Join USDA’s Rural Partners Network as a Community Liaison!

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WATCHJoin USDA’s Rural Partners Network as a Community Liaison!

Description: Hear first hand from a USDA Rural Development Community Liaison about the exciting Rural Partners Network positions now open. Visit for more information and to apply. Search "Community Program Specialist" USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

The Rural Partners Network (RPN) is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between federal agencies and networks of local leaders and stakeholders working together to improve the community and economic well-being of rural areas.

USDA is hiring RPN Community Liaisons to work on the ground with selected Community Networks in AlaskaKentuckyMississippiNevadaNew MexicoNorth CarolinaPuerto RicoWest Virginia, and Wisconsin. Community Liaisons will help rural people clarify community improvement priorities, navigate federal programs, build relationships, and identify additional resources to promote locally driven solutions.

Complete applications must be submitted by December, 12, 2022.  

Learn More During Zoom Office Hours 

We have scheduled virtual office hours for prospective applicants to ask questions via Zoom. 

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New Mexico 

North Carolina 

Puerto Rico 

West Virginia 


Community Development

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