Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits


Position Description

Penn State Extension seeks innovative, energetic professionals with a passion for positive youth development to implement the local 4-H program as well as support the statewide program. Two positions are available one based in Delaware County and one in Berks County. The individual in this position works as a representative of the Penn State University in the delivery of a comprehensive 4-H Youth Development program in a wide range of 4-H curriculum areas. This includes maintaining and expanding existing local 4-H club programs, supervision of programs delivered by program assistants and volunteers, building community collaborations and partnerships, developing a revenue enhancement portfolio, and implementing a quality educational program. Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher (Master’s degree preferred) plus one year of related experience. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Preference will be given to candidates who have a degree in youth development, public health, agriculture, communication, education, nutrition, community development, leadership or closely related field and who have 4-H experiences. Familiarity with various ethnic and socioeconomic audiences, an interest and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of diversity. Candidate should possess teaching, program development and evaluation skills, and demonstrate positive human relations and effective communication skills necessary to work effectively with youth, parents, leaders, government officials, and the general public.


This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to the clearances. Candidates must also be willing to work flexible hours.


To apply go to https://hr.psu.edu/careers . Please search REQ_0000015431 for Delaware County and REQ_0000015452 for Berks County.