Laurens County 4-H Youth Development Agent
Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: This position will be responsible for managing the 4-H Youth Development programming in Laurens County by providing educational opportunities for youth in 4-H club meetings, coordinating local activities, and preparing youth for project and judging events. This position serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty Member and a member of the Laurens County Extension Staff (http://ugaextension.org/county-offices/laurens.html) and is under the direction and leadership of the Southeast District Extension Director. See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for complete details http://outreach.uga.edu/policies/appointment-and-promotion-guidelines/.) Other Responsibilities: · Provides leadership for Program Assistants, volunteers, and teen leaders in delivering 4-H and Youth programs · Implements the CAES Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan · Utilizes the expertise of and works closely with advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational programs · Develops a Plan of Work that is equitable in meeting the varied socio-economic needs of the county · Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with others based on critical issues · Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programs · Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public's view of extension programming · Utilizes current research data on emerging issues in program development and teaching · Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver's license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel are required. http://extension.uga.edu/about/join/careers.cfm The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Minimum Qualifications: * A Master's degree A Bachelor's degree is acceptable for a Public Service Provisional appointment. This provisional faculty classification is offered for no more than three years without review. You may apply for a regular service faculty appointment upon completion of an advanced degree or successful progression through the public service promotion process. See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for complete details http://outreach.uga.edu/policies/appointment-and-promotion-guidelines/ * A demonstrated ability to work as a team member and engage with groups and committees * The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs * A demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management
Preferred Qualifications: * A Master's degree in Human/Youth Development, Sociology, Education, Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, Recreation, or related area.
Salary: Minimum $46,000/year for Master's Degree or $34,500/year for a Bachelor's degree as well as an excellent benefits package. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided.
Faculty Rank: Open Rank
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Employee Percentage: 100
Location od Vacancy: Other South Georgia Area