Position Summary

Descriptive Title

County Extension Director - Lincoln County, North Carolina

Salary and Other Benefits

Minimum $50,000 commensurate with education and experience.

Remote Position


Position Description

Complete application at: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/170390

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

· WolfPerks!

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.

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.

Lincoln County is conveniently near to Charlotte, with beautiful settings ranging from rural farmland in the west to up-and-coming suburbia in the east. Lincoln is bordered to the east by the beautiful Lake Norman with its many recreational offerings, and runs west through the rolling countryside to within sight of the mountains of western North Carolina. For more information on Lincoln County, you may visit their website at http://www.lincolncounty.org/

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 County Extension Director 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, 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 position will also be assigned programming responsibility for subject matter area(s).


Required Qualifications

Potential candidates should have skills, abilities, or experience in the following areas: -demonstrated leadership in Extension programming and management, -supervisory experience, -skills in human relations, -ability to negotiate, -public relations, -team building, -strong communication skills, -managing public policy issues, and -securing and managing outside funding and resources to develop innovative educational programming.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates should have abilities or experience in the following areas: agriculture or agribusiness, community and resource development, administration, or appropriate Extension related subject matter

Other Requirements

Valid Driver’s License and reliable, personal transportation required. Valid North Carolina driver’s license is required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

Travel Requirements

Travel within the district, as well as occasional travel outside the district is required.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?


Contact Name

Keith Walters, South Central District Extension Director

Contact Email


Application Instructions

Complete Application at: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/170390