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Position Announcement - University of Kentucky West Regional Extension Director

University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension is currently accepting applications for West Regional Extension Director. The West Regional Extension Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of UK Extension operations in 39 counties in west Kentucky. Responsibilities include direct supervision of all Area Extension Directors within the region with indirect supervision of all other regional employees, professional development for Area Directors within the region, and region-wide strategic leadership planning including, but not limited to fiscal oversight, program management, compliance, and government relations. This position fosters teamwork and communication throughout the region, promotes effective programming, and instills the values of UK. In addition, this position works collaboratively with the East and Central Regional Extension Directors to provide statewide leadership for county operations. The office location is the UK Research and Education Center located in Princeton, Ky. The full position description is available here. To apply, access the position posting at The application deadline is April 3, 2023.

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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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