Position Summary

Descriptive Title

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.

Salary and Other Benefits

Minimum $50,000 salary, full benefits.

Start Date

Dec 01, 2021

Position Description

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.
Greensboro is a diverse community located halfway in between the mountains and the coast. Our residents enjoy a rich quality of life flavored by a vibrant downtown, 80 miles of walking and biking trails, close access to state-of-the-art healthcare, and a variety of cultural opportunities.

Greensboro comes alive in the spring with waves of blooms and green, tree-lined streets framing the community with new life.
For more information, please visit: http://www.greensboro.org/

Required Qualifications

The minimum requirements for the County Extension Director is either a (i) Master’s 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 Bachelor’s 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 Bachelor’s 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.

Preferred Qualifications

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. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in one of the program areas of Extension, and experience as a County Extension Director. The successful candidate will have the ability to manage and inspire a large staff, and help them connect to the diverse communities in Guilford County.

Other Requirements

Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the CED’s 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.

Travel Requirements

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

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?

yes

Contact Name

Susan Kelly

Contact Email

susan_kelly@ncsu.edu

Contact Phone

828-687-0573

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

NC State Extension faculty and staff work throughout the spectrum of innovation to deliver research-based solutions to local issues.

Identify local needs and challenges.
Collaborate with specialists to find potential answers.
Transfer research-based knowledge to North Carolinians.
Translate knowledge into practical applications.
Improve the economy.
Enhance citizens' quality of life.