North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
Sep 18, 2017Full time
Review of applications will begin Oct. 9 and will continue until filled. Essential Job Duties The North Carolina Sea Grant and N.C. Water Resources Research Institute extension director provides vision, leadership, administration, and active development for current and future Sea Grant and WRRI extension programming. The extension program supports both entities’ missions and couples tightly with respective and combined research and outreach components, resulting in clear benefits to communities and ecosystems across North Carolina, the region and nation. The extension director works closely with the executive director, deputy director, communications director and fiscal officer as part of the management team supporting robust and long-term, sustainable programs. Minimum Education/Experience Advanced degree, with substantial work experience (more than 5 years) relevant to the duties described, in the natural or social sciences. Demonstrated capabilities in the management, performance and evaluation of extension and outreach programs. Extensive program management experience, including large and geographically distributed staff supervisory experience, a thorough knowledge of budgeting and financial planning, and a proven record of success in securing external funding. Demonstrated ability to build partnerships, collaborate in a team setting, and work effectively with diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders at the local, state, and national levels. Excellent oral and written communications and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of national, regional, and state coastal, marine and water resource issues. Experience working with different aspects, and multiple stakeholders, in environmental and social sciences that promote leadership in coastal and water resources research, education and outreach. Commitment to support increasing diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and within extension programming. Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education Earned doctorate in a field relevant to Sea Grant and/or WRRI mission (e.g. natural or social coastal or marine sciences, water resources, natural resource management, ecology, environmental policy, environmental health) with an academic and applied publication record. Substantial knowledge of the NOAA/Sea Grant and USGS/Water Resources Research Act missions. Extension program management and integration of research with extension, education and communication activities. Significant experience in implementing and managing meaningful public outreach and education programs. Extensive experience working in collaboration with industry, national, state, or local government agencies, or conservation organizations. NC State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer; M/F/D/V.