Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Assistant Program Director, Agriculture and Natural Resources
University or Organization :
West Virginia State University Research and Development, Corp
State or Territory :
W. Virginia
Application Deadline :
Sep 15, 2017
Descriptive Job Title :
The Assistant Program Director for Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) operates within the West Virginia State University Research and Development
Keywords separated by commas :
Agriculture, Extension, Natural Resources
Location :
Institute, West Virginia
Area, Department or Unit :
Full/Part Time :
Full time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Oversee the development and delivery of high impact non-formal education programs in the areas of alternative, urban, non-traditional, and sustainable agriculture targeted to small, underserved, and veteran farmers and potential farmers in WV.Assist in the formation of the USDA NIFA Plan of Work.Develop program plans which meet the needs of WVSU Extension clientele are consistent with the WVSUES mission and conform to policies and objectives of the WVSU Research and Development Corporation.Employ comprehensive program planning with ongoing involvement from Research and Public Service administrators, advisory committee members, stakeholders, and university faculty & staff in order to identify priority community needs.Promote team efforts in cross-program, multi-disciplinary, statewide, and multi-state priority issues.Assist in the creation and evaluation of informal educational programs, products, and research initiatives with Extension Specialists, Research Specialists, and other curricular and program staff members. Assist WVSUES personnel in developing tools and methods to evaluate outreach programs.Participate in the delivery process with Extension and Research personnel at all levels.Assist in the recruitment, selection, development, and evaluation of personnel, as well as implementation of corrective actions, as needed. Identify, create, and implement a plan to meet professional development needs with staff.Provide leadership for the formation and operation of program teams, evaluating budgetary needs, and conducting periodic reviews, as needed, in order to address changing program priorities.Assist in the implementation of the USDA NIFA Plan of Work and completion of the Annual Report of Accomplishments. Provide leadership for programmatic resource development and management by proactively seeking external funding opportunities, writing grants, and managing budgetsIdentify funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as coordinate the development and submission of grant proposalsResponsibly deploy and fulfill reporting requirements of federal and extramural resources. Conduct activities to foster a positive public image of WVSUES, WVSU R&D Corporation, and West Virginia State University, an 1890 Land-Grant Institution. Appropriately represent West Virginia State University Extension Service with individuals, agencies, and organizations on state, regional, and national levels.Share leadership in Extension's commitment to employ from and program for the diversity represented in West Virginia's population. Understand and comply with policies and procedures of the West Virginia State University R&D Corporation.Other duties as assigned.
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
The Assistant Program Director for ANR carries out any assigned supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporations policies and applicable state and federal laws. Responsibilities of the position include interviewing, hiring, and training staff, volunteers, and student workers; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining volunteers; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Demonstrated ability in designing, implementing, evaluating and report impact of community-based, non-formal educational programs; supervision of professional and support employees; resource development and management; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills; knowledge of Extensions educational delivery systems and other aspects of the land grant system highly desiredIndividual needs to be self-motivated, out-going, able to work in a team environment. Flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and occasional overnights required. Valid drivers license in good standing. The ability to lift and carry 65 pounds.
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Minimum education level :
M.S. in Horticulture, Agriculture, Sustainable Food Systems, or closely related field required. Ph.D. Preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of alternative agriculture practices required.
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Travel Requirements:
Travel statewide but specifically within Central and Southern WV is expected
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Contact :
Brunetta Dillard
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Application Instructions :
Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and recent letters of recommendation from three professional references with contact information