Extension Agent, FCS
NC Cooperative ExtensionJob City & State:
Murphy, NCDepartment :
NC Cooperative Extension/Cherokee CountyWorking Title:
Extension Agent, FCSAppointment:
12 Month RecurringJob Type:
Full-Time - PermanentFTE:
1Essential 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
Not ApplicableWork Schedule:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm business hours; night and weekends are required as neededMinimum 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/APreferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:
N/ARequired License or Certification:
N/AValid NC Driver's License required?:
YesCommercial Driver's License Required?:
NoAnticipated Hiring Range:
$40,000 - $45,000Internal Transfer Only:
NoJob Open Date:
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