Auburn University Associate Director, Ag Research/Extension Center in Auburn, Alabama

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Job Title Associate Director, Ag Research/Extension Center

Department/Organization E. V. Smith Research Center

Salary Grade 35

Salary Range $51,900 - $86,400

Status Full-Time

Job Summary The E.V. Smith Research Center of Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director. **This position is located at the EVSRC Beef Unit in Shorter, AL. ** The individual in this position will provide leadership to the Director of the E.V. Smith Research Center in collaboration with the administration, Department Heads, and Dean for the College of Agriculture and the Director and Associate Directors of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing the day to day operations and implementation of research projects of a unit within an agricultural research center and acting as unit head in the absence of the Director for technical, administrative, and resource management matters at the center to support all AAES programs related to beef cattle production for research, teaching, and/or extension programs. Essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs and may include the following:

Planning, overseeing, and implementing all aspects of a research unit to include design, system installation, operation, and data collection for beef research, teaching, and extension projects.

Interacting with a variety of individuals and groups for tours, seminars, and presentations;

Scheduling, monitoring, and maintaining records of research;

Procuring equipment and supplies to sustain research projects;

Supervising machinery operation, maintenance, and repair;

Supervising and/or monitors clean up and sanitation of research facility and equipment;

May assist in the development and monitoring of the department budget;

Ensuring compliance with pesticide application, animal care according to IACUC and AAALAC policy, procedure, and standards, as well as other regulations specific to execution of job responsibilities;

Full supervisory responsibility for other employees is a major responsibility and includes directing and coordinating work schedules, training, evaluating, and making or recommending pay, promotion or other employment decisions.

Minimum Qualifications Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business, Management, Business, or related agricultural field and five (5) years of relevant work experience in beef cattle research. Excellent interpersonal, written communication skills and demonstrated technical excellence and ability to work independently and in a team environment are essential. Candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the U.S. by the employment date.

Please utilize the attachment feature on the on-line application system and attach a cover letter and resume. Only complete application packets will be considered for selection.

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.

Desired Qualifications A Master's degree in the agricultural sciences, Beef Quality Assurance certification, maintenance and operation of equipment, and supervisory experience are preferred. Demonstrated experience with artificial insemination, forage production and grazing systems for beef cattle is also desired.

Posting Date 05-18-2017

Close Date 05-26-2017

Job Class Code GA06

Job Category Administrative Grade 34 and above

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