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Associate Dean and Director of Extension

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Employee Type Faculty Title Working Title Associate Dean and Director of Extension Position Number 128546 College/Area College of Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences Hiring Unit Department Link

WSU Extension


College of Agricultural Human & Natural Resources Sciences


More information and a copy of the full Notice of Vacancy can be found: HERE

Work Location Pullman Zip Code 99164 Summary of Duties

Washington State University Extension (WSU Extension) in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) seeks a nationally recognized leader in university outreach to serve as Director of WSU Extension and Associate Dean (AD) with permanent faculty rank of Professor. The AD and Director reports to the Dean of CAHNRS and will foster integrated approaches to problem solving by providing strong and effective leadership of county/regional Extension Educators and research & extension faculty and staff at WSU and affiliated institutions. The AD and Director will facilitate the continuation and expansion of WSU Extension’s national leadership in innovative outreach programs, applied research and resource acquisition. The AD and Director will work at the national level with state leaders and land-grant university colleagues to establish an agenda of planned activities leading to stable and improved funding and a continued commitment to excellence in extension.

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•Provide leadership by articulating a compelling vision for the future of WSU Extension and motivating internal and external constituencies to work collaboratively to achieve that vision.
•Execute programmatic and fiscal responsibilities for WSU Extension with its almost 600 member staff. This includes nearly two hundred faculty in five academic colleges and twenty-two academic departments including county extension program areas.
•Provide leadership of engagement activities within CAHNRS, while serving as a member of the College’s integrated leadership team.
•Monitor processes that assure the good stewardship of a state allocated budget of $17 million and a federal allocated budget of $5.5 million, county contributions of $10.5 million, and a total of over $30 million in competitive grants and contracts.
•Lead a team of committed program directors with leadership responsibilities in Youth & Families, Community & Economic Development, and Agriculture & Natural Resources. Provide direction to these individuals, assisting them in strategic program planning, partnership development, and resource allocation.
•Collaborate with college deans, directors and staff in the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment; University Relations; Center for Civic Engagement; Center for Professional and Distance Education; and International Programs to promote programs which result in access to education for diverse communities of learners in the state, region, and internationally.
•Collaborate with the Vice President for Research and the Office of Grant and Research Development to secure grants and contracts that build capacity and provide direct delivery of contracted services.
•Collaborate with the WSU Foundation to raise private funds that help carry out the mission of Extension.
•Assure WSU Extension is committed to the realization of the spirit and letter of federal and state civil rights law and regulations.
•Comply with the federal rules and regulations applicable to the conduct of the Cooperative Extension Services programs, USDA NIFA.

View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Anticipated Start Date Tenure Track Yes Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time Appointment Status Permanent Position Term in Months 12 Monthly Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience. Required Qualifications

•Earned doctorate in a discipline relevant to the position.
•A record of scholarly achievement appropriate for an appointment in CAHNRS, including any of Extension’s three Program Units at the rank of professor.
•Demonstrated leadership at a management level within an extension program.
•Demonstrated evidence of a commitment to the Land Grant philosophy and university-wide outreach.
•Demonstrated commitment to actively increasing the diversity of the faculty and staff of Extension.
•Knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies in a global environment.
•Demonstrated capacity to secure grants and contracts that build capacity and provide direct delivery of contracted services.
•Evidence of experience with collaboration to raise private funds that help carry out the mission of Extension.

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience in senior level administration.
•Demonstrated leadership skills in interdisciplinary program development.
•Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills, as evidenced by successful performance in: personnel management; budget and fiscal management; program planning, management, oversight and evaluation; and resource procurement.
•Demonstrated application of leadership skills with diverse audiences and constituents.
•Evidence of effective communication and collaboration skills with academic professionals, support staff, and diverse internal constituencies.
•Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with external constituencies.
•Demonstrated ability to manage or apply the resources of the university to address societal issues and opportunities outside of the academic setting.
•Ability to take on new responsibilities and work effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.

Background Check Yes Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment Posting Open Date 12/10/2018 Screening Begin Date 01/21/2019 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of application materials begins January 21, 2019, open until filled

Be prepared to submit a letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, a statement of vision for WSU Extension (upload as “other”), a resume/vita, and the names, addresses, and contact information for at least four professional references.

For questions about the position contact: Scot Hulbert, Search Committee Chair, 509-335-4563, [email protected]

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

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