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Department: 117539 - North Central District- Guilford
Location: Central Area of NC
Essential Job Duties:
NC State Extension at North Carolina State University is the well-respected leader in providing experiential learning to NC citizens in the areas of agriculture, food, and youth development. The Area Specialized Agent (ASA) is primarily responsible for planning, developing, executing, and evaluating and reporting the impacts of high-quality research-based extension programs in a specific content area over a designated multi-county area. The Area Specialized Agent works collaboratively with county agents and Extension/research faculty from NC State University, as well as industry clients, county leaders, and other partners. The expectations and job performance is governed by the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
The Area Specialized Agent is eligible to be a member of the field faculty (non-tenure track) of North Carolina State University.
Education & Experience: The minimum requirement for employment with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension is a Master’s degree in an area related to the agent’s assigned responsibilities. Three years of Extension or related experience is preferred. They shall have demonstrated abilities in successful interpersonal communication, program development and evaluation, and subject matter expertise in the area of specialization. Personal Attributes: Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the Area Specialized 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 Area Specialized Extension Agent is a member of the faculty of North Carolina State University. The Area Specialized Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating multi-counties’ extension programs within the assigned area of program responsibility. This position typically covers 3 to 5 counties. The Area Specialized Extension Agent cooperates with colleagues in the North Carolina Cooperative Extension 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 .
Candidates must have proven personal effectiveness skills, including excellent interpersonal communication, team building, and problem-solving skills, and the ability to provide leadership to an educational program area by working successfully with agents and professors/specialists as well industry clients in their subject matter area.
Willingness and ability to work extra hours and weekends are required.
Person must provide their own dependable, personal vehicle and have the ability to travel independently in the assigned geographical area.
Preference for research experience, including the ability or demonstrated experience in facilitating field research in the area of specialization, as well as history of successfully obtaining or capacity to obtain grant funds to support research and Extension work in the area of specialization.
Social media and program marketing experience through mass media is desirable.
Required license or certification:
Valid driver’s license and reliable person vehicle is required and must be maintained.
In order to operate a state vehicle, a valid driver’s license is required and must be maintained.
Reimbursement provided for travel related to work.
Position Number: NC-00061388-1119
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