District Extension Director - Northwest District (Griffin, Georgia)
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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: District Extension Director – Northwest Headquarters: Griffin, Georgia

Salary : Commensurate with qualifications, experience and availability of funds.

Date Position Becomes Available: October 1, 2013

Closing Date : All applications received by July 31, 2013 are assured full consideration.

Qualifications:
Master’s degree or higher from an accredited university in a field related to Cooperative Extension or Bachelor’s degree and earned rank of Senior Public Service Associate at the University of Georgia or equivalent rank at an accredited university.

Ability to provide strong visionary and progressive administrative leadership.

Substantial knowledge and understanding of Extension organization, operation, philosophy, and objectives.

Demonstrated abilities in the areas of planning, organizing, budgeting, personnel management, motivating employees, and team building.

Ability to effectively relate to and communicate with staff, faculty and the public.

Knowledge and proficient in the use of technology in support of program delivery, training and staff development.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in at least one core area Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences and/or 4-H Youth Development.

High degree of competency in human relations skills.\

County Extension experience, especially as a County Coordinator, is highly desirable.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience of working in an urban Extension program, is highly desirable.

Administrative Relationships:
Will lead the Northwest Extension District staff under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Extension and the Director of County Operations.

This is a University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 12-month Public Service or Tenure-Track faculty position located in the Northwest District of Georgia, which consists of 39 counties. To see the district map and counties visit: http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/office.cfm

Major Responsibilities:
Position responsibilities include budget management ($7 million), personnel administration (260 employees), performance evaluations, employee relations, staff recruitment & development, and serving as a liaison to local governments.

The Director provides administrative leadership for the district team, which consists of County Extension Coordinators, county and district Extension staff, and Program Development Coordinators in each of the following areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, and 4-H Youth Development.

The position guides county Extension faculty in the Public Service promotion process and the implementation and management of multi-county programming.

The successful candidate will oversee all phases of program planning, including needs assessment, program development, implementation, evaluation, and fund development.

The successful candidate will be expected to oversee the delivery of high-quality Extension programs in cooperation with appropriate extension and research leaders.

The individual will also be expected to work effectively with, and represent faculty to University of Georgia administrators, UGA Archway Partnership, Fort Valley State University Extension, state and federal agency personnel, industry clientele and local governments.

Assume other duties as directed by the Director of County Operations, Associate Dean for Extension, and Dean of CAES.

Application Procedures: To ensure consideration, applications must be received by July 31, 2013. The application will consist of: 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vita, 3) a one- to two-page statement summarizing your qualifications and philosophy for the position, and 4) three to five letters of reference. Surface mail applications to: Search Committee, Chair; c/o Office of Associate Dean for Extension, CAES, Conner Hall Room 111, Athens, GA 30602. Direct any questions to: Dr. Lori Bledsoe, Search Committee Chair, (770) 228 7274 or email lpurcell@uga.edu .

Agriculture and Natural Resources · Family and Consumer Sciences · 4-H Youth http://extension.uga.edu · An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

Institution Employment Link: https://www.ugajobsearch.com

CIP Discipline Code: Agriculture & Related Ind (Admin code) Degree Levels: Doctorate Masters Bachelors Position Type: Faculty

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