San Juan County Extension Director - Washington State University in State of Washington

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Washington State University

State of, Washington


United States
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Detailed Job Description

JOB DUTIES:
This faculty position is responsible for leading WSU Extension programs serving the residents of San Juan County and providing administrative leadership of the local County Extension Office.

The County Director is responsible for fostering a strong and collaborative relationship with county government to ensure the continuing partnership with San Juan County. County Director administrative duties include: supervision of support staff personnel and program coordinators; preparing and managing the budget of the San Juan County Extension Office; upholding the covenants within the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between San Juan County and WSU; and ensuring office compliance with all policies and procedures of WSU and San Juan County Government.

Faculty duties include the planning, delivery, and evaluation of outreach programs that positively impact the communities and residents of San Juan County. Programmatic needs of San Juan County are diverse, and the individual hired into this position will focus in one or more of the following subject matter areas: agriculture and natural resources, community economic development, health and wellness and family living. The successful candidate must be prepared to provide leadership for current County Government priorities, which include conducting applied research and promoting local agriculture enterprises; providing faculty oversight for the Master Gardener program; and promoting 4-H educational opportunities for youth.

The successful candidate will negotiate with Extension administration to identify one of the three Extension Program Units as their administrative home and promotion unit depending on their disciplinary background and proposed programmatic focus:

Agriculture and Natural Resources
Community and Economic Development
Youth and Family

This faculty member will be responsible to the Director of the relevant Program Unit.

Required Qualifications

Earned Master’s degree in a discipline related to one of Extension’s program areas, at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated competency in program planning, implementation and evaluation processes of extension programs.

Demonstrated ability to deliver educational programs using a variety of methodologies, including distance education and educational events.

Demonstrated ability in grant writing and fundraising.

Demonstrated leadership and teamwork with interdisciplinary and/or multi-agency teams.

Documented record of extension publications, scholarly products, and educational curricula.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and listening skills in relating to a variety of audiences, including elected officials, staff, volunteers, media, and agency representatives.

Demonstrated ability to work with community leaders, farmers, agribusiness, government agency representatives, elected officials, environmentalists, consumers, youth and volunteers.

Proficiency in computer technology, including word processing, spreadsheets, electronic slide presentations, and email.

Monthly Salary

Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s academic and professional qualifications

Additional Information

RESPONSIBILITIES:
As County Director, provide proactive engagement with county government; leadership for fiscal and budget management; leadership for civil rights compliance; and maintain a county advisory system.

JOB EXPECTATIONS:
Understand and carry out the principles and specific requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American’s with Disability Act, the Affirmative Action Plan, and all pertinent rules and regulations.

The successful candidate will be required to work flexible hours that include some evenings and weekends as needed. There is an expectation that the candidate will need to travel to various locations around the county and region. Occasional overnight travel is required.

Extension faculty are hired into the organization, not into a specific geographical location. It is possible that future circumstances may require relocation.

Ability to travel year-round using own reliable transportation (mileage reimbursed) is required. Evening and weekend work in communities is required. While using a private vehicle for official business, the successful candidate must obtain current automobile liability insurance (meeting the requirements described in RCW 46.30.020 and RCW 46.29.090) and possess a valid driver’s license.

Employees may undergo background screening as a condition of employment.
Provide leadership, expertise, and programming that addresses priority needs of San Juan County residents and communities.

Work with county residents, community organizations, and governmental agencies to implement outreach programs that foster community development, agriculture and natural resource stewardship, health and wellness, family living and positive 4-H youth development.

Utilize effective and appropriate educational methodologies that may include the use of grant-hired staff, mobile and web-based technology methods, trained volunteers, applied research, demonstrations, and other traditional and innovative extension methods.

Ensure stakeholder input in guiding local programs.

Create peer-reviewed extension publications, other scholarly products and educational materials that are consistent with expectations for WSU Extension scholarship.

Develop grants and extramural funding resources to advance program priorities to meet the needs of San Juan residents.

Collaborate and partner with internal and external individuals and groups; including other WSU faculty, federal and state agency personnel, county department personnel, and community organizations.

Promote, facilitate, and provide technical assistance and manage local volunteers in support of Extension programs.

As appropriate, supervise local personnel.

RELATIONSHIPS:
Participate as a member of one of three WSU Extension Program Units and other team-based programming efforts as they relate to programmatic area.

Collaborate with WSU faculty at research and extension centers and campus locations, and other interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary programs or teams.

Promote external communications and develop effective partnerships with elected officials, agricultural, economic development and youth and family organizations at the local, state, and federal levels.

Network with other organizations that support and promote agriculture, economic development, and youth and family development to ensure cooperative relationships that enhance the effectiveness of all programs.

JOB EXPECTATIONS:
Understand and carry out the principles and specific requirements of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American’s with Disability Act, the Affirmative Action Plan, and all pertinent rules and regulations.

The successful candidate will be required to work flexible hours that include some evenings and weekends as needed. There is an expectation that the candidate will need to travel to various locations around the county and region. Occasional overnight travel is required.

Extension faculty are hired into the organization, not into a specific geographical location. It is possible that future circumstances may require relocation.

Ability to travel year-round using own reliable transportation (mileage reimbursed) is required. Evening and weekend work in communities is required. While using a private vehicle for official business, the successful candidate must obtain current automobile liability insurance (meeting the requirements described in RCW 46.30.020 and RCW 46.29.090) and possess a valid driver’s license.

Employees may undergo background screening as a condition of employment.



WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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