Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Associate Director for Extension Programs
University or Organization :
K-State Research and Extension
State or Territory :
Kansas
Application Deadline :
Oct 15, 2019
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Associate Director for Extension Programs
Keywords separated by commas :
Administrative / Professional, Agriculture, Education / Instructional, Executive / Director / Management, Extension Agent / Educator, Health & Safety
Location :
Manhattan, KS
Area, Department or Unit :
Cooperative Extension Administration
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
Description:
K-State Research and Extension is recruiting for the position of Associate Director for Extension Programs in Manhattan, Kansas. This is a regular 12-month, tenure or non-tenure position. The Associate Director for Extension Programs is a senior member of the K-State Research and Extension Administration Team and reports directly to the Director for Extension. The Associate Director for Extension Programs provides programmatic leadership to the core areas of extension programs. Working with an associate program leader and program leader coordinators (PLCs) in agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community vitality, and youth development, the Associate Director for Extension Programs, identifies cross program and trans-disciplinary needs and priorities, writes grants and programmatic proposals, develops implementation plans, delivers training, and supports evaluation and impact reporting. The Associate Director for Extension Programs also directly or co-supervises all specialists not associated with a campus department. In addition, the Associate Director for Extension Programs collaborates with stakeholders at Kansas State University, across Kansas, and nationally to address the grand challenges of Kansas. The successful candidate must have a passion for Extension, leadership, and the skill and experience necessary to administer our entire portfolio of Extension programs, including directing federal, state, and externally funded or mandated programs administered by K-State Research and Extension. Such programs include, but are not limited to, SNAP ED, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Kansas Agriculture Mediation Services, the Kansas PRIDE Program, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, the Dane Hansen Northwest Kansas Community Vitality Program, and programs funded by the Renewable Resources Extension Act and the Community Health Endowment.
Position Category:
Extension Administration
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Earned PhD or equivalent. 2. Demonstrated leadership skills and supervisory experience. 3. Demonstrated communication skills. 4. Experience with budget management. 5. Position will require a willingness to travel and work nights and weekends as needed. 6. Understanding of different multicultural and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Academic training or professional experience in administration, budgeting, personnel supervision, program development and program evaluation. 2. Professional experience in Cooperative Extension of at least 5 years. 3. Experience developing and delivering extension or outreach programming in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community vitality or youth development. 4. Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for innovative educational program delivery. 5. Understanding of and experience in fostering an environment of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary programming. 6. Proven success in acquiring and managing external funding and resources, such as grants, partnerships, and/or philanthropic funding. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 1. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
Earned PhD or equivalent
Years of experience :
Preferred: at least five (5) years of professional experience in Cooperative Extension
Travel Requirements:
Position will require a willingness to travel and work nights and weekends as needed.
Other Requirements:
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

LINKS

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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Mary Hellmer
Phone Number with Area Code :
7855325790
Application Instructions :
Apply online at: https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/507951/associate-director-for-extension-programs . With your application, please submit the following documents: 1. Cover Letter, 2. Curriculum Vitae, 3. Three (3) Professional References. Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.