#082-17 ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE
Optimal submittal date is June 30, 2017 Chamorro Standard Time (ChST/UTC+10) when review of applications will begin. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The University of Guam seeks an executive who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution of higher education in the Pacific.
The Associate Director for Cooperative Extension Service (CES) serves as a member of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) administrative team and is accountable to the Dean/Director of CNAS. The primary objective of the Associate Director is to assist the Dean/Director in providing leadership and supervision of island-wide Cooperative Extension (non-formal/outreach education) programs and projects.
CHARACTER OF DUTIES:
Major duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to the following:
- In consultation with the Dean/Director of CNAS, the Associate Director: 1) develops objectives and formulates policies and procedures in the day to day management of Extension programs in conformity with guidelines associated with federal and local funding sources, 2) prepares and monitors the overall Extension annual budgets, 3) coordinates Extension personnel assignments and activities, 4) makes recommendations relating to personnel actions, prepares annual reports for federal and local funding sources, and 5) performs other duties as assigned by the Dean/Director, CNAS/CES.
- The Associate Director is also the primary individual responsible for the evaluation of Extension professionals as well as for the periodic evaluation of the University's Extension education programs.
- Work with Extension personnel (faculty, specialists, educators, associates) to initiate specific programs/projects by encouraging multi-discipline collaborative planning implementation and evaluation through the sharing of resources and expertise. The focus of these programs/projects which will be on a continuum of outreach, non-formal education programs responsive and sensitive to island-wide community needs in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, consumer and family sciences, community resource development, and 4-H and youth development.
- Work with CNAS administrators, program leaders, faculty and clientele to establish goals for Guam Cooperative Extension Service.
- Maintain liaison with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, partnership office on issues pertaining to Extension education including all Smith Lever funds, annual plans of work, and reports of accomplishments, impacts and implementation.
- Represent Guam Cooperative Extension Service regionally and nationally, including attendance at regular meeting of the Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA) when funds are available.
- Oversee the budget allocations and Extension data systems required by USDA and other local and federal agencies of the Guam Cooperative Extension Service in collaboration with the CNAS administrative management team.
- Identify new positions or reassignments in Guam Cooperative Extension Service in keeping with evolving program priorities.
- Actively seek, encourage and provide opportunities for strengthening and encouraging island-wide partnerships among Extension personnel, University faculty and researchers and other stakeholders.
- Assist the Dean with management of college faculty and activities as assigned by the Dean.
Minimum: A Master's degree in any academic discipline associated with the field of Extension education including agriculture, environmental science, consumer and family sciences, sociology, community development or related field. At least five (5) years work experience in the field of outreach education.
Preferred: An earned doctorate or terminal degree in any academic discipline associated with the field of Extension education including agriculture, environmental science, consumer and family sciences, sociology, community development or related field. Work experience, including acting capacities, serving at any level of Extension administration. Work experience in U.S. land grant system in Extension, research and instruction at the university level. Record of securing and administering grants and contracts. Demonstrated ability to establish and promote ties with governmental, community, national and international organizations. Ability to work in a diverse multi-cultural environment. Experience within an island setting and/or in the Pacific region.
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(1) Letter of application that describes candidate’s qualifications
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
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