Mitchell County Extension 4-H Youth Agent
Open Until Filled: Yes
Job Summary: This Mitchell CO Extension faculty member will be responsible for managing the 4-H & Youth Development programming in Mitchell County by providing educational opportunities for youth in 4-H club meetings, coordinating local activities, and preparing youth for project and judging events. The Candidate will lead the way in carrying out a presence in the community by promoting 4-H -not only in the classroom, but also at conferences, 4-H camp, and various other programs; and may continue a positive contact with the school system and area. The Agent will work to maintain programs, activities and events that will result in youth learning information and developing skills that influence positive change. This position serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty member and a member of the Mitchell County Extension Staff. (http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/mitchell/). It is under the direction and leadership Mitchell County Coordinator and Southwest District Extension Director. Qualifications: This position requires: * Successful experience in program development and management; (direct 4-H experience strongly preferred) * A demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management; * A demonstrated ability to multi-task, to work as a team member, and with groups and committees; * The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs; and * A Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Education, Human/Youth Development, Sociology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Recreation, or closely related area (a Master's degree is strongly preferred). Other Responsibilities: * Responsible for managing the 4-H program in Mitchell County by providing educational programs for youth in 4-H club meetings, coordinating local activities, and preparing youth for project and judging events * Implements the CAES Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan and ensures that clientele understand that UGA Extension offers its educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status * Provides leadership for volunteers, Para-professionals, and teen leaders in delivering 4-H and Youth programs * 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 other staff members 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 and information 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 * See www.caes.uga.edu/intranet/coextopr/pdfs/coextagentjd.pdf for a listing of other responsibilities. * 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. Hiring rank will be commensurate with candidate's experience, achievements and stature in the discipline. http://extension.uga.edu/about/join/careers.cfm www.camillageorgia.com www.pelhamchamber.org The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. As such, we are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
Minimum Qualifications: 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 public 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/
Preferred Qualifications: A Master's degree in Human/Youth Development, Sociology, Education, Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, Recreation, or related area. - One year of experience including demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership, management, and multi-tasking, and a demonstrated ability to work as a team member and with groups and committees. - A demonstrated ability to multi-task, to work as a team member, and 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;
Salary: Minimum $46,000 for Master's Degree or $34,500/year for 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: SW District