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Extension Area Director - Whitley, Knox, Bell, and Harlan Counties (Area E3)

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Extension Area Director - Whitley, Knox, Bell, and Harlan Counties (Area E3)
Requisition Number RE22199
Working Title
Work Location Williamsburg, KY, Barbourville, KY, Pineville, KY, and Harlan, KY
Grade Level 00
Salary Range
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

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Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

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Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Job-related travel including overnight stays; visiting county offices throughout the state; handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds; sitting for long periods.


Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) with evenings and weekends as needed. Most weeks will exceed 40 hours.

Job Summary

Extension Area Director in Whitley, Knox, Bell, and Harlan Counties.

Location: Whitley, Knox, Bell, and Harlan Counties, Kentucky

The Area Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of UK Extension operations in the above-listed counties. Responsibilities include supervision (direct and indirect) and employee development for all extension personnel, fiscal oversight, facilities management and handling all relationships with the county boards/advisory councils. This position fosters teamwork and communication throughout the counties, promotes effective programming, and instills the values of UK.

Resume, cover letter and transcripts are required at time of application.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience

A minimum 6 years of supervisory experience (experience in supervising remote employees is a plus). Exhibits outstanding leadership, interpersonal relationship building, and employee coaching and development skills. Must be able to provide meaningful feedback, both written and verbal, on performance. General understanding of various employment laws and practices. Knowledge of basic economics, budgeting, and accounting principles and practices. Experience in facilities management. Ability to deal effectively and pragmatically with external stakeholders. Exhibits innovative and strategic thinking and ability to offer news ideas and implement them. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to practice high levels of confidentiality. Must be able to travel to all counties in the area on a weekly basis. Willingness to work evenings and weekends. Proficient in Microsoft office applications and Quick Books. Bachelors degree.

Deadline to Apply 02/23/2020
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2020-02-03 Expires: 2020-03-04

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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Extension Area Director - Whitley, Knox, Bell, and Harlan Counties (Area E3)

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40507

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