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Area Extension Director
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University of Maryland College Park
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Sep 19, 2017
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Area Extension Director
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College Park, MD
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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLANDCOLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EXTENSIONPOSITION ANNOUNCEMENTOfficial Title: DirectorWorking Title: Area Extension DirectorPosition Number: 103381Category Status: Exempt Staff, Regular, Full-TimeUnit: Mid-Shore Cluster (Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties)Home Office Location: University of Maryland Extension Caroline County Office, Denton, MDPOSITION PURPOSE: The Area Extension Director (AED) for the Mid-Shore counties of Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties will administratively serve as leader and coordinator of local educational programs for the University of Maryland Extension (UME). AED's will provide overall supervision at the county offices by serving as liaison with County Government, providing logistical coordination for local programming, management of all fiscal operations and leadership for public relations/marketing efforts. AED will be the key communication link between the county government and the UME Administration. In carrying out theses duties, the individuals are responsible to their Assistant Director of Operations (ADO).AEDs have no program supervision responsibilities.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:County Government Relations: Facilitate working relationship between county government offices and local University of Maryland Extension (UME) Office. Strengthen knowledge of county government officials with regard to UME and enhance collaborative efforts with elected county officials. Understand the UME Volunteer policy; recruit volunteers to support UME programs. Provide training to county agencies/organizations on leadership and community development, as requested. Coordinate space and facility requirements with county officials; manage facility needs with landlord.Fiscal Management: With assistance from the College Administrative Services office and Assistant Director of Operations (ADO), prepare annual budget request for submission to the county with a goal of increasing county funding. Submit copy of approved county appropriation (MES-8) to Regional Business Manager. Maintain EAC financial records at local office and monitor monthly financial statement in relation to approved budget. Share budget information with county faculty and staff on a monthly basis and provide financial information as required to EAC. Identify grant proposal opportunities and external funding partnerships/collaborations that increase the financial support of UME. Provide leadership for county faculty and staff to write, submit and manage grant funds. Manage sensitive equipment inventory to submit to regional office annually. Facilitate EAC account review every other fiscal year. Review state travel and paper allocations and expenditures. Manage for sale publications and cost recovery programs for county offices.Program Coordination/ Public Relations: Coordinate an Extension Advisory Committee (EAC) which is reflective of county demographics. Work with EAC and Extension colleagues to develop and implement a UME County marketing plan. Schedule and facilitate quarterly EAC meetings with EAC Chairperson. Work with faculty, EAC members and other community leaders to develop a total Extension education plan based on local need. Facilitate the maintenance of Affirmative Action (AA) files; assist program staff with AA issues.Personnel Management: Coordinate, plan and request county staffing needs through ADO Office. Work with ADO Office to manage employee contracts as necessary. Schedule and lead monthly faculty/staff meetings. Assure an equitable and appropriate working environment. Assure that policies of the University, UME and county are understood and followed. Review faculty Individual Extension Plans for accuracy and completeness with regard to identified state program initiatives. Collaborate with Program Leader and ADO to conduct annual faculty review, providing specific input with regard to professional conduct. Summarize teaching effectiveness forms. Review and approve time and attendance for faculty and staff. Facilitate annual Performance and Review Development (PRD) process for support staff. Attend all County/City Extension Director/Unit Extension Coordinator training meetings. Coordinate training of new employees for all aspects regarding organizational function; Program Leaders and REC will provide leadership for managing program responsibilities.Service: Serve on local, regional and college and non-University community committees; provide leadership for committees, professional associations and special assignments.QUALIFICATIONS:Required Education: MS in business, finance, organizational/ leadership, education, supervision or related fields.Five years management, public relations, program development, local government, marketing, education or related fields.Experience in personnel management, budget preparation and justification and accounting are essential.Knowledge of county/state budget procedures; organizational policies and procedures; program development.Skills in fiscal management, personnel supervision, coaching, teaching, mentoring and disciplining.Ability to be proactive, manage time well, communicate clearly, interact with a variety of audiences.Flexible hours, with some weekends and evenings. Travel within the state.Personal transportation and valid driver's license.This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record CheckPreferred Demonstrated leadership and management in the areas of budget preparation and management.Skills in coaching, teaching, mentoring and disciplining.Experience working with volunteers.SALARY AND BENEFITS:Salary will be commensurate with experience, with base salary of $64,973. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.APPLICATION PROCESS:All candidates must apply online at A complete application packet includes: a cover letter,current resume or CV, contact information for three (3) professional references (including name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address), and copies of transcripts.CLOSING DATE: For best consideration apply by 9/1/2017 or until suitable applicant is found.The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.Apply Here:
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