Extension Agent, Family and Community Wellness/Eddy and Foster Counties

North Dakota State University   New Rockford, ND   Full-time     Analysis
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Description & Details:

Transform people's lives. NDSU Extension empowers North Dakotans to improve their lives and communities through science-based education. Lead dynamic family and community wellness Extension programs in Eddy and Foster Counties of North Dakota.
  • Develop, plan, deliver, facilitate, and evaluate successful, research-based educational programs in the areas of healthy aging, leadership and civic engagement, parent and family education, and food, nutrition and health that result in positive community impacts. Listen to clientele, build networks to assess locals needs and collaborate with communities of people.
  • Reach youth and adult audiences. Be a voice in mass and social media outreach.
  • Share leadership of Eddy and Foster County 4-H programs including the development of 4-H volunteers.
  • Willing and able to travel and adjust to a flexible schedule (i.e., participate in evening and weekend programs).
  • Direct questions to: Dena Kemmet, 701-877-2583, dena.kemmet@ndsu.edu
About Us:
North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension is the link between the public and our land-grant university, NDSU, and our mission is to empower North Dakotans to improve their lives and communities through science-based education. Extension agents are the local face of NDSU Extension and deliver educational programs to meet the needs of the people and communities in the counties we serve. We value collaboration, flexibility, autonomy, a culture of discovery and lifelong learning and are seeking individuals who are relationship-focused, community-minded and impact-driven.

More information about NDSU Extension can be found at: https://www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/extension.
This position is in the NDSU Extension Eddy County office, located in New Rockford, ND. The position will also serve Foster County, with the county seat located in Carrington, ND. New Rockford is a community of approximately 1,600 people. It's centered between North Dakota's four largest cities. It is located 150 miles from Fargo, 135 miles from Bismarck, which is the state capital, 125 miles from Grand Forks, and 120 miles from Minot, with Devils Lake just 40 miles to the north and Jamestown 60 miles south . This puts New Rockford in close proximity of multiple airports. New Rockford is in the heart of some of the best hunting and fishing in the United States. Sportsman from across the country journey to the area for this reason. You will also find many other attractions and entertainment throughout the city, such as the movie theatre, bowling alley, golf course, swimming pool or library. The city has several local eateries and lodging accommodations.

Work Schedule:
  • Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Some weekend and evening work required
Advertised Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree in human development, family and consumer sciences, education, health and nutrition, gerontology or a related field, OR a bachelor's degree with work experience related to the position or a related master's degree.
  2. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.
  3. Basic computer skills and ability to use Microsoft office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media.
  5. Ability to conduct oneself professionally, be self-directed in the work environment and work flexible and extended hours.
  6. Ability to use technology for communication, information finding, program delivery, and reporting.
  7. Familiarity with various ethnic and socioeconomic audiences, an interest and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  8. Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Master's degree in youth/human development, family and consumer sciences, education, gerontology, health and nutrition, or a closely related field.
  2. Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.
  3. Experience in designing and delivering educational programs.
  4. Recent Extension work experience.
  5. Working knowledge of and experience with 4-H and/or other youth programs.
  6. Experience with problem solving and conflict management.
Applicant Materials Required:
  • Cover letter including how you may meet any or all minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Include three professional references in application reference section
  • Screening will begin 7/22/24 and continue until filled
NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
No Smoking Notice:
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
EO/AA Statement:
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.
Diversity Statement:
NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.
Veteran's Preference Notice:
This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.
Reasonable Accommodation Information:
North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or ndsu.hr@ndsu.edu.