Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Leadership/Volunteer Development Assistant Professor
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Washington State University
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Application Deadline :
Jan 31, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Leadership/Volunteer Development Assistant Professor
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WSU Extension Youth and Families
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Full Time
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None Stated
Washington State University Extension Benton-Franklin Counties Leadership/Volunteer Development Assistant Professor (full-time, 12-month, promotion-track faculty position. The WSU Extension Youth and Families Program Unit, in collaboration with the WSU Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources Program Unit is seeking a dynamic, inspired, and highly qualified professional to provide leadership, vision, educational programming, planning, development, implementation, reporting, and direction of the Benton/Franklin Leadership/Volunteer Development programs including 4-H Youth Development, Master Gardeners, and other volunteer-led programs in collaboration with staff, volunteers, youth, partners, and the community.
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Minimum education level :
Earned Masters degree in social sciences, human development, guidance and counseling, organizational management, leadership development, volunteerism, education, youth and adult development, horticulture, agriculture, or an appropriate field of study at the time of application.
Years of experience :
Two (2) years of demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers in the delivery of exceptional education programs; and documented experience in volunteer development i.e., recruitment, placement, education, recognition, conflict management, and retention.
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Preferred: Ph.D. in social sciences, human development, guidance and counseling, organizational and/or non-profit management, leadership development, volunteerism, youth development, horticulture, agriculture, education, or closely related discipline. Demonstrated record of achievement in scholarship that disseminates innovative approaches and methods in measurable program impacts and outcomes. Demonstrated record of extramural fund development, including the ability to write successful grant proposals that broker resources for program needs, and managing grant awards. Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas effectively through written, verbal, and technology communication skills when relating to a variety of audiences, such as elected officials, staff, volunteers, media, and agency administrators/representatives. Demonstrated ability to use current computer technology and distance-bridging technologies to expand learning opportunities. Competency in using electronic outreach methods and equipment for extension and daily work activities. Experience in leadership; conflict management; group facilitation; and the development, delivery, and evaluation of Extension programs. Experience in budgeting, financial planning, personnel management, strategic planning and critical decision-making. Proven experience with, and understanding of, non-formal education delivery methods, including an understanding of youth and adult learning theory and experiential education. Demonstrated ability and flexibility in exercising both leadership and team membership roles. Demonstrated ability to conduct non-formal and formal program need/opportunity assessments. Language skills in non-English languages used in the counties (e.g., Spanish, Russian, etc.). Capacity and willingness to engage diverse constituents from varying socioeconomic and ethnic groups in education programs. Demonstrated cultural competency skills and a commitment to expanding and fostering diversity in program outreach. Knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Land Grant University system; Extension philosophy and mission; and latest applicable leadership and volunteer development research. Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.


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Contact :
Jana Ferris
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For the complete Notice of Vacancy and to apply, visit Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.