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Department: 117709 - Northeast District - Hyde
Location: Swan Quarter, NC
Essential Job Duties:
This position seeks to impact the increasing need for research based, extension education concerning nutrition, food safety and food preservation as are related to health, wellness and chronic disease reduction in Hyde County. This position will conduct viable, proactive research-based educational programs in these areas primarily for adult audiences. The primary target audience will include private citizens, restaurant, school and other institutional food preparation managers and employees. Delivery of a nutrition/food safety youth educational component is also expected. This position will collaborate with Extension agents in the region and subject matter specialists at NC State University on common educational program initiatives.
The professional in this position must be energetic, enjoy working with individuals as well as groups, be able to work with diverse audiences, and have the ability to manage multiple tasks with little supervision. He/she must possess a high degree of subject matter competence and have the ability to work independently and as a team member. Frequent travel to Ocracoke and other counties using personal vehicle is required.
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.
A Bachelor's degree in family and consumer sciences, nutrition or related science is required. The person in this position must be self-directed and possess a strong work ethic. The successful candidate should be energetic, innovative, and a good manager of time and other resources. Other skills needed include knowledge and experience in educational presentations, public relations and marketing, print media, leadership, and computer usage. The ability to evaluate programs and document contacts and impacts is essential.
A Master's degree at time of hiring is desirable, with at least one degree in family and consumer sciences, nutrition or related science. The expectation is that a Master's degree will be pursued after hiring.
Grantsmanship skills and the ability to secure and manage outside funding resources in order to develop innovative programming is desired.
Required license or certification:
Valid Driver's License and reliable, personal transportation required. Valid North Carolina driver's license is required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.
Position Number: NE-00003131-0519
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