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Director, University of Nevada Cooperative Extenion/Assoc. Dean, Engagement
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Univesity of Nevada, Reno
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Apr 21, 2017
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Director, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension/Assoc. Dean, Engagement
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College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources
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Full Time
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Jul 01, 2017
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for the Director of Cooperative Extension/Associate Dean for Engagement. The Director leads and administers statewide Extension programs as part of the land-grant mission of the University. Extension is administratively consolidated with the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR), and collaborates closely with the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station (NAES), other units within the Nevada System of Higher Education and Nevadas counties. The roles and responsibilities of the Director of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Associate Dean for Engagement include: Using visionary leadership to provide for continued educational, research, outreach and service programs pertaining to agriculture, community development, health and nutrition, horticulture, personal development (including but not limited to children, youth, and families), and natural resources in Nevadas rural and urban communities. Working collaboratively with faculty, staff and stakeholders, including state and local leaders, industry, private organizations, non-profit organizations, school districts, government agencies, and other institutions as appropriate. Maintaining close relationships with federal, state and county government partners and engaging regularly with Nevada counties. Leading and managing all aspects of Extension, including supervision of the administrative team; budget and salary management; and the hiring, placement, tenure, annual evaluation and promotion of faculty. Working as a part of the administrative team reporting to the Dean of CABNR. Collaborating closely with Associate Deans in CABNR and leaders of other colleges with disciplines relevant to Extensions mission to ensure effective integration of the statewide teaching, research and engagement missions of both on- and off-campus faculty of the land-grant university. Overseeing annual plans of work and reporting to the United States Department of Agricultures National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in coordination with the NAES Director. Ensuring that Extension policies are NIFA-compliant. Furthering the engagement mission of UNR in collaboration with other colleges and units. Securing endowments and increasing extramural funding for Extension programs. Participating in the National Extension Directors and Administrators Association (NEDA) and the Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA). This position requires travel and a variable work schedule. Extension brings information to solve problems and deal with critical issues throughout Nevada. Currently there are offices in 15 out of 17 counties and programs in all 17 counties, serving urban and rural populations throughout the state. Extensions 35 academic faculty, more than 170 staff, and many volunteers deliver non-degree, educational programs in these areas: Agriculture Children, Youth and Families Economic and Community Development Health and Nutrition Horticulture Natural Resources Extension is a partnership supported by federal, state and county funds, working closely with a wide range of partners. The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. We welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For complete position description and requirements, please visit: materials must be submitted by April 21, 2017. EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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