Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Executive Director
University or Organization :
Cornell Cooperative Extension Essex County
State or Territory :
New York
Application Deadline :
Dec 03, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County
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Location :
Lewis, New York
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Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
$85,000 to $90,000
Start Date:
None Stated
The Executive Director is expected to provide high level administrative leadership and management of the Association as well as high-level program development to enhance the rural economic and community viability for communities with Essex and Franklin Counties. The Executive Director develops and maintains effective working relationships among the staff, other Extension Associations, the Central, and North Country Region Shared Business Network, Extension Administration, Cornell faculty, and stakeholders. This position will build positive relationships with legislators, local government leaders, community leaders, funding agencies, and civic groups. The Executive Director exercises professional judgment and executive skills in administering overall Association operations. This position provides leadership in overall educational program development and implementation, establishes program priorities, and provides leadership for the ongoing development of a welcoming and inclusive organizational climate for diversity, and program integration across disciplines and within the broader Extension System. The Executive Director is expected to develop enhanced revenue streams to sustain and grow Association programming. This position will also serve as leader of the Agriculture program area and will provide limited direct programming as required.
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Minimum education level :
Masters Degree in Management, Marketing, Public Policy, Economic Vitality or related Cooperative Extension programming area.
Years of experience :
Minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience, including at least three (3) years in Cooperative Extension or a closely related field of employment. (PhD may substitute for 2 years of experience.) At least four (4) years of substantive leadership and management responsibilities including human resources, finance, and organizational management.
Travel Requirements:
Some travel in NYS, mostly to Cornell Campus in Ithaca. Frequent travel between CCE offices in Lewis, NY and Malone, NY.
Other Requirements:
Demonstrated knowledge of the operation, philosophy, and objectives of a non-formal education system such as Cooperative Extension.Demonstrated ability in strategic planning, and the ability to establish and communicate goals and objectives, and to set meaningful and achievable Plans-of-Work.Demonstrated knowledge of effective management practices and procedures, including a working knowledge of fiscal planning, budget development and management, proposal writing, and personnel management.Demonstrated ability to staff, develop, motivate, and work with personnel (paid staff, board, committees, and implementation volunteers).Demonstrated ability to work with the general public, community leaders and government officials, and to assess local community issues.Demonstrated knowledge of fund development, grantsmanship and revenue enhancement.Demonstrated effective use of varied oral and written communication methods (e.g., radio, TV, print, computer, social media, and meetings).Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, contributing to organizational diversity efforts, and/or evidence of cultural competence.Demonstrated ability to respond decisively, accurately, confidently and courteously to challenges and opportunities.Working knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, such as web-based video conference and cloud-based collaboration, and the ability to apply it to administrative and educational functions.Success in integrating diversity in the major duties outlined in the position description or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.Ability to transport supplies and equipment with or without accommodation.Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in English.


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Contact :
Tracy Sanford
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Application Instructions :
All applicants must apply online by close of day on December 3, 2020 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application online, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.