Associate/Extension Agent and
(4-H Youth Development)
WORK LOCATION: This announcement is for a regional 4-H coordinator position in the Northeast Region/LSU AgCenter.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Northeast Region 4-H Regional Coordinator is charged with providing leadership for the
4-H youth development program in the assigned Northeast Region geographical area (12 parishes). The position reports administratively to the regional director. The regional director will conduct annual evaluation of the regional 4-H coordinator considering input from the head of the 4-H Department. The coordinator is responsible for administratively supporting 4-H agents in selecting and implementing program priorities, expanding volunteer development, and successfully implementing and evaluating effective and innovative youth development programs that lead to measurable life skill achievement. The coordinator will collaborate with parish chairs in their joint responsibility for evaluating performance of 4-H agents including making promotion and specialization recommendations to regional director.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A master’s degree in education, vocational education, agricultural education, agricultural sciences, family and consumer sciences/ human ecology, biological or social sciences, recreation and leisure studies or closely related areas. Master’s degree must have an overall grade-point average of at least 3.0. A PhD or youth development specialization is preferred. Prior 4-H youth development experience is desired. The applicant must have a mini mu m of three years of experience working in youth development or closely related field. The applicant must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills. Experience in recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and experience i n teaching and applying principles of leadership development to both youth and adults is also desi red. Knowledge of public relations and the ability to cope with change are highly desirable characteristics. Ability to work with and through others is essential as is the ability to function with minimum supervision.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: A personal automobile and appropriate insurance coverage is required (travel allowance provided). Satisfactory completion of two specific graduate level extension courses (6 credit hours) is generally required in the first two years of employment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 26, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume including a statement of professional interest and goals, university transcripts, and two letters of reference. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Tara Smith
Northeast Regional Director
212-B Macon Ridge Road
Winnsboro, LA 71295
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com