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Assistant Professor and Jefferson County Director

Washington State University Extension
Port Hadlock, Washington State
$75,000 to $85,000
Posted Date
Feb 1, 2023

Washington State University Extension is seeking a dynamic, motivated leader to serve as the Director in WSU Extension’s location in Jefferson County. Applications are invited for an Extension Assistant or Extension Associate Professor with a Master’s degree and experience in the one of the program areas of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Organizational Development and/or Family and Consumer Sciences. This is a full-time, permanent 12-month, career track faculty position to begin as negotiated at the university's county office location in Port Hadlock, Washington. Successful applicants are expected to provide leadership to the WSU Jefferson County Extension office and be responsible for overall management of the local County Extension Office. Responsibilities will include providing strong, visionary, and progressive administrative leadership to the county department on behalf of the total organization, providing leadership, expertise, and programming to faculty and staff to develop, deliver, and evaluate exceptional, comprehensive educational programs that address priority program areas of agriculture, food systems, community and economic development, natural resources, and youth and family development and providing proactive engagement with county government; leadership for fiscal and budget management; leadership for civil rights compliance; and maintaining a county advisory system.  Required Qualifications Include: An earned Master’s degree and demonstrated knowledge and experience of at least one core program area of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Organizational or Economic Development, and/or Family and Consumer Sciences by the time of hire. Demonstrated commitment to expanding and fostering social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to work with a variety of diverse individuals and communities. Preferred Qualifications Include: Transparent and high integrity leadership, demonstrated competency in planning, implementation and evaluation processes of Extension programs, demonstrated ability in extramural fund development, including grant writing, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting, demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and listening skills in relating to a variety of audiences, including elected officials, staff, volunteers, media, and agency representatives, demonstrated ability to work with community leaders, farmers, agribusiness, government agency representatives, elected officials, environmentalists, consumers, youth and volunteers, knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Land Grant University system, philosophy and mission; as well as a vision of future Extension needs and the ability to communicate on these matters. Funding commensurate with candidate’s academic and professional qualifications, including history of program management and successful extramural fund development. Screening of application materials begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. To apply, visit: Applications must include the following materials: 1) A letter of application addressing the required and desired qualifications; 2) A current curriculum vitae; 3) Statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to the university, college, and program unit mission and vision; 4) Names and contact information for four professional references. Please contact Christina Sanders, Search Committee Chair, at or at 509-335-4811 for questions about this position. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. For a complete position description listing all required and desired qualifications and application process, visit (Search #R-6086).  For additional information on Washington State University, the College of Human and Natural Resource Sciences or Extension, visit, and


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