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  • Director
    North Willamette Research and Extension Center
    Oregon State University

    The North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC) is seeking a Director. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.

    NWREC is a large and dynamic agricultural research experiment station located in the Willamette Valley, featuring world-class field research in horticulture and crop sciences.

    A video featuring NWREC can be accessed at and additional information can be found at

    The Director serves at the pleasure of the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS).

    This position will provide overall leadership and guidance for research and Extension programs at the NWREC, including supervision of faculty and staff, budget and fiscal planning and management, and farm and facilities operations.

    Specific roles and duties of this position include the following:

    Serve as CAS’s primary liaison with local stakeholders providing high quality customer service with the local community.

    As primary liaison, develop and oversee budget processes and monitor fiscal activities in collaboration the Executive Associate Dean and the Chief Operating Officer of CAS.

    Build and maintain relationships with county, state and federal elected and appointed officials and decision makers-including keeping them informed about OSU’s activities and impacts in their communities.

    County/Region Needs Assessments:

    Manage broadly representative advisory councils to help identify critical issues, community needs and opportunities, while providing oversight and support for OSU programming within their purview.

    Work as a team member with appropriate Regional Extension Directors to prioritize and implement needs assessment findings for NWREC.

    Community Outreach and Engagement:

    Connect public to OSU resources, improving the University’s reputation, presence and outreach in the community.

    Facilitate educational services and opportunities, including credit and non­credit courses, within the community.

    Develop and expand partnerships with educational leaders and providers in the community.

    Create opportunities for increased engagement between OSU and the community.

    Additional job information can be found at:


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