The Extension County Manager will provide leadership for all aspects of the Cooperative Extension Service in Scott County. The County Manager responsibilities include: (1) oversee and ensure quality of educational programming throughout the county; has primary responsibility to ensure completion of county Plan of Work (2) serve as the primary contact and manage the relationship with the District board in the County; serve as primary contact for County Extension Council; coordinating regular meetings; working with committees and agents to ensure a diverse local membership (3) ensure accountability throughout the County Extension service while maintaining positive public relations; (4) supervise and/or oversee all agents and county office staff; (5) develop strong intra-office and intra-county relationships; (6) foster teamwork and collaboration throughout program areas, staff and county partnerships 7) respond to county and Extension issues in a timely manner 8) ensure that all youth and adults have an equal opportunity to participate in Extension programs regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.
All staff in a county will support the dissemination of useful and practical information on subjects relating to Agriculture, Family Consumer Sciences, 4-H and Community and Rural Development as outlined in the KRS statues 164.605 to 164.675.
Resume, cover letter, transcript(s), and Philosophy of Extension are required at time of application. Please attach your Philosophy using the “Specific Request” upload function for applicant documents.
Supervision & leadership experience
Position Time Status: Full-Time
No set minimum requirements.
Required Related Experience:
No set minimum requirements.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
MS plus 4 years of experience in Cooperative Extension Service
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
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Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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