County Extension Director
Posting DetailsVacancy TypeNC Cooperative ExtensionIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoJob TypeFull-Time - PermanentTime-Limited Appointment LengthNoIf Yes, Appointment LengthTitleCounty Extension DirectorWorking TitleCounty Extension DirectorSalary Range$50,000 - $95,000Anticipated Hiring RangeMinimum $50,000Position NumberNC-00002173-0820Work Schedule8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday; evenings/weekends as requiredFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department117535 - North Central District- AlamanceDepartmentJob City & StateBurlington, NCPrimary Function of Organizational 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.
Alamance County is located in north-central North Carolina halfway between (and under an hour from) two larger metro regions – the famed Research Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) to the east and the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem) to the west. The population of 160,000 continues to grow because of Alamance County’s special blend of southern hospitality and charm. This growing area enjoys a flavor of spirited progress, beautiful landscapes and friendly people. The Alamance County area has many attractions and attributes, from beautiful trails and trips along our river and lakes to enjoying numerous performances and concerts throughout the year as well as our history, shopping, parks, golf courses and restaurants. The Alamance County Agricultural Industry includes 720 farms on 80,042 acres with an average farm size of 111 acres.
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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.Other Work/Responsibilities
The County Extension Director (CED) serves as the county Extension administrative leader with responsibilities for administration.
This is considered a county department head level position, and the CED will be expected to perform at that level and be accountable. Close communication with the District Extension Director and the County Manager is necessary.
This position requires a dynamic individual to provide visionary leadership for a comprehensive Extension program to meet the needs of county citizens and maintain the affirmative action plan of North Carolina Cooperative Extension.
The CED is responsible for maintaining an effective advisory leadership system representative of the program of work.
The CED provides leadership and expertise in managing and coordinating resource development for all program areas, which includes fiscal responsibility for the county- and state-appropriated funds as well as allocated funds.
Responsibilities also include marketing Extension programs and their impacts.
Other responsibilities include organizing and allocating resources, marketing the Extension program, preparing budgets, maintaining administrative relationships, interpreting and communicating policy, teaching, evaluating, and reporting in the assigned county.
The ability to work with diverse people, staff, customers, elected officials, and volunteers is essential. The CED must maintain an effective, collaborative relationship in delivering educational programs by working closely with county government agencies and organizations, county departments, local officials, area agencies, and University and Extension personnel in nearby counties.
This position is responsible for coordinating staff development and training, conducting performance evaluations, and aligning staff work responsibilities.
The successful candidate must have demonstrated the ability to plan, organize, and work well with people.
Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the CED’s job requires that the individual possess educational leadership and statesmanship qualities, habits of industry, a sense of responsibility, a genuine appreciation for the work of the individual, a high degree of objectivity, and effective oral and written communication skills.
Travel within the district, as well as occasional travel outside the district is required.Minimum Experience/Education
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 education program. Other responsibilities include organizing and allocating resources, marketing the Extension program, preparing budgets, maintaining administrative relationships, interpreting and communicating policy, teaching, evaluating, and reporting in the assigned county.
The minimum requirements for the County Extension Director is either a (i) Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field related to Extension/educational programming, administration, organizational leadership, or public administration and a minimum of (3) three years of service with Cooperative Extension or similar work experience in a university or community outreach organization or program; or (ii) a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a field related to Extension/educational programming, administration, organizational leadership, or public administration and a minimum of (10) ten years of service with Cooperative Extension or similar work experience in a university or community outreach organization or program. A candidate applying with a Bachelor’s degree and less than 10 years of experience must be actively enrolled in an accredited graduate degree program and confer the degree within one year of hire. Administrative and supervisory experience including experience with human resource development, fiscal resource management, and external relations is strongly preferred.Departmental Required Skills
Potential candidates should have skills, abilities, or experience in the following areas: demonstrated leadership in Extension programming and management, supervisory experience, and skills in human relations, negotiations, public relations, team building, managing public policy issues, and securing and managing outside funding and resources to develop innovative educational programming.Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in leadership and management as well as an expertise in delivering educational programs in a discipline related to one of the N.C. Cooperative Extension focus areas.Required License or Certification
N/ASpecial InstructionsJob Open Date09/04/2020Must Be Open Until
Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.09/18/2020Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire DateAA/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.
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