Associate Dean for Extension/Assistant Director for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource

first_img* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?Advertisement/PublicationWebsitePublic Job Posting (auemployment.com site)Academic ConferenceAgency ReferralInternal Job PostingPersonal ReferralVeterans Assistance Services (Veteran Job Boards, Military BaseServices, State Vet Rep, etc.)Disability Assistance Services (Disability Job Boards, ABLENetwork, Voc-Rehab referral, etc.)Other Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterStatement of Leadership VisionCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsOther DocumentationOther Documentation (2) Posting DetailsJob TitleAssociate Dean for Extension/Assistant Director for Agriculture,Forestry, and Natural Resource Extension ProgramsPosting NumberP0193FJob Description SummaryThe College of Agriculture ( COA ) at Auburn University(www.agriculture.auburn.edu/) and the Alabama Cooperative ExtensionSystem ( ACES ) (www.aces.edu) are seeking applications for theposition of Associate Dean for Extension and Assistant Director forAgriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Extension Programs.This 12-month administrative position will be located within theCOA at Auburn University and fits within the organizationalstructures of COA and ACES . The Associate Dean/Assistant Directorposition reports jointly to the COA Dean and the ACES AssociateDirector. The position is classified as a tenure-track ExtensionSpecialist with a COA and ACES administrative appointment. Thisposition is a five-year appointment, subject to review. TheAssociate Dean/Assistant Director will be a member of the COAadministrative team and a member of the ACES System Program Team tobring into alignment the programmatic visions and directions of theCOA and ACES .Responsibilities: The Associate Dean/Assistant Director providesvision and leadership in how Extension, research, academicprograms, and other allied programs develop synergy to enhancecollaborative research and evidence-based outcomes. The positionprovides coordination and leadership for Agriculture, Forestry, andNatural Resource Extension Programs carried out by ACES incollaboration with the COA, the School of Forestry and WildlifeSciences ( SFWS ), and Alabama A&M University. The position isresponsible for the coordination and integration of Extensionprograms that address timely issues in areas such as improving theproductivity, sustainability and profitability of the state’sdiverse agriculture and horticulture industries, promoting a safeand secure food supply, increasing environmental stewardship, anddeveloping informed consumers.. The Associate Dean/AssistantDirector will:• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with DepartmentHeads in the College, the SFWS Dean, ACES program units, and CountyExtension Offices;• Serve as a liaison between COA and ACES ;• Foster entrepreneurial approaches to engage faculty in thepursuit and procurement of revenue through grants, contracts, giftsand fees to expand programming;• Mentor new Extension Specialists in COA and SFWS for agriculture,forestry, and natural resource programming;• Provide input to Department Heads and SFWS Dean for theevaluation of Extension Specialists and professional staff withACES appointments;• Recommend changes to ensure constant improvement of Extensionprogramming.• Lead program needs assessment activities, priority program teamplan-of‐work development, delivery of transformational Extensionprograms, outcome evaluation and Impact reporting;• Be responsible for the recruitment, hiring, supervision,mentoring and performance assessment of Regional ExtensionAgents;• Provide leadership to assure program alignment with the annualplan‐of‐work and direction set by ACES, COA, and SFWS ;• Serve as the ACES representative to the Southern RegionAgriculture and Natural Resource Extension Program LeadersNetwork;• Provide leadership and guidance to priority program teamcoordinators and other team leaders;• Foster the use of emerging pedagogy and communicationtechnologies, including the appropriate media and social media, toengage new and diverse constituent audiences;• Build teamwork through communication with ACES and departmentalExtension Specialists, Regional Extension Agents, and others asappropriate.Minimum QualificationsQualifications:• An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a fieldwithin agricultural sciences, forestry, natural resources orrelated field;• Experience and demonstrated effectiveness in leadership, as wellas development, delivery, and evaluation of Extension programs thatmeet the needs of a target audience and create measurable impacts;prior experience as a department head or chair is desired.• Strong working knowledge of current agricultural, forestry, andnatural resource management issues in the world, United States andAlabama;• A proactive vision of the future of Extension and the ability toeffectively communicate with information users on thesematters;• An outstanding performance record in previous employment and ademonstrated commitment to the Extension philosophy andmission;• Proven record in generation of revenue streams to supportapplied-research and/or Extension programming;• Demonstrated skills in interpersonal and written communicationand a proven ability to interact extremely effectively withfaculty, staff, administrators and external stakeholders;• Proven record of Extension leadership and scholarship to beeligible for tenure at the full professor rank in his/herappropriate academic unit in the College of Agriculture or Schoolof Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.• Commitment to Auburn University’s core values of excellence,diversity, global involvement, and accountability.The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to workin the United States at the time of appointment is scheduled tobegin and continue working legally for the proposed term ofemployment.Desired QualificationsSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsApplication Procedures: Applicants must submit the following in apdf file format: 1) letter of application; 2) a statement ofleadership vision for impactful 21st century Extension programs; 3)a complete curriculum vita; 4) names, addresses, phone numbers andemail addresses of five professional references; and 5) copy of alltranscripts showing degree(s) conferred. Apply online at:https://www.auemployment.com/postings/21725 .Only complete applications will be considered. The search willcontinue until the position is filled, but to ensure considerationfor the position, applicants are encouraged to apply by May 8,2021. Please email questions to Dr. Eve Brantley, search committeechair, at [email protected] .Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land, sea andspace grant institutions with an enrollment of more than 30,000graduate and undergraduate students. The University is located inthe city of Auburn in east-central Alabama approximately 100 milessouthwest of Atlanta, GA and southeast of Birmingham, AL and isabout 60 miles from the state capitol (Montgomery). Visitwww.auburn.edu for more information.ACES and Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employmentopportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex,religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protectedveteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, genderidentity, or any other classification protected by applicablelaw.Open DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesReferences required for this position?YesIf yes, minimum number requested5Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).center_img * Please enter the specifics of the option you selectedabove:(Open Ended Question)last_img read more

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