Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Associate Director
University or Organization :
Kansas State University
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Application Deadline :
May 01, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
Associate Director for Extension
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Location :
Manhattan, KS
Area, Department or Unit :
Cooperative Extension Service
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
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Start Date:
None Stated
Kansas State University seeks an innovative and dynamic leader for the position of Associate Director for Extension. The Associate Director for Extension reports to the Dean of the College of Agriculture who is Director of K-State Research and Extension. The Associate Director is primarily responsible for administration of Cooperative Extension programs in Kansas. This is a 12-month position with competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
The Associate Director leads and administers statewide programs, personnel, and budget for the Cooperative Extension Service component of K-State Research and Extension. The Associate Director will: Provide visionary leadership for the Cooperative Extension Service as part of Kansas State Universitys land-grant mission; Collaborate with the Associate Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station/Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs and the Associate Deans for Academic Programs and International Programs on the Deans/Directors leadership team; Work in a multi-disciplinary capacity with K-State administrators, faculty, and staff in the four colleges with extension investment, and with national, state and local leaders on the sciences within agriculture, food, communities, families and youth to secure adequate resources to fulfill the mission; Advocate the value and impact of Extension to leaders of industry, private organizations, government agencies, federal, state and local governments, and within Kansas State University; Establish and lead a culture of diversity and inclusion within the faculty, staff, volunteers and people served through the educational programs; Lead recruitment, retention, professional development, and mentoring of faculty and staff and the promotion of the scholarship of extension/engagement; Secure private donations and increase extramural funding for Extension programs; Participate as an active member of the National Extension Directors and Administrators (NEDA) and the North Central Cooperative Extension Administrators (NCCEA)
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Minimum education level :
An earned doctorate or equivalent in a field relevant to the position and a record of accomplishments sufficient for appointment as a tenured faculty member in a participating academic department
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Other Requirements:
Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage a large and complex organization with strong vision and strategy for the future; Proven ability to manage budgets and personnel; Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; Demonstrated ability to communicate organizational mission, vision, and impact to a variety of audiences


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Contact :
Dr. Don Boggs
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Application Instructions :
Please visit the job announcement at and complete the PageUp application process as well as upload a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement of extension philosophy; and the names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of five professional references. The review of applications will begin on May 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.