POSITION: County 4-H Agent, Cape May County
Department of 4-H Youth Development, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
LOCATION: Cape May Court House, NJ (Cape May County)
AVAILABLE: October 1, 2011
NATURE & PURPOSE:
This tenure track position provides leadership to a comprehensive research-based youth development educational program for Cape May County youth, grades K-13 (one year out of high school). Assess local needs to design, implement and evaluate relevant 4-H youth development programs, including those that support a strong 4-H club base. In collaboration with community agencies and organizations, develop strategies and maximize effectiveness of culturally relevant educational programs utilizing a variety of delivery modes. This includes recruitment, screening, training, supervision and evaluation of volunteers; program marketing and public relations; supervision of paid staff; securing grants, contracts, and other alternate funding streams to expand/enhance educational programs; creation and support of needs-based programs that target underserved audiences; and collaboration with community agencies and organizations. Expected to actively participate in appropriate departmental, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, University and County administrative functions. Expected to establish an outstanding program, the merits of which will lead to regional and/or national recognition.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Academic Rank: County Agent III (equivalent to Assistant Professor)
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Benefits: Month of annual leave per year, health insurance, life insurance, retirement program, and professional improvement opportunities.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Master's degree from an accredited institution in education, human/youth development, communication or other closely related fields. Three years related experience after bachelor’s degree. Experience or course work in youth development programming, volunteer management, working with diverse audiences, and/or collaboration/coalition building. Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills (oral and written). Ability to address changing technology to serve clientele. Computer skills required. Conflict management skills desired. Experience in working with people and evidence of effective human relations skills. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse audiences. Evidence of recent educational materials and/or methods targeting diverse populations. Possess initiative, creativity, ability to take direction, and a willingness to learn and improve proficiency in designated subject matter areas. Possess organizational skills, flexibility and the ability to set priorities and manage multiple job tasks. Ability to plan, conduct, and evaluate programs for youth and adults working with youth, consistent with Cooperative Extension goals and objectives. Marketing/public relations skills desired.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Valid New Jersey driver's license; ability to successfully complete National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course. Selected candidate must agree and authorize the University to conduct a complete background investigation.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Rutgers Cooperative Extension, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), Rutgers University, is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ the best qualified individual without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. Individuals covered by Section 503 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or Section 402 of the Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 may self identify. If you wish to self identify, please do so in the cover letter transmitting your curriculum vitae/resume. Employment eligibility verification required.
Applications will be accepted until September 16, 2011 or until suitable candidate is found. Send letter of application and resume to:
Ginny Powell, Chair
Department of 4-H Youth Development
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
88 Lipman Drive, Martin Hall-Room 329
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525
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