Position Summary

The Associate State 4-H Leader will assist the State 4-H Leader in the daily operation of the UGA Extension 4-H program. More than 200 full-time and part-time faculty and staff members in Athens and the five residential 4-H Centers in Georgia support the district and county 4-H faculty and staff members who deliver the 4-H program at the county level.
  • Frequent work on evenings and weekends is expected.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable private vehicle for official duty travel are required.
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Associate State 4-H Leader


CAES-State 4-H

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligible


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Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Position Details

Position Information

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Public Service Professional AC


Faculty Rank

Public Service Associate

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree.

Additional Requirements

Achievement of the rank of public service associate (or equivalent) or a documented record of achievement that qualifies the candidate for placement in the public service faculty track. For more information regarding the public service faculty track, please see the Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion for Public Service and Outreach Faculty .

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing Extension 4-H programs at the county and state levels.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Appreciation and understanding of 4-H programs and the role of the 4-H centers in Georgia 4-H.
  • Understanding of the various programming offered by Georgia 4-H
  • History of obtaining external funding
  • Understanding of positive youth development and youth protection/safety practices
Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?


Does this position require a P-Card?


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?


Is driving a responsibility of this position?


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)


Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


  • Serves as a member of the State 4-H faculty in conducting and organizing programs, events, activities and curricula for Georgia 4-H.
  • Supervises designated 4-H faculty members in the management of 4-H programs, this includes supporting the programming and content for those designated faculty.
  • Assist in coordinating evaluation of Georgia 4-H Programs.
  • Represents the state office at the county, district and state 4-H programs and events as needed.
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  • Assist the State 4-H Leader in developing goals and priorities of the state 4-H Faculty.
  • Handles matters related to the State 4-H Program in the absence of the 4-H Leader.
  • Assist the State 4-H Leader with budgetary and personnel management.
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  • Works with stakeholder groups such as Georgia 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees, Advisory Committee, GAE4- HYDP, Master 4-H Club, etc., to develop positive relationships to expand the private resources and awareness of the Georgia 4-H program.
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  • Coordinates with appropriate 4-H faculty and the 4-H Centers the development of the 4-H calendar and coordination of 4-H trainings for county, district, and state 4-H faculty and staff.
  • Serves as a liaison for the District 4-H Program Development Coordinators to the State 4-H Director and state 4-H faculty and staff.
  • Assists with all aspects of risk management and implementation of policies, procedures and protocol.
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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
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