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Dean and Director of the Division of Extension
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Dean and Director of the Division of Extension
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Dean and Director of the Division of ExtensionThe University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a nationally-recognized leader in university outreach to serve as Dean and Director for the Division of Extension, a key component of the universitys historical commitment to ensuring that the many benefits of the university are shared with communities throughout the State of Wisconsin and beyond. The Division has been reorganized to meet emerging challenges more effectively, and also has returned to the UW-Madison after nearly 50 years as part of a separate unit within the University of Wisconsin System, both developments contributing to an environment rich in possibilities for innovative leadership and creative exploration. The Division of Extension reaches nearly one million people annually on issues including agriculture, community development, natural resources, family living, nutrition, youth development, and health and well-being, and constantly is seeking to develop new ways of connecting university research with community-based needs. The Dean will report to the Provost through the Vice Provost for Extension and Public Media, and will be responsible for providing creative, inspiring leadership to more than 700 faculty and staff located in 72 county offices, 5 tribal nations and several University of Wisconsin System campuses. The Dean will oversee an annual budget of approximately $80 million.University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to a dynamic and diverse community of 43,000+ students and over 20,000 employees who share a strong sense of school spirit, a commitment to both service and scholarship, and a deep appreciation for the institutions academic rigor. The University of Wisconsin- Madisons distinctive collection of programs reflects its foundational belief that there is limitless opportunity for academic growth. With over 9,000-plus courses; 200-plus undergraduate majors and certificates; 250-plus masters, doctoral, and professional programs; students uniquely experience countless opportunities in and out of the classroom, that reshape the way they view the worldand the impact they can have on it.As the leader and chief administrator of the Division of Extension, the Dean exercises broad responsibilities for all aspects of financial, development, and administrative dimensions of this state-wide enterprise. Among other qualifications, Candidates must have earned a doctorate in a discipline relevant to the position, possess a record of scholarly achievement and academic accomplishments that would qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; demonstrated ability to provide leadership for organizational development and change processes in a complex public institution; evidence of success serving a broad range of people that includes underserved and non-traditional populations; an enthusiastic commitment to Wisconsins tradition of shared governance with students, faculty and academic staff; a collaborative leadership style that emphasizes openness and consultation; and the ability to build effective relationships with community stakeholders.Additional information and a complete position description may be found here.Applications and nominations must be received by January 17, 2020 to ensure best consideration. A letter of application describing interest in the position and how professional experience has prepared the candidate for this position should be accompanied by a resume and the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of five professional references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted. The search and screen committee will evaluate candidates qualifications and select individuals for interviews.Please submit inquiries, nominations and application materials to:Professor Jed Coquhoun, chair of the search and screen committeec/o Steve Leo, Partner, andMatthew Bunting, Managing AssociateStorbeck/Pimentel & AssociatesUWMadisonDeanExtension@storbecksearch.comUWMadison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that promotes excellence through diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.
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