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Regional Extension Director – Western Region

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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 Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release of 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.

Posting Details

Classification Information

Classification Type EHRA

Position Overview

Primary Purpose of Position

The Regional Extension Director provides leadership for A&T’s county staff in developing and maintaining comprehensive, multidisciplinary, issue-based Extension programs in his/her assigned region. The Regional Extension Director applies a broad perspective and understanding of subject matter and priority issues impacting limited resource individuals, families and communities to recruit, select, train, and evaluate county extension agents and paraprofessionals in collaboration with district and county directors.
This position: (1) leads staffing efforts in assigned region in consultation with county extension directors to ensure needs of limited resource populations are being addressed through program offered by Cooperative Extension at N.C.A&T; (2) supervise and monitor progress and performance of 25+ county staff (3) prioritizes regional issues identified by specialized committees for consideration by state environmental scanning teams and strategic planning council; (4)coordinates the planning, design implementation and evaluation of effective county, multi-county and regional Extension programs in cooperation with county and district directors, state program leaders and other appropriate personnel at the land-grant universities; (5) ensures the development of innovative, high quality programs that reflect the needs of limited resource audiences by guiding the efforts of county staff in implementing the programming process; and (6) ensures that educational programs and outreach are in compliance with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Affirmative Action Plan in terms of client diversity.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

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 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 Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture, state and county governments, a dynamic and resourceful system is formed. 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 (EBCI) Nation.

Minimum Requirements

- Master’s degree in related field and five or more years of experience in Extension system at state and/or local level or community-based educational program.
- Essential experience includes: demonstrated ability in designing, implementing, evaluating and report impact of community-based, non-formal educational programs; supervision of professional and support employees; and experience working effectively with people at all socioeconomic levels.
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
- Resource management

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

- A doctorate with successful completion of graduate level courses in program development, evaluation, administration, adult education and leadership development.
- Six or more years in educational leadership.
- Desired qualities include habits of industry, a sense of responsibility, an appreciation for diversity and the worth of the individual, and a high degree of objectivity.

Required License or Certification

Position Information

Working Title Regional Extension Director – Western Region
Position Number 009201
Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Cooperative Extension
Appointment Type Permanent - Full-time
Tenure Track No
FTE 40 hours/week, 12 months
If Time Limited, Appointment Length

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number EPA0600
Open Date 11/28/2017
Close Date - for postings that do not use Open Until Filled 01/06/2018
Open Until Filled
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 01/06/2018
Date Position Available February 2018
Special Instructions to Applicant

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 Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD 214 form. Certificate of Release of 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.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Bachelor's Degree - Copy of transcripts
  4. Master's Degree - Copy of transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Terminal Degree - Copy of transcripts
  2. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)