Southeast District Extension Director

Aug 19, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary: Position Overview: The District Extension Director (DED) is a member of the Extension leadership team in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES), at the University of Georgia, responsible for administering the Extension program in one of four districts across the state. The College is one of the largest colleges of agriculture in the nation and supports a $74.3 billion agricultural industry, the largest sector of the economy in the state of Georgia. For over 100 years, UGA Cooperative Extension has provided free, reliable, research-based information to farmers and businesses and has taught life skills and lessons to millions of young people. Administrative Relationships: * Will lead the Southeast 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 Southeast District of Georgia, which consists of 39 counties. To see the district map and counties visit: Major Responsibilities: * Position responsibilities include budget management, personnel administration, 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. * This position is also responsible for the management of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens located in Savannah, GA. * 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 Public Service Units, 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. To qualify for Tenure-Track Appointment see for requirements. To qualify for Public Service Appointment see for requirements. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications: * Master's degree or higher from an accredited university in a field related to Cooperative Extension or Bachelor's degree and have the rank or be able to qualify for the rank of Senior Public Service Associate at the University of Georgia * 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 proficiency in the use of technology in support of program delivery, training and staff development * Demonstrated knowledge and experience in at least one core area of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences or 4-H Youth * High degree of competency in human relations skills

Preferred Qualifications: * County Extension experience, especially as a County Coordinator, is highly desirable but not mandatory

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Faculty Rank: Open Rank

Tenure Status: Negotiable

Employee Percentage: 100

Location od Vacancy: SE District

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