Extension Program Assistant/Associate

Job Details

Posting Number:

PG190350CE

Position Number:

WT-00002504-0722

Position Type:

NC Cooperative Extension

Job City & State:

Hendersonville, NC

Department :

NC Cooperative Extension

Working Title:

Extension Program Assistant/Associate

Appointment:

12 Month Recurring

Job Type:

Full-Time - Permanent

FTE:

1

Essential Job Duties:

This position is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 37.5-hour per week position. This position is 100% funded by state and county funding and contingent upon available funding.

The Extension 4-H Program Assistant has the responsibility to support the 4-H Agent in creating a well-rounded 4-H program in Henderson County. Supporting the 4-H program involves being a facilitator and creator of 4-H Special Interest Programs and volunteer recruitment. Current/ongoing special interest program examples include Sewing, Agricultural Day Camp, Mini Gardening, the FRESH program at the Carl Sandburg Historic Site, livestock judging, and cooking with STEM. Other responsibilities include assisting with 4-H Club administration/activities, school enrichment programs, and County, District, and State events when needed.
A primary role of this position involves recruiting and training volunteers to manage programs in a productive manner and to identify resources to assist in conducting these programs. A key role of this position is to work with advisory committees to identify needs for the program and the community. Applicants must be available for evening, night, and weekend activities. An accurate record of hours worked must be maintained daily and accomplishments documented in the Extension Reporting System. Assists in marketing 4-H in the county through newsletters, newspaper articles, Facebook, websites, and other media. Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

4-H is considered a non-profit organization.Applicants must be available for evening, night, and weekend activities when needed.

Primary 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

Henderson County is located in western North Carolina and is considered an emerging urban area. Nestled in the mountains, the county boasts a rich rural tradition combined with an urban flavor.. For more information about Henderson County, visit the county website at https://www.hendersoncountync.gov

Other Work/Responsibilities:

The Extension Program Assistant/Associate receives direct supervision from the County Extension Director with input from the 4-H agent.
Travel within the county is required; district and state travel is required occasionally

Identify if the Position is Mandatory / Essential / Key:

Not Applicable

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5 business hours, with occasional flex hours to attend night and/or weekend events to support the Henderson County 4-H Program.

Minimum Experience/Education:

The minimum requirement for employment with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCE) is a high-school diploma or equivalent. Advanced training in related fields is preferred.

Department Required Skills:

The Extension Program Assistant/Associate must have the ability to plan, organize, and work with adult volunteer leaders. They must have the ability to relate to and understand youth. They must have an interest in and understanding the needs, problems, and attitudes of youth and adults.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

Experience working with persons of diverse backgrounds and/or with the development, training, and recruitment of volunteers is preferred.

They should possess the ability to work creatively with persons of diverse backgrounds. Applicant should be able to express comments and opinions clearly and concisely in oral and/or written form, as well as the ability to communicate and develop effective working relationships with youth and adults, the general community, and staff.

The position often requires lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 30 pounds frequently. The job also requires sustained periods of standing and sitting and occasional periods of kneeling, stooping and reaching. The job occasionally requires exposure to extreme heat and humidity and exposure to the sun. The person must be able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. The job requires appropriate visual acuity with or without correction and possesses dexterity to perform the normal duties of the job.

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:

$32,562

Internal Transfer Only:

No

Job Open Date:

06/30/2022

Quick Link:

https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/165981

AA/EEO:

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. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.



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