Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
Associate Dean, Extension Center for Community Vitality
University or Organization :
University of Minnesota Extension
State or Territory :
Minnesota
Application Deadline :
None Stated
 
Descriptive Job Title :
Associate Dean, Extension Center for Community Vitality
Keywords separated by commas :
Associate Dean, Community Vitality, Extension
Location :
Saint Paul, MN
Area, Department or Unit :
Extension Center for Community Vitality
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Start Date:
None Stated
Description:
Title: Associate Dean, Extension Center for Community VitalityLocation: University of Minnesota, St. Paul CampusReports To: Dean, University of Minnesota ExtensionInitial Application Deadline: January 13, 2020; Position will remain open until filledABOUT THE CANDIDATE AND POSITIONThis position is an excellent opportunity for an individual with the right mix of experience to lead a team that engages communities and stakeholders with University scholarship to address the critical issues facing communities across Minnesota and beyond. We seek a strong, visionary leader who will enhance the current partnerships, vision and direction for the Center, while maintaining a vibrant, efficient and innovative organization culture.With a Ph.D. in a related field, the successful candidate brings experience in leadership and management for program design, evaluation and applied research related to programs and initiatives in community development for communities of place, identity and/or interest.Having contributed broadly to community-building initiatives and community development in their professional career, the successful candidate will bring an enthusiasm for leading and managing a talented group of faculty and staff dedicated to the mission-oriented work of helping communities choose and create their desired future.A strong history and passion for collaboration will ensure the efforts of the Center are aligned with other departments and units at the University and in Extension; other state cooperative extension programs; and mission-related partners (e.g. foundations, government agencies, etc.).RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONSProvide visionary leadership for the Centers program leaders, campus faculty and specialists, educators and administrative support staff to create impactful programs and initiatives, conduct meaningful applied research and build strong partnerships and collaborations in support of the missions of the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Extension, and Extension Center for Community VitalityNurture a culture of innovation and inclusion to assure efforts are based on community needs, priorities and foci, and that resources are made available in an appropriate, effective mannerIn collaboration with Extension, develop and implement a strategic plan for the Center that focuses the work and organization development of the CenterFurther the Center as a thought leader in the field of community development in Minnesota and the nationSupport and stimulate scholarship through engaged and applied research, evaluation studies and program evaluation related to community developmentCultivate and build on a culture of social entrepreneurship, grant-seeking and development that leads to greater public value and a balanced funding portfolioProvide fiscal oversight and management of the Centers complex budget of federal, state, sponsored funding, program contracts and giftsPromote collaboration across collegiate units and facilitate productive connections within the Center and between colleges, departments, centers, Extension educators and faculty with the Centers faculty, specialists and educatorsMaintain an organizational and educational climate that actively promotes and respects diversity, affirmative action and inclusiveness in employment (e.g., hiring, retention, etc.) and in programs initiatives and applied researchEncourage and support the use of distance educational technology and program management technology consistent with achieving and demonstrating impacts and/or efficienciesEnsure that evaluation is done for program improvement, accountability and reporting of outcomes and impacts Maintain and create connections among land grant Extension institutions to share resources and establish Extension as a vital resource for communitiesMaintain relevant and productive working relationships with public and private partners at national, regional, state and local levelsServe as a member of the Deans Leadership Council to help set policies and system-wide coordination assuring that the Extension Center for Community Vitality contributes to the vision and mission of Extension and the University of MinnesotaLOCATION OF POSITIONThe Associate Dean for the Extension Center for Community Vitality will be located in Coffey Hall on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota.ORGANIZATION CONSIDERATIONSAdministrative RelationshipsThis position will report administratively to the Dean of Extension. Performance will be evaluated annually based on the position responsibilities.AppointmentThis is an immediate full-time, three-year fixed term appointment in the Universitys academic administrative staff category with the title of Associate Dean, (Job Code 9312). An administrative review will be conducted after the initial three-year term. Reappointment will depend on performance, organization needs, and availability of funds. This is a non-tenured position unless the candidate hired is already a current University of Minnesota tenured faculty member.Professional DevelopmentThis person will be responsible for maintaining professional competencies.TravelTravel (in-state, national, and international) is necessary to perform the responsibilities of this position. This person may be expected to use a personal vehicle and have appropriate insurance for travel, with reimbursement for mileage and subsistence provided according to University policy.SalaryCommensurate with career experience and educationBenefitsUniversity benefits apply including retirement, health, dental and life insurance, https://humanresources.umn.edu/benefits. Note: If the personnel hired is currently participating in federal benefits, it may be possible to keep the federal benefits package.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducationA Ph.D. in community development, rural sociology or sociology, community or social psychology, leadership development, applied economics, planning, public affairs, or other programs emphasizing these and related fields.ExperienceFive (5) years of relevant combined professional experience in the areas of community development, including but not limited to: higher education, cooperative extension, foundations, community-university partnerships, community-based organizations, or related fieldsDemonstrated three (3) years of successful administrative experience in an education program or service-driven nonprofit, to include supervision, fiscal management of considerable amounts and various funding sources, and revenue generationDemonstrated success working with diverse communities, audiences and staffSuccessful grant seeking, writing, and management experienceDemonstrated leadership through development and implementation of vision, team building, collaboration, facilitation, and conflict resolutionEffective oral and written communication skills in EnglishPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSExperienceProfessional experience in Extension, outreach education, or community-university partnershipsDemonstrated knowledge/skills/abilitiesBuilding, developing, engaging cross-functional teams to reach organizational goalsContributing to scholarship in the field of Community Development (including leadership and civic engagement, tourism and economic development)Creating and maintaining effective relationships with external partners, such as federal and state government and agencies; tribal governments/Sovereign nations; foundations; local governments; regional planning and development organizations; or other relevant partners. This includes cultivating public relations, media relations and communication effortsGarnering and managing resources for Community Vitality programs, initiatives or applied research through fees, grants and/or gifts to include multi-million dollar budgets with multiple funding sourcesCultural competency with internal and external teams and partnersExperience with all stages of program development, including: needs assessment, program delivery (both in-person and through technology) and evaluation, and an understanding of technology and its application to adult learningFluency in a second language other than EnglishABOUT EXTENSION AND COMMUNITY VITALITYThe University of Minnesota Extension is a University collegiate unit that partners with other University collegiate units to deliver research-based educational programs, conduct applied research and scholarship, and collaborate with relevant external partners to address critical issues in Minnesota. Extension educational programs and applied research are organized and delivered through four Extension centers: Community Vitality; Agricultural, Food and Natural Resource Science; Youth Development; and Family Development. Each center is led by an associate dean, who provides leadership and management to the faculty, staff, programs, initiatives and research in their Centers.The Extension Center for Community Vitality makes a difference by engaging Minnesotans to strengthen the social, civic, economic and technological capacity of their communities through programs, initiatives and applied research related to its three program areas: Leadership and Civic Engagement (LCE), Community Economics (CE) and the Tourism Center (TC). The primary scholarship and educational focus for Community Vitality lies outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area of the state, but does some work through the Urban Research-Outreach Engagement Center (UROC). The center is led by the Associate Dean for Community Vitality. LCE helps communities strengthen social capital; generate civic engagement for productive public discussion, collaboration and decision-making. CE helps communities retain and expand local business, and to know and grow the retail sector to understand their local economies. TC delivers applied research and education to help communities enhance tourism efforts to diversify a local economy, strengthen capacity and make tourism more successful. To learn more about the current faculty, staff, program, initiatives and applied research efforts of the Extension Center for Community Vitality, go to www.extension.umn.edu/community/. TO APPLYPlease apply online at: https://extension.umn.edu/about-extension/careers, Job Opening ID: 334387.Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click 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:VitaeCover letterThree professional references and transcripts for all college work will be required during the interview process. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your My Job Applications page and uploading documents in the My Cover Letters and Attachments section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please email employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).For questions about applying online, please contact:Tiffany McMillan, Extension Human Resources, tiffmcm@umn.edu. For questions about this position, please contact:Patricia D. Olson, Associate Dean, Extension Family Development, and Search Committee Chair, pdolson@umn.edu. APPLICATION REVIEWThe review of application begins on January 13, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. University of Minnesota Extension shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Position Category:
Extension Associate Dean
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
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of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
EducationA Ph.D. in community development, rural sociology or sociology, community or social psychology, leadership development, applied economics, planning, public affairs, or other programs emphasizing these and related fields.
Years of experience :
Five (5) years of relevant combined professional experience in the areas of community development, including but not limited to: higher education, cooperative extension, foundations, community-university partnerships, community-based organizations, or related fieldsDemonstrated three (3) years of successful administrative experience in an education program or service-driven nonprofit, to include supervision, fiscal management of considerable amounts and various funding sources, and revenue generation
Travel Requirements:
Travel (in-state, national, and international) is necessary to perform the responsibilities of this position. This person may be expected to use a personal vehicle and have appropriate insurance for travel, with reimbursement for mileage and subsistence provided according to University policy.
Other Requirements:
Demonstrated success working with diverse communities, audiences and staffSuccessful grant seeking, writing, and management experienceDemonstrated leadership through development and implementation of vision, team building, collaboration, facilitation, and conflict resolutionEffective oral and written communication skills in English

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Tiffany McMillan
Email :
Phone Number with Area Code :
612-624-9236
Application Instructions :
Applications must be submitted online.