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4-H Educator

The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

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Advertising/Posting Title:

4-H Educator

Diversity Statement:

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Posting Summary:

4-H is the nation’s positive youth development program that builds skills needed in life and career, through fun, hands-on experiences, delivered in partnership with caring adults. 4-H Educators provide program development, coordination, outreach and teaching for county, regional and state UVM Extension 4-H Youth Development Educational Programs for youth ages 5-18. This will include developing and collaborating with volunteers and community partners, promoting and expanding 4-H efforts, and stimulating excellence in carrying out the overall 4-H positive youth development mission. Programming foci include science, healthy living, and civic engagement as well as building leadership and other workforce skills. Emphasis is placed on reaching diverse and under-represented audiences. This is done with minimal supervision, in collaboration with a statewide team of 4-H educators, program coordinators and one program director.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience):

Bachelor’s degree and two years’ related experience with focus in youth or family programming required. Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, teach and evaluate educational programs. Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to work with youth and adult volunteers, including community partners, in a team environment. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Computer and electronic communication proficiency. Ability to provide leadership in a collaborative environment and be consistently supportive of decisions made by University of Vermont Extension. Commitment to fostering and supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends. Ability to travel, primarily within the state. Ability to work independently. Ability to interpret research findings on youth development and communicate these with youth and volunteer audiences or with faculty working with subject area curriculum/program teams and advisory groups.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience with volunteer development and/or building community collaborations desirable.

Other Information:

This position will have a 6 month probationary period.
Position will be located either in the St. Johnsbury or Morrisville Extension Office.
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, references and two writing samples, one of which must include images or data visualization.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which will include evenings, weekends, and have the ability to travel, primarily within the state.
Position will be 0.83 to 1.00 FTE.

Special Conditions:

Position located in different city, Weekend work required, Non-standard work hours required, Bargaining unit position



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Outreach Professional

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Read our Diversity Profile UVM campus

The University of Vermont’s hilltop campus looks out across one of America’s most vibrant small cities to Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains beyond. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont.

UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship. With a commitment to undergraduate education, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field.

You’ll find UVM faculty and students studying the effects of climate change aboard the Melosira, a research vessel and floating lab; testing new vaccines at the on-campus medical center; launching local start-ups; and working with refugees at Burlington community centers.

UVM doctorsSince 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. The fifth oldest university in New England, UVM boasts a legacy of important firsts in education: the first college to declare public support of freedom of religion and the first to admit women and African-Americans to Phi Beta Kappa.

Today, the university continues to provide endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

At a glance:

  • Founded in 1791, became a Land Grant university in 1862
  • Home to seven undergraduate schools and colleges, the Honors College, Graduate College, Larner College of Medicine, and Division of Continuing and Distance Education
  • Enrollment: 10,267 undergraduates, 1,462 graduate students, 461 medical students, 23 post-baccalaureate certificates, 892 non-degree students
  • 1,556 full- and part-time faculty
  • Offering 100+ bachelor’s degree programs, 50 master’s programs, 29 accelerated master’s programs, and 22 doctoral programs
  • 18 Division I athletic teams
  • “UVM” stands for Universitas Viridis Montis, Latin for University of the Green MountainsUVM prof

Our vision

To be among the nation’s premier small research universities, preeminent in our comprehensive commitment to liberal education, environment, health and public service.

Our mission

To create, evaluate, share and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct. 

About Burlington:

UVM BurlingtonUVM’s hometown perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. City perks include an active pedestrian marketplace in the heart of downtown, 8 miles of waterfront along Lake Champlain featuring stunning sunsets over the Adirondacks beyond, and a 12-mile paved bike trail that runs along the lake. Burlington’s nickname, BTV, comes from the code for its airport, just 10 minutes from campus. With Montreal a 90-minute and Boston a 3.5-hour drive away, international and metropolitan culture are easily accessible for weekend adventures.

With a metro-area population of approximately 210,000, Burlington is Vermont’s largest city. In addition to UVM, large local employers include Global Foundries, GE Healthcare, Keurig Green Mountain,, Seventh Generation and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade. Vermont’s public K-12 schools are perennially ranked among the best in the nation.

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