Office Director

Iowa Falls, IA
Base County
Counties Served

To provide leadership and oversight of the county office and staff. Serves as the council representative. Works with council and staff to implement a county plan of work that focuses on stakeholder education and engagement.

  • Maintains a positive working relationship with staff and clients in the county
  • Provides leadership and supervises county paid staff
  • Conducts annual performance reviews and assists staff in developing plans of work/professional development plans
  • Serves as county staff representative for the extension council and creates council agendas and board packets
  • Manages the county budget
  • Secures and manages outside funding including grants and private sources
  • Oversees day-to-day office operations
  • Maintains high level of marketing and visibility for all programs, including maintenance of county extension website
  • Provides leadership for county strategic planning and program planning based on local needs
  • Oversees building maintenance and property management
  • Oversees equipment supplies and inventory balances
  • Provides excellent customer service to clients
  • Coordinates pesticide and manure applicator trainings, and others as needed
  • Assists county-paid staff and specialists with program execution
  • Manages volunteer records and background screenings as required in risk management policies
  • Represents Hardin County Extension professionally and positively
  • Uses standard policies and procedures regarding county business operations and council relations
  • Continually develops and enhances relevant skills and understnds current professional standards
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Associates degree
  • Minimum three years management or leadership experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Computer (including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Teams, etc.), organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Team player and people oriented
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to travel and access to dependable transportation with proof of vehicle liability coverage


Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Content knowledge in at least one field: agriculture and natural resources, human sciences, youth development, community and economic development
  • Successful contract and grant writing experience
  • Experience working cooperatively with boards and diverse groups
Additional Information

A background check will be completed on the selected applicant.

Resume with references, letter of interest and application form can be mailed to:

Hardin County Extension and Outreach

c/o Missy Crawford

PO Box 818

Iowa Falls, IA 50126


Job Type
Full Time
Wages (type)
Wages (status)

Health insurance package, paid time off and holidays, IPERS, professional development opportunities, and work-related travel reimbursement

Application Deadline

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.

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