Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Associate Director - NDSU Extension
University or Organization :
North Dakota State University
State or Territory :
N. Dakota
Application Deadline :
May 11, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
Associate Director - NDSU Extension
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Location :
Fargo, North Dakota
Area, Department or Unit :
NDSU Extension
Full/Part Time :
Salary :
commensurate with qualifications and experience
Start Date:
Jul 01, 2020
he Associate Director is a member of the senior leadership team for NDSU Agriculture and reports to the Vice President for Agricultural Affairs who also holds the title of Director, NDSU Extension. The Associate Director routinely coordinates with leadership team colleagues, particularly the Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, Associate Director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, director of the Northern Crops Institute, the Dean of the College of Human Sciences and Education as well as the State Board of Agricultural Research and Education. The Associate Director provides leadership for and supervises the Extension Leadership Team which includes the Program Leaders and District Directors. Provision of leadership and oversight of all extension efforts for NDSU is expected in addition to facilitating the evolution of NDSUs extension mission based on constituent needs, while ensuring the relevance, quality, and impact of our efforts to engage learners across North Dakota and beyond. The position provides statewide leadership and administration for extension programs in agriculture and natural resources, family and community wellness, and 4-H and youth development.
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Minimum education level :
A terminal degree in a discipline related to the Cooperative Extension Service mission.
Years of experience :
Minimum - Experience in an academic, business, government, or non-government agency related to agriculture, natural resources, food systems, human sciences, or youth development.Preferred - Five or more years professional experience within the Cooperative Extension Service, including experience measuring and assessing the impact and effectiveness of Extension/outreach programs.
Travel Requirements:
Travel (in-state and out-of-state) will be required
Other Requirements:
Minimum - Scholarly and/or notable achievement in Cooperative Extension or University Outreach and Engagement sufficient to merit appointment as Professor with tenure in a department in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources or the College of Human Sciences and Education. A comprehensive understanding of non-formal youth and adult education and program development processes. A demonstrated ability to serve effectively as an administrative leader; a proven ability to communicate effectively; and a demonstrated capability to manage personnel and budgets. An understanding of issues important to North Dakota agriculture, families, youth and communities and a grasp of the means to provide visionary and progressive leadership in the development of innovative programs. A thorough understanding of all levels, programming areas, and aspects of the Cooperative Extension Service is essential with the ability to strengthen relationships with constituency groups at the county, state, and federal level. Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work in a collegial manner to solve problems, and the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships. Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and to the promotion of equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action.Preferred - Administrative experience as a Department Head/Chair, Assistant Dean/Director, Associate Dean/Director, Director, or Dean is highly desired. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a highly effective team. Five or more years professional experience within the Cooperative Extension Service, including experience measuring and assessing the impact and effectiveness of Extension/outreach programs. Demonstrated understanding of, experience in, and commitment to all aspects of the land-grant mission and the ability to describe and promote the value of Extension to members of the general public.


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Contact :
David Buchanan
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