We are currently taking applications for an Executive Director. 

The Executive Director for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County represents and is accountable to the Association Board of Directors and the Director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension system.  The Executive Director is expected to be an effective leader, helping to develop and project a compelling and contemporary vision for Extension programming to stakeholders, both internal and external.  The Executive Director must be engaged with decision makers both locally and at Cornell in order to be effective.

The Executive Director is expected to provide high level leadership and management of the Association within Cornell and local policy direction.  The Executive Director develops and maintains effective working relationships among the staff, other Extension Associations, the Leatherstocking Region Shared Business Network, Extension Administration, Cornell faculty, and stakeholders.  This position will build positive relationships with legislators, local government leaders, community leaders, funding agencies, and civic groups.  The Executive Director exercises professional judgment and executive skills in administering overall Association operations.  This position provides leadership in overall educational program development, implementation, establishing program priorities, provide leadership for the ongoing development of a welcoming and inclusive organizational climate for diversity, and program integration across disciplines and within the broader Extension system.  The Executive Director is expected to develop enhanced revenue streams to sustain and augment programming in the Association.  

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Elizabeth Crofut
Interim Executive Director
(315) 684-3001 ext.114

Last updated March 13, 2017