with us. We look for those who are caring, committed, selfless, courageous, hopeful, and unapologetically rural.

Candidates who meet these qualifications will have their applications kept on file until a job opening is available. Applicants will be notified if an interview is requested. Please include a cover letter that speaks to your core competencies and what work you are most interested in at the Center. Send your resume and cover letter to trishd@cfra.org with subject line: Continuous Recruitment Application. 

Generous Benefits, Supportive Work Environment

The Center provides competitive salaries for the nonprofit sector, as well as excellent benefits including health, dental, long-term disability, and life insurance; a retirement savings plan; and paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation days.

We are attentive to the goals of our staff and help them meet those goals. We help our employees grow by investing in training. We are flexible in how people do their work, and we provide the tools needed to do work well.

Click here for our Benefits Package Summary.

Where We’re Located

The Center for Rural Affairs’ home office is located in Lyons, Nebraska, a small community in northwestern Burt County along Highway 77 between Fremont, Nebraska, and Sioux City, Iowa.

Incorporated since April 1884, Lyons is a town rich in history and natural amenities, such as camping and fishing at Brink Park, swimming facilities, and two baseball diamonds. Lyons also promotes the arts with its one-of-a-kind Storefront Theater, an art gallery, and a working movie theater museum.