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Department: 117806 - Southeast District - Greene
Location: Snow Hill, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The 4-H Extension Agent is a member of the faculty of North Carolina State University and a professional educator. The 4-H Extension Agent has primary responsibility for planning, executing, and evaluating effective and comprehensive 4-H programs that will meet the needs of the county population and supports the mission of the 4-H organization. This mission is to develop youth and adults working with youth to help them realize their full potential, becoming effective contributing citizens through participation in research-based, non-formal, hands-on educational experiences. The 4-H Extension Agent cooperates with colleagues in the North Carolina Cooperative Extension 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.
The individual in the position will provide leadership for the total 4-H youth program and will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for youth ages 5-19.
This position also recruits, evaluates, trains and coordinates adult and teen volunteers.
In addition, this position will be responsible for overseeing the overall 4-H program which includes establishing and maintaining 4-H clubs within Greene County, recruiting and training present and potential volunteers, manage clubs and special programs, and identifying resources to assist in conducting the 4-H program.
Responsibilities will include monitoring of program staff and management of programs funded through grants and fees.
Serve as manager of the County 4-H Youth Development program.
Market 4-H programs and the 4-H organization to the community using various media. Network and build coalitions with other agencies, organizations and institutions to address the complex youth and family issues and the needs of the 4-H program.
Determine program needs by monitoring trends and issues, and conducting County assessments involving the 4-H Advisory Committee, other key stakeholders and administration. Measure program impacts by assessing and evaluating the 4-H programs on a regular basis in order to ensure the needs of the community are being served.
Coordinate day-to-day activities and events associated with the county 4-H program including 4-H delivery (community/project clubs, in-school 4-H enrichment, after school 4-H enrichment, special interest 4-H, summer programs, and 4-H camping).
Identify, recruit, train, support and supervise adult volunteers and clubs to assist with the implementation and maintenance of the 4-H programs. Encourage and promote active volunteer involvement in the NC Association of Adult 4-H Volunteer Leaders. Work with 4-H team to organize and maintain a multi-level system of recognition and incentives for youth and volunteers in the program on an annual basis.
Promote county, district, state and national level participation in the 4-H organization within the community. Programming will be conducted in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Civil Rights policies and procedures.
Must be able to successfully utilize the expertise of and work closely with advisory groups, community leaders, and public officials to identify needs and assist in developing educational programs based on critical issues and needs of the county population.
May provide leadership to 4-H program assistants on staff. This may include contributing to hiring decisions, work assignments and monitoring, work plan development, providing professional development opportunities, and assisting with employee coaching and performance appraisals.
Volunteer recruitment and development experience as well as program development skills will be important. The applicant must be self-directed, organized, and possess a strong work ethic.
Experience in grant writing and program budget management and monitoring preferred.
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 is required.
The successful candidate must have experience working with diverse audiences.
Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends and be able to handle multiple tasks and establish priorities.
Candidates must be able to work proficiently on an individual basis but be an effective leader as well as subordinate at time in any situation requiring team effort.
The successful candidate will possess the pertinent social skills to communicate effectively across age, gender and racial boundaries.
A Master's degree in a related field is preferred. Some
4-H knowledge or experience is preferred.
Expected that a Master's degree will be pursued from an accredited institution if not already acquired.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: SE-00062558-0319
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