The Agricultural Communications (Ag Comm) is expected to provide leadership for the Unit which includes seven staff. The Director is the school's top communication position, responsible for the development of communication strategies to enhance the reputations of both the School and Extension locally, nationally, and internationally. Ag Comm's objective is to communicate information developed by faculty, researchers, and specialists to residents in the state, and worldwide.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) has a rich history of innovation and application of cutting-edge technology. From our pioneering Laboratory Animal Science and Landscape Architecture programs to our award-winning Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Research programs, our faculty and staff serve today's needs while keeping an eye on the future.
With programs and expertise in such areas as biotechnology, agricultural and biosystems engineering, natural resources management, waste management, and food microbiology, the A&T College of Agriculture grows concurrently with the demand for qualified graduates. Our four academic departments are the Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education; the Department of Animal Sciences; the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences; and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design. Within these departments, students will find a myriad of opportunities for classroom learning, research and field work. Through our Agricultural Research Program and our Cooperative Extension Program, we are able to research issues of importance to North Carolina and also provide research-based outreach training to citizens across the state and around the world.
Internal job number: 008526
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of communications and six (6) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which includes three (3) years or more of managerial experience.
The successful candidate must show evidence of demonstrated experience in developing comprehensive communications plans; an experience that demonstrates excellence in producing communications materials; demonstrated experience in public relations, media relations, crisis management, traditional media, and emerging/social media/digital marketing.
Graduate degree in mass communications, agricultural communications, journalism, marketing, or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience (i.e., Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and ten (10) years of related experience).
Experience with or working in higher education, especially at a Land-grant university, and familiarity with Cooperative Extension and its communication needs.
Knowledge of social media and web-based analytics and their use in content planning, reach and impact assessment.
Background in media and/or public information industries.
Experience as a spokesperson or media director for a large organization.
Knowledge of issues affecting higher education.
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.
Employee Benefits include the following and more available to permanent employees;
Accrued Vacation and Sick Leave
Community Service Leave
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC – Health Benefits
NCFlex – Vision, Dental, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance and more
11-12 Paid Holidays
Teachers and State Employees Retirement System (TSERS)
Optional Supplemental Plans – 401k, 403b, 457b and 457
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!