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Title: Executive Director, Cooperative Extension System (CES), Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP)
Department: Office of Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources
Supervisor: Vice President, Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources in consort with the ECOP Chair.
Status: Full-Time; Exempt
Location: Washington, DC
The Cooperative Extension System (CES) is a Section of the Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) located within the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP), the CES Governing Board, is seeking a highly skilled Executive Director to serve, guide and report to ECOP in addressing four core themes: 1) building partnerships and acquiring resources; 2) increasing understanding and visibility of cooperative extension at the national level; 3) enhancing leadership and professional development; and, 4) strengthening organizational functioning. Successful candidates will have knowledge of or experience with the CES, be an exceptional leader and communicator, and have the ability to develop partnerships and relationships across a variety of constituencies. This full-time position will be based in Washington, DC. For more information please consult www.aplu.org.
Cooperative extension is a congressionally established, educational system designed to connect communities to Land Grant Universities (LGU) and to help people use research-based knowledge to improve their lives. Cooperative extension is coordinated at the national level by the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP), a leadership and governing board representing the 76 state, territory, and 1890 LGU Extension Programs.
APLU is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities. With a membership of 241 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations, APLU's agenda is built on the three pillars of increasing degree completion and academic success, advancing scientific research, and expanding engagement. Annually, member campuses enroll 4.9 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.3 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $44.9 billion in university-based research.
Interested candidates should send a professional resume, cover letter outlining how the candidates qualifications address the leadership expectations and skills identified above, and a one- to two-page narrative summary of your background, experiences, and major accomplishments related to the position roles and responsibilities as a single PDF to APLU’s Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Executive Director, ECOP. Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until the position is filled, although preference will be given to applications received by September 27, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with experience. APLU provides a generous benefits package.
APLU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.