Facilitate the growth of the County 4-H program and life-skill development of 4-H youth through recruitment, training, support, and guidance of volunteers in a community-based, youth organization. 4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, works in local communities to offer youth online and in-person programming through clubs, collaborative community partnerships, after-school programs, camps, and or other educational activities. New Hampshire 4-H programs are designed around a ‘pathway’ model centered around National 4-H mission areas of STEM/Agriscience, Civic Engagement, and Healthy Living. 4-H Pathways are designed to engage youth in a sequential learning experience, enabling youth to build mastery of skill and knowledge as well as a sense of belonging to their community and world. As part of a County Extension team, this position may also be appointed in the future to serve as the County Office Administrator, which would be a 20% appointment with a stipend (programmatic workload will be reduced to accommodate this appointment).
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline, education, or human services. Exceptional candidates with HS Equivalent or Associates will be considered as long as they are willing to pursue and obtain Bachelors upon hire (tuition credit available.
- Experience in work related to administering educational programs.
- Valid NH driver’s license or other effective personal transportation means
- Effective human relations and communication skills
- Computer skills
- Ability to reflect thoughtfully on personal bias in order to be welcoming to all potential participants and volunteers
Additional Preferred Qualifications
- Experience developing and managing volunteers
- Experience managing youth development programs
- Experience with 4-H and/or other Cooperative Extension programming
- Competence with social media
- Experience working with diverse, vulnerable, or underserved populations
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.