Job Summary

Official Job Title :
County Extension Director
University or Organization :
NC State University
State or Territory :
N. Carolina
Application Deadline :
None Stated
Descriptive Job Title :
County Extension Director
Keywords separated by commas :
Extension, Director, Administrator, Agriculture, Agribusiness, Management, Supervisor, Public Relations, Human Relations, Programming,
Location :
Monroe, NC
Area, Department or Unit :
North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Minimum $50,000 commensurate with education and experience
Start Date:
None Stated
The County Extension Director is a member of the faculty of North Carolina State University. 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 educational program.The position requires a dynamic individual to provide visionary leadership for a comprehensive Extension program to meet the needs of diverse segments of the population. The County Extension Director serves as the County Extension administrative leader with responsibilities for administration, public policy issues, and community/leadership development. The County Extension Director is responsible for maintaining an effective advisory leadership system representative of all program areas. The County Extension Director provides leadership and expertise in coordinating/securing resource development for all program areas. Responsibilities include marketing Extension programs and impacts.The County Extension Director must maintain a strong, collaborative relationship in assisting the staff in delivering educational programs with county government input and support. Also, to meet the needs of county citizens, the position must network and collaborate with agencies and organizations, county departments, schools, town officials, area agencies, and University and Extension personnel. The position will be responsible for coordinating staff development, training and maintaining the Affirmative Action Plan of North Carolina Cooperative Extension. The individual must demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, and work well with people.
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Minimum education level :
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 a Masters degree from an accredited institution in a field related to Extension/educational programming and/or administration. Administrative and supervisory experience including experience with human resource development, fiscal resource management, and external relations is strongly preferred. In addition to the education requirement, candidates must have a minimum of three years of service with Cooperative Extension or similar work experience in a university or community outreach organization or program. Internal candidates must hold or be eligible to hold an appointment at the level of Associate Extension Agent or higher. External candidates must be eligible to hold an appointment at the level of Associate Extension Agent.Candidates must possess educational leadership, strong work ethic, a sense of responsibility, a high degree of objectivity, excellent and effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work successfully with staff, volunteers, community leaders, and county officials.
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Travel Requirements:
Travel within the district, as well as occasional travel outside the district is required.
Other Requirements:
Application, Cover Letter and Resume must be submitted on the NC State University website. - Click on Cooperative Extension Transcripts are required for finalists.


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Contact :
Leigh Watkins
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