Extension Agent, FCS

Job description

Posting Number:

PG190164CE

Position Number:

WT-00002163-0421

Position Type:

NC Cooperative Extension

Job City & State:

Murphy, NC

Department :

NC Cooperative Extension/Cherokee County

Working Title:

Extension Agent, FCS

Appointment:

12 Month Recurring

Job Type:

Full-Time - Permanent

FTE:

1

Essential Job Duties:

Essential responsibilities for the position include planning, marketing, conducting, and evaluating educational programs in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) for Cherokee County.

Other Work/Responsibilities:

Additionally, the agent will work to identify opportunities for providing assistance to community partners in the area of improving their policies, systems, and environments to better support healthy eating and physical activity. The agent works with the project and county team, pro-actively providing programming to their appointed counties.
Technology and web-based platforms will be used to be efficient and educational opportunities will be provided virtually and in-person. Grant funding will be secured to enhance programming in Cherokee County.
Essential job duties include:
• Coordinate with collaborating agencies to plan and implement programs.
• Conduct direct nutrition education programs as outlined in Steps to Health program curricula and training.
• Facilitate the collection of appropriate demographic and evaluation data using specified tools.
• Purchase and prepare food and supplies for program-specific taste tests.
• Track and spend within provided budgets for each program.
• Participate in Steps to Health training.
• With guidance from and in collaboration with Steps to Health campus staff, support partnering agencies in making positive improvements in nutrition and physical activity policies, systems, and environmental changes.
• Travel within Cherokee County.
• Track and maintain program-related paperwork such as data, inventory, and other documentation in an organized manner

Identify if the Position is Mandatory / Essential / Key:

Not Applicable

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm business hours; night and weekends are required as needed

Minimum Experience/Education:

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). The minimum GPA requirement will be waived for NCCE Program Associates with a Bachelor’s degree. – 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 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.

Department Required Skills:

N/A

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

N/A

Required License or Certification:

N/A

Valid NC Driver's License required?:

Yes

Commercial Driver's License Required?:

No

Physical Required?:

No

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$40,000 - $45,000

Internal Transfer Only:

No

Job Open Date:

04/15/2021

Quick Link:

https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/142837

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.

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.

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 equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 9/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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