The Director of Rural Prosperity Nebraska provides scholarly, strategic, and organizational leadership for efforts of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the University of Nebraska to enhance community and economic vitality among rural communities statewide. The prosperity of rural Nebraska is a priority for Nebraska Extension, IANR, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Nebraska. The Director maintains productive ongoing relationships with the faculty and administrators of Nebraska Extension, the Agricultural Research Division (ARD), the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR), the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS), and the office of the NU Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources and IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor to ensure that efforts are coordinated. The Director serves on the ARD Director’s Council. The Director is responsible for setting, in partnership with the Program Leader of Rural Prosperity Nebraska, and informed by the faculty, stakeholders, and community leaders, the strategy for Rural Prosperity Nebraska and is accountable for ensuring progress is made. The Program Leader of Rural Prosperity Nebraska is the Director’s key strategic partner in advancing Rural Prosperity Nebraska. The quality of the working relationship with the Program Leader is critical to the success of the Director.