Associate Dean & Director, Cooperative Extension

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

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University of Delaware
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Job No: 500932
Work Type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Academic Administration, Full Time
Department: Cooperative Extension Service (02210)

The University of Delaware seeks nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean & Director of Cooperative Extension and Outreach in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR).

The Associate Dean & Director of Extension serves as the chief administrative officer for Cooperative Extension and supports and implements the land-grant mission of The University of Delaware. The individual is responsible for the leadership and statewide coordination of programs in Sustainable Production Systems in plant and animal agriculture, Environmental Stewardship to best respond to a changing climate and protect Delaware’s natural resources, Health and Well-being to support health, wellness, and food safety and availability in the community, 4-H and Youth Development, Community and Economic Development, and aspects within these areas for the citizens of Delaware and other stakeholders. The Associate Dean & Director of Extension reports to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and is a member of the Dean’s Administrative Leadership Team within the College composed of the Dean, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, and Department Chairs.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Position

  • Provide overall administrative, organizational, and programmatic leadership for the University’s outreach efforts through Cooperative Extension.
  • Provide leadership for all Extension programs and personnel. Identify staffing needs at both the field and faculty levels, provide input for hiring, and manage funding in support of personnel staffing. Provide input to University departments regarding faculty positions and performance.
  • Manage personnel and operating expenses related to federal Smith-Lever funds, state funds, and local funding as well as grants, contracts, and gifts.
  • Facilitate communication of Extension programs with University faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Hold a secondary faculty appointment in one of the academic departments in CANR according to specific area of expertise.
  • Establish key relationships with existing and new organizations internal and external to the University.
    • Internal relationships include campus and non-campus-based faculty and staff as well as academic units in CANR and the other University of Delaware academic colleges for research, teaching, and extension opportunities, the CANR Advisory Board, the Council for Outreach and Engagement, and the Delaware 4-H Development Foundation. The candidate should foster knowledge of Extension programming at the Vice President, Provost, and President levels and provide leadership to University Outreach and Engagement Initiative efforts to sustain Carnegie Outreach and Engagement certification and opportunities to collaborate within the University o
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Job Posting: 1258662

Posted On: Apr 16, 2024

Updated On: May 11, 2024

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