UNH Extension Seeks an Assistant Director of Operations

Aerial view of UNH Durham campus

The Assistant Director of Operations for UNH Extension will work in close collaboration with the Extension Dean and Director and Associate Director of Programs to establish and implement organizational policy, provide organizational oversight, implement a strategic plan, and allocate resources. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Oversight of statewide and county Extension operations
  • Oversee organizational operations including risk management, equipment, and space allocation. Management of facilities is complex and includes campus and external sites, including ten county Extension offices; external office buildings used by UNH Professional Development and Training and NH Sea Grant; and UNH Outreach and Engagement offices.
  • Provide leadership for sustained county funding of UNH Extension in collaboration with Dean and Director of Extension. Prepare and usher county Extension office budgets through approval, in partnership with Extension Public Affairs Manager; Extension County Office Administrators; and Research, Economic Engagement and Outreach Finance Administrator.
  • Provide leadership to Extension’s Public Affairs Manager and Extension County Office Administrators concerning elected and appointed officials; advisory councils; and operational and administrative issues.
  • Serve as Extension’s primary liaison to UNH Human Resources. Administer implementation of USNH personnel policies and procedures as they apply to Extension, including employment and salary administration, employee orientation, performance management, promotion, and termination.
  • Develop and communicate policies and procedures related to emergency planning and response; staff safety; and Extension office closure. Provide training to staff as appropriate.
  • Serve as liaison to USNH Information Technology and UNH Extension Educator Council. Liaison to additional teams and committees as assigned by the Dean and Director.
  • Position may include supervision.
Perform related duties as assigned
Desired Competencies
  • Proven sound judgment and professional integrity
  • Success in position of leadership
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with professional staff and partners
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects with minimal supervision
  • Experience working independently as well as within cross-functional teams in a collaborative, professional environment

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in appropriate academic discipline
  • Five years of successful leadership experience


The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.


Amy Loader
Associate Director
Phone: (603) 862-3085
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824