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Position Announcement
Director, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
University of Illinois Extension

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Search #10876
University of Illinois, Urbana campus
The University of Illinois and Purdue University seek a director for the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program, headquartered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The program is part of NOAA's National Sea Grant College Program, a network of 32 university-based programs in coastal and Great Lakes states. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant sponsors and conducts research, education, and outreach that empower citizens and communities in the Lake Michigan region to secure a healthy environment and economy. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant has been a college level Sea Grant program since 1997 and received highest level rating for performance in 2004. The program includes 23 staff members located at six institutions in Illinois and Indiana that are supported through partnerships with over 11 departments, organizations, or administrative units.
The director will serve as the full time (100%, 12-month) administrative leader for the program and all of its staff members. This position may be filled at the associate or full professor level with a tenure/tenure-track appointment in an appropriate academic department at University of Illinois. 
Administrative Responsibility
The director represents and acts on behalf of the states of Illinois and Indiana through the University of Illinois and Purdue University and reports to the Associate Dean, Extension and Outreach, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, working in conjunction with the program?s Administrative Advisory Committee.
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Assume programmatic, fiscal, personnel, and administrative management of the program;
·         Lead Sea Grant?s Program Management Team and staff towards implementation of the strategic and implementation plans;
·         Coordinate and participate in state, regional, and national collaborative projects focusing on Great Lakes and Sea Grant priority research, outreach, and education issues;
·         Develop and oversee existing and new sponsored activities;
·         Provide guidance on natural resources issues at the state and federal level;
·         Develop partnerships in other natural resource programs with universities and agencies;
·         Comply with University of Illinois Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines;
·         Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
·         A Ph.D. in a natural science, social science, or engineering field relevant to Sea Grant?s mission;
·         A demonstrated ability to build and lead cross-campus, cross-institutional programs in research and outreach;
·         Extensive experience in outreach and research administration and evidence of success managing grant awards, particularly interdisciplinary programs that relate to the mission of Sea Grant;
·         A knowledge of federal and state public programs and private groups that are involved in research and outreach in the Great Lakes;
·         Demonstrated leadership in personnel, budget, and other programmatic activities.
Preferred Qualifications
·         Prior experience with Sea Grant College Programs;
·         Demonstrated excellence in instruction and research at levels that qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate or full professor in an appropriate department at the University of Illinois.
Proposed Start Date
May 2007, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date
To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 15, 2006 at 5:00 PM.
Send a letter of application referencing the specific position, CV, and contact information for three references:
            Irene Miles, Search Committee Chair
            Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Director Search
            c/o ACES Human Resources
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
117 Mumford Hall, MC-710
1301 W Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
217-333-2664; (hr@aces.uiuc.edu)        
For additional information, contact:
Dr. Richard Warner, Interim Assistant Dean, Extension Program Coordination at (217) 333-5900.
The University of Illinois Extension is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Irene Miles
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
376 NSRC
1101 W. Peabody Dr.
Urbana, Il 61801
(217) 333-8055
FAX (217) 333-8046