Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Executive Director
University or Organization :
Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
State or Territory :
New York
Application Deadline :
Jul 02, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
Executive Director
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Location :
Millbrook, NY
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Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
starting at $90,000 per year commensurate with experience
Start Date:
None Stated
Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County Millbrook, NYSince 1913, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County (CCEDC) has responded to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Our programs are developed in direct response to community input, and are based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.The mission of Cooperative Extension is to put knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world. Extension staff and trained volunteers deliver educational programs, conduct applied research, and encourage community collaborations. Topics include commercial and consumer agriculture; nutrition and health; youth and families; finances; energy efficiency; economic and community development; and sustainable natural resources. Our ability to match university resources with community needs helps us play a vital role in the lives of individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Dutchess County.CCEDC is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. Executive Director Summary: Lead an education and outreach organization working in the areas of environment and energy, agriculture and horticulture, food, nutrition and wellness, and youth and workforce development; support and implement the policies of the board of directors; supervise the work of 55 employees and up to 1000 volunteers; manage over 40 contracts for services and an annual budget of over $4,700,000; develop and maintain effective working relationships among staff, volunteers, Extension administration, Cornell faculty and local stakeholders; oversee strategic planning, program delivery, finance, information technology, communications and human resource functions of the organization.To provide leadership in advancing the mission of the Association through: 1.Execution of Board policies; 2.Support for programmatic innovation and excellence; 3.Cultivation and stewardship of Association fiscal resources; 4.Development of strategic alliances with community and government leaders; 5.Consistent, proactive communication of CCEDC strengths and services to the constituencies we serve
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Minimum education level :
Masters Degree or above
Years of experience :
A minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience, including at least three years in Cooperative Extension or a closely related field of employment. PhD may substitute for 2 years of experience.At least four years of substantive leadership and management responsibilities including human resources, finance, and organizational management.
Travel Requirements:
Periodic regional travel required
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Application URL:
This is the link to the official application website.
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Contact :
Leah Cadwallader
Phone Number with Area Code :
(845) 340-3990
Application Instructions :
Applications must be submitted through Cornell University's recruitment system. All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. For full details and to apply through Cornell University, visit: Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.