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Department: 117536 - North Central District- Chatham
Location: Pittsboro, NC
Essential Job Duties:
A successful candidate for this position is expected to assess community needs and review data and available resources to plan, develop, conduct, evaluate, and market youth development educational opportunities throughout the county for youth ages 5-18.
Responsibilities for the position include planning, marketing, conducting, and evaluating educational programs for youth ages 5-18; recruiting, training and coordinating adult and youth volunteers; and working with adult volunteers to design, develop, implement, and evaluate programs that meet the needs and interest of youth as to engage them in positive life skill development activities.
Duties will include coordinating 4-H school enrichment programming, special interest youth programs, 4-H youth projects, and summer camp programs. The agent in this position will also work with the 4-H Program Assistant to develop and maintain organized 4-H clubs within the county. In addition, development of and utilization of an advisory system will be essential to success.
The position will be responsible for obtaining public support of 4-H youth development programs, responding to client requests for specific and technical information regarding youth education needs, and will maintain and increase personal professional competencies.
Responsibilities will also include management of youth programs funded through grants and fees; overseeing the county 4-H budget; and education, marketing, and promotion of the 4-H program though news articles, social media, and website outlets.
This position is also expected to function as a vital part of all County Extension programs as needed and as directed by county Extension administration.
One of the following educational requirements: – A Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall or a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in child or youth development or related field, – A Bachelor’s degree and the completion of at least one-half of coursework in a Master’s degree curriculum with a cumulative grade point average 3.0 or higher with at least one of the degrees in child or youth development or related field, or – Completion of a Master’s degree with at least one of the degrees in child or youth development or related field. Also required: a personal automobile; computer literacy; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to plan, implement, market, and evaluate educational programs; willingness to work as a team member and support a total Extension program; and the ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities. Personal Attributes: Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the County Extension Agent’s job requires that the individual possess habits of industry, a sense of responsibility, and a genuine appreciation for the worth of the individual. The employee must be adept in both oral and written communication. The County Extension Agent is eligible to become a member of the non-tenure track/special faculty at North Carolina State University. The County Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating that phase of county Extension programs within assigned areas of program responsibility. The County Extension Agent cooperates with colleagues in the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and county leaders in performing assigned responsibilities. The performance of assigned responsibilities is governed by the philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
Computer literacy including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
The ability to plan, implement, market, and evaluate educational programs.
Candidates should have excellent time and resource management skills and should be personable and able to build networking coalitions.
Travel within the county and district is required. Occasional travel outside the district is required.
Willingness to work as a team member and support a comprehensive Extension program.
A Bachelor's degree in youth or child development or a related field.
A Master's degree is preferred.
Some 4-H experience or knowledge is preferred.
Volunteer recruitment and development experience, as well as program development skills, will be important.
Experience and knowledge in mass media, marketing, and presentations.
Experience working effectively as a team member and willingness to do so.
Skills in leadership, budgeting, and public relations.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: NC-100822-1218
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