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Job Posting - University of Kentucky Area Extension Director

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is currently accepting applications for the Area Extension Director for West 5 and West 6. This position provides county-focused leadership and administrative oversight for nine counties (Breckinridge, Daviess, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, LaRue, McLean, Meade and Ohio). Responsibilities include direct supervision of agents and support staff, as well as indirect supervision of additional county-level positions. This position upholds the standards of accountability and compliance, promotes effective programming, fosters teamwork and communication throughout the area, guides District Boards and County Extension Councils, and instills the values of UK. To apply, access the posting at The application deadline is July 16th.

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The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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