Job Summary

Official Job Title :
4-H Youth Development Professional
University or Organization :
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Mar 11, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
4-H Youth Development Professional - Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties
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Location :
Bangor, ME
Area, Department or Unit :
Cooperative Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full time
Salary :
$35,000-$40,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications
Start Date:
Jun 01, 2019
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year 4-H Youth Development Professional to begin work June 1, 2019 and work out of the UMaine Extension Penobscot County Office in Bangor, Maine. This position will provide educational leadership for 4-H Youth Development in Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties. 4-H is a non-formal, experiential education program for youth, and adults working with those youth, to develop life skills necessary to be self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. The selected candidate will work with 4-H volunteers and the 4-H Leaders Associations to foster an open, educational environment to promote the learning and growth of 4-H youth, and develop and provide educational programs and resources that address the needs of youth in Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties in partnership with other Extension staff in the region to create a multidisciplinary approach to youth development. A priority will be to strengthen the 4-H programs in Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties through traditional club, after school and community engagement with an emphasis on strengthening the 4-H Science programs.
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Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Required: Bachelor's Degree. Experience working with youth and volunteers. Demonstrated skill in designing and delivering community-based educational programs with an emphasis on youth development. Demonstrated management and organizational skills. Demonstrated facilitation skills, which includes the ability to handle conflict. Demonstrated experience in prioritizing and managing logistics of events, conferences and programs. Collaborative work skills with other agencies and organizations. Demonstrated effective communication using oral, written and electronic methods. Demonstrated experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Ability to travel both in and out-of-state, usually requiring a valid driver's license. Independent as well as teamwork skills; must be self-motivated and directed with the ability to achieve measurable results and manage multiple tasks in an autonomous work environment. Work schedule flexibility depending upon the needs of clients. Ability to occasionally lift 30 to 50 pounds.Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Human Development, Education or related field. Knowledge of Cooperative Extension and its 4-H Youth Development programs. Volunteer management and development experience. Experience with science education for youth. Experience with community and/or youth gardening. Demonstrated proficiency in developing, implementing and managing program funds. Grant writing experience. Community education/teaching experience. Successful supervisory experience. Experience working with diverse audiences and supporting equal opportunity, affirmative action, and civil rights goals.
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Minimum education level :
Bachelor's Degree
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Travel Requirements:
Ability to travel both in and out-of-state, usually requiring a valid driver's license.
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Contact :
Angela Hart
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