Skip Navigation
Employment Opportunities

Jobs at Member Institutions & APLU

Job Postings enable you to post your own job and find other job listings offered by APLU members. This service is free for APLU members. For more information, email

Apply Now
North Carolina A&T State University
Cooperative Extension
North Carolina
Website URL:
Posted: 03/16/2021
Extension Specialist - Animal Production
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Provides educational leadership in the development, implementation, management, and evaluation of research based, integrative statewide Extension programs that meet the needs of limited-resource and socially-disadvantaged audiences. Delivers training and educational support materials for field staff and their clientele/customers in animal science, consistent with the philosophy, policy and overall mission, goals and educational objectives of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Program. Specifically, the Extension Specialist in Animal Production leads a collaborative team of researchers, Extension associates, Extension agents, technicians, and key stakeholders to determine the educational needs of small, part-time, and limited resource livestock producers and develop curricula in response to those needs.

This position 1) provides innovative leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating statewide educational programs that address needs of small, part-time, and limited resource farm audience related to pasture swine and/or small ruminant production; 2) provides leadership in identifying and conducting staff development opportunities, training and technical assistance (for Extension professionals, paraprofessionals and non-extension persons) in pasture swine and/or small ruminant production and related areas; 3) serves as the coordinator for the Swine Unit at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) at Cherry Farm in Goldsboro; 4) prepares program accomplishment reports to share with internal and external audiences and assist with marketing the organization and its impacts; 5) collaborates with Animal Production faculty, other Extension specialists and research scientists to develop relevant research-based animal production program initiatives; and 6) actively promotes diversity within extension programs and audience. The Animal Production Specialist reports to the Assistant Extension Administrator – Agriculture and Natural Resources of Cooperative Extension.

Minimum Requirements:

- Ph.D. from an accredited university in Animal Science or a closely related field.
- Broad knowledge of animal agriculture, including swine and/or small ruminant animal production.
- Computer literacy (proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Office)
- Strong oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities.
- Valid Driver’s license and personal transportation.
- Ability to travel and work after hours/weekends as needed.
- Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds safely to conduct livestock demonstrations and training.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

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.