This week, MSU Human Resources is featuring two Extension District Director positions (internal posting 738242) through MSU Extension.
The MSU Extension (MSUE) District Director is part of MSUE’s administrative team. Two districts, District 4 and District 6, have director openings. District 4 supports the counties of Alcona, Arenacc, Crawford, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Roscommon. District 6 supports the counties of Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Mecosta, Missaukee, Osceola, and Wexford. The role of the district director is to develop and maintain relationships between MSU Extension and community partners, provide oversight and mentoring to MSUE educators, paraprofessionals, and support staff, and to employ entrepreneurial efforts to secure resources with partners. In this role, you will join the MSUE administrative team and collaborate regularly with colleagues across MSUE. You will lead efforts to recruit staff and work with Institute Directors to develop, coach and mentor staff, and when applicable, address personnel matters. This role entails the responsibility to develop, maintain and enhance relationships with the district. You will work closely with county boards of commissioners on budgets and other matters relative to the work MSUE does. You will help partners understand the mission and impacts of MSUE by telling a story to community partners and organizations.
The minimum qualifications for this position include a completed Master’s degree by the date of hire and demonstrated experience in building relationships with community partners, resource development and budget management. The applicant must also be able to demonstrate interpersonal skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills, proficiency in technology for day-to-day work and educational program delivery and success in program development for diverse audiences and communities. Experience with marketing and promotion of education programs, demonstrated skills and professional development from the last five years related to cultural competency, inclusive excellence and the understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and standards are also required.
The office location for the district director is negotiable. The Ogemaw County office in D4 and the Clare County office in D6 would provide a central location with easy driving access to all countries supported by the position.
Learn more about MSU Extension here. More information about the position and how to apply is available within the EBS portal by selecting the “My Careers and Training” menu at the top and clicking the “Careers @ MSU” tile. The job closes on October 19th and you must submit a resume, cover letter and four professional references including two current or previous supervisors to apply.