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Executive Director Cooperative Extension System
Washington DC

The roles of the Executive Director include excellence in: Serving as a national leader and spokesperson for the Cooperative Extension System and ECOP; Assisting ECOP in the identification, development and implementation of collaborative goals, objectives and plans that advance the mission of Extension; Expanding relationships with external and internal constituencies to strengthen partnerships and grow opportunities for collaborations; Coordinating activities with other system members and leadership to achieve goals within the broad mission of Extension, including federal legislative agendas; Representing ECOP and the Cooperative Extension System on matters that advance and mutually support national relationships and activities of state, national and global partners.

Extension seeks a professional candidate who has the strongest mix of these skills and talents: A national Executive Director who can serve as a credible voice and face of ECOP and the entire Cooperative Extension system; Communicate and implement a long-term vision and strategy for the organization and its members; Ability to build and sustain partnerships both within and outside of Extension to ensure ECOP’s vision and strategy are part of the national dialogue; Strong executive leadership and organizational management experience with the ability to lead the Executive Directors and Administrator (EDA) Team and effectively execute ECOP’s strategic plan; Strategic marketing and communications experience so that its members and other organizations within and outside of Extension know what results ECOP is delivering, who it represents and what its long-term vision is; Ability to develop funding opportunities for Extension from both traditional and non-traditional sources; Knowledge of the Cooperative Extension system and related Congressional authorizations and an understanding of contemporary Cooperative Extension philosophy, preferred but not required.

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The Search Advisory Committee will review applications immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. (Posted on ACE website 7/18/17.)

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