Job Summary

Official Job Title :
County Extension Director - Caswell County
University or Organization :
North Carolina State University
State or Territory :
N. Carolina
Application Deadline :
Apr 25, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
County Extension Director
Keywords separated by commas :
leadership, director, agriculture, community, Caswell, Yanceyville, management
Location :
Yanceyville, North Carolina
Area, Department or Unit :
N.C. Cooperative Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
$50,000 - $95,000
Start Date:
May 01, 2019
The County Extension Director (CED) serves as the county Extension administrative leader with responsibilities for administration, agriculture and community development.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 CEDs 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.
Position Category:
Unit Leader, Manager, County Extension Director
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Caswell County offers relaxed country living with beautiful rolling hills, Hyco Lake and rivers and is an hour or less from the major urban centers of Greensboro, Chapel Hill and Raleigh. A population of more than 2 million resides within 60 miles of Yanceyville the Caswell County Seat. With a population of 22,646 Caswell County residents enjoy the outdoor recreation available along with rural and small-town living. Yanceyville is the hub of activity with a beautiful square anchored by the majestic historic courthouse.Community and agriculture groups are very active in Caswell County, and there are many vibrant partnerships developing opportunities for new industry and entrepreneurs. There are 543 farms in Caswell County covering 97,060 acres and earning farm receipts of $34.2 million. Tobacco is the number one crop, with the county ranking 21st in North Carolina and 31st nationally. Other important crops include forage, soybeans, wheat and winter wheat. Layers, cattle, sheep and goats also contribute greatly to the local agricultural economy. Small farms are also well represented through their organized group of producers and local food policy council.
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Minimum education level :
The minimum requirements for the County Extension Director is either a (i) Masters 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 Bachelors 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 Bachelors 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.
Years of experience :
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.
Travel Requirements:
8:00am - 5:00pm, nights and weekends as requiredTravel within the district, as well as occasional travel outside the district is required.
Other Requirements:
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in programming in an agricultural discipline, have experience as a County Extension Director and have the ability to connect with the diverse communities in Caswell County, and especially the agricultural community.


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Contact :
Susan Kelly
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