Position Summary

Descriptive Title

Director (103609) Multiple positions

Salary and Other Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.

Remote Position


Position Description

The Area Extension Director will serve as the administrative leader and director of three county offices located within the Central or Northern Cluster providing day to day supervision and administration within each of the county offices. The Area Extension Director serves as the liaison between the University of Maryland Extension administration and county governments, provides logistical coordination for local programming, manages fiscal, personnel and facilities operations at the local level and provides leadership for public relations/marketing efforts. In carrying out these duties, the individual reports to the Assistant Director of Operations. This position has no program supervision responsibilities.






Required Qualifications

Required – • M.S. degree in public administration, business administration, agribusiness, natural resources management, organizational leadership or related fields. • Five years of experience in management, agribusiness, non-profit, government, program development, education or related fields. • Demonstrated experience with fiscal management, in particular budget preparation and account tracking. • Demonstrated experience in personnel management to include coaching and mentoring. • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage an organization engaged in delivering services to the public. • Demonstrated experience in maintaining organizational policies and procedures. • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, communicate clearly, and interact with a variety of audiences. • Evidence of capacity to build UME Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect capacity through Extension program model. • The ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and some weekends. Must be able to travel within the state, have personal transportation and a valid driver’s license. • This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check and University of Maryland Background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred – • Experience in working with volunteers, boards, councils or elected officials and other stakeholders. • Experience in working with grants. • Experience with fundraising and the acquisition of extramural funds.

Other Requirements

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment. The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Travel Requirements

• This position is the Administrative Leader of three offices, and will travel extensively throughout the three-county area dividing time between all the offices on a weekly basis, with periodic travel to meetings, trainings, and events throughout the state. Work is primarily performed in an office environment based on the demands of business that day. Evening and weekend work is required and may occur several times per month.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?


Application Instructions

All candidates must apply online at http://ejobs.umd.edu. A complete application packet includes a letter of application, a current resume, copies of transcripts, and three (3) professional references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Equal Employer Statement(s)

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

About University of Maryland Extension

University of Maryland is a land-grant institution with a three-part mission of teaching, research, and outreach. The campus is located in College Park, Maryland. University of Maryland Extension (UME) reaches all parts of Maryland with an office in every county and Baltimore City. Maryland 4-H is the youth development program of the land grant system.  This position will be responsible for the Frederick County 4-H program.

The Maryland 4-H Youth Development Program provides a supportive setting for youth to reach their fullest potential. Children learn beneficial cognitive and life skills through community-focused, research-based, experiential educational programs. High quality science, civic engagement, and healthy living programs are delivered through clubs, afterschool and school programs, camps, fairs and other community partners. Youth development professionals and volunteers support youth thriving through nurturing sparks, promoting high quality experiences, and cultivating positive relationships within communities.

To learn more about the 4-H Youth Development Program, visit https://extension.umd.edu/programs/4-h-youth-development