Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Director of Statewide Operations
University or Organization :
University of Minnesota Extension
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Application Deadline :
None Stated
Descriptive Job Title :
Director of Statewide Operations
Keywords separated by commas :
Extension, Administration
Location :
Saint Paul, MN
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Full/Part Time :
Full Time
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Start Date:
None Stated
Title: Director of Statewide Operations. Appointment: Administrative Manager 3, (Job code 9341M3). Reports to: Dean of the University of Minnesota Extension. Office Location:St. Paul Campus or an Extension Regional Office. Application Review: May 6, 2019 initial application deadline. Position open until filled. Director Role:.The Director provides leadership and direction to the 11 regional directors and their offices, throughout the state of Minnesota. This position plays a significant organizational role in developing and strengthening linkages, and identifying critical issues around which program staff can work to connect University resources and communities across the state. This individual will work closely with Extensions operational leaders to enhance an efficient and effective statewide operations system that supports Extensions mission. To be successful, the Director must provide strong leadership and management skills consistent with University of Minnesota Extension mission, vision, and core values. This individual must interact effectively with diverse stakeholders and staff, and be committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. This position requires frequent statewide travel. *PLEASE SEE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION IN THE LINK BELOW*
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Minimum education level :
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS.: *A Bachelors degree and 10 years of related experience. *Experience with Extension. *Experience in leadership, time management, personnel development and management, strategic decision making and problem solving, and building collaborations. *Experience with engaging stakeholders, partners, and colleagues, and maintaining productive partnerships. *Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive relationships and productive partnerships. *Demonstrated ability and commitment to work with new, diverse and historically underserved audiences, as well as with diverse staff, volunteers, community leaders, and elected officials. *Excellent oral and written communication, and presentation skills. *Experience working with boards/advisory committees, including abilities in group facilitation and/or strategic planning. *Budget management experience. *Demonstrated skills in conflict management and organizational problem-solving. *Valid drivers license and reliable vehicle with required liability insurance to be utilized for frequent travel. *A personal cell phone that can be used, as needed, for work purposes. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS.: *A Masters degree is strongly preferred. *At least five years experience in Extension, higher education and/or county government. *Highly motivated with the ability to work both independently and as a part of a productive work team.
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Travel Requirements:
Travel and Cell phone: Reimbursement for travel and subsistence is available in accordance with University policy. (Must provide own means for traveling throughout the state and legally required vehicle insurance.) Must provide and use personal cell phone for Extension work. The phone number is published in the Extension directory
Other Requirements:
10 years of related experience


Application URL:
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Contact :
Tiffany McMillan
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Application Instructions :
Please apply at:, Job Opening ID 329669.Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position. Please include the following attachments with your online application: *Cover letter. *Resume or Vitae. *Three professional references and transcripts for all college work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) will be required during the interview process.