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Central State University
Posted: 05/07/2023
Associate Extension Administrator

The Associate Extension Administrator (AEA) is responsible for managing Extension programs and services for the CSU Land-Grant Program. The AEA will help lead the development of long-term strategies to enhance the CSU’s Land-grant extension programs and services. The AEA will oversee the four signature areas of Extension: a) Agricultural and Natural Resources, b) 4- H and Youth Development, c) Family and Consumer Sciences, and d) Community and Economic Development. The AEA will also manage CSU’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Renewable Resources Extension Act and other ancillary Extension programs. The AEA will collaborate with Land-grant Program in collaboration with the state-wide research and extension efforts. The AEA is an integral member of the Land Grant leadership team and reports to the Dean of the College of Engineering, Science, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) and the 1890 Land-Grant Director.

  • Provides leadership to Extension and Educational Outreach staff in overall program design, development, and delivery.
  • General supervision of extension and outreach program staff by working with Program Leaders which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  • Provide leadership to Program Leaders in working with county staff and colleagues at The Ohio State University in delivery of this program.
  • Prepares reports and documentation to the US Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the University as required.
  • Serves on local, state, and national extension committees, task forces and university committees as requested.
  • Maintains knowledge of client needs based on data analysis.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends affecting Extension and keeps the Dean and Director advised as appropriate.
  • Assist in the development of CSU’s Plan of Work
  • Develop the POW in collaboration with Associate Research Director in accordance with the focus areas of state and national concerns.
  • Assists in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Successfully interacts with campus administrators, faculty, students, staff, and the public.
  • Works with the Central State University Land Grant Advisory Council and The Ohio State University Extension Service to prevent duplication of efforts and maximize use of available resources.
  • Builds alliances with businesses, and state government agencies, community-based organizations, and others at the local and state level.
  • Develop an Extension Advisory Council to identify stakeholder needs for programming and resource needs.
  • Seeks input and support from external organizations such as commodity groups, agriculture stakeholders, and industry stakeholders; and
  • Other job-related duties and responsibilities as required.