Position Summary

Descriptive Title

The NC Cooperative Extension -Randolph County Center Digital Literacy and Skills Agent will provide opportunities and experiences for Randolph County residents to increase their knowledge and skills for using digital resources to help them earn, learn or be well. The agent is a subject matter resource for current and emerging digital technologies. This Agent will interact with the public through the delivery of skill-building programs and provide broadband access information and resources to increase the adoption and utilization of digital resources in Randolph County.

Salary and Other Benefits

Minimum Bachelor's $40,000; Minimum Master's $45,000; Minimum Doctorate $50,000. Full benefits. This position is a time limited position funded for three years.

Remote Position

no

Start Date

Jun 01, 2022

Position Description

The NC Cooperative Extension -Randolph County Center Digital Literacy and Skills Agent will provide opportunities and experiences for Randolph County residents to increase their knowledge and skills for using digital resources to help them earn, learn or be well. The agent is a subject matter resource for current and emerging digital technologies. This Agent will interact with the public through the delivery of skill-building programs and provide broadband access information and resources to increase the adoption and utilization of digital resources in Randolph County. This position will be responsible for providing leadership to the Digital Skills Training Corps (DSTC) in Randolph County. The DSTC will help increase the digital skills capacity in Randolph County by providing training and coaching opportunities.

Required Qualifications

One of the following educational requirements: – A Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall or a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in agribusiness or related field. The minimum GPA requirement will be waived for NCCE Program Associates with a Bachelor’s degree. – A Bachelor’s degree and the completion of at least one-half of coursework in a Master’s degree curriculum with a cumulative grade point average 3.0 or higher with at least one of the degrees in agribusiness or related field, or – Completion of a Master’s degree with at least one of the degrees in agribusiness or related field. Also required: a personal automobile; computer literacy; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to plan, implement, market, and evaluate educational programs; willingness to work as a team member and support a total Extension program; and the ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities. Personal Attributes: Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the County Extension Agent’s job requires that the individual possess habits of industry, a sense of responsibility, and a genuine appreciation for the worth of the individual. The employee must be adept in both oral and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications

Coursework in areas of education, computer science, information science, and communications is preferred. Three years of relevant experience, knowledge, and experience in similar programming. Experience in guiding and collaborating with volunteers. Ability to identify and develop volunteer leadership. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts. Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written, and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.). Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.

Other Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in the subject area of Technology, Information Sciences, and/or Education or Equivalent Education. Relevant field experience in Cooperative Extension, Information Management, Adult Education, Communications, or a closely related field preferred. Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position. Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate. Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English. Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders. Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups. Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and tactfully through verbal, written, and electronic methods. Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information. Ability to work independently, organize workload, handle administrative detail, work under pressure and establish priorities according to Association requirements. Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines. Ability to work in a typical office environment which may include lifting, moving, and/or transporting office supplies, work-related materials, and equipment with or without accommodation. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Travel Requirements

In Randolph County and occasionally in the district and state.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?

yes

Contact Name

Susan A. Kelly

Contact Email

susan_kelly@ncsu.edu

Contact Phone

8286870573

Application Instructions

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Equal Employer Statement(s)

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

About North Carolina State University

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