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Posted 10/6/2020

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Director of Extension and Associate Dean

An accomplished, inspiring leader is sought for this organization of 160 people working across the state. With an annual budget of $26 million and 8 program areas, Extension works with a variety of constituents to conduct applied inquiry and deliver education and outreach to address critical issues. The position is based in Burlington, VT. Compensation is competitive and includes a full benefits package. View the full position announcement at http://www.uvmjobs.com/postings/41897. Applications are due by 11/1/20.The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. 

 

Posted 9/28/2020

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK

DEAN, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SCIENCES

The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University invites nominations and applications for the inaugural Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences. The Dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Oklahoma State University is a R1 Doctoral university with an enrollment of approximately 24,000 on the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses.

The College of Education and Human Sciences is a dynamic academic organization that includes seven academic schools/departments, 18 research centers/initiatives and service learning clinics/labs, and a Family and Consumer Sciences/Cooperative Extension unit. The College offers undergraduate majors in 13 fields of study, 15 master’s and 11 doctoral degrees, 1 educational specialist degree, as well as 1 undergraduate and 18 graduate certificates. Fall 2019 enrollment included 2,994 undergraduate and 933 graduate students. In 2019-2020, the College granted a combined 795 undergraduate and 271 graduate degrees, including certificates. The College has a total budget of approximately $40 million and over 415 FTE faculty and staff, including 135 tenure-track faculty and 60 nontenure-track faculty. The College includes programs housed on the Stillwater campus and the OSU-Tulsa campus. Further information about the programs and uniqueness of the College of Education and Human Sciences can be found at https://education.okstate.edu/.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should understand the breadth of disciplines found in the College of Education and Human Sciences. Candidates also should have demonstrated intellectual leadership that inspires others and an innovative vision for how to achieve the mission of the College by leveraging the strengths and resources of its diversity and breadth. In addition, candidates will have a broad knowledge of higher education; strategic management skills; a demonstrated commitment to diversity; an understanding of scholarship and the value of interdisciplinary collaboration; a demonstrated support for and involvement in public policy related to education, health, and other human services and academic accreditation processes; and a strong commitment to the role of the College at a modern land-grant university, including collaboration with the Cooperative Extension Service administered through the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Qualifications include an earned doctorate or an appropriate terminal degree in one of the disciplines in the College, with an outstanding record of scholarly achievement in teaching, research and service that qualifies the candidate for membership in the Graduate Faculty and tenure at the rank of professor, as well as at least three years of administrative experience in higher education. The College has a strong commitment to diverse people’s well-being and development across the lifespan. We especially welcome applications from leaders who understand and model the importance of inclusive excellence in higher education.

Additional qualifications include relevant administrative experience at a comprehensive research university, or the equivalent, with proven ability to work and communicate effectively with the public and those served by the College. Candidates should provide evidence of their ability to lead major fundraising campaigns and attract external funding. In addition to proven administrative skills, candidates should possess a demonstrated record of promoting ethical behavior and social responsibility, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with diverse faculty, staff, students, and leaders in business, industry, and other educational agencies and institutions, as well as a demonstrated commitment to shared governance, transparency and academic freedom.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications.
BEGINNING DATE: As soon as possible following acceptance of position.

APPLICATION: While applications and nominations will be accepted until a successful candidate has been appointed, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by Monday, November 2, 2020, to receive optimal consideration. Nominations and application materials, which should include a letter indicating the applicant’s interest, experience and qualifications for the position, and curriculum vitae, must be submitted electronically to:

Martin M. Baker, Managing Partner
Buffkin/Baker
[email protected] | 336-721-9100

 

Posted 09/12/2020

JCEP Executive Director

Joint Council of Extension Professionals Organization Description: The Joint Council of Extension Professionals represents the collective voice of over 10,000 professionals connecting Extension from the ground up. Our structure provides the framework to: 1) network across disciplines; 2) expand professional development opportunities beyond our individual disciplines; 3) offer opportunities for next level national leadership for association leaders, and 4) assure that Extension professionals have an active role in creating and ensuring the future of the Extension System. JCEP’s governing body includes a twenty-one member Board of Directors plus four partner liaisons. Directors include three representatives eachfrom seven member professional associations. More information is available at www.jcep.org

Individuals and association management companies interested in serving as JCEP’s next Executive Director must submit a letter of intent, proposed agreement, and description outlining how they intend to perform this scope of services to Julie Robinson, JCEP President, no later than September 30, 2020. Items are to be mailed to:

Julie Robinson, JCEP President 
2301 S. University Ave. 
Little Rock, AR 72204 
[email protected]

For a full description of this position, please click here.

 

Posted 09/12/2020

South Dakota State University

Farm to School Nutrition Field Specialist I

SDSU Extension is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Farm to School Nutrition Field Specialist I.  We are looking for a creative and innovative professional who will provide leadership to the development and dissemination of research-based programming and resources in support of the integration of local food production into school nutrition and community-based nutrition programs. This is a 12 month, full-time, benefit-eligible position based at the Pierre Regional Extension Center. This position is supervised by the Department Head of Nutrition and Health Sciences at SDSU in collaboration with the Food and Families Program Director with SDSU Extension.  

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations.  Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Farm to School Nutrition Field Specialist I will be responsible for development and dissemination of research-based programming and resources in support of the integration of local food production into school nutrition and community-based nutrition programs.  This includes efforts such as:  coordinating an internal Farm to School leadership team to plan program growth and sustainability; promote producer engagement and adoption of farm to child nutrition programs through technical assistance and training; support food skills development with a focus on cultivating school gardens and nutrition education in schools; provide support and technical assistance directly related to local food procurement; provide support to engaging the network of child nutrition programs and early childhood education programs as collaborative partners in the Farm To School movement; work with schools to promote and adopt the new South Dakota Farm to School Guidebook; assist with the implementation and evaluation efforts of high tunnels located throughout South Dakota; improve organizational capacity (human and financial) to implement farm to school in school communities with >50% free/reduced meals and provide facilitation support, network weaving and content expertise to schools, producers and other SDSU Extension staff members.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 

Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by October 2, 2020.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.  To apply, visit:  https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.”  This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references.  Email applications will not be accepted.  Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. 

 

Posted 9/9/2020 

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Director

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) invites applications for a nationally recognized leader to serve as the Director of ACES at Auburn University. ACES is the primary outreach and engagement organization for two land grant universities, Alabama A&M University and Auburn University. The strengths of two universities come together in one public agency under the joint leadership of the Director at Auburn University and the 1890 Administrator at Alabama A&M University. These universities are dedicated to delivering research-based educational programs that transform lives and communities throughout the state of Alabama and beyond. The Director reports jointly to the Presidents at Alabama A&M University and Auburn University and will be responsible for providing innovative, joint leadership to more than 700 faculty and staff located on two university campuses and in 67 counties across the state. The Director will oversee an annual budget of approximately $65 million. ACES is recognized as a national leader in Extension. It consistently earns top honors from its peers for its learning materials and programs. ACES programs in agriculture and natural resources, community development, 4-H and youth development, or human sciences reach one in three Alabamians. These extension programs serve as a statewide platform for a strong Director to make a difference. Active conversations are underway to identify new opportunities for collaboration around important issues to Alabama and to the nation. This environment is rich with possibilities for further innovative leadership.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions and in 2019, it was ranked 44th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866 graduate and professional students. Organized into 12 academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,330 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The university is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement and its beautiful campus.

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with a moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika, Alabama-Columbus, Georgia statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public-school systems, outstanding recreation areas and an exceptional regional medical center.

The ideal candidate will bring strategic focus, exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills, and a record of successful senior leadership in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders to this critical role at Auburn University. The next Director will require substantial experience in crafting a strategic vision, as well as tactical and efficient use of budgetary management, along with a strong sense of mission. The successful candidate will be an extraordinary and transformational leader who desires to use his or her talents to make a real difference as Director. The Director will pursue collaborative leadership with the 1890 Extension Administrator and members of the administrative team. Strong candidates must not only have significant leadership experience with forming new partnerships and collaborations, but also an established track record of managing through moments of significant change. The successful candidate will be a skilled relationship-builder, consultant, and advisor with outstanding interpersonal skills and a strong focus on teamwork and collaboration.

Minimum educational requirements are an earned terminal degree in a discipline or combination of disciplines that provides adequate background in developing, implementing, and evaluating formal and non-formal educational programs. The successful candidate is eligible for tenure. Credentials appropriate for rank of professor are preferred.

Application and Nomination Process
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant experience. Submission of materials via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name, position, and contact information for the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence. Applications will remain confidential until the selection of the finalists, whose names and application materials will be made public.

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:
Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Sal Venegas, Principal
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
Email: [email protected]
Refer to code “ACES-Director” in subject line

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

 

Posted 9/1/2020

USU Extension - Box Elder County

Home and Community Extension Assistant/Associate Professor

Overview
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a faculty position in the Home and Community Department. This is a 12-month, fiscal-year appointment. Extension faculty develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for youth and adults.  Extension faculty also recruit, train and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. Extension faculty have Box Elder County, departmental, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the Box Elder County Extension building in Brigham City, Utah. 

We welcome candidates with knowledge in one or more family and consumer sciences subject matter areas appropriate to the county assignment, including, but not limited to: positive psychology and solution-focused mental health, suicide prevention, food preservation and safety, diabetes education, nutrition, gerontology or human development, family finance and/or housing education and entrepreneurship. 

The estimated start date for this position is January 1, 2021. 

Rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and current rank. Appointment opportunities include Extension Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track).  A Master's degree is required for either rank.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to Extension activities
  • Develop, implement and evaluate programs for adults and youth 
  • Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences
  • Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming
  • Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming
  • Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteers
  • Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension
  • Serve and collaborate with other Extension county faculty and specialists, University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders

For full details and to apply, visit https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2908/home-and-community-extension-assistant-associate-professor---box-elder-county%2c-ut/job

 

Posted 9/1/2020

University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development Department, (Office location is flexible)

Extension Specialist

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with training and experience. Benefits include group hospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement; Worker’s Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefit programs, including liberal time off for holidays and longevity pay after three years of service, reimbursement for official travel. 

Job Description: The Extension Specialist position exists to provide leadership for planning, implementing and evaluating a statewide educational program in the areas of citizenship, leadership and teen programs. The specialist is expected to deliver current, research-based subject matter information and educational training primarily for, but not limited to, extension agents. The Extension Specialist position is expected to author publications for public distribution to support educational programs related to citizenship, leadership and teen programs. The Specialist position is also expected to support the Tennessee 4-H program by planning and conducting regional and statewide events.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in appropriate discipline

Attach the following electronic documents to the application:

  • Curriculum vita or resume;
  • Letter of interest;
  • List of references (four minimum);
  • Official transcript(s) showing degree(s) conferred.

Please apply online by clicking this link:

External Applicants   or    Internal Applicants

 

Posted 8/28/2020

USU Extension – Davis & Weber Counties, UT

Extension Assistant Professor

Overview
Utah State University Extension invites applications for a Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor position in Davis County, UT. This position is a non-tenure track, fiscal year 12- month/year appointment. Extension faculty develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for youth and adults. Extension faculty also recruit, train and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. This faculty member will have Davis and Weber counties, regional, and University responsibilities. The initial focus of this position will be prevention of opioid misuse.

The faculty will join four other HEART (Health Extension: Advocacy, Research, and Teaching) faculty located in counties across the state. The HEART Initiative focuses on current public health issues (e.g., opioids, mental health and wellness, suicide prevention, and other pressing public health crises) in 9 counties and throughout Utah. To learn more about current HEART efforts, please visit the HEART website located here: https://extension.usu.edu/heart

The estimated start date for this position is November 1, 2020.

For full details, please visit: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2904/home-and-community-professional-practice-extension-assistant-professor--davis-weber-county/job