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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Posted: 06/14/2019
Agriculture Institute Director
Principal duties:
35% - Organizational / Program Strategy & Decision Making:
Establish defined goals and provide strategic planning and management for the Agriculture Institute's programming, including direction for launching new programs and evaluating continuation of existing programs;
Participate in the Department leadership team and contribute to developing and guiding the strategic vision for the Department;
Participate in cross-Department leadership along with other Institute Directors to provide leadership for programmatic activities across Extension.
Set policy and procedural expectations for personnel, in alignment with System, institutional and divisional policies and practices;
Approve new programming positions and promotion and salary advancements within the Institute.
Lead the development and implementation of marketing and external relations plans for the Institute.
Assist with development of work planning and reporting systems for Cooperative Extension, and implement those systems within the institute.
Promote excellence in the Institute's contribution to Extension research and knowledge exchange and learning and teaching strategies.

15% - Partnership Management:
Work with Associate Deans of the Departments on ensuring programs are delivered per Inter-institutional Agreements with other UW campuses;
Strengthen and manage integration with local and regional Extension educators through recurring meetings with the Assistant Deans of the geographic zones, Area Extension Directors and other internal and external partners;
Coordinate staffing needs and communicate programmatic concentrations with the Assistant Deans of geographic zones and Area Extension Directors based on annual program planning.
Represent Cooperative Extension's agricultural programs to stakeholders throughout Wisconsin and the region, including farm and commodity groups, regional Extension networks, and governmental agencies.

15% - Budget Management:
Manage overall budget needs for the institute, within the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources;
Collaborate with staff in the Office of Financial Services on reporting, policy and other financial and business services;
Strategically align operations and budgetary goals.

25% - Staff Management:
Provide oversight and strategic guidance to Extension Program Managers and other direct reports;
Develop and oversee an effective and efficient Institute leadership team;
Conduct performance evaluations and provide professional development opportunities for Extension Program Managers and other direct reports;
Provide direction for overall decision making for recruiting, hiring and training for Extension Program Managers and other Institute level staff as appropriate.

10% - Interdisciplinary & Entrepreneurial Leadership:
Initiate and provide intentional leadership for multi-disciplinary program topics.
Initiate and support efforts to attract extramural funding for priority programs.
Support programming personnel in the development of entrepreneurial initiatives through providing guidance and resources, where appropriate; this includes supporting efforts to attract extramural funding for priority programs.