Seeking Extension Agent Agricultural & Natural Resources (Union, Anson, Stanly Counties)

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NCA&T State University is currently taking applications for the position of Extension Agent for Agricultural and Natural Resources (ANR) in Anson, Stanly and Union counties. The position is responsible for planning, executing and evaluating effective and comprehensive educational programs and training that meet the needs of the counties’ limited resource populations and align with the mission and vision of the Cooperative Extension Program at NC A&T. Considered an Area Specialized Agent for Farm Management, the Extension Agent organizes, communicates, and delivers course materials in formal and informal instructional settings; collaborates with county and community based organizations to deliver programs and recruit program participants; determines program needs and priorities by conducting needs assessments; and evaluates data collected from multiple sources including advisory committee members, county residents and program participants. Programs include non-formal education which addresses high priority needs and issues confronting small-scale, limited-resource and socially disadvantaged farmers. This position provides training and technical assistance directed at enhancing the small farmer family’s quality of life and income through the adoption of appropriate technology, alternative enterprises, farm and home planning, farm management, record keeping and marketing in the assigned area.

Minimum requirements include a Master’s degree from an accredited university in agricultural education, extension education, agricultural science, horticulture, or a related field is required; or a bachelor’s degree in these or related fields in addition to work experience in Extension or working/teaching in diverse communities, with an understanding that a Master’s degree will be pursued. The ideal candidate must possess the ability to work independently without direct supervision, work and interact with diverse populations, computer literacy and strong oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will also have the ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities, ability to network with community partners and agencies and maintain the working relationships, possess a valid Driver’s license and personal transportation, be willing to travel and work after hours/weekends as needed, and must be able to lift and carry training supplies and equipment needed for farm demonstrations and workshops.

This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months, and salary range is commensurate with education and experience. To apply, visit:       The position is open until filled.

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