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Extension Program Manager - Strafford County

UNH Cooperative Extension

UNH, located in Durham, New Hampshire, with additional campuses in Concord and Manchester, is the flagship undergraduate, graduate, and research institution of the University System of New Hampshire. UNH holds land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant charters and is the only comprehensive public research, doctoral-granting institution in New Hampshire. The University enrolls 14,000 students, has a full-time faculty of 600, and offers over 95 undergraduate and 68 graduate programs in eight colleges. New Hampshire’s natural beauty includes coastal beaches, an extensive lakes region and the White Mountains. Durham is near the seacoast and about an hour from the mountains and lakes region to the north and Boston to the south.

UNH Cooperative Extension is the primary outreach unit of UNH. Its mission is to provide New Hampshire citizens with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources, and improve the economy. UNH Cooperative Extension, in partnership with county, state and federal government, conducts comprehensive research-based educational programs. Its offices are headquartered on the University’s Durham campus with additional offices in each of the ten counties, where community based programming is tailored to the needs of New Hampshire citizens. There are 137 employees located throughout the state, working with over 3,000 volunteers to make a positive difference in people’s lives. The UNH Cooperative Extension budget was $16.9 million in FY14.

Facilitate the leadership and life-skill development of 4-H members and participants through guidance, training and support of volunteers in community-based, educational programs.


1. Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline, education or human services and two years of experience in work related to administering educational programs.
2. Ability to work a flexible schedule (some nights and weekends) and to travel extensively around the county and occasionally across the state.
3. Effective human relations and communication skills.
4. Computer skills.

  • Recruit, train, guide, & support 4-H volunteer leaders to support program outcomes, to ensure risk management, and to ensure the programmatic involvement of under-served and under-represented audiences such that all educational programming must be conducted in full accordance with civil rights, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action (AA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policies and procedures.
  • Develop, organize, plan and coordinate county-based events so they serve as key experiences as well as entry points along pathways through the 4-H Youth Development program. Includes being responsive to local participant needs and concerns.
  • Assist with the development, organization, planning and coordinating of state-wide events so they serve as key experiences along pathways through the 4-H Youth Development program.
  • Support programs by tracking enrollment information, coordinating evaluation data collection, completing timely reporting and analyzing program effectiveness.
  • Contribute as a member of County Extension office team by responding to direct inquiries from county stakeholders and families, and supporting office efforts and initiatives.
  • Identify individual professional development goals and seek training in subject area expertise and essential skills, such as group process, facilitation and organizational skills.
  • Participate in team meetings and perform related duties as assigned.
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Date Added: July 16, 2018

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