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Coordinator of the NC State Agricultural Business Management Office of Student Mentoring (OSM)

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Coordinator of the NC State Agricultural Business Management Office of Student Mentoring (OSM)

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with Experience ($53,000 - $60,000)

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Agriculture & Resource Economics

About the Department

Agriculture in today’s world is a business, whether it’s processing and marketing agricultural products, farming, or supplying agricultural inputs. Consumers face a variety of choices that are impacted by policies and regulations, by micro and macro conditions affecting them, and by their individual circumstances and welfare. The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) addresses important issues regarding the management of agricultural and related businesses, the functioning of agricultural markets, the protection and use of resources, the performance of government policies affecting agricultural and related industries, and the impacts of decisions made by consumers with respect to the purchase of food and fiber products.

ARE offers undergraduate major and minor programs in agricultural business management and a concentration in biological sciences business management within the agricultural business management program. At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science degree in agricultural economics, and a Ph.D. degree in economics. These instructional programs are enriched by faculty members with extension and research activities which contribute to the relevance and thoroughness of the teaching program.

Essential Job Duties

The Coordinator of the NC State Agricultural Business Management Office of Student Mentoring (OSM) for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) will report directly to the ARE Director of Undergraduate Programs (DUP). The OSM Coordinator will work to expand, plan, and assess the advising, career services, and professional development provided by ARE. In collaboration with the ARE Director of Undergraduate Programs, the OSM Coordinator will:

Teach/Assist Professional Development Courses (35%):
  • Teach one section of ARE 290, Professional Development in Agricultural Business Management, per fall and spring semesters.
  • Assist the DUP with one section of ARE 490, Career Seminar in Agriculture & Resource Economics, per fall and spring semesters.

Advise Students (35%):
  • Advise new incoming freshman, external transfer students, and Agricultural Institute transfers to the 4-year during their first semester.
  • Facilitate transitions for ABM majors moving to faculty advisors.
  • Create and maintain a web presence for the growing suite of resources used for advising.
  • Serve as the main contact for students and faculty in ABM with questions about advising.

Coordinate ABM Professional Development (25%):
  • Maintain, enhance, and expand the ABM professional network of alumni, businesses, and other partners.
  • Conduct an internship/job workshop per fall and spring semesters to prepare ABM majors for the internship/job market and assist majors as needed at other times.
  • Plan and conduct an internship/job career fair per fall and spring semesters for ABM majors.
  • Coordinate specialized skills workshops that are taught by partners in the ABM professional network.
  • Coordinate Executive in Residence whereby executives are on campus twice a week during the fall and spring semesters to interact with ABM majors.

Manage Scholarships and Program Assessment (5%):
  • Manage scholarships assigned to ARE.
  • Assess the majors in ABM as required for accreditation purposes.

The OSM Coordinator will also supervise the Student Services Specialist in the OSM, the ABM Ambassadors, and the undergraduate students hired by the OSM. Other related duties as assigned.

Other Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution, preferably in counseling, education, or a related field.
  • Experience in academic advising or student services in higher education.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work with diverse students and staff within a university setting and with outside groups.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years or more of experience in academic advising or student services in higher education.
  • Experience teaching professional development coursework.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a resume/CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Position Number


Position Type

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department ID

118001 - Ag & Resource Economics


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC 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.

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