County Extension Director
Position Number: SC-00002350-1218
Primary Function of Organization Unit: North Carolina Cooperative Extension gives our residents easy access to the resources and expertise of NC State University and NC A&T State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, Cooperative Extension field faculty deliver unbiased, research-based information to North Carolina citizens. For more information about Richmond County, go to wwwhttps://www.richmondnc.com/
Essential Job Duties: The County Extension Director is a member of the faculty of North Carolina State University. The major responsibility of the job is to provide leadership for and coordinate the efforts of the county Extension staff in developing an effective total County Extension educational program. The position requires a dynamic individual to provide visionary leadership for a comprehensive Extension program to meet the needs of diverse segments of the population. The County Extension Director serves as the County Extension administrative leader with responsibilities for administration, public policy issues, and community/leadership development. The County Extension Director is responsible for maintaining an effective advisory leadership system representative of all program areas. The County Extension Director provides leadership and expertise in coordinating/securing resource development for all program areas. Responsibilities include marketing Extension programs and impacts. The County Extension Director must maintain a strong, collaborative relationship in assisting the staff in delivering educational programs with county government input and support. Also, to meet the needs of county citizens, the position must network and collaborate with agencies and organizations, county departments, schools, town officials, area agencies, and University and Extension personnel. The position will be responsible for coordinating staff development, training and maintaining the Affirmative Action Plan of North Carolina Cooperative Extension. The individual must demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, and work well with people.
Department Required Skills: The position requires someone with exceptional communication, managerial and leadership skills. Excellent public relations skills and the ability to connect the local program needs with NC State University's mission are required.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Preferred candidates should have abilities or experience in the following areas: agriculture or agribusiness, community and resource development, administration, or appropriate Extension related subject matter; demonstrated leadership in Extension programming and management; supervisory experience and skills in human relations, negotiations, public relations, and team building; managing public policy issues; securing and managing outside funding and resources to develop innovative educational programming; and the ability to work with people, staff, customers, elected officials and volunteers. Preference will be given to those candidates who presently live in Richmond County or who express a willingness to relocate to Richmond County within a reasonable period of time.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: 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.
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
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