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Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Prince William
Category: Education
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Job code: lhw-e0-85729834

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  Job posted:   Sun Mar 11, 2018
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Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Prince William
Prince William County is the second most populated county in Virginia having just under 1/2 million inhabitants. The county is located along the DC metro corridor of Interstate 66 and is an hour to the Capitol. Prince William is rich in history and resources.
The 4-H Youth Development position in Prince William County boasts the largest youth enrollment in Virginia. The successful candidate for this position will inherit a multifaceted program that is involved with in-school enrichment programming, after-school programming, community and project clubs, and a strong camping program. The Prince William 4-H program has strong community partnerships and a large contingent of volunteers. The successful candidate will need strong management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
The 4-H Youth Development Agent is a professional educator who provides leadership to the local 4-H program and manages its day-to-day operation. 4-H is a community of young people learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The mission of 4-H is to develop youth, and adults working with those youth, to realize their full potential and become effective, contributing citizens. This is achieved through the development and delivery of research-based, non-formal, hands-on educational experiences.
Responsibilities: Develops and delivers objective, research-based educational programs to meet the needs of diverse audiences, specifies program goals and objectives, and identifies resources needed; provides leadership for 4-H Youth Development programs that meet the needs of all youth; identifies, recruits, trains, supports, and manages volunteers to implement and carry out the 4-H educational programming in the unit; determines unit program needs by monitoring trends and issues, and conducting unit assessments involving the unit Extension Leadership Council (ELC) and other leadership committees; networks and builds coalitions with other agencies, organizations and institutions to address the complex youth and family issues and the needs of the 4-H program; coordinates day-to-day activities and events associated with the unit 4-H program including 4-H delivery (community 4-H clubs, project 4-H clubs, school enrichment 4-H, after-school 4-H, special interest 4-H, and 4-H camping).
Extension agents recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in the development and delivery of Extension programs, actively work to diversify program participation and are responsible for VCE's civil rights policies and compliance with affirmative action.

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