Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience.

Remote Position


Position Description

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service is seeking a visionary leader for the position of Assistant Vice President – 4-H and Youth Development. The position reports to the Senior Associate Vice President for Agriculture-Extension and Director, Cooperative Extension Service. The successful candidate will possess the background and ability to develop a strategic vision and deliver non-formal education in response to the changing needs of Arkansas youth; support diversity and inclusiveness in youth programming, recruit 4-H faculty and staff; enhance extramural funding to support faculty scholarship, programming, and facilities.

The Assistant Vice President – 4-H and Youth Development is the State 4-H Leader and serves a key role on the Extension Leadership Team in furthering the mission of 4-H throughout Arkansas. This position is responsible for the leadership and development of Extension programs for 4-H and youth development, promoting excellence in these programs within the Division, and fostering a strong sense of collegiality among faculty and staff members.

The Assistant Vice President – 4-H and Youth Development has 14 direct reports: six faculty, three program associates, three staff, the Arkansas 4-H Foundation managing director, and the Arkansas 4-H Center director. This position serves on the Board of the Directors of the Arkansas 4-H Foundation.

The Assistant Vice President – 4-H and Youth Development represents the Division of Agriculture and the Cooperative Extension Service to internal and external stakeholders; promotes and enhances the image of the Cooperative Extension Service and the Division of Agriculture; and serves on Division of Agriculture committees.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service is a unit of the University of Arkansas System with the mission to strengthen individuals, families, and communities by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. The Cooperative Extension Service has offices and county Extension agents in all 75 counties. The 4-H program made more than 7,000,000 educational contacts in 2021.

This is a 12-month position located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications Doctorate required in agriculture, natural resources, human sciences, youth development or a closely related discipline as well as training and experience related to one of the family, youth, and communities program areas, or within a related field. Experience in planning and implementing educational programs required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications Five years of professional extension experience preferred. Administrative experience preferred.

Travel Requirements

Some travel required.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?


Contact Name

Amy Hedges

Contact Email


Contact Phone


Application Instructions

Apply at http://uada.edu/jobs Posting # 17251

Equal Employer Statement(s)

UADA is an AA/EEO/Disabled/Veterans/E-Verify employer.

About University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees.  The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture.  The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.  As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.