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Extension Specialist - Volunteer and Partnership Engagement

Company: North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State Unive
Location: Greensboro
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:

Provides leadership in the development, management, implementation, and evaluation of research based, integrative statewide Extension programs that meet the needs of limited-resource and socially-disadvantaged audiences. Delivers training and educational support materials for field staff and their clientele/ customers in building capacity to effectively engage and support volunteers and partner relationships consistent with the philosophy, policy and overall mission, goals and educational objectives of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program. Specifically, this position will include planning and designing programs and processes to support field staff in implementing successful volunteer management systems, and cultivating beneficial community and statewide partnerships.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an educational outreach organization within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T provides researched-based educational information, programming, and technical assistance to limited-resource audiences that address a diverse range of issues in four programmatic areas Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community and Rural Development, and 4-H Youth Development. A dynamic and resourceful system is formed with its partners North Carolina State University Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture, state and county governments. In addition to campus operations, Cooperative Extension has professionally staffed offices in almost half of the 100 counties in North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Nation.
Internal job number: 009926
An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Volunteer Administration, Extension Education, Community Development, Leadership, or closely related field and professional Extension or related practice in a non-profit or private sector.
Experience in designing and implementing community-based Extension or non-formal educational programs through the engagement
Computer literacy (proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Office)
Demonstrated ability to conduct effective program evaluation.
Demonstrated ability to design, promote, implement and evaluate youth and adult programs.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. And
Strong interpersonal skills.
Experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Demonstrated ability to interact and gain support from constituencies outside the university such as business and industry, state and federal agencies, non-profits, and private foundations.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities.
Valid Drivers license and personal transportation.
Ability to travel and work after hours/weekends as needed.
In addition to Ph.D., three or more years of professional experience in Cooperative Extension program development or other non-formal community-based settings.
Three or more years of experience planning, implementing, marketing, and evaluating educational programs in community-based settings.
Special Instructions:
You must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. Applicants seeking Veterans Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with your application during the process of applying to the job posting. Final candidates are subject to criminal and sex offender background checks. North Carolina A&T State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.

Keywords: North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State Unive, Greensboro , Extension Specialist - Volunteer and Partnership Engagement, Other , Greensboro, North Carolina

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