Posted 4/22/2021

NC State University

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences

Essential responsibilities for the position include planning, marketing, conducting and evaluating educational programs in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) for Catawba County.

Emphasis of the Family and Consumer Sciences program is on nutrition, food safety, health and wellness, food preservation, chronic disease reduction, and volunteer management. The position will conduct viable, proactive research-based educational programs in these areas primarily for adult audiences. The position will collaborate with Extension agents in the region on common educational program initiatives. All agents are expected to have a youth component in their programming.

There is a strong demand for food safety information from home audiences, non-profit organizations, churches, commercial food operations and the restaurant trade. The ability to obtain training in an approved food safety certification program is expected.

The agent will collaborate and network with other agencies, groups, and organizations with similar missions. The professional in this position must be energetic, enjoy working with individuals as well as groups, be able to work with diverse audiences, and have the ability to manage multiple tasks with little supervision. The successful candidate is expected to be a team player working with the Extension staff, including livestock, local foods, 4-H, gardening and other initiatives and organizations as appropriate. One should possess a high degree of subject matter competence, and have the ability to work independently.

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