Posted by: ccenys4h | February 13, 2014

Search for New Director for CCE of Sullivan County

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County will begin an immediate nationwide search to hire a new executive director.  The board of directors took action at a special meeting on February 11, 2014 after accepting the resignation, with regrets, of its present executive Greg Sandor.  He will be taking a position as head of the Nassau County CCE to be closer to his home and family.  An interim director will be named until the new executive is on board.

Sandor was instrumental in reviving the Cooperative Extension of Sullivan Count. He is responsible for both restructuring the finances and revamping programs.  The EaT (Entrepreneurial and Teaching) Kitchen, green house project, and Master Food Preserver classes are all examples of new programs to enhance agricultural development in the county.  Eat Smart New York and other nutrition programs were also expanded around the county.

“We’re thankful for the leadership that Greg provided as a ‘turn-around expert’ who helped grow our programs and strengthen our relationship with Cornell University and county government,” said Board President Joan Howard, “Now we are looking for someone who can provide the stability and continuity to prepare us for the next decade.”

The new executive director will be expected to provide the same high level of dynamic leadership and management of the association within Cornell and local policy direction.

The executive director position is multilevel.  The director develops and maintains effective working relationships among the staff, other Extension associations, Extension administration, Cornell faculty, and local stakeholders.  He or she exercises professional judgment and executive skills in administering overall operations, and provides leadership in educational program development, implementation, establishing program priorities, and program integration across disciplines and within the broader extension system.

A complete position description and information on how to apply will be posted in mid-February on the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County website www.sullivancce.org and at the CCE Administration website at https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10163/jobsearch.ftl.  Applications will be reviewed beginning in April.

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