Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Extension Specialist - Animal Science-REPOSTED
University or Organization :
North Carolina A&T State University
State or Territory :
N. Carolina
Application Deadline :
Jan 27, 2018
Descriptive Job Title :
Extension Specialist - Animal Science
Keywords separated by commas :
Animal Science
Location :
Greensboro, NC
Area, Department or Unit :
The Cooperative Extension Program
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Commensurate with education and experience
Start Date:
Jul 01, 2018
This position will provide educational leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of research based, integrative statewide Extension programs that meet the needs of limited-resource and socially-disadvantaged audiences. Delivers training and educational support materials for field staff and their clientele/customers in animal science, consistent with the philosophy, policy and overall mission, goals and educational objectives of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program. Specifically, the Extension Specialist in Animal Science leads a collaborative team of researchers, Extension associates, Extension agents, technicians, and key stakeholders to determine the educational needs of small, part-time, and limited resource livestock producers and develop curricula in response to those needs.This position 1) provides innovative leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating statewide educational programs that address needs of small, part-time, and limited resource farm audience related to pasture swine and/or small ruminant production; 2) provides leadership in identifying and conducting staff development opportunities, training and technical assistance (for Extension professionals, paraprofessionals and non-extension persons) in pasture swine and/or small ruminant production and related areas; 3) serves as the coordinator for the Swine Unit at the Center for Environmental Farming System (CEFS) at Cherry Farm in Goldsboro; 4) prepares program accomplishment reports to share with internal and external audiences and assist with marketing the organization and its impacts; 5) collaborates with Animal Science faculty, other Extension specialists and research scientists to develop relevant research-based animal science program initiatives; and 6) actively promotes diversity within extension programs and audience. The Animal Science Specialist reports to the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader of the Cooperative Extension Program.
Position Category:
Animal Science
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Minimum education level :
Ph.D. from an accredited university in Animal Science or a closely related field, applicants with a doctorate degree in process will also be considered. Degree must be completed by date of hire..Broad knowledge of animal agriculture, including swine and/or small ruminant animal production. Computer literacy (proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Office) Strong oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills Ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities.Valid Drivers license and personal transportation. Ability to travel and work after hours/weekends as needed.Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds safely to conduct livestock demonstrations and training.
Years of experience :
In addition to Ph.D., five or more years of professional experience in Cooperative Extension, animal science research, academia or the private sector.Knowledge gained through one or more years of experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.Experience with statistical analysis software.Experience planning, implementing, marketing and evaluating educational programs.Ability to interact and gain support from constituencies outside the university such as business and industry, state and federal agencies and non-profit and private foundations.
Travel Requirements:
Some travel will be required
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Application URL:
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Contact :
Carinthia Cherry
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Application Instructions :
If invited to interview you must bring the official transcripts for all degrees received. Copies will not be accepted.You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application.Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks.North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.N.C. A&T does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator at