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Extension Specialist - Agribusiness and Marketing

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

If asked to interview you must bring the official transcripts for all degrees. Copies will not be accepted. 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. 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. N.C. A&T does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator@ncat.edu.

Posting Details

Classification Information

Classification Type EHRA

Position Overview

Primary Purpose of Position

Provides educational leadership in the development, 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 agricultural business management and marketing programs, consistent with the philosophy, policy and overall mission, goals and educational objectives of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program. Specifically, the Extension Specialist in Agribusiness and Marketing designs and delivers agricultural business management and marketing programs; provides business and marketing support for local and regional food systems; leads program development for beginning, small, and limited resource farmers to develop their expertise in farm management and marketing; conducts training programs for Extension staff and community stakeholders; and builds strategic partnerships that support alternative, value-added, or specialty enterprises.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an educational outreach organization within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Cooperative Extension at 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. Together with its partners – North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, state and county governments, a dynamic and resourceful system is formed. In addition to campus operations, The Cooperative Extension Program has professionally staffed offices in almost half of the 100 counties in North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Nation. For additional information, please visit (http://www.ncat.edu).

Minimum Requirements

- An earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Marketing, Business or Economics; Business Administration or Management; International Trade; or a closely related agricultural science.
- Demonstrated computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to plan, implement, market, and evaluate educational programs

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

- Five or more years of professional experience in Cooperative Extension, animal science research, academia or the private sector.
- Knowledge gained through one or more years of experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Experience with statistical analysis software.
- Experience planning, implementing, marketing and evaluating educational programs.
- Ability to interact and gain support from constituencies outside the university such as business and industry, state and federal agencies and non-profit and private foundations.

Required License or Certification

Position Information

Working Title Extension Specialist - Agribusiness and Marketing
Position Number 008540
Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Cooperative Extension
Appointment Type Time Limited - Full-time
Tenure Track No
FTE
If Time Limited, Appointment Length 09/30/0016

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number EPA0380
Open Date 08/09/2016
Close Date - for postings that do not use Open Until Filled
Open Until Filled Yes
Open Until Filled Minimum Application Period Postings: Positions remaining posted after this date are continuing to accept applications, but may close at any time. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration, applications received after this date may receive consideration depending upon the status of the search 09/09/2016
Date Position Available November 2016
Special Instructions to Applicant

If asked to interview you must bring the official transcripts for all degrees. Copies will not be accepted.

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.

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.

N.C. A&T does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Title IX Coordinator at titleixcoordinator@ncat.edu.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Letter of Reference 3
  6. Bachelor's Degree - Copy of transcripts
  7. Master's Degree - Copy of transcripts
  8. Ph.D. - Copy of transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)