Director, Alabama 4-H Center

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

ACES Support 4H Center

Division Name

AL Cooperative Extension System

Position Title

Director, Alabama 4-H Center

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

This position is located in Columbiana, Alabama.

Reporting to the 4-H Program Assistant Director, responsible for the efficient day-to-day operations of Alabama 4-H Center that includes a conference and catering center, dorms and cabins, and a licensed school. Directs the mission of serving Alabama youth, including the need for affordable youth events and activities, while balancing a marketable price point for adult and corporate property use. Oversees the demands and special interests of Auburn University, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama 4-H, and the Alabama 4-H Foundation Board.

Essential Functions

This position will lead the creation and execution of a strategic vision for the Alabama 4-H Center. Develops and implements a business plan for the Center in cooperation with the 4-H Foundation Board of Directors and the Alabama Cooperative Extensions System. The successful candidate will need to grow and foster internal & external partnerships to generate ongoing revenue and support for the Center to ensure long-term sustainability.

Oversees the operations of the Center, including administration, programming, food service and dining, maintenance, building and grounds, and housekeeping. Responsible for facility safety, cleanliness, and high customer service standards for all guests.

Provides leadership for the management of human resource actions for the Center including hiring, training, coaching staff to ensure all employees are meeting the mission of the 4-H Center. This position will also provide ongoing and timely employee feedback, communicate performance expectations, and conduct performance reviews.

Responsible for growing annual revenue with long term goal of the 4-H Center being self-sustaining (annual revenue supports all operating costs and some 4-H programming across the state). Oversees the development of the Center’s annual budget (approximately 1.8 million) and monitors the expenditures and allocation of funds. Compiles fiscal, marketing, and maintenance reports for the Center.

Works cooperatively to ensure that relevant and research based educational programming is provided to 4-H youth, other youth, adults, and corporate users. Ensures that the 4-H Center meets and/or exceeds the American Camp Association standards and that all youth programming adheres to the mission, polices, and guidelines of Alabama 4-H, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Auburn University.

Responsible for the overall marketing of the Center. Provides leadership for public relations, fundraising, and the creation of long-term business contacts & relationships that will sustain the Center.

Drafts and assembles policies and procedures as needed for the 4-H Center’s operations in partnership with the State 4-H Office and Auburn University. Establishes and monitors priorities to ensure that staff members conduct business in accordance with set policies and procedures.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Entry into the applicant pool requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Business Management, Hospitality Management, Communications, Marketing, or related field;

Years of Experience

6 Years

Area of Experience

six (6) years of experience in hospitality management, or community and government relations, and/or development relations; at least 2 years of supervisory experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

- Knowledge of the following: hospitality management and administration to include sound budgeting practices, and needs assessment practices,

- Knowledge of business operations, supervisory practices and methods

- Knowledge of fund development, and marketing practices to include community and government relations.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

A Valid Driver’s License

Desired Qualifications

A Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Business
Management, Hospitality Management,
Communications, Marketing, or related field.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$68,700 - $114,500

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date


Closing Date


EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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