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County Extension Director - Marion

Indianapolis IN

Purdue Extension is seeking an Extension Director for Marion County. This position will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Purdue Extension educational efforts in the county/city. The Marion County office includes a 15+ person staff providing a variety of educational opportunities covering agriculture and national resources, 4-H youth development, and community development. Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Building effective working relationships with the County Extension Board and other committees

Representing Purdue Extension to various other community boards, stakeholder groups, county government, community leaders, media, residents and faculty, staff and administration

Managing total business operations of the Purdue Extension office

Serving as the face of Purdue Extension in Marion County

Leading total business management of the Marion County Purdue Extension office

Developing and leading a strategic plan for the county office

Championing the successes of Purdue Extension

Mentoring staff in their program areas and identify opportunities for program growth

Attracting and managing resources for future growth



Master’s degree in agriculture & natural resources, health & human sciences, youth development, education, community development or related field

5 years’ experience in management and development

Ability to engage with a broad, diverse clientele

Ability to develop and lead a strategic plan for the county office

Demonstrated ability to champion the successes of Purdue Extension

Ability to mentor staff, and motivate and lead the office team

Ability to identify opportunities for program growth, and attract and manage resources for future growth


Valid US or Canadian driver's license



Experience with Extension, local government, or other non-profit agencies


Additional Information:

Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position

A background check is required for employment in this position

FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)

Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Immediately


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply



Posted November 6, 2019

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