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Washington State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Program Associate Director.
The WSU Extension Youth and Families Program Unit is seeking a motivated and experienced individual to serve as the Associate Director for the Washington State 4¬H Youth Development Program. This is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenured, promotion-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor to begin August 1, 2017, or as negotiated, at the campus in Spokane, Washington. The successful individual will provide dynamic and visionary leadership in delivering high quality, research-based, positive youth development educational programs. The Associate Director is responsible for fostering strong and collaborative working relationships with governmental personnel, WSU administrators, the Youth and Family Program Unit Director, and faculty, staff, volunteers and youth with the common goal of preparing youth to reach their full potential. While providing statewide leadership and coordination for the planning, development, implementation, management, delivery, reporting, and evaluation of the program, the Associate Director must be able to work irregular hours and travel, when necessary, to support county and campus faculty and staff; participate in collaborative work on committees and with partner organizations; and attend, present and represent WSU at national meetings and conferences. Administrative duties include the supervision of faculty; acquiring funds for the program; preparing and managing budgets; ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, and terms and conditions of program grants and contracts; and reporting outcomes of the program. 

Screening of applications will begin May 5, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.  For the complete Notice of Vacancy and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com.


ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENT - PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA

This continuing eligible Assistant/Associate Extension Agent position in 4-H Youth Development is part of a dynamic team of professionals developing and delivering research-based, objective, informal education to youth and families in Pima County, Arizona. This position will work collaboratively with colleagues to develop leadership and promote healthy lifestyles and communities with a strategic emphasis on reaching underserved youth audiences in both urban and rural settings. Specifically, the person in this position is responsible for the program development, curriculum identification, and subject matter training for a designated group of projects, which may include horses, dogs, shooting sports, and 4-H related Family and Consumer Sciences and home arts projects.

Please apply online: https://uacareers.com/postings/17594
Applications received by April 17, 2017 will be considered first.
Questions may be directed to: Dr. Dan McDonald: mcdonald@email.arizona.edu


 Director of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension/Associate Dean for Engagement 

The Director of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (Extension) and Associate Dean for Engagement leads and administers statewide Extension programs as part of the land-grant mission of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Extension is administratively consolidated with the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR), and collaborates closely with the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station (NAES), other units within the Nevada System of Higher Education and Nevada’s counties.


LOCATION - Clyde M. York 4-H Center, Crossville, TN

The Center Manager provides and maintains a safe, efficient, self-supporting facility for 4-H Youth Development camping and environmental education programs. This position provides the administrative and functional matters to keep the 4-H Center in good order for UT and Non-UT user groups. It oversees and develops all programs facilitated by the 4-H Center staff and requires that you work in cooperation with the State 4-H Youth Development Office, regional and county staff and the Dean’s office.

EXPERIENCE - Demonstrated ability to manage, plan, conduct and evaluate educational efforts in a residential camp/center setting. Ability to organize, apply sound judgment, and complete assignments in a timely manner both independently and as part of a team. Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals. 3 years’ work experience in a residential camp/center or equivalent educational setting.

Please apply online by clicking this link: Apply for Extension Educator Positions
Phone: (865) 974-7245, Fax: (865) 974-0882, E-mail: UTExtensionPersonnel@utk.edu


LOCATION: Kansas Cooperative Extension Service, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Kansas State University seeks an innovative and dynamic leader for the position of Associate Director for Extension. The Associate Director for Extension reports to the Dean of the College of Agriculture who is Director of K-State Research and Extension. The Associate Director is primarily responsible for administration of Cooperative Extension programs in Kansas. This is a 12-month position with competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/500801/associate-director-for-extension


Assistant Professor - 4-H Youth Development, Volunteer and Evaluation Specialist

WORK TYPE: Faculty Full-Time

LOCATION: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)

CATEGORIES: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine

DEPARTMENT: 60320000 - AG-FAM YOUTH / COMM SCI

CLASSIFICATION TITLE:  Assistant Professor

http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/501569/assistant-professor-4h-youth-development-volunteer-and-evaluation-specialist


University of Minnesota Extension is accepting applications for multiple 4-H Program Coordinator positions to be filled by June 2017. Most positions are full-time. Current county openings include: Crow Wing, Grant, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Mower, Pine, Renville, Washington and Wright.

Bachelor's degree and four years of related experience required. Must have direct experience in a youth development organization (as a member, volunteer, leader, paid staff member, or some combination). Access to reliable transportation for job-related travel. Ability to work evenings and weekends.

To apply online and access the complete job description, go to:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/about/employment/#youth-development

Job ID 316039 - County 4-H Program Coordinator, multiple locations

Applications submitted by 4/2/2017 will be considered first; positions will remain open until filled.


 #11-17 Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Boulder County, Longmont, CO

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities.

Boulder County is located 28 miles northwest of Denver and is home to about 319,000 residents. The county embraces a variety of lifestyles and interests and works hard to build a sense of community and provide services that enhance residents’ quality of life. Boulder County employers and industries include Google, Bing, Amgen, the University of Colorado, large and small-scale production agriculture, health care, electronics, software development, data storage, biotechnology, renewable energy, aerospace, natural and organic products, and outdoor recreation. Opportunities for youth and support for healthy families are county priorities. The county also features some of the most diverse natural landscapes and is known for its visionary use of open space. Boulder County government is committed to environmental, social, and economic sustainability that fosters a vibrant, healthy, and active community.

The Boulder County 4-H program involves 5,200 youth participants; 500 are participants in the 4-H club program, with the remainder involved in school enrichment and afterschool programs. There are 200 adult volunteers supporting the club program. Approximately 48,000 4-H aged youth live in the county and approximately 30% of youth are diverse. Visit http://extension.colostate.edu to learn more about Colorado State University Extension, and http://boulder.extension.colostate.edu to learn more about Boulder County Extension. For more information about Boulder County, see www.bouldercounty.org and to learn more about Longmont, go to www.city-data.com/city/Longmont-Colorado.html. We invite you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community (http://bit.ly/2loxmvE) that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service and engagement.


 

4-H Youth Development Professional (Oxford County)
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year 4-H Youth Development Professional to begin work July 1, 2017, and work out of the UMaine Extension Oxford County Office in South Paris, Maine. This position will provide educational leadership for 4-H Youth Development in Oxford County. 4-H is a non-formal, experiential education program for youth, and adults working with those youth, to develop life skills necessary to be self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. The selected candidate will work with 4-H volunteers and the 4-H Leaders Association to foster an open, educational environment to promote the learning and growth of 4-H youth, and develop and provide educational programs and resources that address the needs of youth in Oxford County in partnership with other Extension staff in the region to create a multidisciplinary approach to youth development. A priority will be to strengthen the 4-H programs in Oxford County through school and community engagement, including partnering with 4-H staff at the Bryant Pond Camp and Learning Center to provide integrated programming for Oxford County youth. Typical hiring range for this position is $34,000 to $39,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will being on April 14th.

For a full job description, and to apply: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=39735&job=4-h-youth-development-professional-oxford-county


OSU Regional Director, Operations, Southwest Region, Ohio State University Extension 022417
Place: See Cost Sheet
Prepared by:

Regional Director, Operations, Southwest Region, Ohio State University Extension
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

The Regional Director, Operations, is to provide leadership to the Extension operations within the Southwest Region comprised of 19 counties, including all matters affecting personnel, finance, public relations and business operations. The Regional Director, Operations, works collaboratively with the OSU Extension administrative cabinet and Extension employees, numerous advisory committee members, volunteer stakeholders, public officials and other community leaders and volunteers in the region. This position reports to the Associate Dean / Director, Ohio State University Extension; The Regional Director serves as a member of Extension administrative cabinet and communicates decisions and policies to county personnel pertinent to their functions and responsibilities; Directs the regional administrative office; Represents Ohio State University Extension and develops and maintains effective working relationships with county commissioners, local funders, appropriate agencies, organizations, groups and individuals, including the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) experiment stations and regional campuses; Interacts with the Office of Government Relations in the coordination, training and oversight of county-based professionals’ contacts with elected officials; Supports and enhances Extension's commitment to equal opportunity/ affirmative action in employment and programming for diverse audiences; Aligns efforts with The Ohio State University Discovery Themes (Health and Wellness; Food Production & Security; and Energy and the Environment) and Ohio State University Extension Impact Areas (Health and Wellness; Job Skills and Careers; Thriving Across the Life Span; Sustainable Food Systems; Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities; and Environmental Quality); Provides leadership in selection and placement of Extension educators and county Extension directors, including the support for onboarding of new educators and county Extension directors; Coordinates the human resources functions in the region with OSU Extension’s human resources unit including onboarding, mentoring, and determining appropriate staffing for each unit; Provides personnel support to the county units including: interpreting and implementing OSU and OSU Extension human resources policies; serving as immediate supervisor to all educators and county Extension directors; providing timely coaching and feedback to educators; and leading the performance management process; Mentors and coaches Extension educators and county Extension directors in effective performance; Responsible for annual performance appraisals of Extension educators and county Extension directors; Advises Extension personnel regarding matters of professional and personal concern; Guides and supports the development and preparation of Extension program plans and reports as reflected in the annual reporting system.

Education and Experience:
Required: Master’s degree required, doctoral degree preferred. The successful candidate must possess effective communication skills (verbal and written), excellent mediation and problem solving/conflict management skills, and be proficient with computers and technology. Extension knowledge, program development and evaluation, leadership and administrative skills, and supervisory experience. Experience with mentoring/development of staff. Desired: Experience and success in grant and contract funding, coaching and mentoring, and public issues education desired. Experience with Extension.

This position requires extensive and frequent travel within the region/state. The successful candidate will be required to complete and submit fingerprint and criminal background checks before her/his start date. A university owned vehicle will be provided for business use in accordance with IRS regulations.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To assure consideration, submit a maximum two page letter describing your qualifications that relate to the position duties and responsibilities, a resume or curriculum vitae, and at least four professional references, including names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers (candidates will be informed before references are contacted). Electronic submissions only should be sent to http://osujoblinks.com/3lra . Selected candidates will be expected to be available for interviews at a location within the Southwest Region between April 10 and April 21.

TO BUILD A DIVERSE WORKFORCE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND WOMEN. EEO/AA EMPLOYER. TDD# 1-800-589-8292.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to the search committee chair:
Dr. Tom Archer: Office (614) 247-8103; email archer.3@osu.edu

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

 


Professional Practice Assistant Professor, Agriculture/Natural Resources & 4-H - St. George, Washington County

http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2125

 

Title: Professional Practice Assistant Professor, Agriculture/Natural Resources & 4-H - St. George, Washington County
Requisition: F1700231
Open Date: 01/25/2017
Review Date: 02/25/2017
Job Category: Faculty
Department: Southern Region
College/Unit: Cooperative Extension
Location: Extension Site
Posting Duration: Open Until Filled
Position Summary:
Utah State University Extension invites applications for an Agriculture/Natural Resources/4-H Extension position. Extension faculty develop, provide, evaluate, and coordinate research-based educational programs for youth and adults. Extension faculty also recruit, train and supervise volunteer leaders and serve as a liaison between local clientele, other resource agencies, and Utah State University administrators, faculty, and programs. Extension faculty have Washington county, regional, and University responsibilities. An office will be provided at the county Extension building in St. George, Utah. We welcome candidates with diverse interests related to agriculture, natural resources, range, livestock, horse, etc. We also welcome candidates with diverse 4-H youth development interests such as citizenship, science, and healthy living.

 

Rank: Professional Practice Assistant Professor - Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree and significant professional experience is required.

 

Responsibilities:
Provide leadership to Extension agriculture, leadership, livestock, horse and natural resource programs for adults and youth.
Develop, implement and evaluate programs for adults and youth.
Develop partnerships and employ innovative approaches to reach clientele and new audiences.
Pursue internal and external funding to support Extension programming.
Document impacts and produce scholarly publications based on Extension programming.
Manage budgets, personnel, and volunteers.
Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension.
Serve and collaborate with other Extension and University personnel, community and government agencies, and stakeholders.
Dept/College Highlights:
Utah State University (http://www.usu.edu) is Utah’s Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students. Through the Extension system, the University extends research based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties. Utah State University is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples. http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2125

 

 


Area CE - 4-H Youth Development Advisor (San Joaquin) 

http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=1131

County Locations: San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County

Date Posted: January 23, 2017
Closing Date: March 10, 2017

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This position is headquartered in Stockton, San Joaquin County California.

POSITION PURPOSE: The Area Cooperative Extension (CE) 4-H Youth Development (YD) advisor will conduct a locally-based extension, education and applied research program. The primary focus for this position is to develop research-based youth development programming to increase youths’ leadership and college and career readiness with an emphasis on expanding programming to underserved audiences, specifically, Hispanic, Black, Asian and American Indian youth and adult volunteers. The CE advisor will work to create a pipeline of young people ready for college and work with a focus on access to and retention of youth at postsecondary institutions, as well as creating opportunities to enhance the capacities of adults working with youth.

ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS: All UC ANR CE advisors are responsible for performance in the areas of 1) applied research and creative activity, 2) extending knowledge and information, 3) professional competence and activity and 4) University and public service.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Develop and implement effective UC ANR Cooperative Extension applied research and educational programs to address the identified priority needs of the clientele that are consistent with ANR’s Strategic Vision and ANR initiatives http://ucanr.edu/sites/StrategicInitiatives/Healthy_Families_-_Communities/

o Conduct and report regular needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served.

o Disseminate useful, science-based information to inform clientele, using extension methods that are responsive to clientele needs and appropriate for the audience and situation.
o Develop and implement applied research designed to monitor changes and solve locally relevant problems.

o Maintain and promote Cooperative Extension’s credibility by participating in professional organizations and collaborating with government agencies, commodity groups, allied industry groups, policy makers and other organizations by providing independent science-based information and leadership.

o Evaluate programs and report accomplishments, results, and potential or actual impacts to scientific and lay audiences.

o Develop collaborative teams with other UC ANR academics, including CE specialists, AES faculty, CE Advisors and/or others, to address priority issues for UC ANR.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 
A minimum of a master's degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in Youth/Child Development, Human Development, Child Development Education or other closely related fields. Experience in conducting applied research and education programs with youth in the areas of college and career readiness and/or improving access and retention on college campuses is required. Experience working with diverse populations and the ability to bridge cultural differences is required. Ability to apply low-literacy and cultural/ethnic principles into extension and research program elements is preferred. Excellent written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills in English is required. Expertise in non-formal education, education development, youth program development, volunteer development, and program design and evaluation are highly desirable. Experience effectively managing and resolving conflict is highly desirable. Extension experience, grant writing/resource development, and working with diverse groups of stakeholders is desirable. The ability to communicate with adults and children in Spanish is desired.

SALARY:
Beginning salary will be in the Cooperative Extension Assistant Advisor Rank and commensurate with applicable experience and professional qualifications. For information regarding Cooperative Extension Advisor salary scales, please refer to the University of California, ANR website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/250093.pdf.


POSITION AVAILABLE: Position # 1600142F
https://jobs.nmsu.edu
4-H and Youth Development
Volunteer and Curriculum Development Specialist Closing Date: 02/28/2017
Tenure Track Position

POSITION CONDITIONS:
Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico
with statewide responsibilities. Personal
auto required. Offer of employment contingent
upon verification of individual’s eligibility
for employment in the United States.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Ph.D., Ed.D required in Extension Education, adult education, family and consumer sciences, or other youth development related fields. Must have degree in hand by date of employment.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
-Must be knowledgeable in the areas of volunteer, curriculum and youth development.
-Experience in Extension work and in the design and establishment of youth development and volunteer development is preferred.
-Demonstrated ability to interpret current research findings and make related practical recommendations to county extension agents and adult volunteer leaders in diverse communities throughout New Mexico.
-Demonstrated ability to design, implement, and publish youth and volunteer related curriculum.
-Must be able to effectively interact with, communicate (oral and written) and relate to people of all ages, incomes, education levels and ethnic backgrounds and to develop non-formal educational programs/curriculum to meet their needs.
-Knowledge of the most up-to-date Extension and other delivery methods to best meet the information needs of the very diverse target clientele associated with this position, including innovative social network and other electronic media outlets.
-Valid driver’s license required.
-Willing to work evenings, weekends and travel within state and out-of-state as necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Position is 100% Extension
-Administratively and programmatically responsible to the 4-H Youth Development Department Head.
-Responsible for the development of an aggressive and progressive 4-H volunteer development program, including management of the volunteer executive board and training of CES faculty and staff related to 4-H youth development programming and volunteer development.
-Responsible for developing and managing 4-H volunteer leader screening and certification process in cooperation with 4-H Department Head.
-Interpret and disseminate current and relevant research findings for practical use by county faculty, staff and volunteers, including writing and revising youth development and adult 4-H leader publications in cooperation with graduate students, county faculty and volunteers.
-Develop 4-H curriculum that is attractive and relevant to first generation 4-H families.
-Provide training and assistance to County Agents related to volunteer, youth and curriculum development.
-Maintain liaison and close working relationship with other CES Specialist and statewide agents related to 4-H youth and volunteer development programming.
-Serve as the New Mexico 4-H Military Liaison, a link between the state 4-H program, military service branches in the state and with National 4-H Headquarters. Provide leadership to county offices involved in grant funding to support 4-H programming on military installations and with Reserve and Guard families.
-Work collaboratively with other state Extension specialists, University researchers, and County Agents in developing and implementing multi-disciplinary activities.
-Acquire extramural funding as needed to support, develop, and implement 4-H youth development programs.
-Report youth development and volunteer activities and program impacts annually, write 5-Year Plan of Work and report Plan of Work progress annually, develop annual goals and objects, complete annual allocation of effort forms, and complete other reports as required.

BENEFITS:
Social Security, Unemployment and Worker's Compensation, New Mexico Educational Retirement, Annual and Sick Leave, Group Medical and Hospital Insurance and Life Insurance.


 

Douglas County Extension agent vacancy in Castle Rock, Colorado. 

.A vacancy announcement for #05-17 Douglas County Extension 4-H Youth Development/Livestock agent position has been posted to our website and can be viewed at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/41173.

This vacancy will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on 02/14/2017.

Douglas County is the best of both worlds—where the desire to serve others is met with a professional work environment and the resources needed to excel in your field. Douglas County is recognized as one of the most pro-business, fiscally healthy and effective local governments in the United States where over 300,000 residents call home. Located south of Denver, the county is among the fastest growing communities in the United States for the past 30 years, luring professionals with an exceptional quality of life enhanced by diverse housing options, proximity to first-rate arts and cultural amenities, world-class sports franchises, and some of the best recreation opportunities in the world. The county provides unique opportunities for its residents to enjoy elements of a rural lifestyle while remaining in reasonable proximity to jobs, shopping, and a variety of activities and amenities typically found in urban and suburban communities.

Colorado State University Extension (CSUE) and Douglas County work cooperatively to provide Extension programming and engagement in the county. The direction Extension programming takes is locally driven. CSUE contributes onsite and campus-based expertise, university and land grant system resources and connections across the state to enhance local programming efforts. To learn more about Colorado State University Extension, go to extension.colostate.edu. The Extension staff consists of the director, three agents (one horticulture/natural resources and two 4-H agents), two support staff, and seasonal 4-H and Fair staff. In 2015, 6,386 unique youth participated in the Douglas County 4-H program: 575 as 4-H club members, 78 in special projects, 45 as day campers, 5211 in 4-H School Enrichment and 550 in out of school programs. Douglas County has a rich agricultural heritage and is interested in developing programs to engage youth, residents, partners and communities in urban agriculture, ag appreciation, small farm operations and small acreage management.


 

Extension Educator 2 (4-H Youth Development Educator)

Penn State Extension in Clearfield County is seeking an individual who will function as a team member of the Penn State Extension 4-H Youth Development Unit working directly with statewide faculty and staff. The individual represents Penn State and the College of Agricultural Sciences in interpreting, applying, and disseminating the latest research findings in Youth Development, Volunteer Management, and Science and Technology. Major responsibilities will include planning, implementing, conducting and evaluating a broad educational program for youth involved in a wide range of 4-H project curriculum areas in Clearfield County. This individual will also serve on the State 4-H Youth Development Team. This includes maintaining and expanding existing local educational 4-H club programs, supervision of programs delivered by other professional staff, program assistants, and volunteers, building community collaborations and partnerships in support of the educational plan, managing and expanding the revenue enhancement portfolio to support educational opportunities, developing volunteer resources and training volunteers, and developing a professional development plan. Specific program responsibilities include: Provide the expertise to compliment and support 4-H efforts through individual and team efforts that will expand the Clearfield County 4-H clubs and other outreach to youth, including school enrichment and camping opportunities. Provide leadership education to volunteers and youth. Identify opportunities and educational needs of youth in the county and provide age appropriate educational opportunities for those individuals. Develop and expand a countywide 4-H marketing plan to increase public awareness and participation. Ensure that leaders and participating youth comply with state guidelines and adhere to 4-H policies. Recruit, screen, and train appropriate club leaders and volunteers. Serve as a liaison between clientele and appropriate faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences, as well as other colleges, institutions of higher education, and outreach partners. Demonstrate competency in operating in a team environment in the 4-H Youth Development Unit with faculty, educators and other staff. Assist in the development of a statewide educational business plan to support the 4-H unit programming. Develop a unit action plan followed by an accomplishment report. The Educator is responsible for submitting program, administrative, and financial reports as appropriate to the unit and District. Write and secure grants and develop revenue enhancement strategies to obtain additional resources to initiate new educational programs or enhance ongoing programs. This could be an individual effort or in cooperation with other staff in the unit or District. Oversee fiscal responsibilities for the Clearfield County 4-H program. Use a variety of traditional and new technological delivery methods to develop workshops, seminars, demonstrations, “on-line” courses and/or other educational strategies to communicate the latest technologies to youth and volunteer leaders. Prepare educational materials that are relevant to and that enhance the educational process for targeted individuals and groups, including urban audiences. Use technology, mass media and personal contacts in the delivery and management of high quality extension educational programs. Ensure that train-the-trainer sessions and resources for 4-H leaders provide them with on-going support, enabling these key volunteers to assist youth in developing record-keeping, communications, decision making, marketing, and problem solving skills. Participate in regional or state 4-H events as appropriate. Ensure compliance with the affirmative action plan. Through public notification and “All Reasonable Efforts,” make all programs accessible to clientele without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Director of Program for 4-H and District Director. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher (Master's degree preferred) or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have a degree in youth development, education, animal science education, or volunteer development and who have 4-H experiences. An interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds is required. Candidate should possess teaching, program development and evaluation skills, and demonstrate positive human relations and effective communication skills necessary to work effectively with youth, parents, leaders, government officials, and the general public. Seeking a self-motivated individual with excellent organizational skills. An interest in computer applications and distance learning technology is desired. Must have a valid driver’s license and use of a private automobile. Since this position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties, successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Candidates must also be willing to work flexible hours.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/ , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Job URL: https://psu.jobs/job/67984

 

 11/2016

Area Cooperative Extension Advisor - 4-H Youth Development Serving San Mateo and San Francisco Counties and County Director for UCCE San Mateo and San Francisco Counties

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Oregon State University Extension Service and the Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

4-H Youth Development Educator
Oregon State University Extension Service and the Extension 4-H Youth Development Program is recruiting for a full-time, fixed-term, 4-H Youth Development Educator in Beaverton, Oregon. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To review posting and apply, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting #P00870UF. Closing date: 12/06/2016. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.


 

Extension Educator – 4-H Youth Development (Harlan County)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 Would you like to make a positive difference in young people’s lives?  Do you have the drive to help us create engaging learning opportunities for youth and adult volunteers?  Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused learning experiences that inspire young people’s understanding of agriculture along with other opportunities to help young people achieve their potential?  University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators.  As a member of the UNL Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field.  You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues. 

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Alma, Nebraska and serving Harlan and Furnas Counties in Nebraska.  The focus of this position will be 4-H Youth Development with an emphasis on inspiring young people’s understanding of agriculture.  4-H youth development program targets the following signature outcomes: a) science education (including animal science); b) agricultural literacy; c) career exploration; d) community leadership and civic engagement; and e) healthy living.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required; one degree in youth development, agricultural or science education or closely related field.  Master’s degree must be completed by start date. 
  • Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting. 
  • Demonstrated communication skills (publications, presentations, web and social media).
  • Experience and demonstrated ability in working with youth and youth organizations including understanding of positive youth development and youth program management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities. 
  • Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery. 
  • Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
  • Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation,  contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs. 
  • Demonstrated experience/training in the recruitment, training, mentoring and management of volunteers. 

Review of applications will begin on 11/29/16. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu. (Requisition number: F_160242). Click on the “Apply for this position” button above or below; or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents: 
- Cover Letter 
- Resume 
- List of three professional references 
- Unofficial (or official) transcripts, or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade, must be attached to the online application (as “Other”), or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination


Extension Educator – 4-H Youth Development Coordinator

(West Central Research & Extension Center)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 Would you like to make a positive difference in young people’s lives?  Do you have the drive to help us create engaging learning opportunities for youth and adult volunteers?  Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused learning experiences that inspire young scientists along with other opportunities to help young people achieve their potential?  University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators.  As a member of the UNL Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field.  You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

 We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in North Platte, Nebraska and serving west central Nebraska.  The focus of this position will be 4-H youth development with an emphasis on coordination of district 4-H youth development. 

 Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree required; one degree in youth development, agricultural or science education, or closely related field.  Master’s degree must be completed by start date. 
  • Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting. 
  • Demonstrated communication skills (publications, presentations, web and social media).   
  • Experience and demonstrated ability in working with youth and youth organizations including understanding of positive youth development and youth program management.
  • Experience working with individuals, coworkers, partnering organizations, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in youth development programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities. 
  • Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery. 
  • Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
  • Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation,  contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs. 
  • Demonstrated experience/training in the recruitment, training, mentoring and management of volunteers.
  • An understanding and appreciation of education research.
  • Demonstrated ability to network with schools, agencies, businesses, communities and other youth organizations to support youth development. 

Review of applications will begin on 11/14/16. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu. (Requisition number: F_160234). Click on the “Apply for this position” button above or below; or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents: 
- Cover Letter 
- Resume 
- List of three professional references 
- Unofficial (or official) transcripts, or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade, must be attached to the online application (as “Other”), or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu, or faxed to 402-624-8010. Please make sure to blacken out your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination

 


Position Announcement

Department of Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences
Texas A&M University

TITLE: Assistant Professor and Extension Educator

LOCATION: Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin November 5 and will continue until position is filled.

APPOINTMENT AND SALARY: 12 month appointment, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service does not grant tenure to its faculty. Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications.

DUTIES: Responsibilities include coordination of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative (YDI), to conduct outreach programs which provide agency managers, staff, and researchers with science based information and training to improve youth programdevelopment, implementation and evaluation. Efforts should include staff training for 4-H and other youth organizations, building, partnering with and contributing to a network of youth serving professionals, evaluation of youth programs, writing grants and acting as a youth development resource in the dissemination of current best practice and other research-based information throughout the state of Texas. These responsibilities will be supported by a vigorous applied research program. Service to the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences; Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; the community; and professionals in the field of youth development will be expected. The successful candidate will have a PhD in an appropriate discipline, have management and applied research experience, and be committed to furthering the development of practitioners and students involved in developing and delivering quality youth programs and services.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have an earned PhD and five years of relevant work experience at the time of appointment, in an appropriate youth development discipline. Candidates should have demonstrated potential for excellence in research, outreach, management, and organizational citizenship. They must, enjoy working on interdisciplinary teams, and have the capacity to apply disciplinary knowledge to the advancement of youth development and youth-serving organizations. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in leading or working with youth development organizations, who have strong evidence of an ongoing or developing applied research program, and who have a commitment to excellence in extension and outreach.

APPOINTMENT DATE: On or before January 31, 2017.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply for the position please go to the following website: greatjobs.tamu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=193328.  Applicants will need to attach a cover letter describing their background and interest in the position and a curriculum vitae. For further information contact Dr. Jill Martz, Associate Department Head for Extension, Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences 979-862-8819 or jill.martz@tamu.edu.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Opened in 1876 as Texas' first public institution of higher learning, Texas A&M University is a research-intensive flagship university with over 50,000 students — including 9,500 graduate students — studying in more than 120 undergraduate and 240 graduate degree programs in ten colleges. Students can join any of 800 student organizations and countless activities ranging from athletics and recreation to professional and community service events.  But there's more than just numbers that make up the Aggie experience. There's access to world-class research programs and award-winning faculty. There are opportunities to learn in and out of the classroom whether through technology or through one of our branch campuses or international study centers.

Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, home to about 203,000 residents. Our Central Texas location offers the best of both worlds: it's small enough to offer safe and affordable living and just a short drive to three major Texas cities — Houston, Austin and Dallas. Its regional airport provides commercial flights to neighboring cities.

In Bryan/College Station, you'll find live music, a dozen museums and galleries, hundreds of restaurants, nearly one hundred parks and recreational areas, and world-class performers and lecturers.

The Bryan/College Station community enjoys a healthy economy with strong job growth, one of the state's lowest unemployment rates and an affordable housing market. In addition to Texas A&M, both public and private elementary, intermediate and high schools and a two-year community college, provide educational options for all ages. As a regional healthcare hub, the area has three hospitals, numerous medical specialists and several retirement and assisted living facilities.


COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
EXTENSION

Job Vacancy #25-16
Director, 4-H Youth Development Program
CSU Campus, Fort Collins, CO

The Director of the 4-H Youth Development Program provides overall programmatic and organizational vision, leadership, guidance, and direction in the development, implementation, evaluation and accountability for the Colorado 4-H and Youth Development Program.

Master’s degree required in agriculture, consumer and family sciences, education, human development, management, natural resources, sociology, youth development or other social or behavioral sciences.

For full consideration all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on November 21, 2016. Please apply at: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/38571.

CSU conducts background checks on all final candidates. CSU is an EO/EA/AA Employer.


 

University of Minnesota Extension
4-H Program Coordinator

University of Minnesota Extension is accepting applications for multiple 4-H Program Coordinator positions to be filled by February 2017. Most positions are full-time. Current county openings include: Benton, Goodhue, Itasca, Olmsted, Scott and Winona. Also open is a position working with American Indian Youth Programs for the White Earth Nation and a Community Engagement Coordinator position with SPARK Council.

Bachelor's degree and four years of related experience required. Must have direct experience in a youth development organization (as a member, volunteer, leader, paid staff member, or some combination). Access to reliable transportation for job-related travel. Ability to work evenings and weekends.

To apply online and access the complete job descriptions, go to:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/about/employment/#youth-development

Job ID 313654 - County 4-H Program Coordinator, multiple locations
Job ID 313651 - Community Program Coordinator, American Indian
Job ID 313645 - 0.8 FTE Community Engagement Coordinator – Itasca

Applications submitted by 11/6/2016 will be considered first; positions will remain open until filled.

The U of M is an equal opportunity educator and employer.