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Regional Extension Educational Director - Regional Director Region 5

Company: Iowa State University
Location: Decorah
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Position Information:Position Title:Regional Extension Educational Director - Regional Director Region 5Job Group:Professional & ScientificRequired Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related experienceSpecial Required QualificationsDrivers LicensePreferred Qualifications: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.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.Master's degree.Job Description:The Department of County Services in Extension and Outreach with Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for a Regional Extension Education Director. The position will serve Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, and Chickasaw Counties, also known as Region 5. The office for the position will be at the Winneshiek County office located in Decorah, Iowa. Travel is required throughout the region. This position will be hired as an Assistant Director County Services.The Regional Director provides leadership to the counties Extension council to meet their legal obligations as an elected body and to carry out the roles and responsibilities of an Extension District. The position will supervise 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 council's implementation of fiscal management, grant and contract management, human resources and program needs assessment, and oversight. They also work with the councils to initiate strategies to develop and oversee volunteer networks and assist the Extension council and staff to identify innovative ways to reach under-served and under-represented audiences and achieve relevant civil rights goals.The Regional Director uses 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.Level Guidelines--- Aware of key annual objectives of department or work unit--- Understands linkage between daily activities and achievement of annual objectives of department/work unit and explains to direct reports--- Focus on ISU's mission and meeting department or work unit goals--- Supervises a small department or work team--- Often is a working supervisor with direct, previous experience performing work of those supervised--- Has full management responsibility for direct reports, specifically the authority to hire, fire, and counsel; may share part of responsibility with higher level management--- Requests approval for financial actions beyond a limited scope per policyVision: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will advance land-grant values by engaging all Iowans in solving today's problems and preparing for a thriving future.Mission: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach builds a strong Iowa by engaging all Iowans in research, education, and extension experiences to address current and emerging real-life challenges.Diversity Statement: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach celebrates all identities, cultures, and backgrounds and actively works to foster a climate that is grounded in respect, value, and belonging. In our communities, diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the experiences of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach participants and partners. In our organization, diversity, equity, and inclusion support constructive workplace and educational environments, and promote excellence throughout the organization. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach aims to provide research- and evidence-based educational opportunities to cultivate the growth of Iowa's agriculture, families, youth, and communities; is dedicated to serving all Iowans; and will continue to take intentional and thoughtful steps to achieve this goal.Job Details: As our vision and mission both state, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is here to serve all Iowans. Accordingly, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach values experience working with and in diverse communities. We acknowledge the full range of diversity including race, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, disability, socioeconomic status, rural, urban, perspectives, education, experiences, etc. When we encompass a wide range of Iowans in our workforce, we better understand and serve the richness and breadth that is Iowa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is an equal opportunity employer and in accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)Appointment Type:RegularNumber of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work PeriodTime Type:Full timePay Grade:PS810Application Instructions:To apply for this position, please complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call or Toll Free: 1-.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:--- Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans--- Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans--- Life insurance and long-term disability--- Flexible Spending Accounts--- Various voluntary benefits and discounts--- Employee Assistance Program--- Wellbeing program--- This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.Original Posting Date:October 31, 2022Posting Close Date:December 6, 2022Job Requisition Number:R10173

Keywords: Iowa State University, Rochester , Regional Extension Educational Director - Regional Director Region 5, Executive , Decorah, Minnesota

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