UNH Extension seeks an Executive Director, 4-H Foundation of NH

This part-time position (.5 FTE) supports the 4-H Foundation of New Hampshire as its Executive Director, including Board development and support, coordination of special events, and fundraising in collaboration with UNH Advancement staff.
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Position Summary

This part-time position (.5 FTE) supports the 4-H Foundation of New Hampshire as its Executive Director, including Board development and support, coordination of special events, and fundraising in collaboration with UNH Advancement staff. Oversees the funds managed by the 4-H Foundation and coordinates their use to meet NH 4-H program needs in collaboration with the UNH State 4-H Program Leader, and the 4-H Foundation Board. 4-H Foundation Board Management.

  • Maintains a full slate of board members who are actively engaged in prospect identification, fundraising events, and donor engagement in support of the 4-H program of NH.
  • Works with the nominating committee to identify and recruit new board members.
  • Provides orientation for new board members and ensures Volunteer Service Description and Confidentiality Agreement are completed, signed, and filed.
  • Working with the State 4-H Program Leader, and Annual Giving Associate, keeps board members informed of 4-H program activities, volunteer opportunities, special events, and fundraising efforts.
  • In collaboration with UNH Annual Giving Officer, reports on status of annual budget and fundraising. Prepares reports for board review at meetings in conjunction with the Finance Committee.
  • Develop, review, and distribute agenda and minutes for board meetings in conjunction with the Board Chair and Secretary.

4-H Foundation Fund Distribution

  • In partnership with the 4-H State Program Leader and 4-H Foundation of NH Board, develops and implements the yearly fund distribution plan that follows UNH guidelines, supports program needs, ensures funds are spent to purpose and is adjusted to meet emerging needs or opportunities.
  • In partnership with the Business Service Center (BSC) and program staff, tracks expenditures to ensure all spending occurs in line with yearly fund distribution plan.
  • Gets Board input and approval for fund distribution plans. Keeps board informed of implementation of fund distribution plan including significant adjustments and spending.
  • In preparation for the end of each fiscal year, works with program staff to ensure all accounting is accurate and reconciled with the BSC and reports of program impacts are completed for use with donors and prospective donors.

4-H Foundation Special Event Planning

  • Responsible for planning and coordination of annual events with the assistance of the Annual Giving Associate. Examples include and are not limited to; the annual 4-H Foundation Board meeting, 4-H Friend of Tom Fairchild Golf Tournament; 4-H Family Hockey night, and 4-H Alumni Reunion.

4-H Foundation Fundraising and Donations

  • Works with the board to identify 4-H donor prospects and assist with the Annual Giving Officer and Giving Associate in their stewardship and solicitation as requested.
  • Works with the Annual Giving Officer, Giving Associate, and the State 4-H Program Leader to inform annual appeals, donor letters and the 603 Challenge.
  • In collaboration with the Annual Giving Officer, oversees gift tracking to ensure proper distribution of funds to appropriate gift accounts in keeping with donor’s intentions.


Campus Location: Durham

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of experience managing volunteer boards, fund raising, event coordination, and program marketing.
  • Knowledge of ethical fund-raising issues and practices.
  • Budget management
  • Volunteer management
  • Experience with 4-H or other youth development programs
  • Microsoft Office
  • Organizational, project management and interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy.
  • General knowledge of charitable giving techniques

EEO Statement

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.

Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide