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Department: 117805 - Southeast District - Duplin
Location: Kenansville & Clinton, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The agent in this position will provide leadership for the development and implementation of the family and consumer education programs in Duplin and Sampson counties. The agent will proactively conduct needs assessments and program evaluations to provide future direction for the program. Programmatic support of current research based nutrition/healthy lifestyles curriculum for all ages, along with volunteer management, will be expected of the agent to meet program goals.
This position demands a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with an understanding of family and consumer science programming needs, primarily in foods and nutrition. The successful candidate must plan, develop, implement, and evaluate programs related to food preservation, weight management, healthy eating, food safety and others as identified by advisory members and other stakeholders across the two counties. Candidate must be able to recruit, train, and incorporate volunteers into programming efforts. Collaboration with other government agencies, public and private non-profits and corporations is expected.
The pursuit of outside resources such as grants and donations will be necessary to support program expansion.
Experience preparing and presenting educational resource materials for face to face settings or via other forms of writing, and internet, including social media, is important.
One of the following educational requirements: – A Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall or a 3.0 in family and consumer sciences (formerly known as home economics) or a related field (based on a 4.0 scale), – A Bachelor’s degree and the completion of at least one-half of coursework in a Master’s degree curriculum with a cumulative grade point average 3.0 or higher with at least one degree in family and consumer sciences (formerly known as home economics) or a related field, or – Completion of a Master’s degree with at least one degree in family and consumer sciences (formerly known as home economics) or a related field. Also required: a personal automobile; computer literacy; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to plan, implement, market, and evaluate educational programs; willingness to work as a team member and support a total Extension program; and the ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities. Personal Attributes: Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the County Extension Agent’s job requires that the individual possess habits of industry, a sense of responsibility, and a genuine appreciation for the worth of the individual. The employee must be adept in both oral and written communication. The County Extension Agent is eligible to become a member of the non-tenure track/special faculty at North Carolina State University. The County Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating that phase of county Extension programs within assigned areas of program responsibility. The County Extension Agent cooperates with colleagues in the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and county leaders in performing assigned responsibilities. The performance of assigned responsibilities is governed by the philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
Bachelor’s Degree in family and consumer sciences related field is required. Prefer leadership skills and resource management experience, human relations skills such as team building and negotiation, public relations skills such as the ability to work with and educate diverse audiences including staff, customers, and volunteers. Applicants should also possess outstanding communication and computer skills.
Master’s Degree in family and consumer sciences related field is preferred.
Required license or certification:
Valid driver’s license and reliable, personal transportation required.
Position Number: SE-00002688-0519
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