The primary focus of this position is to plan, implement,
deliver and evaluate leadership development programs for MSU
Extension employees, community members and other stakeholders as
needed throughout Montana. We seek individuals who work
professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess
effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
and have the ability to contribute positively to the mission of
Montana State University.
Duties and Responsibilities
Plan, implement, and evaluate an internal leadership development
program for MSU Extension faculty in collaboration with MSU
Extension leadership. Provide leadership and assistance to
Extension field faculty in their work to plan, implement, and
evaluate local community-based leadership development programs in
their communities. Work closely with Extension faculty, staff and
administration to identify educational needs for leadership
development in Extension and in Montana communities. Develop and
maintain budgets for internal leadership development program.
Partner and collaborate with other Extension agents and specialists
to conduct effective, integrated educational programming focusing
on leadership development. Utilize all available media sources and
technologies to communicate with MSU Extension faculty, staff and
others as needed.
Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge &
Master's degree in a field related to Extension, leadership, or
education. Demonstrated understanding of leadership development
theories, principles and practices. Demonstrated understanding of
community development principles and practices. Demonstrated
ability to work effectively with community-based groups. Experience
in adult eduation.
Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge &
Demonstrated experience in leadership and community development.
Experience in Extension. Demonstrated ability to identify, plan,
and implement programs in leadership and community development.
Demonstrated ability working with volunteers to implement effective
The Successful Candidate Will The successful candidate will
possess excellent human relations skills, including effective oral
communication abilities; professionalism; evidence of good
judgment; flexibility and innovativeness in order to respond to the
changing needs of people in MSU Extension and Montana communities.
The successful candidate will also have a familiarity with
multi-cultural and different socioeconomic audiences, an interest
in working with people from diverse backgrounds, and a commitment
to the principles of Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information The
position for which you have applied MAY BE a Union position. Union
affiliation is determined by job duties and the collective
Non-Tenure Track Faculty - Any position that is .5 FTE or more
is represented by the Associated Faculty of Montana State
University (AFMSU). Faculty covered by AFMSU may choose to pay
membership dues. This is a condition of employment. Additional
information can be found at AFMSU or by emailing AFSMU .
Any position less than .5 FTE is not represented by the Union
and is not required to pay dues. If the FTE changes during
employment, the representational status of this position could be
impacted. Exceptions: Anyone having successfully completed a PEI
exam or any faculty working in Extension are exempt from the
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive
statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a
general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts
Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and
responsibilities to this job at any time.
Physical Demands Position requires frequent night and weekend
work, occasional travel throughout the state of Montana, and travel
to and from programs. To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The
requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required.