Position Summary

Position Description

Assistant Director Community Development Extension

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH



FAES | Extension Administration


The Assistant Director Community Development is responsible for the leadership of Ohio State University Extension’s Community Development program area. This includes overall direction of educational programming within and across Ohio’s 88 counties.


The Assistant Director reports to the Director of OSU Extension and serves as a member of OSU Extension’s Administrative Cabinet. Specifically, the Assistant Director provides leadership and direction for Community Development programming with emphasis on program and curriculum development; applied research; identifying potential collaboration and partnerships with universities, colleges, departments, and peer agencies; securing funding to support related activities; administrative leadership for the state Extension Community Development office; and professional development of faculty and staff.


The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is committed to creating a climate that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. This includes engaging in teaching, research and outreach scholarship that impacts the broadest possible spectrum of stakeholders, as well as ensuring that our faculty, staff, and students comprise a community that permits us to do so. The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. Our college’s Principles of Community https://brand.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/campaigns/principles-community affirms our conviction that racism has no place in College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).  We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.



  • Masters, PhD preferred Majors: Public Administration or Economics; Secondary Majors: Sociology or Business.
  • Associate level or above applicants must be tenurable in the OSU system at Associate or Above.
  • Salary Competitive and commensurate with education and experience.


Required application, materials should be submitted with application (one file, pdf format): https://osujoblinks.com/in6m

  1. Letter of application.
  2. Complete curriculum vitae including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three to five references.
  3. Statement of philosophy and approach to building a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment for faculty, staff and students.
  4. Extension leadership and/or teaching philosophy.


Application deadline:

Position open until filled with priority given to applications received by 3/28/2023.


Questions should be directed to:

Pat Bebo

Assistant Director, Extension

Family and Consumer Sciences

The Ohio State University


342 Campbell Hall

1787 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

6142921655 Office



The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.