Position Summary

Position Description

The Rural Health Agent is a member of the Extension staff of Clemson University. The agent is responsible for working cooperatively with the other county and state staff to plan, implement, maintain and evaluate Extension education programs for the county, state and region adult and/or youth clientele. Other duties as assigned.

60% – Essential – Primary Program Management and Development: Develop, deliver, and evaluate educational programming within the Rural Health Program Area to adult and youth audiences. Educate through direct methods such as individual consultation, training classes, group meetings, tours, demonstrations, and volunteer training and/or management, including online/virtual tactics. Communicate knowledge through indirect methods such as written, audio, visual, and/or social content. Document programming impacts for targeted stakeholders.

10% – Essential – Resource Sustainability: Responsible for resource development, management, and sustainability to support Extension educational programming to include grants, contracts, legal agreements, gifts, in-kind support, sponsorships, revenue generated, local and state appropriated funds and/or other types of funding.

10% – Essential – Extension Advocacy and External Partnerships: Partner and collaborate with the Extension Advisory Council and Advocacy Committees, Program and/or Action Committees, local and state elected officials, and Extension stakeholders in planning those educational phases of the county program relevant to areas of responsibility and consistent with the total Extension program.

10% – Essential – Internal Partnerships and Contributions Beyond Primary Team: Collaborate across Program Teams to develop, deliver, and evaluate educational programming outside the Agent’s primary program area using direct and indirect methods. Support day-to-day functions of the county offices, as needed, by being present in the office, available to the staff and public, and willing to assist with general Extension in inquiries.

10% – Essential – Self Improvement: Identify and participate in opportunities for self-improvement and professional development such as professional and in-service trainings. Obtain supervisory approval prior to registration and participation.

Required Qualifications

Education - Bachelor's Degree - Health Science, Nutrition or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

Education - Master's Degree - Health Science, Nutrition or a related field

Equal Employer Statement(s)

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer. Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, or related medical condition), national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

About Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service

Clemson Extension helps improve the quality of life of all South Carolinians by providing unbiased, research-based information through an array of public outreach programs in youth development; agribusiness; agriculture; food, nutrition and health; and natural resources.

With offices in all 46 counties of the state, Extension works to help support South Carolina’s $51.8 billion agriculture and forestry industries; strengthen families and communities; improve stewardship of natural resources and the environment; strengthen connections between people and their food; and expose South Carolina youth to opportunities in agriculture, science, technology, engineering and math.

Clemson Cooperative Extension Service is dedicated to being inclusive of all citizens of South Carolina in programming, outreach and engagement.