Master's degree and 5 years of related experience.
Additional years of experience. Experience in an educational area or field. Experience working cooperatively with an elected board. Experience with development and strategic implementation of policies and procedures. Experience with financial resource development including creation, development, and establishing of budgets. Experience with networking and partnership development. Experience with staff and volunteer supervision, hiring, performance management, and other human resource aspects. Experience with contract and grant writing.
The Department of County Services in Extension and Outreach with Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for a Regional Extension Education Director. The Regional Director provides leadership to each county Extension council within the region to meet their legal obligations as an elected body and to carry out the roles and responsibilities of an Extension District. The position is the supervisor for county staff, or will supervise a county director who oversees the county staff as detailed in a Memorandum of Understanding between the council and the university. The position oversees program delivery that meets the programmatic needs of the region.
The Regional Director initiates strategies for the Extension councilâs implementation of fiscal management, grant and contract management, human resources and program needs assessment, and oversight. They also work with councils to initiate strategies to develop and oversee volunteer networks and assist extension Councils and staff to identify innovative ways to reach under-served and under-represented audiences and achieve relevant civil rights goals.
The Regional Director utilizes a proactive approach within the region to identify needs and cooperate with Extension Program Specialists in determining the appropriate programmatic response. This position coordinates with Program Specialists and County Extension Councils for the future program direction, inter-disciplinary programming, secures resources to support identified needs, and assists in reporting program outcomes.
The Regional Director appropriately administers the resources and oversees completion of all system reports for the region. Establishes, organizes, and facilitates networks and coalitions at the regional level to build community capacity. This position may also be involved in regional or multi-state partnerships or programs.
The successful candidate will possess the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals and groups. The candidate will also possess the ability to establish partnerships with community leaders. Strong organizational, supervisory, and leadership skills are also a necessity for this position to be successful.
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.