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Vice President for Extension and Outreach

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This posting does not accept on-line applications. Please see the application instructions.

Posting Details

Posting Number 700206
Working Title Vice President for Extension and Outreach
Advertised Employing Department Extension and Outreach
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment A - Faculty (12 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date July 1, 2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Iowa State University, one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, and home of the first Cooperative Extension System in the United States, invites nominations and applications for the position of vice president for extension and outreach (VPEO).

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is one of the most entrepreneurial in the nation in serving the needs of its state’s citizens through building healthy economies, environments, and people. To build on this strength, the university seeks candidates who are entrepreneurial and creative, with the ability to develop and effectively allocate resources and provide leadership for building excellence in extension and outreach programs that support the university’s strategic plan (2017-2022).

The vice president reports to the senior vice president and provost and works closely with the president, provost, the vice president for research, and the deans of Iowa State’s seven colleges to integrate teaching and research programs with the university’s extension and outreach programs. The VPEO is responsible for approximately 1,200 employees located on campus and across the state’s 99 counties, the Iowa Association of County Extension Councils, and a $98 million budget.

The vice president for extension and outreach serves as director of Cooperative Extension, which has signature programs in agriculture and natural resources, communities and economic development, human sciences, and 4-H youth development. The VPEO also administers Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s conference planning and management operations that serve the whole university. Please refer to the department website below.

Required Education and Experience

Candidates for the position should have professional experience commensurate with that of a vice president, an academic dean or private sector executive-level position and a documented record of leadership and academic or equivalent professional accomplishments. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong skills in planning, communication, organizational development, and revenue generation. Administrative experience, a commitment to diversity, and demonstrated ability to represent the university in extension and outreach to diverse constituencies are also essential credentials. Candidates must be qualified for a faculty appointment in an appropriate academic department.

Preferred Education and Experience

An earned doctorate in an academic discipline or an equivalent terminal degree is preferred.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
Department Contact Phone
Department Contact Email jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com
Department/Unit Website
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

The position of Vice President is an administrative appointment with faculty rank as Full Professor (with tenure).

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., an executive search firm, is assisting the university in the search. Candidates will be notified prior to contacting references. All nominations and applications will be held confidential until finalists are publicly announced.

Application Instructions

The Search Committee will accept confidential applications and nominations until the position is filled. Screening of candidates will begin immediately. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be provided before January 1, 2018. An application should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; a resume; and the names of five references, with titles, addresses, business and home telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Submission of materials as a PDF attachment is strongly encouraged. Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee.

Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to:

Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Julie Holley, Principal
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
Email: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com
Email: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com
Email: julieholley@greenwoodsearch.com

Guaranteed Consideration Date 12/31/2017
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Quick Link http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/29404
EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Classification Information

University Title Professor - 1000
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

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