Tuesday, April 6, 2021

To: OSU faculty and staff

From: Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President

April 6, 2021

Search for Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement

The Office of the Provost seeks nominations and applications for Vice Provost, Division of Extension and Engagement and Director, OSU Extension Service. The search will continue until the position is filled.

The Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement provides strategic and operational direction of the OSU Extension Service and university-wide leadership for community-engaged research and teaching. The Vice Provost engages statewide advisory groups and collaborates with deans and other relevant university leaders to identify issues to which university resources may be directed. As Director of the Extension Service, the Vice Provost works closely with OSU’s Office of Government Relations to build legislative relationships and advocacy for Extension’s biennial state budget and serves as the federally designated director of Smith-Lever capacity fund appropriations.

The Vice Provost reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President, serves as a member of the Provost's Senior Leadership Team and the University Cabinet, and is an active participant in all aspects of institution-wide planning and policy development. The Vice Provost collaborates closely with the deans of Agricultural Science, Forestry, and Public Health and Human Sciences, while making use of an internal shared governance group (the Program Leadership Council) to advise on matters of strategy, priorities, and budget.

The Division of Extension and Engagement is a $75.6+ million enterprise with 600 employees, including approximately 400 academic and professional faculty.

Review the attached position profile or visit the search web site for more information. Email questions to search committee chair Andrea.Balinger@oregonstate.edu.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC is assisting OSU in this search. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination including contact information for the nominee. Inquiries and nominations should be directed to Jan Greenwood, founder, at jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com or Julie Holley, senior executive search consultant, at julieholley@greenwoodsearch.com. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.