Current Job Opening: Extension Agent – CRD & 4-H Youth Development
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Job Title: Extension Agent – Community and Rural Development & 4-H Youth Development (NC A&T State University)
**This Extension Agent will serve as an employee of NC A&T State University.**
Job Location: Chatham County Ag & Conference Center (1192 US Hwy 64W Business, Pittsboro, NC 27312)
Contact Person: Ginger McLaurin Cunningham, County Extension Director – Chatham County
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 919-542-8249
The Extension Agent for Community and Rural Development (CRD) and 4-H Youth Development programming duties in Chatham County will devote his/her/their time to the following programmatic responsibilities: 60% CRD and 40% 4-H Youth Development.
As it relates to Community and Rural Development (CRD) in Chatham County, the Extension Agent is responsible for planning, executing, and evaluating effective and comprehensive community resource development programs that meet the needs of the county’s limited resource population and align with the mission and vision of Cooperative Extension at NC A&T. Programs include leadership development for community leaders; training clients to access resources needed to take action as informed citizens in their communities; and training in public engagement and facilitation. 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. Specific duties include providing educational outreach, technical assistance, and project implementation to build the capacity for community groups to implement effective strategies that will grow and sustain their participation in civic engagement, community decision-making and governance, sustainable economic and social development, and entrepreneurship. The Agent encourages and facilitates active cooperation among community members by articulating and demonstrating strategies that promote environmental and cultural development to improve quality of life and take advantage of the assets and unique features of each community location.
As it relates to 4-H Youth Development work, the Extension Agent is responsible for planning, executing, evaluating, and reporting effective and comprehensive 4-H programs that meet the needs of the county’s limited resource youth from ages 5-18 in accordance with the mission and priorities established by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in alignment with the mission and vision of Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The Extension Agent (1) collaborates with county and community based organizations to deliver citizenship and leadership programs and recruit program participants; (2) determines program needs and priorities by conducting needs assessments; (3) organizes, communicates, and delivers course materials in formal and informal instructional settings, including organized 4-H clubs, special interest youth programs, 4-H projects, after-school programs, summer day camp programs, and school enrichment programs, and (4) evaluates data collected from multiple sources including advisory committee members, county residents and program participants, to determine program impacts. The mission of 4-H is to provide meaningful opportunities for youth and adults to work together to create positive and sustainable change. To accomplish this, focus is given to three content areas: civic engagement and leadership, healthy living, and science.
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