Lowndes County 4-H Educator

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Lowndes County 4-H Educator


CAES Southwest District CES

About 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.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Regular hours 8:00-5:00 Monday through Friday
Occasional night meetings and weekend activities

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Location of Vacancy:

SW District

EEO Policy 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Teacher AD



Job Family:

Outreach Services



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field.

Position Summary:

This position is an exempt professional staff role within UGA Extension and coordinates and distributes time as needed for the satisfactory delivery of the 4-H county program. A high level of independent judgment is required to effectively carry out the essential duties of the job and the incumbent is expected to manage both Extension program administration and 4-H education delivery by developing techniques and procedures as appropriate. It is under the supervision of the assigned 4-H Agent and County Extension Coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

-Basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
-Ability to speak to/teach large groups of children
-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
-Show high standards of professionalism in personal contacts, appearance, and work habits
-Express thoughts clearly and concisely through written and verbal communication
-Applicant will work with the 4-H youth program

Physical Demands:

Some degree of physical activity, including lifting, to conduct programs (e.g., handling animals, supplies, and demonstration materials, audio/visual equipment, etc.)
Some standing and/or sitting for various lengths of time.
Various seasonal weather conditions for outside activities.
Occasionally work extended hours (past eight hour work day and forty hour work week), including some nights and weekends

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

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.


This position will help carry out the county 4-H Educational Program (under the direction of the 4-H Agent):
Lead by teaching 4-H Educational Learning programs in the classroom.
Direct 4-H’ers in preparation for the 4-H competitive events including project achievement, judging teams, etc.
Transport or arrange for transportation of 4-H’ers to various district and state events and if assigned, provide leadership for youth while attending these events.
Incorporate the results of program evaluations and feedback in planning future programs and techniques used in implementing programs.
Publicize programs and workshops offered in local county or nearby counties to clientele.

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Program development:
Show high standards of professionalism in personal contacts, appearance, and work habits.
Maintain office inventory of office supplies and materials as needed to support the 4-H program.

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Identify, recruit, train, and help supervise 4-H volunteers in planning, teaching, and evaluating Cooperative Extension 4-H programs. Assist interested volunteers in the successful completion of the 4-H Chaperone Training. Multiple programs may receive leadership from volunteers such as the Archery Team, Horse Club, BB Team, and Livestock Show Teams. Extension Program Assistants must manage these programs through the management of the volunteer with assistance from the 4-H Agent and County Coordinator.

Make reports to appropriate clientele, staff members, Board of Education, Board of Commissioners, and public officials through electronic mass media (county website, internet, etc.) personal contacts and/or group meetings. Submit accurate and complete reports in a timely manner in GA Counts, 4-H enrollment, and the District office.

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Conduct all duties in accordance with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Equal Opportunity plan that ensures all educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or veteran status.
Regularly participate in staff conferences.
Process or develop adequate computer skills to enhance communication to the public and Extension.
Assist staff with day to day operations of Cooperative Extension county office by answering phone, processing mail, distributing publications, greeting visitors, filing documents, etc. (when needed)
Attends required 4-H events as assigned by the 4-H Agent, County Coordinator, or District Personnel
Other duties as assigned by 4-H Agent and County Coordinator.

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Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 3/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time