Extension Agent, Family and Community Wellness/Burke and Divide Counties

County Extension Office of the NDSU Extension Service in either Bowbells or Crosby, ND
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Jul 05, 2019
Job Type
Full Time
Position Description:
The Extension Agent will work collaboratively with a team of Extension and research professionals and volunteers to provide innovative leadership for the Burke and Divide counties Extension family and community wellness program. The primary duty is to teach educational programs based on community needs in nutrition, health and wellness, human development and family science, personal and family finance, community and leadership development and 4-H youth development to adult and youth audiences in Burke and Divide Counties. Supervision is provided by the Extension District Director serving Burke and Divide counties.

This is a full-time position planning and delivering educational programs in Burke and Divide counties and when appropriate, programming cooperatively in neighboring counties. This position has a base in the NDSU Extension Service offices in Burke and Divide counties with office headquarters in either Bowbells or Crosby, ND.

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
- Teach, deliver and evaluate programs in nutrition, health and wellness, human development and family science, personal and family finance and 4-H youth development to adult and youth audiences. Successful Extension programs will require you to:
• Conduct needs assessment and issues identification that result in programs based on the needs of county citizens.
•Interpret and integrate pertinent research information into educational programs.
• Develop expertise in a subject matter competency area, and to plan, implement and deliver educational programs on a county and/or communities-of-interest basis.
•Evaluate and market the impact of the educational programs delivered.
•Cultivate a strong relationship with and use multiple media outlets and resources.
- Support the 4-H youth development-based educational programs with a measurable impact on enhancing life skills of youth, adults, and volunteers.
- Provide community and leadership development education related to the family and community wellness program.
- Participate in professional development experiences offered by NDSU Extension and other entities as appropriate.

Collaborate and Facilitate
- Cooperate and collaborate with local, county and state agencies, organizations and businesses to enhance family and community wellness leadership and programming opportunities, and utilize stakeholder input to formulate program plans to address issues that affect people throughout their life span.
- Collaborate with NDSU professionals to develop interdisciplinary programs, some of which will be delivered on a community of interest or program team basis.
- Develop and implement volunteer recruitment and provide training and management systems for 4-H youth development volunteers and others.

- Assure compliance with equal opportunity policies.
- Perform other duties as assigned in support of Extension programming.
- Some travel required.

Behavioral expectations include:
- Work ethically, with integrity, and respect confidentiality.
- Contribute to an environment of cooperative, supportive and positive working relationships with co-workers and clientele. Promote a healthy work environment and support everyone's efforts to succeed.
- Resolve differences constructively. Use tact and courtesy at all times.
- Use effective time management. Be prompt in attendance for work and meetings and be fully engaged.
- Exhibit positive attitude, image and personal motivation. Be professional at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's degree in a related field such as human development, family & consumer sciences, education, health & nutrition, gerontology, etc. with the academic capacity to enroll in a relevant graduate program in the future.
2. The 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 use technology for communication, information finding, program delivery, and reporting.
5. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media.
6. Ability to conduct oneself professionally, be self-directed in the work environment & work flexible & extended hours.
7. Familiarity with various ethnic and socioeconomic audiences, an interest and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of diversity.
8. Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Master's degree in human development, psychology, family & consumer sciences, education, gerontology or health & nutrition
2. Experience recruiting & managing volunteers.
3. Experience in designing & delivering educational programs.
4. Experience with problem solving & conflict management.
5. Experience disseminating information through social & mass media.
6. Recent Extension work experience.
7. Working knowledge of & experience with 4-H &/or other youth programs.

Open Until Filled: Yes
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Screening will begin July 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Veteran's Preference Notice: This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.
Location (City, State): County Extension Office of the NDSU Extension Service in either Bowbells or Crosby, ND

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you now or will you in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status)?
    • No
    • Yes
  2. Are you a North Dakota resident?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. If yes, list exact dates of service:
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. Do you qualify for North Dakota disabled veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this position?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Fargo Forum
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    • NDSU Employee
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    • University Placement Office
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  7. If Other, please specify:
    (Open Ended Question)
  8. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  3. Veterans Administration Letter
  4. Unofficial Transcript 2
  5. Other Document 2