Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Community Development Institute Director
University or Organization :
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension
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Application Deadline :
Apr 27, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
Director of the Institute for Community Development
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Location :
Madison, WI
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Full Time
Salary :
Negotiable, ANNUAL (12 Months)
Start Date:
None Stated
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension is recruiting for the Director of the Institute for Community Development. The Institute Director fills an essential role within the Division of Extension in supporting effective educational programming and achieving the Extension Mission to connect the people of Wisconsin - where they live and work - to UW-Madison's research and resources. The Community Development Institute Director is a senior level administrator who will provide creative and visionary leadership for the Community Development Institute. This full-time role is responsible for strategic, financial, and operational oversight of Extension Programs within the institute, including Organizational and Leadership Development, Community Economic Development, Community Food Systems, and Local Government Education. The director also supports the institute's contribution to the scholarly applied research and knowledge exchange as a part of delivering evidence and research-based education, outreach and programming.The Division of Extension has a deep and profound commitment to diversity and are intentional in our efforts to ensure equity and justice. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.Learn more and apply:
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Minimum education level :
Master's degree in a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position, such as public administration, political science, sociology, economics, community and non-profit studies, or related field is required.Doctorate or Terminal degree in a discipline relevant to the focus of the position is preferred.
Years of experience :
10 or more years of professional experience in educational programming and research related to the Institute's purpose (community development topics such as applied economics, regional planning, public policy, organizational development, local food systems, and civic engagement); Experience in planning and managing strategic initiatives; Proven ability to maintain and develop successful relationships with partners across disciplines and geographies; Proven ability to manage budgets; Successful supervisory experience, including recruiting, hiring, coaching, mentoring, and training staff; Established track-record of building partnerships with people of cultural backgrounds different from one's own; including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.
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PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: More than five years of supervisory experience involving multiple, full-time direct reports; Working knowledge of Extension and land-grant institutions; Proven ability to attract extramural funding.


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Contact :
JulieAnn Stawicki Stawicki
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Application Instructions :
To begin the application process, click the Apply Now button.Please submit a cover letter and CV/Resume by the assured consideration date: April 27, 2020. Submitted materials should clearly provide how your background and knowledge would uniquely match the needs of the position.As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.