Recruitment/Posting Title Hunterdon County 4-H Agent III (Assistant Professor equivalent) (CY)
Department 4-H Youth Development Salary Annual Salary Posting Summary
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is searching for a community- engaged scholar for applied research and outreach focused on youth programming, specifically in the areas of environmental science and health within the Department of 4-H Youth Development in Hunterdon County. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of 4-H Youth Development, this tenure-track faculty position serves as a liaison between campus-based researchers at Rutgers University, the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and clientele and colleague groups such as local and state stakeholders.
County 4-H Agents are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, extension practice, and service.
Key duties include: assessing local needs to design, implement, and evaluate relevant 4-H youth development programs, including those that support a strong 4-H club base. Additional duties include developing strategies and maximizing effectiveness of culturally relevant educational programs utilizing a variety of delivery modes in collaboration with community organizations and stakeholders. County 4-H Agents are expected to establish an outstanding program, the merits of which will lead to national recognition.
Position Status Full Time Posting Number 23FA0833 Posting Open Date 08/21/2023 Posting Close Date 09/21/2023
Minimum Education and Experience
Candidate must demonstrate excellence in written, oral, interpersonal, and information technology communication skills. The candidate should have a deep understanding of youth development and be able to design and implement a program that responds to community strengths, assets, and needs, and leads to positive changes and impact within the community and beyond. Additional position requirements include:
· A Master's Degree is required from an accredited institution in education, human/youth development, sociology, science, or a related field.
· A minimum of three years of relevant work experience.
· Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member with external and internal stakeholders.
· Experience in managing people and evidence of effective interpersonal communication skills (oral and written).
· Experience in public speaking and written business-level communication.
· Initiative and creativity – ability to start and complete a project with minimal supervision; self-directed.
· Ability to adapt as circumstances warrant.
· Willingness to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
· Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and humility, and ability to share complex information in a manner tailored to the audience.
· Ability to work cooperatively and communicate with staff and clientele.
· Experience working with diverse audiences and communities.
· Experience establishing, leading, and/or serving partnerships and coalitions.
· Demonstrated computer literacy – Microsoft Office and other Windows software.
· Flexibility – the ability to work daytime, evenings, and weekends, as needed.
· Conducting community needs assessments, grant writing, and management, and applied research.
· Local, regional, and (limited) statewide travel is required; personal transportation is required.
A valid New Jersey driver's license, ability to successfully complete Rutgers Defensive Driving Courses.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
There is an expectation that 4-H Youth Development faculty will continue to evolve and grow across their career and respond to changes in the communities they serve.
To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion. The employee is responsible for securing personal transportation. A valid driver's license is preferred. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends.
Computer literacy, including the Microsoft Suite. Working knowledge of current and changing electronic technology.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Ability to work nights and weekends as the program may need/require. Must be able to lift 25lbs and/or carry program materials to site locations, and travel throughout the county to provide onsite programming. Accessibility to the RCE of Hunterdon County office staff and county leadership for in-person meetings and collaborations.
The Department of 4-H Youth Development is a department within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and Rutgers Cooperative Extension and is closely aligned with the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the land-grant mission of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The faculty and staff of the Department of 4-H Youth Development use the principles of positive youth development to deliver engaging, hands-on educational experiences designed to increase the knowledge, attitudes, and skills young people need to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens.
This 12-month, 100% Extension-funded faculty position offers an exciting opportunity for developing new strategic and innovative initiatives in the areas of youth development, health, and environmental science while providing leadership to a comprehensive research-based, educational youth development program for Hunterdon County youth, grades K-13 (one year out of high school).
The Department has a strong interest in attracting diverse faculty and providing excellence in community engagement in accordance with the Rutgers Diversity Strategic Plan ( https: // diversity.rutgers.edu/university- plan) which is why we encourage candidates from diverse, underrepresented communities to apply.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide a statement on your understanding and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and your specifics plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion for Rutgers University-SEBS-Rutgers Cooperative Extension (for additional information go to: Rutgers University Diversity Plan School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Diversity Plan)
Quick Link to Posting https: // jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/208633 Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus Off Campus City Flemington State NJ Location Details
Department of 4-H Youth Development of RCE of Hunterdon County, Flemington, NJ.
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