District Extension Director - East District

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<p><strong><u>District Extension Director &ndash; East District</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Purdue Extension</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Purdue Extension is conducting a search to fill the position of District Director for Indiana&rsquo;s East Extension District. This District Director furthers the mission of Purdue Extension by supporting innovative, high impact Extension programming in a collaborative work environment that fosters teamwork with county Extension Educators, campus faculty and staff, and community stakeholders. Purdue Extension provides educational programming in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, health and human sciences, youth development, and community and economic development. This position reports to the Associate Dean/Director of Purdue Extension and is an essential member of the Extension Leadership Team.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Position responsibilities:</strong></p> <p>The East District Director is responsible for leading and managing approximately 60 staff members in the 20 county East Extension District of Purdue Extension (extension.purdue.edu) in the areas of human resources, staff development, program development and reporting, budget, and community relations. Candidates are expected to support and inspire a collaborative environment among Purdue Extension personnel that fosters the open exchange of ideas and innovations in the structure and delivery of Extension programs. To be successful, the District Director must deliver on Purdue Extension&#39;s mission, vision and core values with strong leadership and sound management of people and resources. The District Director functions as a member of the District Director Team that cooperates to build and unify accomplishments across Indiana&rsquo;s five extension districts.</p> <p>Candidates must have effective communication skills, a collaborative leadership style and demonstrated experience building cooperative teams for program delivery. Candidates for the position should possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate, manage, motivate and evaluate the success of others. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated the ability to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders and staff and be committed to expanding and fostering diversity and inclusion. Successful candidates should be capable of recognizing opportunities, taking timely and responsive action and leveraging the skills and resources of Purdue Extension to reduce barriers to success.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Required qualifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Master&rsquo;s Degree required and a minimum of five years experience with demonstrated success in personnel administration and/or strategic leadership</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders including staff, volunteers, community leaders and elected officials.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Preferred qualification:</strong></p> <p>Experience or familiarity with Cooperative Extension.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Salary &amp; Benefits:</strong></p> <p>Salary is commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. An excellent fringe benefit package includes the Fidelity retirement program as well as medical, life and disability insurance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Additional Information:</strong></p> <ul> <li>A valid driver&#39;s license is necessary for employment in this position as travel is frequent.</li> <li>A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position.</li> <li>FLSA Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)</li> </ul> <p>To apply for this position, please go to <a href="http://www.purdue.edu/hr/careers/">http://www.purdue.edu/hr/careers/</a>, click on Staff Positions and search for position #1700443.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, please contact:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Julie Gray, Cental District Director</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 317-386-8919</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="mailto:juliegray@purdue.edu">juliegray@purdue.edu</a></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; or</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Julie Hart, Southwest District Director<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 812-232-4643<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="mailto:hartja@purdue.edu">hartja@purdue.edu</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>