Position InformationPosting Number PG190462CE
Position Number NC-00002470-0223 Position Type NC Cooperative Extension
Department InformationJob City & State Henderson, NC
Department Vance County Extension
System InformationWorking Title County Extension Director
Appointment 12 Month Recurring Job Type Full-Time - Permanent FTE 1.0Position Information
Essential Job Duties
Are you looking for a rewarding career that will let you give back to your community? NC State Extension extends research-based knowledge to all North Carolinians, helping them transform science into everyday solutions that improve their lives and grow our state. We are the model of excellence in non- formal, research-based education that advances agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, youth and communities, while creating prosperity for all North Carolinians. Working for NC State Extension allows you to teach without being tied to a classroom and school bell.
While our employees are located in NC County offices, they reap the benefits of employment at NC State University. Some of our benefits include:
· Paid time off
· Paid tuition
· Health Insurance
· Flexible Scheduling
· Retirement Savings
· Supplemental Benefits Programs
Primary Purpose of Position The County Extension Director is a member of the faculty of North Carolina State University. The primary 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.
The County Extension Director must be able to both lead and supervise an interdisciplinary team, including coordination and alignment of educational programs to meet the needs of their clientele and of county government. This is a county department head level position. Close communications with both the County Administration and University Extension Administration is required.
The County Extension Director will be responsible for the supervision, staff development, evaluations, and alignment of work responsibilities for all agents and staff in the county office.
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.
Vance County is a county located in the northwest corner of North Carolina with a population of 45,422. The County comprises the Henderson, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Raleigh/Durham, Chapel Hill, NC Combined Statistical Area, which had a 2012 estimated population of 1,998,808. Situated along I-85, Henderson offers small-town living with a big-city feel. With its roots in Agriculture and manufacturing this area has its share of historical attractions. Moving into the future, Vance County has become a hub of post-secondary education with a successful community college system. We are also home to Kerr Lake. To say Kerr Lake is big is an understatement. It's over 850 miles of shoreline stretches across Vance County and the North Carolina/Virginia state line, making it one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. It's also one of the most beautiful with wooded shores, secluded coves, and tranquil picnic areas.
Visit https: // vance.ces.ncsu.edu/for more information on Vance County Extension.
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.
SupervisoryNumber of Permanent Employees this Position Supervises 6
Percent of Time Spent 75%
Requirements and PreferencesIdentify if the Position is Mandatory / Essential / Key Not Applicable
Work Schedule 8:30am - 5:00pm, nights and weekends as 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.
Department 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 Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in programming in Family and Consumer Sciences, or other program areas, have experience as a County Extension Director and have the ability to connect with the diverse communities in Vance County, especially the agricultural community.
Required License or Certification
Valid NC Driver's License required? Yes Commercial Driver's License Required? No Physical Required? No List any other medical/drug tests requiredRecruitment
Recruitment DetailsAnticipated Hiring Range Minimum $50,000
Internal Transfer Only No
Recruitment DatesJob Open Date 02/13/2023
Applicant InformationQuick Link https: // jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/178992
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. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].
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