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Department: 117123 - West District - Caldwell
Location: Lenior, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The individual in the position will provide extraordinary leadership for the total 4-H program and will be responsible for program planning, development, delivery, evaluation and reporting.
The current 4-H program is a mix of traditional 4-H clubs, project clubs, special interest youth programs, school enrichment, and seasonal camp opportunities.
Duties include – seek out and develop local relationships, identify priority programming opportunities and develop, deliver, facilitate and evaluate educational activities for a diverse range of program delivery models. Models include 4-H clubs, school enrichment, summer day camps, overnight camping, after-school clubs and more. Give leadership to volunteer development including volunteer recruitment, selection, training and recognition. Focus training for 4-H leaders that will increase their effectiveness in working with youth and retain their commitment as volunteer leaders over sustained periods of time.
One of the following educational requirements: – A Bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 overall or a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in child or youth development or related field, – A Bachelor’s degree and the completion of at least one-half of coursework in a Master’s degree curriculum with a cumulative grade point average 3.0 or higher with at least one of the degrees in child or youth development or related field, or – Completion of a Master’s degree with at least one of the degrees in child or youth development or related field. Also required: a personal automobile; computer literacy; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to plan, implement, market, and evaluate educational programs; willingness to work as a team member and support a total Extension program; and the ability to handle multiple demands and set priorities. Personal Attributes: Successful performance of the duties encompassed in the County Extension Agent’s job requires that the individual possess habits of industry, a sense of responsibility, and a genuine appreciation for the worth of the individual. The employee must be adept in both oral and written communication. The County Extension Agent is eligible to become a member of the non-tenure track/special faculty at North Carolina State University. The County Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating that phase of county Extension programs within assigned areas of program responsibility. The County Extension Agent cooperates with colleagues in the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and county leaders in performing assigned responsibilities. The performance of assigned responsibilities is governed by the philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
A Bachelor's degree in child or youth development or related field.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Must enjoy working with youth of all ages, thorough understanding of volunteer management. Modern computer literacy is required. This includes ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheets, and email programs as well as the ability to utilize social media and multimedia. Also use of other forms of media for marketing program, such as newspaper articles and radio. Candidates should have excellent time and resource management skills, should be personable, and able to build professional networking coalitions.
Two years experience in a youth development/education field.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: WT-00002302-1018
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