UNH Extension seeks a Program Manager- 4-H Teen Leadership

Position is responsible for the oversight of the 4-H Teen Leadership program pathway, including the development and/or support of statewide teen-based events. Pathway experiences to include opportunities in civic engagement, service learning, as well as career and academic exploration.

Summary of Position

Position is responsible for the oversight of the 4-H Teen Leadership program pathway, including the development and/or support of statewide teen-based events. Pathway experiences to include opportunities in civic engagement, service learning, as well as career and academic exploration. The 4-H Teen Leadership Program manager will support local county 4-H managers in maintaining and growing local teen leadership initiatives. The successful candidate should be well versed and responsive to the needs of adolescents and young adulthood development.

Acceptable minimum level of education

Bachelor's

Acceptable minimum years of experience

2 years

Other minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline, education or human services and
  • two years of experience in work related to administering educational programs.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some nights and weekends) and to travel extensively across the state.
  • Effective human relations and communication skills.
  • Computer skills

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

  • Strong professional writing skills with attention to detail. 
  • Experience in training others and making public presentations. 
  • Supervisory ability and knowledge of administrative management methods and principles. 
  • Computer and technology skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, camera use). 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Able to work independently, as well as part of a team. 
  • Experience in training others and making public presentations. 
  • Supervisory ability and knowledge of administrative management methods and principles. 
  • Capable of effective collaboration with coworkers as well as a wide range of other professionals and organizations. 
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, adaptability, and flexibility. 
  • Experience working with youth and/or developing youth programming. – Familiarity with New Hampshire youth and family organizations.

Apply

Position is open until filled. However, the Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on April 9, 2021 and candidates are encouraged to submit materials by this date.

Duties / Responsibilities

  • Develop, organize, plan and coordinate statewide Teen Leadership Pathways through the 4-H Youth Development program. Provide technical assistance to local county managers in maintaining and growing local teen leadership initiatives. Support pathway by tracking enrollment information, coordinating evaluation data collection, completing timely reporting and analyzing program effectiveness. Includes being responsive to participant needs and concerns as well as coordination of all Teen Leadership Events.
  • Support Youth Civic Engagement for teens, serving as NH 4-H Liaison for National 4-H Civic Engagement mandate. Areas of responsibility to include but not limited to curriculum identification in the area of service learning for clubs and community experiences, coordination of tween and teen legislative evenings, develop opportunities for expansion of service learning from the club to the community.

  • Develop, organize, plan and coordinate community to campus experiences for academic and career exploration at USNH/CCSNH campuses.

  • Identify individual professional development goals and seek training in subject area expertise and essential skills, such as group process, facilitation and organizational skills.

  • Contribute as a member of State 4-H office team by responding to direct inquiries from stakeholders and families, and supporting office efforts and initiatives.

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