4-H Youth Development Program Leader
Cornell University - New York

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This half-time position provides key leadership for broad, innovative 4-H Youth Development Programs in Dutchess County which currently include both the Green Teen Community Gardening Program and “4-H” programs.

 Responsible for 4-H Youth Development program development, planning, implementation, marketing, evaluation, and applied research to address local and system initiatives.

 Represent the association before the public, community government officials. Develop and maintain local, regional, and community liaisons.

 Identify local priorities and program direction as part of local management team with CCE Dutchess Executive Director and state/local Program Leadership Work Teams.

 Connect with other associations and Cornell faculty/area teams to examine and develop regional efforts in program and research related to Extension's mission, priority programs and issues, including research connection with faculty.

 Responsible for fund development and grant writing to meet Associations’, NIFA’s and 4-H Mission’s priorities while sustaining 4-H Youth Development Programs in Dutchess County.

 Supervise 4-H Youth Development Program staff in Dutchess County to effect quality programs.

 Participate as an active member of Association’s management team in developing a well-integrated, overall association effort.

 Responsible for effective management of resources available to the 4-H Youth Development Program.

Master's Degree with appropriate subject-matter specialization and at least 4 years of progressively responsible experience in Cooperative Extension or equivalent professional education experience. A relevant PHD may substitute for 2 years’ experience. Must demonstrate youth development experience.

$28,160/YEAR for this half-time position. Additional time (up to a total of 1 FTE) is dependent upon successful grant writing/fund development efforts by the 4-H Program Leader. Benefits eligible.

All applications must be submitted online by June 24, 2012.

For a full position description including necessary qualifications and essential functions encompassing: Leadership, Program Development, Marketing, Research, Supervision, Program Management and Coordination, Fund Development, Finance, and Budget, please visit our website: www.ccedutchess.org.


Master's degree with appropriate subject-matter specialization and at least four years of progressively responsible experience in Cooperative Extension or equivalent professional education experience in an academic, human service, or industry setting. A relevant PhD may substitute for two years experience. Coursework in research methodology, education and management experience highly preferred.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE

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