McDuffie County Family & Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development Agent
Posting DetailsPosting Details Posting NumberF0455PWorking TitleMcDuffie County Family & Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Development AgentDepartmentCAES Northeast District CESAbout the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department
UGA Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 to bring research-based agricultural information to the people of Georgia. County agents and specialists throughout the state share information on issues like water quality, profitability in agribusiness, family wellness, and life skills. County agents provide soil and water test kits and instruction, advice on safe pesticide use, publications, computer programs and lessons in consumer skills to improve Georgians’ quality of life. They are the local experts in food safety, proper eating habits, child safety, and parenting. UGA Extension coordinates 4-H, Georgia’s largest youth program. Each year, almost 200,000 young Georgians participate in community projects, summer camps and conferences on today’s issues while having fun and learning to work together. The leadership skills and values they learn in 4-H last a lifetime. UGA Extension reaches more than 2.6 million Georgians through education programs each year. Millions more rely on UGA Extension’s publications, educational news articles and public television programming for advice and information.College/Unit/Department websitehttps://extension.uga.edu/county-offices/mcduffie.htmlPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date11/01/2019Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date08/22/2019Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants
All Applicants that apply by September 20, 2019 will be considered for this position.Location of VacancyOutside Athens EEO Statement
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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.Position Details Position Information Classification TitlePublic Service Professional ACPay GradeFLSAFaculty RankOpen RankContract TypeFiscal (12 mo.)Tenure StatusNon-Tenure TrackMinimum Qualifications
Master’s degree (Bachelor’s degree is sufficient for a Public Service Provisional appointment).Position Summary
This position is responsible for managing the 4-H & Youth Development (60%) programming in McDuffie County by providing educational opportunities for youth in 4-H club meetings, coordinating local activities, and preparing youth for projects and judging events. This position is also responsible for coordinating the FACS (40%) educational program in the geographic area offering programs about food safety, parenting, money management, nutrition, and related subject matter areas. Provides leadership for Program Assistants in delivering FACS programs.
A Master’s degree is preferred. 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/
This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable private vehicle for official duty travel are required. Reimbursement for business travel will be provided. Transportation of others including 4-H Youth and Adult Clientele is also a common and necessary function of the job. 4-H competitions, overnight camps, and other events are conducted at district and state levels and necessitate travel and transport of participants.Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or CertificationPreferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
-Computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
-Ability to speak to/teach large groups of residents
-Ability to organize and carry out activities and programming for youth
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county, district, and state staff, local government employees, and clientele
-Ability to show high standards of professionalism in personal contacts, appearance, and work habits
-Ability to express thoughts clearly and concisely through written and verbal communication
-Ability to work as a team member and engage with groups and committees
-Ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs
-Skills in leadership and management
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Utilizes the expertise of advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs and assist in developing nutrition education programs
• Develops plan of work that meets the needs of families in work group counties.
• Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issues
• Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to implement programs
• Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public’s knowledge of Extension programs
• 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
• Develops and presents educational information targeted for different audiences; assists with 4-H youth development competitions and events associated with FACS issue areas
• Implement the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program including: hiring, supervision, and training of paraprofessional staff
•Some degree of physical activity is required to conduct programs (e.g. setting up and cleaning up from programs, handling animals, carrying demonstration materials, and audio‐video equipment). Some standing and/or sitting for various lengths of time. Ability to withstand various seasonal weather conditions for outside activities. Ability to occasionally work extended hours (past eight hour work day and forty hour work week), including some nights and weekends.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- This position is located in the McDuffie County, Georgia area. Are you willing to work at this location?
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