Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Assistant Program Director, Communities and Families
University or Organization :
West Virginia State University Research and Development, Corp
State or Territory :
W. Virginia
Application Deadline :
Jul 31, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Assistant Program Director for Communities and Families
Keywords separated by commas :
Director, Communities, Families
Location :
Institute, West Virginia
Area, Department or Unit :
WVSU Extension
Full/Part Time :
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
The Assistant Program Director for Communities and Families operates within the West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation and works with the Director of Extension to provide leadership, administration, and evaluation of programming within the Community and Economic Development (CED) and Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) program areas of the WVSU Extension Service.
Position Category:
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
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 based on locally identified needs which will lead to improved quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.Plan and implement programs focused on improved nutritional choices in children and adults, nurturing families, promoting healthy homes and communities, family resource management, community engagement, entrepreneurship development and other topics germane to community and economic development and family and consumer sciences. 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 montoring, 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.Competencies1.Technical Capacity.2.Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.3.Ability to work with minimal supervision4.Thoroughness.5.Collaboration Skills.6.Customer Service skills7.Communication Proficiency.8.Flexibility. 9.Software skills (MS Word, MS Excel, and Outlook) are required, as well as Internet research abilities.
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Minimum education level :
M.S. in Community Development, Economics, Business Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, Nutrition, Behavioral Health, Social Work or closely related field germane to the targeted program areas required. Ph.D. Preferred.
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
Travel statewide but specifically within Central and Southern WV is expected.
Other Requirements:
Demonstrated ability in designing, implementing, evaluating and reporting 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 desired


Application URL:
This is the link to the official application website.


Contact :
Ami Smith
Phone Number with Area Code :
(304) 204-4305
Application Instructions :
Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and recent letters of recommendation from three professional references with contact information to:Search Committee Chair, Assistant Program Director, Communities and Families West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation, POB 1000, 201 ACEOP Administration Building,Institute, WV 25112.