Cooperative Extension Administrator /Associate Dean Extension
North Carolina A&T State University
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Internal Number: 24121
The Associate Dean for Extension/Extension Administrator will lead the institution's educational outreach, Extension, and engagement efforts with external communities to extend and apply the organization's knowledge, expertise, and resource capabilities to improve local, state, and regional economic interests and quality of life. The Administrator will work closely with the Dean, administrative leadership, and faculty to develop strategies and programs that will position the Cooperative Extension at North Carolina A&T State University (NCA&T) as a leader in effective delivery of relevant and impactful Extension programs across the state of North Carolina with focus on limited resource communities. The Associate Dean and Extension administrator's duties also require collaborations with the university, business, industry, government, other universities, individuals, groups and community leaders to address a wide range of issues and challenges facing the larger community, especially the underserved and limited resource communities.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T) is an educational outreach unit within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Cooperative Extension, at NCA&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, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and county governments – a dynamic and resourceful system is formed. In addition to campus operations, the Cooperative Extension Program at NCA&T has professionally staffed offices in about half of the 100 counties in North Carolina and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Nation.
Internal job number: 008500
Earned Ph.D./Ed. D. in Agriculture, or related Agricultural fields, such as Family and Consumer Sciences, Extension Education, Community Development, and Youth Development or closely related field of study with at least 7 years of Extension experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Minimum 10 years' experience with Cooperative Extension in a leadership role at a federal, state and/or local level.
Experience leading the state Cooperative Extension at a land-grant institution.
Excellent budget management skills and experience with federal, state, local and grant funding.
Strong record of effective organization and administration skills, with demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member.
Excellent written and verbal communication, analytical and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to lead and manage people effectively and inspire staff to excel.
Knowledge and experience in progressive administration of Cooperative Extension programs at a state and local level.
Strong leadership, problem-solving, and crisis management abilities.
Advanced knowledge and experience in developing strong organizational relationships.
Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals that address specific applied topics of relevance to Cooperative Extension.
Knowledge of University and U. S. Department of Agriculture policies and procedures.
Knowledge and significant experience in working with limited resource and minority group clienteles.
Ability and proven track record of success in fostering a cooperative work environment that attracts, develop, and retains extension staff.
Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures and performance management.
Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations to diverse audiences.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Knowledge and appreciation of diversity, engagement and inclusion
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 or 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. North Carolina A&T State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. No one who applies or seeks employment will be denied admission to or employment at North Carolina A&T State University on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or sexual orientation and sexual identity.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!