Executive Director Of Extension Operations

University of Maine Cooperative Extension - Orono | Orono, ME, United States

Posted Date 4/24/2024

Executive Director of Extension Operations (id:83798)


Cooperative Extension - OCES

Bargaining Unit
Nonrep Professional

Salary Band/Wage Band

Orono ME

Statement of the Job

The Executive Director of Extension Operations (EDEO) with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is responsible for directly overseeing the operations and facilities of the Cooperative Extension, including direct supervision of administrative support staff based in county offices.

About the University

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at umaine.edu.

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.



* A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required

* Approximately 5 years of experience in management, risk management, project management, business administration or related fields

* Experience and proven ability to supervise staff in a remote/hybrid/statewide capacity, with regular contact and accessibility

* Demonstrated ability in effective leadership techniques and group process skills

* Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to enhance the communication skills of others

* Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and requirements

* Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks in an autonomous work environment as well as work effectively as part of a team, and able to achieve and document measurable results.

* Demonstrated experience working with budgets and finances

* Must be analytical and a good problem-solver

* Experience with project management

* Excellent computer skills, which require a strong knowledge of the Microsoft suite of software programs

* Ability to travel, normally requiring a valid driver's license


* Master’s degree in management, risk management, business administration or related fields

* Experience with developing and improving systems and processes

* Experience working with communities and municipalities

* Experience with volunteer development

* Experience with mediation and conflict resolution

* Demonstrated experience working with diverse audiences and knowledge of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and civil rights policies

* Experience working with federal reporting

Other Information

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: June 17, 2024
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: June 21, 2024
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: June 28, 2024
Tentative start date: August 5, 2024

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Jason Bolton; Jason.bolton@maine.edu.

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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