Since 1981, the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center has
offered year-round, research-based programming to the youth and
families of Northern Virginia. In addition to its acclaimed camps,
the Center hosts a variety of corporate retreats, festivals, team
building programs, and outdoor recreation. In February 1976, 229
acres of the original Remount Depot Station located on highway 522
outside of Front Royal were deeded to Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University for the creation of a youth
development center. This center became the Northern Virginia 4-H
Educational and Conference Center.
The Northern Virginia 4-H Educational and Conference Center serves
19 Northern Virginia Counties plus the City of Alexandria and
reaches thousands of young people each year through its 4-H junior
and special interest camps, environmental education programs, and
ropes/challenge course programming. More than 5,900 youth ages 5-18
are involved in the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center
programming annually. Additionally, nearly 800 4-H teen and adult
volunteer leaders support, supervise, and teach those youth. 4-H
camping is cooperative group living in a natural environment that
focuses on developing life skills, social, spiritual, mental, and
physical development in young people.
In concert with the leadership of the Board of Directors and the
State 4-H Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, the director’s
duties will include operational management, policy development,
resource development, fiscal management, strategic planning and
other duties as necessary.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Oversee day-to-day operations of the Center, including
administration, programming, food service/dining, maintenance,
building and grounds, and housekeeping.
• Draft and assemble policies and procedures as needed for the 4-H
• Oversee the establishment of positions; the development of job
descriptions identifying work duties; recruitment, selection and
hiring of staff; performance assessment procedures; and other
personnel actions involved in the management of human resources for
• Provide leadership to the development of the Center’s budget and
monitor the expenditure of funds; establish priorities to assure
that staff members conduct business in accordance with set policies
and procedures and that established priorities are met.
• Secure resources and develop, implement, and evaluate strategies
to market the Center to private and public users. Provide
leadership for public relations, fundraising, and the creation of
long-term systems that will sustain the Center.
• Develop and implement, a strategic plan and business plan for the
4-H Center in cooperation with the Board of Directors and Virginia
• Compile fiscal, marketing and maintenance reports for the
• Work with the Board of Directors to identify and develop new
• Work cooperatively with the Program Director to communicate the
Center’s purpose and vision to staff and stakeholders.
• Work cooperatively with the Program Director to ensure that high
quality educational programming is provided to users in the
following priority: (a) 4-H Youth; (b) other youth; and (c)
• Work cooperatively with the Program Director to ensure that the
Center meets or exceeds the American Camp Association standards on
an annual basis and that the Center is successfully re-accredited
every 3 years.
The Center Director is accountable and responsible to the State 4-H
Program Leader (Virginia Cooperative Extension), the 4-H Center’s
Board of Directors and reports to the State 4-H Office. The Center
Director will be evaluated by the State 4-H Program Leader with
input from the 4-H Center’s Board of Directors and the State 4-H
Master’s Degree required, or a combination of a bachelor’s degree
and extensive experience, greater than 5 years, in youth or adult
education, hospitality management, business management, recreation
management, or related discipline. Candidates should have
demonstrated experience in hospitality management, education,
business management, resource development, personnel management,
public relations, and marketing. Ability to communicate effectively
is essential. The ability to utilize business computer
applications, email and internet applications for communications
and information is necessary. The Director must be able to provide
his or her own transportation on a regular basis.
Experience with Extension/4-H experience or other youth serving
organization is preferred. Significant experience in partnership
and business development within a non-profit organization
Commensurate with Experience
February 7, 2022
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
Must have a driver's license check.
Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.
Must provide own transportation on a daily basis.
On-site housing available if needed.
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