Assistant Center Director, Ames Plantation in Grand Junction, TN
AgResearch and Education Center at Ames Plantation (REC@AP), located in Grand Junction, TN, Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Stations. The Ames Plantation is privately owned by the Hobart Ames Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, charitable foundation and co-managed by the Trustees of the Foundation and the AgResearch Division of the Institute of Agriculture.
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *Responsible for assisting in the comprehensive administration and management of the UT REC@AP. *Exert visionary leadership and serve as a catalyst for the implementation of innovative research projects. *Direct the execution of research plans developed by faculty scientists. *Recruit qualified staff and promote their professional development. *Manage finances, assets, land, equipment and personnel to meet needs of the research program. *Nurture productive relationships with a wide variety of entities across the Institute of Agriculture and University community, as well as the local community and constituents external to the University. *Work with local faculty, agents and specialists to plan and conduct field days. *The REC@AP functions independently from any single department and reports directly to the Dean of UT AgResearch/Director of the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station (TAES). *The Assistant Director provides supervision to the following positions at the REC@AP: Administrative Assistants (1.0 FTE) Managers and Assistants (3.5 FTE) Maintenance Supervisor (1.0 FTE)
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
AGRESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER INFORMATION One of ten outdoor research and teaching laboratories in the University of Tennessee AgResearch System, the REC@AP serves the agricultural community of west Tennessee. The center is located near Grand Junction, TN, 365 miles west of the main campus in Knoxville. Created in 1950 as a Field Station via the Will of the late Julia Colony Ames and originally known as Ames Plantation, the facility's name was changed to the AgResearch and Education Center at Ames Plantation to more accurately reflect the center's mission to meet agricultural research and information needs of West Tennessee. The center includes some 18,400 acres to meet the scientists' needs. Research performed at the center strives to help landowners produce better and more abundant row-crops, while another research focus is on forestry/wildlife management and livestock management practices. The Center is home to the National Championship for field trialing bird dogs, which is held the 2nd Monday of February each year.
The REC@AP hosts numerous industry and public tours, as well as, specialty field days that occur at different times of the year. The Center also hosts In-service training for AgResearch and Extension personnel in addition to other technology transfer events.
Information about UT AgResearch may be found at https://agresearch.tennessee.edu/ and information specific to the REC@AP at http://www.amesplantation.org .
Internal Number: 209566
About Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.