Director of 1890 Land-Grant Operations and Management

Posting Date: October 7, 2020 Posting End Date: December 7, 2020

Position: Director of 1890 Land-Grant Operations and Management

Location: College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences/TUCEP

Status: Full-Time; Exempt

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating “Excellence in Every Way”, the ideal Director will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the University’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
This position will serve as a key strategic member of the senior leadership team of the College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences (CAENS). The person selected will assist the Dean/1890 Research Director and Extension Administrator, and be responsible for providing fast, efficient customer service for research-extension faculty, staff, and students with a focus on solving problems and supporting projects and unit activities while maintaining compliance with the college, University, state, and federal regulations. The Director of Operations and Management supports the Dean/1890 Research Director/Extension Administrator, Associate Deans, Department Heads, and other CAENS leaders in performing managerial functions relative to the day-to-day operations of CAENS, including providing leadership for the administration of budgets, oversight, compliance, and operations of the 1890 Facilities Grant Program, George Washington Carver Agriculture Experiment Station (GWCAES) Research, and Cooperative Extension activities.

  • Provide day-to-day management for operational aspects to ensure organizational productivity and effectiveness relative to CAENS
  • Manage the implementation of important initiatives/strategic operating plans within Agricultural Research and Extension Programs
  • Ensure that the operations and business objectives of CAENS are met in an effective and timely manner
  • Work with Dean, Associate Deans, Department Heads, and other CAENS leaders to define strategic operating plan objectives annually
  • Manage projects from conception through completion and initiates, execute, and monitor the work of the CAENS team(s) or unit(s)
  • Maintain knowledge of CAENS fiscal circumstances, staffing needs and opportunities, and related matters
  • Routinely conduct an analysis that supports internal audit and risk management compliance
  • Ensure that GWCAES Farm operates within the approved budgetary targets by managing and monitoring expenditures.
  • Ensure efficient utilization, maintenance, and updating of farm equipment, implements, vehicles as well as electrical, plumbing, and mechanical infrastructure
  • Ensure safety issues must be reviewed and communicated annually with faculty and staff to assure a safe and healthy workplace.
  • Assist CAENS administration with documentation of all design, development, implementation and reporting requirements in the execution of 1890 Facilities Program projects and provide leadership for facilities management and maintenance of space allocations and buildings that support the land-grant mission
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


  • A Master of Science degree, earned in an academic discipline of agriculture, extension, and community education, business, and economics, or closely related discipline.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive/upward experience across the areas of organizational leadership, program/policy development and implementation, fiscal management, performance management, and personnel supervision.
  • The person must have a proven track record of effectively working with faculty, staff, students
  • The person selected must have a proven track record of integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite; specifically, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference is for someone familiar with the 1890 Research, Extension, and Education programs
  • Possess a strong combination of business acumen (credentials, skills, experience, and understanding of state mandates and government structure)
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines, and to assess the degree of compliance with related policies and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and actively promote diversity and inclusion within the ranks of faculty, staff, and students
  • Possess demonstrated successful experience in a federal Land-Grant institution, involving significant responsibility for managing state-appropriated funds, federal capacity funds, and all other competitive federal funds
  • Have experience in developing and maintaining effective partnerships with an ability to engage in successful negotiation, conflict resolution, and relationship-building to bring about positive results.
  • Candidates must exhibit abilities and skills in the utilization and management of technology infrastructure in the performance work duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with others; i.e., specialists, research scientists, students, farmworkers, program stakeholders and other applicable University, state, and federal agency personnel
  • Possess experience in data summary, analysis, and presentation in written and verbal formats

Commensurate with education, training, and experience: Salary is contingent upon outside funding.

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address: [email protected] Fax: 334-724-4319

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Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.