Northern Center Director, 4-H Educational Center
Virginia Tech - Virginia

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Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University invites applications for the position of Director, Northern 4-H Educational Center, Front Royal, Virginia.

The Center Director must have enthusiasm for youth educational programs that benefit from an exceptional outdoor environment. This is a non-tenure track, professional faculty position at the rank of Lecturer. The Center Director is responsible to, and supervised by the Associate Director, 4-H Youth Development. The Associate Director, 4-H Youth Development works cooperatively with the Center Board of Directors in supervising and evaluating the Director. The Director of the Northern 4-H Educational Center works closely with the Center’s Board of Directors and the Extension faculty in the 4-H center’s service area.

The Northern 4-H Educational Center conducts extensive educational and recreational programs throughout the year with both youth and adult audiences. The center is an American Camp Association ( ACA ) accredited camp. Programs include 4-H residential camping programs, adventure camps for teens, educational field trips for schools, community and civic events, and team-building activities for all age groups.

In concert with the leadership of the Board of Directors and the State 4-H Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, the director’s duties will include operational management, policy development, resource development, fiscal management, strategic planning and other duties as necessary.

Responsibilities include: Oversee day-to-day operations of the Center, including administration, programming, food service/dining, maintenance, building and grounds, and housekeeping. Draft and assemble policies and procedures as needed for the 4-H Center’s operations. Oversee the establishment of positions; the development of job descriptions identifying work duties; recruitment, selection and hiring of staff; performance assessment procedures; and other personnel actions involved in the management of human resources for the Center. Provide leadership to the development of the Center’s budget and monitor the expenditure of funds; establish priorities to assure that staff members conduct business in accordance with set policies and procedures and that established priorities are met. Secure resources and develop, implement, and evaluate strategies to market the Center to private and public users. Provide leadership for public relations, fund-raising, and the creation of long-term systems that will sustain the Center.
Develop a strategic plan for the 4-H Center in cooperation with the Board of Directors and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Compile fiscal, marketing and maintenance reports for the Center. Work with the Board of Directors to identify and develop new Board members.
Work cooperatively with the Program Director to communicate the Center’s purpose and vision to staff and stakeholders. Work cooperatively with the Program Director to ensure that high quality educational programming is provided to users in the following priority: (a) 4-H Youth; (b) other youth; and © adults. Work cooperatively with the Program Director to ensure that the Center meets or exceeds the American Camp Association standards on an annual basis and that the Center is successfully re-accredited every 3 years.

Required Qualifications:
Master’s Degree required, or a combination of a bachelor’s degree in youth or adult education, hospitality management, business management, recreation management, or related discipline and extensive experience. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in hospitality management, education, business management, resource development, personnel management, public relations, and marketing. Ability to communicate effectively is essential. The ability to utilize business computer applications, email and internet applications for communications and information are necessary. The Director must be able to provide his or her own transportation on a regular basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Extension/4-H experience or other youth serving organization is preferred.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a criminal background check, Other (Describe Below)

Must have a conviction check:
Yes

Describe Other:
Must provide own transportation on a regular basis.

Employment Comments:
Virginia Tech has an excellent benefits package, including graduate tuition waiver.

To Apply: Applicants are required to apply electronically online to: https://jobs.vt.edu, posting #AP0122532. In addition to the faculty online application, applicants are required to submit by attachment a cover letter, complete 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 540-231-7619 FAX 540-231-5545
Internet: extpers@vt.edu

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.

Refer to VCE website: www.ext.vt.edu

How to Apply for this Job:
To Apply: Applicants are required to apply electronically online to: https://jobs.vt.edu, posting #AP0122532. In addition to the faculty online application, applicants are required to submit by attachment a cover letter, complete 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).

Employee Category:
Administrative and Professional Faculty

Appointment Type:
Regular

If restricted or temporary, enter end date:

FLSA Status:
Exempt: Not eligible for overtime

Faculty Rank:
Lecturer

Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure Track

Academic Year or Calendar Year:
Calendar Year

Percent Employment:
Full-time

If part time, enter Percent Time:

Pay Range:
Commensurate with Experience

Department:
CALS Extension

Location:
Other - Virginia

Location, if not Blacksburg:

Work Schedule:
A/P Faculty Work Schedule

Job Posting Date:
12/07/2012

Review Begin Date:
12/28/2012

Job Close Date:

Restricted to university employees only?
No

Diversity Statement:
Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.

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