Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Associate Director, UW Extension /UW Extension Educator
University or Organization :
UW Extension
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Feb 21, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
Primary leadership for approximately half of the Extension areas in the state
Keywords separated by commas :
Administration, Extension, Leadership
Location :
UW Campus - Laramie, WY
Area, Department or Unit :
UW Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. This is a faculty appointment.
Start Date:
Jun 01, 2020
This position has primary leadership for and oversight of approximately half of the Extension areas in the state. The position reports to the Director of UW Extension and is a member of the directors administrative leadership team. Though focused on field operations, the position carries key leadership responsibilities for the UW Extension system and the UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.Responsibilities of the PositionApproximately 70 percent of the appointment is allocated to provide leadership for and liaison to two or three of the five Extension areas comprising the field operations of the UWE. This includes supervision of the UWE employees in each of the assigned Extension areas. It also includes working with Extension area teams to create and provide Extension programming that meets citizens needs, and working closely with county coordinators to build effective and supportive relationships with county government and other partners.Oversee and stimulate effective Extension programs appropriately spanning the breadth of Extension initiatives and addressing educational needs in each of the counties within the assigned Extension areas. Be conversant in all program initiatives to effectively guide individuals responsible for programming in each of the areas.Approximately 20 percent of the appointment is directed to conduct state-level administrative duties as assigned by the director, provide leadership for special projects and committees, engage with other UW units to enhance service to Wyoming communities, and serve on regional and national USDA NIFA committees relevant to Wyomings Extension mission.Approximately 10 percent of the appointment is directed to provide administrative liaison to one or more of the state program initiative teams. Responsibilities also include assigned liaison to clientele and partner groups statewide.PLEASE NOTE: Duties of this position often include physical activities associated with experiential learning. The University of Wyoming is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and employees with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations.
Position Category:
Administration Professional
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Minimum education level :
Earned doctorate degree with at least one degree in a field of agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, education, youth development, or a related field relevant to Extensions mission.Minimum of five years of experience in Extension or a similar educational organization.Visionary leadership and demonstrated administrative ability.Ability and interest in furthering an area-based Extension delivery system.Demonstrated collaborative leadership skills.Knowledge of the land-grant university system and Extension at all administrative levels and the ability to manage relationships between those levels.Demonstrated team leadership and team member skills.Demonstrated teaching, facilitation, and mediation skills.Computer proficiency.
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Travel Requirements:
Extensive regional and state travel (including overnight stays) is required.
Other Requirements:
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.


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Contact :
Ann Roberson
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Application Instructions :
Completed online UW application. Detailed letter of intent specifically addressing qualifications relative to the responsibilities and qualifications of the position. Current resume/curriculum vitae Copies of all college transcripts; (official transcripts required at time of hiring). Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications. The University of Wyoming online employment application can be found at University of Wyoming Human Resources - Talent Acquisition. Contact for application, transcripts, and reference letter questions: Ann Roberson, Administrative Associate University of Wyoming Extension 1000 E. University Ave., Dept. #3354 Laramie, WY 82071 Phone: (307)766-3566 Fax:(307)766-3998 E-mail: For specific position information, contact: Kelly Crane, Associate Dean / Director University of Wyoming Extension Phone: (307)766-5124 Fax:(307)766-3998 Email: Search Chair: Kim Reaman, UWE Staff Development/Federal Relations Coordinator University of Wyoming Extension Phone: (307)766-3562 Fax:(307)766-3998 Email: