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Apply now Job no: 98930-LI
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Wisconsin
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Dean, Director, Executive, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Management/Supervisory

Position Summary:

The Agriculture Institute Director is a senior level administrator who will provide organizational and cross-disciplinary leadership for the Agriculture Institute within the Division of Extension. This full-time role will be responsible for strategic, financial, and operational oversight of Extension Programs within the institute, including Crops and Soils, Dairy, Farm Management, Horticulture, and Livestock. The Institute Director provides administrative leadership in all areas of institute operations, program development, evaluation and implementation; external partnership development; development of financial resources and budgetary administration; and human resource development and administration. The director will support the institute's contribution to the scholarly applied research and knowledge exchange as a part of delivering evidence and research-based education, outreach and programming.

The Institute Director reports directly to the Associate Dean of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources for management and supervision, hiring and employment authority, employment changes, compensation and benefits, supplies and expense budget, development and approval of their plan of work, and performance reviews. The Dean holds promotion authority for Institute Directors.

Position Duties:

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Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree in an agricultural discipline with at least five years of work experience

Doctorate or Terminal degree in an agricultural discipline

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Demonstrated experience in programming and research related to the Institute's purpose
Experience in planning and managing strategic initiatives
Proven ability to maintain and develop successful relationships with partners across disciplines and geographies
Proven ability to manage budgets
Successful supervisory experience, including recruiting, hiring and training staff
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity

More than five years of supervisory experience involving multiple, full-time direct reports
Working knowledge of Extension and land-grant institutions
Established track-record of building partnerships with diverse agricultural groups
Proven ability to attract extramural funding
Bilingual, especially with fluency in both English and Spanish
Experience working in an agricultural discipline or focus outside of the United States

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, click the Apply Now button.

You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.


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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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