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Iowa State University County Services Regional Director (Region 25) in Ames, Iowa

SummaryThe 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 Region 25, which covers Lucas, Wayne, Appanoose, and Monroe counties in Iowa. The office for the position will be determined at time of hire.iThe 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.iThe Regional Director initiates strategies for the Extension councilis 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.iThe 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.iThe 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.iThe 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. A Masteris degree, or other advanced degree, is preferred.Example of Dutiesi Provides leadership for Extension Councils to initiate fiscal strategies, grant and contract management, staffing and program needs.i Initiates strategies to oversee volunteer networks.i Assists counties in reaching underserved and underrepresented audiences, securing resources, and completing reports.i Administers resources.i Guides program direction and evaluate program outcomes.i Develops and maintains relationships with regional and community leaders.i Delivers training and development opportunities for council members and county employees.i Supervises staff.Level Guidelinesi Aware of key annual objectives of department or work uniti Understands linkage between daily activities and achievement of annual objectives of department/work unit and explains to direct reportsi Focus on ISUis mission and meeting department or work unit goalsi Supervises a small department or work teami Often is a working supervisor with direct, previous experience performing work of those supervisedi Has full management responsibility for direct reports, specifically the authority to hire, fire, and counsel; may share part of responsibility with higher level managementi Requests approval for financial actions beyond a limited scope per policy