Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, City of Virginia Beach
Virginia Tech - Virginia Beach, VA

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This position will be located in the City of Virginia Beach. The City of Virginia Beach is located on the east coast of Virginia and boasts a wonderful oceanfront environment while maintaining its agriculture heritage. The City has a nice blend of suburban and rural communities and borders the urban City of Norfolk. The Virginia Beach 4-H Agent is responsible for Youth Development programs that include community clubs, camping, school enrichment programs, livestock club, etc. Virginia Beach is home to the largest 4-H program in the State of Virginia with over 4,000 youth involved in a variety of educational programs.

The 4-H Youth Development Agent is a professional educator who provides leadership to the local 4-H program and manages its day-to-day operation. 4-H is a community of young people learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The mission of 4-H is to develop youth, and adults working with those youth, to realize their full potential and become effective, contributing citizens. This is achieved through the development and delivery of research-based, non-formal, hands-on educational experiences.

Responsibilities: Develops and delivers objective, research-based educational programs to meet the needs of diverse audiences, specifies program goals and objectives, and identifies resources needed; provides leadership for 4-H Youth Development programs that meet the needs of all youth; identifies, recruits, trains, supports, and manages volunteers to implement and carry out the 4-H educational programming in the unit; determines unit program needs by monitoring trends and issues, and conducting unit assessments involving the unit Extension Leadership Council (ELC) and other leadership committees; networks and builds coalitions with other agencies, organizations and institutions to address the complex youth and family issues and the needs of the 4-H program; coordinates day-to-day activities and events associated with the unit 4-H program including 4-H delivery (community 4-H clubs, project 4-H clubs, school enrichment 4-H, after-school 4-H, special interest 4-H, and 4-H camping).

Required Qualifications

Must have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS) in a relevant discipline from an accredited college or university.

Knowledge and experience in planning, conducting, and evaluating Extension or non-formal education programs; understanding and ability to conduct community needs assessment to determine program priorities; knowledge of child and human development. Excellent communication skills; basic knowledge in educational technologies and their appropriate use in the development and delivery of educational programs; program marketing skills; knowledge and willingness to involve and manage volunteers in program development and delivery; a personal commitment to program development and delivery; a personal commitment to working with diverse clientele and colleagues, and a willingness to further the civil rights goals of Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree is preferred.

Employment Conditions

Must have a criminal background check

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Contact information:
Linda Alumbaugh
Human Resources Assistant
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Virginia Tech
120 Hutcheson Hall (0437)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Apply electronically online to: https://jobs.vt.edu, posting #0121414. In addition to the faculty online application, applicants are required to submit by attachment a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information of three individuals (name, telephone number and email address). (TIP: Have these documents ready to attach at the time you submit your faculty application; the system will not allow you to enter a second time for any position).

Inquiries should be directed to:
Phone 540-231-3451 FAX 540-231-5545
Internet: extpers@vt.edu

Refer to VCE website: www.ext.vt.edu for full ad, position description, and information on available positions.

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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