Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Assistant Director for County Extension Operations
University or Organization :
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Jul 22, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Assistant Director for County Extension Operations
Keywords separated by commas :
leadership, coaching, capacity-building, Extension, supervision
Location :
Normal, AL
Area, Department or Unit :
Alabama Cooperative Extension at Alabama A&M University
Full/Part Time :
Salary :
Salary Range: $78,900 to $131,600
Start Date:
None Stated
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) ( is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director, County Office Operations. This continuing term, administrative position will be located on the Alabama A&M University (AAMU) campus, Normal, Alabama. This position works collaboratively with a parallel position located on the Auburn University (AU) campus, Auburn, AL, and both positions partner to carry out the organizational mission of ACES through the Systems 67 County Extension Offices. The position reports jointly to the System Associate Directors. The incumbent will provide primary supervision of County Extension Office operations in the following counties in Alabama: Autauga, Baldwin, Blount, Calhoun, Chilton, Coffee, Colbert, Cullman, Dale, Elmore, Etowah, Franklin, Houston, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lee, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, and Tuscaloosa. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include: 1) carry-out the organizational mission of ACES through the Systems 67 County Extension Offices; 2) provide leadership, coaching, and capacity-building of the Systems investment in 67 County Extension Coordinators (CECs); 3) strengthen cooperative partnerships with County Commissions and other organizations; and 4) develop programmatic strategies that proactively address changing client needs due to significant population shifts and trends.
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
**Recruitment for a parallel position at Auburn University is also under process. For details regarding the search and/or to apply to the parallel position, please visit the Auburn University Employment page for that position with the same job title.
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Minimum education level :
Masters degree in a discipline relevant to Alabama Cooperative Extension System programming;
Years of experience :
At least seven years of related work experience;Minimum of five years of supervisory experience;
Travel Requirements:
Extensive travel required to provide leadership to 26 of 67 counties in the State of Alabama.
Other Requirements:
Desired Qualifications: Minimum of 7 years of supervisory experienceMinimum of 10 years of related work experiencePrevious Extension work experienceThe successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:An outstanding performance record in previous employment and a demonstrated commitment to the Extension philosophy and mission;Highly effective interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication, and a proven ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, administrators and external stakeholders;Ability to pay attention to detail, implement creative approaches to learning and development, and be flexible with changing needs of employees;Demonstrated ability to provide one-on-one consultation and coaching to supervised employees;Experience coaching employees in professional and leadership development opportunities;Highly skilled at assessing needs of employees, working with a team to create new initiatives, taking responsibility for implementation of programs, delivering trainings, evaluating outcomes and making changes to improve program delivery;Proven record in generation of revenue streams to support applied-research, Extension, or similar programming;A willingness to accept feedback and criticism; Ability to quickly pivot as strategic direction changes; Knowledge and commitment to innovative Extension programming;Proven ability to build community partnerships and knowledge of relevant agencies/organizations;Relevant experience working with adult learners, understanding generational differences, and appreciating the nuances of a complex organization; Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in leadership, as well as development, delivery, and evaluation of Extension or similar programs that meet the needs of a target audience and create measurable impacts is required; and A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required.


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Contact :
Cynthia Canfield
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Application Instructions :
Apply through link to the Employment page at Alabama A&M University.