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Position Summary

This public service faculty position provides statewide support and coordination for 4-H health and wellness programs and serves as a member of the state 4-H staff. The position develops, sources and maintains curricula and training materials that enable district and county 4-H faculty and staff to deliver programs in every Georgia county. In addition to providing professional development to 4-H and youth development educators, the individual plans, implements, and evaluates numerous youth events and activities focusing on health and wellness and family and consumer sciences content areas. The individual leads statewide participation in regional and national 4-H experiences and collaborates with other educational providers such as UGA College of Public Health and UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The individual supports the overall 4-H program by serving as Principal Investigator on grants, seeking private funding to support key initiatives, and communicating program impact to stakeholders.

A valid driver’s license and a vehicle for official duty travel are required. The position includes frequent work on evenings and weekends.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by March 8, 2024. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit: (1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for three letters of reference.

Finalists will be asked to give a presentation outlining their expertise in program development and their experience in professional development training and serving a youth audience.

Please contact Alton Parker, alparker@uga.edu , Search Committee Chair, with questions.

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1839P

Working Title

Extension Specialist: 4-H Health and Wellness

Department

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.

About the College/Unit/Department

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

02/08/2024

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

01/08/2024

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

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

Classification Title

Public Service Professional AC

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Public Service Assistant

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline closely related to health, wellness, family and consumer sciences, and/or human development.

Additional Requirements

See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for information regarding the Public Service Faculty ranks.

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

At least one year of experience working with positive youth development with an understanding of positive youth development theory and frameworks.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Demonstrated expertise in education, youth development, Extension, or related area.
  • Appreciation and understanding of Extension and 4-H programs are preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program development and evaluation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Manage multiple programs in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills are required, with the ability to work with various colleagues and audiences.
  • Work independently and in teams.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

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

No

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

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

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

Yes

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

Yes

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

Yes

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 .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Provides direction, vision, coordination, program development and evaluation, and overall leadership to 4-H Health and Wellness programs.

Percentage Of Time

30

Duties/Responsibilities

Develops, sources, and maintains curricula and training materials for staff and volunteers to address health, wellness, and family and consumer sciences content, in alignment with Georgia Department of Education standards.

Percentage Of Time

30

Duties/Responsibilities

Coordinates assigned youth events, activities, awards, trainings, planning sessions, conferences, and competitions including website maintenance and communications with participants, collaborators, and donors.

Percentage Of Time

20

Duties/Responsibilities

Interacts and coordinates programming efforts with other UGA faculty, state and federal agencies, volunteers, and private partners and organizations.

Percentage Of Time

15

Duties/Responsibilities

Seeks grants and private gifts to support and grow assigned programs.

Percentage Of Time

5

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents

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