Job Summary

Official Job Title :
District Director, UI Extension Central District
University or Organization :
University of Idaho Extension, Central District
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Mar 27, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
District Director
Keywords separated by commas :
Location :
Twin Falls, Idaho
Area, Department or Unit :
University of Idaho Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
$90,000 - $105,000 commensurate with experience
Start Date:
May 01, 2017
The Central District Director is a tenured position with rank of professor administratively responsible to the Associate Dean/Director, University of Idaho Extension and participates in administrative and policy decisions as a member of UI Extension and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences administrative teams. The Central District office is located on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, Idaho. The district director promotes teamwork among county, specialist and research faculty and provides leadership to district Extension program planning. The district director is responsible for 16 county faculty in 10 counties. The district director also contributes to the broader mission of the university by communicating and collaborating with the Superintendent of the Kimberly Research and Extension Center to facilitate University outreach. In addition the director will work closely with the academic department administrators and will provide input on research and teaching needs in Central Idaho.

Administration (100%):
-- Provide overall Extension administrative and program leadership for the district, following University of Idaho and UI Extension diversity, civil rights, affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policies and procedures.
-- Manage hiring, supervision, evaluation, salary recommendations, and promotion and/or tenure of assigned county faculty and administrative support personnel.
-- Support and mentor/coach county faculty in establishing successful multi-faceted Extension programming.
-- Work to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and to enrich the diversity of county advisory committees.
-- Manage district budgets and assist county chairs in development and support of county budget requests.
-- Develop working relationships with county commissioners, other local elected officials and regional higher education units.
-- Serve as the Twin Falls R&E Center Superintendent, supervising staff, facility management, CSI relations, budget management, working with resident specialists, distance education and student recruitment.
-- Develop and maintain a working relationship with the Superintendent of the Kimberly Research and Extension Center to promote the university outreach goals.
-- Represent UI Extension on state and regional committees and serve as an administrative liaison as needed.
-- Work with UI units to provide input on district research priorities and facilities, promote refinement of field research and dissemination of research results.
-- Build and maintain positive relationships with district stakeholder groups, community organizations and collaborating governmental agencies.
-- Participate and work collaboratively/professionally with UI Extension Administrative team and CALS Leadership group.
-- Serve as district liaison to Ketchum 4-H Camp Board.
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Minimum education level :
Earned masters degree from an accredited institution with at least one degree in a field of agriculture, life science or closely related field with the ability to qualify for the rank of Professor and tenure.
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Must be willing and able to travel and participate in evening and weekend meetings, conferences, programs, etc.
Other Requirements:
-- Evidence of effective performance in Extension program development, personnel leadership and program administration and a strong knowledge of and experience with the mission of the land-grant university.
-- Evidence of administrative and leadership effectiveness in a complex organization with responsibilities for budgeting, financial planning, personnel management, strategic planning, and critical decision-making.
-- Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the management of programs and resources and a proven ability to relate effectively to a wide variety of people of diverse backgrounds, including an understanding and respect for cultural, ethnic, and individual differences.
-- Thorough understanding and knowledge of the broad diversity of fields within Extension, including the nature, value, and inter-relationships of the represented disciplines.
-- A management style that is inclusive and empowers others to succeed, fosters respect, builds pride in the accomplishment of shared goals, and feeds upon two-way communication.
-- Applicants must possess strong organizational, communication, and conflict resolution skills, function as a member of as cohesive administrative team, and lead and facilitate organizational change to position the district for the future.

-- Earned doctorate degree in a field related to the responsibilities of the position.
-- Record of successful county or multi-county Extension experience.
-- A comprehensive vision for the role and function of UI Extension in the 21st century land-grant university.
-- Excellent organizational, planning, supervisory, and problem-solving skills.


Application URL:
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Contact :
Diane Isaak
Phone Number with Area Code :
(208) 454-7674
Application Instructions :
Complete online application, submitting the following:
1. Current curriculum vitae.
2. Letter of application addressing the responsibilities and the minimum and preferred qualifications.
3. List of three (3) references.