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4-H Center Director, Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center

Employer
Virginia Tech
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Extension Services, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

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 Center’s operations.

• 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 the Center.

• 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 Cooperative Extension.

• Compile fiscal, marketing and maintenance reports for the Center.

• Work with the Board of Directors to identify and develop new Board members.

• 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) adults.

• 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 Camping Specialist.

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

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 setting.

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

February 7, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

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.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Jeremy Johnson at jejohns1@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: December 17, 2021
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