Extension Manager III

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Jan 10, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:

req3884

Department:

Agric Extension Administration

Department Website Link:

Location:

Main Campus

Address:

Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation (The Foundation) Director is charged with leading, directing, coordinating and inspiring the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation Board of Trustees to develop resources necessary to support, enhance and expand the delivery of innovative programming in the University of Arizona 4-H Youth Development program. The Foundation Director will develop strong working relationships with the University of Arizona and the University of Arizona Foundation to support Arizona 4-H youth opportunities. The Foundation Director will be expected to develop and meet metric-based fundraising goals developed by the Foundation Board and the Arizona Cooperative Extension Associate Director- 4-H Youth Development. This position will have the responsibility of ensuring strong risk-management controls and oversight for an extensive network of club and county-based financial accounts. Additionally, the Foundation is charged with the role of engagement with Arizona 4-H alumni. The Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation (Foundation) is an affiliate foundation to University of Arizona. The Director will conduct the work of the Foundation. Supervision will be conducted by the Associate Director- 4-H Youth Development program. Programmatic accountability is to the Foundation Board of Trustees and to the Associate Director- 4-H Youth Development programs.

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Duties & Responsibilities:

Leadership and Outreach:

  • Lead the development, coordination, and implementation of a multi-year strategic plan for the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation (AZ4-HYF) in cooperation with the Arizona Cooperative Extension Associate Director- 4-H Youth Development
  • Maintain an effective resource development and maintenance plan that includes clear priorities and broadens the base of financial support for the AZ4-HYF
  • Cultivate and maintain a healthy, diverse, and highly effective Board of Directors
  • Working with the AZ4-HYF Board, increase the resources (both financial and non-monetary) available to support Arizona 4-H youth
  • Coordinate the branding, marketing, public relations and communication efforts of the Foundation: to increase statewide brand recognition and awareness, to provide a clear message of the mission and funding needs of the Foundation, and to promote understanding of the role that the Foundation and Arizona 4-H plays in developing Arizona’s youth

Financial Responsibilities and Funding:

  • Maintain best practices in sound budget, reserve, and investment policies and procedures by providing oversight of the Foundation financial management and investment portfolio and work with the accountant, auditor, Board Treasurer and the appropriate University of Arizona officials, to assure the long-term financial viability of the Foundation
  • Develop and communicate financial handling and fiduciary requirements to club- and county-based account managers
  • Coordinate with the Associate Director- 4-H Youth Development to establish and manage committee structure that provides guidance on selecting opportunities for all Arizona youth by determining Foundation funding priorities and allocating funds according to those priorities

Donor Relationships:

  • Coordinate the branding, marketing, public relations and communication efforts of the Foundation: to increase statewide brand recognition and awareness, to provide a clear message of the mission and funding needs of the Foundation, and to promote understanding of the role that the Foundation and Arizona 4-H plays in developing Arizona’s youth
  • Develop and implement a process for increasing recognition to donors.
    Cultivate donors of all types including individual, corporate, major donors and planned gift giving in cooperation and coordination with the State 4-H Program Office and the University of Arizona Foundation

Management:

  • Maintain the Foundation office including managing employee(s), a donor database, vendors and all files, data and materials
  • Manage students, staff and recruit, train and manage volunteers to help implement the Foundation’s strategic plan
  • Ensure strong working relationships between the Foundation, the Arizona 4-H Youth Development program, and the University of Arizona as well as the University of Arizona Foundation
  • Increase connectivity with local 4-H offices and leadership to better fulfill the mission of the Foundation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 7 years of related work experience, including 3 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

10

Job FTE:

0.25

Work Calendar:

Fiscal

Job Category:

Agriculture and Extension

Benefits Eligible:

No Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$34.48

Compensation Type:

hourly rate

Grade:

10

Career Stream and Level:

M3

Job Family:

Extension

Job Function:

Agriculture & Extension

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies:

1

Target Hire Date:

1/17/2021

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Jennifer Gardner Smith
[email protected]
520-621-7201

Open Date:

1/7/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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