Executive Director of Extension Operations

UMaine Cooperative Extension   Orono, ME   Full-time     Management
Posted on April 24, 2024
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The Executive Director of Extension Operations (EDEO) with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is responsible for directly overseeing the operations and facilities of the Cooperative Extension, including direct supervision of administrative support staff based in county offices.  


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required
  • Approximately 5 years of experience in management, risk management, project management, business administration or related fields
  • Experience and proven ability to supervise staff in a remote/hybrid/statewide capacity, with regular contact and accessibility 
  • Demonstrated ability in effective leadership techniques and group process skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to enhance the communication skills of others
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and requirements
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks in an autonomous work environment as well as work effectively as part of a team, and able to achieve and document measurable results.
  • Demonstrated experience working with budgets and finances  
  • Must be analytical and a good problem-solver 
  • Experience with project management
  • Excellent computer skills, which require a strong knowledge of the Microsoft suite of software programs
  • Ability to travel, normally requiring a valid driver's license


  • Master’s degree in management, risk management, business administration or related fields
  • Experience with developing and improving systems and processes
  • Experience working with communities and municipalities
  • Experience with volunteer development
  • Experience with mediation and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse audiences and knowledge of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and civil rights policies
  • Experience working with federal reporting