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Access the Title Promotion Application in OSS


Key Due Dates

  • December 15  – Intent to Submit Application for Title Promotion
  • March 1 – Title Promotion Package

Submit an Intent to Apply

Submission Deadline: December 15

The Intent to Apply notifies your CED and the Title Promotion Committee that you are interested in applying for title promotion. After submitting an intent to apply you are under no obligation to submit a Title Promotion Package but you must submit an Intent to Apply in order to be eligible to apply for title promotion.

By completing the Intent to Apply, your CED/DED and mentor have the opportunity to provide you guidance and support throughout the application process. Completing this form also assists the Title Promotion Committee in making plans for the amount of time that will be needed to review applications.

Wait…go back, what’s this about a mentor?

Everyone seeking Title Promotion must select and list on their Intent to Apply form an Extension employee willing to serve as their title promotion mentor.

To be a title promotion mentor the selected individual must have successfully achieved the rank you are seeking*. They can be located in any county/district in the state (they do not have to be in your county/district, it might be helpful to know your area of the state but that’s up to you). They can work in any program area (they don’t have to work in the same program area as you, it might be helpful for them to understand your program area but that’s up to you).

The promotion mentor will help guide through the process of preparing and submitting your promotional package. They can provide you with suggestions, tips, and advice as you are putting together your title promotion package and they will review your final package before you submit it.

If you’re not sure who to select as a promotion mentor ask your CED/DED for some suggestions.

*Specialized positions may request an Extension Specialist or other Extension employee serve as the mentor.

Learn More About  Title Promotion Mentors

Update your Areas Of Responsibilities before submitting your Intent to Apply

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Access the user guide and review the step-by-step instructions on how to fill out and submit the Intent Form.user guide

Developing the Title Promotion Package

Submission Deadline: March 1

Title promotion is designed to reward those county Agents, Program Assistants, and Technicians who demonstrate programmatic accomplishment and professional growth. The following resources are provided to assist in the preparation of the title promotion package. It is strongly recommended that these resources are reviewed prior to and throughout the development process. Failure to follow all guidelines and meet established deadlines will result in title promotion packages being rejected.


Agents/CED’s should begin by reviewing NC State REG 05.10.01 Appointment, Performance Review, and Promotion Policies for County Extension Agents which sets forth the guidelines and procedures for title promotion within Extension. Make sure you meet the requirements to apply for title promotion. This policy does not apply to PA’s/Technicians.

Everyone should review key information, instructions, and tips for completing the title promotion package in Title Promotion Success.

Access the User Guide and review the step-by-step instructions on how to fill out and submit your Title Promotion Package.

Complete the Title Promotion Package Checklist as you are putting together your title promotion package. This checklist is for your reference only, it should not be submitted with your title promotion application.

What to include in your Title Promotion Narrative

The most important part of your title promotion package is the narrative. This 25 page (maximum) document provides a cohesive picture of your most significant efforts and the impact you have made on the community you serve. You will download the narrative template from the Title Promotion Application in OSS.

There are 3 position-specific narrative prompts. You will respond to the prompts for your position.

Title Promotion Evaluation Criteria 

Also review the rubric used for evaluating the title promotion package to ensure all required elements are included.

Sample Narratives

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