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If you love rural living and working nationally for rural Americans, join our team.

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! 

Do you like serving in a support position, like variety in your work, and like working with numbers? This is a great entry-level position that supports key staff in the Lyons office. If you are enthusiastic about helping others you can be our next Accounting and Office Assistant. This position has a salary range of $36,000-$43,000 with top-notch benefits that has a cash value ranging from $10,000 to $29,500, depending on family status and tenure with the Center. Come work for a great organization that has great employees, all working towards one goal of strengthening rural communities. Applications will be reviewed on May 14th.
Is clean energy important to you? Are you drawn to climate research and looking for potential policy solutions related to clean energy siting and development? If your background and passion for clean energy are emerging or if you have demonstrated experience with clean energy initiatives, we have the right position for you. This position has a salary range of $38,000-$47,000 with top-notch benefits that have a cash value ranging from $10,000 to $29,500, depending on family status and tenure with the Center. Come work for a great organization that has great employees, all working towards one goal of strengthening rural communities. For the right candidate with the desired experience and skill level, a Senior Associate position could be offered with a salary range up to $50,000.

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.