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Extension Specialist: 4-H Youth Development and Curriculum


Position Summary

This Public Service faculty position is primarily responsible for the development and coordination of curriculum, lessons, materials, and resources to reach students through 4-H programming. This includes coordinating content with other specialists as well as providing departmental expertise in positive youth development programming and pedagogy. This role also supports related staff development, partnership development, and alignment of existing programming with state curriculum standards.

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

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1938P

Working Title

Extension Specialist: 4-H Youth Development and Curriculum

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

https://georgia4h.org/

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

06/01/2024

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

04/05/2024

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

Open Rank

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree.

Additional Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Achievement of the rank of Public Service Assistant (or equivalent) or have 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

Three or more years of experience working in the field of positive youth development/education 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
  • Walking long distances or standing for extended periods of time for 4-H events
  • Loading vehicles for 4-H events which includes lifting, carrying, reaching, pushing, and pulling heavy items/boxes up to 40 lbs.
  • Working outdoors for some events
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)

No

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 vision, direction, coordination, and overall leadership to curricula, lessons, materials, and resources to reach students through 4-H programming Ensures that curricula and resources are in alignment with positive youth development principles and practices and Georgia Department of Education Standards.

Percentage Of Time

25

Duties/Responsibilities

Provides expertise in positive youth development programming and pedagogy. Utilizes expertise to guide program development (needs assessment, program implementation, and evaluation) for curricula and resources. Designs, and implements training to educate staff and volunteers in the research base, frameworks, and practice of positive youth development.

Percentage Of Time

25

Duties/Responsibilities

Stewards partnerships that effect development and implementation of 4-H programming to include UGA faculty, state and federal agencies, land grant universities, volunteers, private partners, and other organizations

Percentage Of Time

25

Duties/Responsibilities

Engages in scholarship as a public service faculty member and contributes to the body of knowledge for the field of positive youth development.

Percentage Of Time

20

Duties/Responsibilities

Collaborates as a member of the State 4-H faculty for youth events, activities, awards, trainings, planning sessions, conferences, and competitions.

Percentage Of Time

10

Duties/Responsibilities

Seeks grants and private gifts to support and grow assigned programs

Percentage Of Time

5

Posting Specific Questions

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

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