Associate Director for the Washington State 4-H Youth Development Program

Mar 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Director for the Washington State 4-H Youth Development Program

Employee Type: Faculty

Position Number: 124955

Work Location: Spokane

Summary of Duties:
The Associate Director for the Washington State 4-H Youth Development Program is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenured, promotion-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.

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. 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.

Required Qualifications:
-Earned Master’s degree in social sciences, human development, youth development, guidance and counseling, leadership development, volunteerism, education, or an appropriate field of study at the time of application.

-Six years of related experience to the mission of Extension and/or positive youth development.

-Experience in leadership; conflict resolution; group facilitation; and the development, delivery, and evaluation of youth development programs.

-Experience in budgeting, financial planning, personnel management, strategic planning and critical decision-making.

Posting Open Date: 03/07/2017

Posting Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

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Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.


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