Associate Director, Cooperative Extension Administration
Associate Director, Cooperative Extension Administration
University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus
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The University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension is recruiting for an Associate Director, Cooperative Extension Administration. The Associate Director, Cooperative Extension Administration, provides primary support for the Associate Dean and Director, including input for the development of needed policies and procedures, gathering and compiling data for reports, and developing/maintaining online reporting systems. In absence of the Director, or at the Director's direction, the individual provides overall administrative leadership for Cooperative Extension. The individual serves as the state contact for program areas and provides leadership for effective programming.
- Prepare responses to questions and inquiries from the public and assist in building a positive image for UNCE, with a variety of publics, through appearances, speeches and written communications
- Serve as primary communications link for the timely dissemination of program information to Cooperative Extension faculty, staff, state specialists and administrators to inform them of grants and other forms of potential program support, program and professional development opportunities and other information that could assist in the further development and success of the organization
- Serve as the state program contact for all Agriculture, natural Resources and some Nutrition subject areas, responding to regional and national inquiries and requests for reports, representing views of the state at various meetings, conferences and other gatherings, communicating program information to and from faculty and staff
- Gather and compile data for federal, state, university and other reports for the Director, and develop/maintain online reporting systems to generate data necessary for required reporting
- Provide advice to the Director a wide variety of subjects such as policies, programs and planning and review or prepare related documents as directed by the Director.
- Provide leadership for effective programming, primarily focused on working with assistant directors and department heads
- Develop competencies and opportunities for increased acquisition of external and federal competitive funds for the development of programming that meets identified needs
- Serve as State SARE Coordinator including preparation of annual reports and proposals
- Assist with special programs as the need may arise
- Identify and encourage opportunities where faculty can increase and enhance programming efforts by working with colleagues on campus, across county, area and state boundaries and in which Cooperative Extension programming and research can be joined in collaborative efforts
- Coordinate new faculty orientation and other UNCE professional development training as appropriate
- In absence of the Director, or at the Director's direction, provide overall administrative leadership for Cooperative Extension
- Represent the Director at local, university, regional or national levels as necessary
- Provide primary support for the Director, including input for the development of needed policies and procedures
The successful candidate will have the following skills and abilities:
- High level of organizational and facilitation skills, including ability to formulate collaborative endeavors and stimulate team efforts
- Human resources supervision/management
- Excellent oral and written communication
- Budget management
- Proficiency in use of a personal computer and current software applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and email)
- Effective analysis and decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Gather an extensive amount of information and formulate into a concise written document
- Accomplish goals within higher education system and culture
- Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
- Work and interact with a diverse population
- Interact effectively with faculty, administrative staff and other employees at all levels of responsibility
- Be flexible and work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgment
Doctorate degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources, Range Management, Nutrition, Children, Youth, Families, Community Development or related area and three (3) years of managerial and/or related professional work experience. Related experience: in community based non-credit education/outreach.
Schedule or Travel Requirements
Moderate travel throughout the state
The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) is a major unit of the University of Nevada Reno, and resides in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. UNCE uses peer reviewed research to find solutions to community based issues and needs, within six broad legislatively mandated areas: agriculture; children, youth and families; community development; health and nutrition; horticulture; natural resources. The mission is to discover, develop, disseminate, preserve and use knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of people and their communities. Cooperative Extension has offices in 16 of Nevada's 17 counties with programs that span very large urban centers with over one million residents to isolated ranching and farming communities of several hundred or fewer inhabitants.
Please attach the following documents to your application. Please contact [email protected], the day you apply, if assistance is needed with attachments.
2) Cover letter addressing how your background fits the responsibilities and expectations of this position.
3) Contact information for three professional references (only contacted for those who are interviewed).
4) A brief written statement (one-page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.
For questions please contact Brad Schultz, [email protected], 775-623-6304
Application Deadline: This posting is open until filled; however, application review will begin on February 8, 2019. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as the search will close without notice following receipt of a sufficient number of applications or a hiring decision has occurred. The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2019.
Posting Close Date
Note to Applicant
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