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LOCATION: Kansas Cooperative Extension Service, Kansas State University, Manhattan
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
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:
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)
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
Regional Director, Operations, Southwest Region, Ohio State University Extension
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:
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.
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:
Professional Practice Assistant Professor, Agriculture/Natural Resources & 4-H - St. George, Washington County
Title: Professional Practice Assistant Professor, Agriculture/Natural Resources & 4-H - St. George, Washington County
Rank: Professional Practice Assistant Professor - Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree and significant professional experience is required.
Area CE - 4-H Youth Development Advisor (San Joaquin)
County Locations: San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County
Date Posted: January 23, 2017
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.
• 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 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:
POSITION AVAILABLE: Position # 1600142F
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.
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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