Regional Directors work proactively to design and implement innovative responses to current and emerging regional needs across the state of Missouri. Regional Directors align and converge the talent, strengths, and resources of the University of Missouri, local partners, industry, and other institutions to forge mutually beneficial partnerships meeting the needs of all Missourians. Regional Directors provide primary leadership and development of Field Specialists, County Engagement Specialists and Extension Councils. Working with these and other partners, they guide delivery of programs and services to maximize the engagement and value-adding impacts of the University of Missouri in collaboration with university administration, Education Directors, and Senior Program Directors. Regional Directors exhibit high personal standards of excellence, are effective team members, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility and respect for all in their daily work.
Educational Leadership in Multiple Disciplines
Lead the regional program planning and delivery processes, in coordination with Senior Program Directors, Education Directors and Extension Councils.
Assess the needs and program priorities in the region and coordinate development and implementation of regional program plan with county councils, regional faculty and staff.
Coordinate faculty, staff and financial resources to participate in cross-regional collaboration and program delivery as necessary developing multi-disciplinary teams to address complex issues and identification of best practices in extension programming.
Coordinate with program directors and coordinators to access faculty expertise and research on all campuses to develop new program initiatives critical to regional needs.
Partnership Collaborations and Leadership
Identify opportunities to increase stakeholder, organization and constituent engagement in the region.
Provide leadership and support for County Engagement Specialists to:
Assist County Extension Councils in fulfilling their statutory obligations.
Develop Councils as advocates for University of Missouri Extension.
Understanding and following AA/EEO policies in recruiting and hiring processes.
Engage County Extension Councils' input into University of Missouri Extension employee performance evaluation processes
Provide support for the regional council.
Build relations and seek opportunities for University of Missouri Extension to work collaboratively with other higher education institutions.
Human Resource Leadership
Provide direct and indirect supervision to Regional faculty and staff to include hiring, coaching, talent development and performance management.
Create an environment that fosters the ability to work in a results-oriented environment.
Collaborate with Extension Leadership, Councils and others to develop the regional budgeting and staffing plan, including County Engagement Specialist assignments and office location recommendations.
Provide leadership, training and support for Community Engagement Specialists, Field Specialists and staff
Revenue Generation and Fiscal Affairs
Collaborate with Principal Investigators, Senior Program Directors and Education Directors regarding grant-funded projects.
Assist County Engagement Specialists to serve as representatives of University of Missouri Extension with Extension Councils, county commissions and other agencies.
Develop public-private partnerships strategies and work with faculty and staff in resource generation of grants, contracts, fees, sponsorships, and gifts.
Promote the vision and mission of University of Missouri Extension within the region
Work in coordination with others on the administrative team to represent MU Extension with stakeholders, partners and funders.
Assume the role of leadership and/or actively participate on organizational committees.
Facilitate and enhance theUniversityofMissouriExtension'scollaborationwithpublicandprivateentitiesatalllevels.
Promote a culturally aware and welcoming environment within MU Extension, along with a strong commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff.
Campus Community Partnerships/ Initiatives
Coordinate regional MU recruitment and engagement efforts and serve as the liaison between campus leaders, Extension and assigned region.
Work with faculty, staff and councils to coordinate regional service learning opportunities for MU students in partnership with campus program coordinators.
Serve as a liaison for Campus Engagement Council efforts and provide leadership and support for University sponsored programs and initiatives in the designated region.
Leadership Received and Exercised
This position reports to the MU Extension Director of Field Operations. Direct and indirect supervision is provided to faculty, professional, paraprofessional and administrative support employees.
CORE ATTRIBUTES FOR MU EXTENSION STAFF
Exhibit a high personal standard of excellence, be an effective team player, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility and respect for all.
Engage stakeholders and learners, maintain positive interpersonal relationships, and exhibit effective written and oral communication skills.
Operate with minimal guidance, and be a self-directed learner who is flexible and adaptable to changing environments.
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