Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Sedgwick County Extension Director
University or Organization :
K-State Research and Extension
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Nov 15, 2018
Descriptive Job Title :
Sedgwick County Extension Director
Keywords separated by commas :
Extension Director/Management, Extension Agent/Educator, Human Resources, Community Vitality
Location :
Wichita, Kansas
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension Director
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
RESPONSIBILITIES: The local unit director is administratively responsible to the extension board and the directors representative for budget and fiscal operations, personnel management of local staff, overall program development, delivery and evaluation, and assurance of accessibility to local programming by all individuals. 1. Plan and coordinate the budgetary and fiscal operations, personnel management, and office management by: A. Providing leadership in developing annual budgets; securing extramural funds to support extension programming, supervising fiscal operations and submitting financial reports and reviewing audits. B. Handling legal responsibilities of the local extension unit as directed in extension council and district laws. C. Supervising and evaluating local office professionals and program assistants. D. Supervising, coaching and evaluating extension agents. E. Holding regular staff conferences and coordinating staff activities. F. Planning adequate office space, equipment, and technology for staff and overseeing procedures to purchase all office supplies and equipment. 2. Coordinate the planning, development and delivery of a well-rounded and comprehensive local extension educational programming by: A. Assuming leadership and working with the extension board, local stakeholders and other extension agents, area and state specialists, and the directors representative to develop comprehensive programming to meet the needs of local people within the five grand challenge areas identified by K-State Research and Extension: Global Food Systems, Water, Health, Developing Tomorrows Leaders, and Community Vitality. B. Coordinating the utilization of extension program development committees and other local interest groups in developing and conducting educational programming. C. Providing leadership in the implementation of agent action plans by scheduling of extension activities and events, creation of educational resources, and the securing of the services of area and state specialists and other human resources. D. Leading training sessions, and utilizing educational resources for local leaders who serve on the extension board and program development committees, as well as other extension affiliated groups. 3. Develop and maintain strong relationships with county commissioners and other key decision-makers in Sedgwick County. 4. Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan to increase awareness of and participation in extension programming. 5. Provide leadership for community development programming and serve as a member of the Community Vitality Program Focus Team. 6. Provide leadership at the local level to assure that extension educational programming is accessible to all individuals and that all reasonable efforts are being made to reach underserved audiences. 7. Provide leadership in implementing a comprehensive process for selecting and screening volunteers and staff, following K-State Research and Extension policies and procedures.
Position Category:
Extension Director
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: 1. Bachelor's degree. 2. Major course work, professional development and experience appropriate to the needs of the position (see responsibilities). 3. Extension experience or other relevant administrative experience. 4. Demonstrated experience working with a varied network of customers and stakeholders, e.g., local community leaders and agencies, university administrators and faculty. 5. Experience in supervision of personnel and financial management, preferably within a government or non-profit organization. 6. Background in facility operations or facility management. 7. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups, and through mass media. 8. Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to obtain/maintain a valid driver's license. Preferred: 1. Master's degree preferred. Successful candidate with bachelors degree is expected to complete Masters within five years of appointment. 2. Experience working with adults and youth from various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. 3. Commitment to personal professional development. 4. Experience working with individuals, groups and co-workers to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by previous leadership roles. 5. Skills in group facilitation. 6. Experience in grant acquisition and administration of external grant funding. 7. Previous experience with fundraising and/or foundation management. Other: 1. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
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Minimum education level :
Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. Successful candidate with bachelors degree is expected to complete Masters within five years of appointment.
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Some overnight travel and evening and weekend work will be required.
Other Requirements:
SALARY, BENEFITS, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 1. Salary commensurate with professional experience and available funding as negotiated by the regional extension director, the local extension board and the applicant. 2. Extension agents are Kansas State University educators and have the Board of Regents retirement plan, health and life insurance and vacation and sick leave. Depending on the date of hire there is a minimum of 30-day waiting period for health insurance. For a complete list of benefits see: 3. Reimbursement for travel related to achieving program objectives. 4. New agents are provided approximately 15 days of new agent professional development on the K-State campus during the first six to nine months. These 15 days are spread out in four different weeks. In addition, new agents spend at least three weeks with a mentor agent during the first year.


Application URL:
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Contact :
Kelly Staab
Phone Number with Area Code :
Application Instructions :
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit application using the Kansas State University job application site: more information about the position, contact Stacey Warner, Leader, Ext Operations, 785-532-5790, or hear personal accounts from Extension Agents, preview videos at more information about K-State Research and Extension, visit: EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.