Extension Agent - FCS

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 13, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The FCS Extension Agent will be located in Brunswick County and will be responsible for planning, executing and evaluating effective and comprehensive family and consumer sciences programs that meet the needs of the county's limited resource population and align with the mission and vision of Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Programs include non-formal education and training in human development, resource management, and supplemental nutrition assistance with targeted audiences. The extension agent 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. Program priorities in Brunswick County include childhood and adult obesity; chronic diseases with nutrition and lifestyle related risk factors (i.e. diabetes, cardiovascular disease; cancer); decreasing the health disparities related to race/ethnicity, disability, and socioeconomic status; safe food handling and food preservation; food insecurity and management of food budgets.