Temp ASPIRE internship Program Assistant

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The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is seeking a highly-motivated student to support the summer internship program, Agroecology Scholars Program in Research and Extension (ASPIRE) for Diversity.

This position will support the internship with general program planning, logistics, and some coordination during the program.

Specific Duties will include:

  • Plan and organize program advertisement and recruitment
  • Oversee application review process
  • Coordinate with Dr. Cruz for the internship evaluation
  • Helping make sure program adheres to timelines and budget
  • Support timely and accurate communications across the team, while supporting project team culture
  • Communicating with a wide range of stakeholders and the general public about the internship
  • Some communications support for advertising and recruiting
  • Coordinate general administrative duties
  • Event planning assistance and logistics for events related to the internship
  • Management and reconciliation of credit cards
  • Processing financial paperwork, including paying invoices through the NCSU invoice payment system, Service Now.
  • Management of state travel paperwork for individuals, large conferences, and events
  • Constant follow up to ensure paperwork has been processed by the state
  • Simple yet crucial AV set up for events, including maintenance and recommendations of replacement schedule of AV equipment
  • Data entry and other duties as assigned

Superior organization and time management skills are necessary. Attention to detail, excellent follow-through, ability to think on your feet, and communicate effectively are vital to success in this position. Candidate must be able to hit the ground running, and be ready to jump into a busy team. Only candidates with an exceptional work ethic will be considered. www.cefs.ncsu.edu for more information on CEFS.

Work Schedule
Some nights, early mornings and weekend work will be required during the summer and actual internship (May 24 – June 30). Some overnight travel will be required for events, once the university approves event travel again. Most events are scheduled ahead of time. With exception to certain event blackout dates, schedule is somewhat flexible. Due to the pandemic, we are currently working remotely, but this position may return to the office on campus when NC State University decides it is safe to do so.

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Job City & State:

Raleigh, NC



Classification Title:

Temporary Office/Clerical

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Temp ASPIRE internship Program Assistant

Work Schedule:

10-20/hrs per week

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Minimum Experience/Education:

-High School Diploma or equivalent
-Must be currently enrolled in post-secondary education (community college, 4-year college or University, and graduate degree) at NC State University

Department Required Skills:

-Applicants must be flexible and open to working with a diverse group of students, mentors, producers, CEFS staff, university/college faculty, Extension Agents and other organizations
-self motivated to accomplish job responsibilities remotely
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Excellent follow-up skills, time management and computer and database management skills
-Must have an interest in sustainable agriculture
-Must be able to lift 25 pounds and stand or sit for extended periods of time

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

-Preference will be given to those majoring in Agroecology, Agricultural Education and Extension, or Business Administration.
-A background in food systems and/or agriculture

Required License or Certification:

-Valid Driver’s License

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If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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Posted: 12/1/2020
Application Due: 8/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time