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Extension Program Manager

UNH Cooperative Extension

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.

This position is for a project manager, working to coordinate Youth Mental Health First Aid
(YMHFA) trainings statewide, increase the number of YMHFA instructors, and coordinate
other related professional development opportunities for school and youth development
organizations. This is a 100% grant funded position with an anticipated grant end date of
9/29/2022. Although the grant is expected to end on that date, additional funding may be
obtained to extend employment beyond the end date. The position will coordinate day-to-day
administrative, and operational activities of special programs, projects, and events; provide
professional administrative support independently, in accordance with priorities, time and
funding limitations, or other specifications; and serve as resource person in support of the


1. Bachelor’s degree in youth development, education, behavioral health, or other related
field and two years of related experience or Master’s degree.
2. Knowledge and ability to coordinate multiple program activities.
3. Experience in program implementation with fidelity.
4. Ability to work effectively with the staff, faculty and the public.
5. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
6. Familiarity with computer programs (e.g., Microsoft Office, Drupal web editing software,
Salesforce, Destiny One, Adobe creative suite).


1. Coordinate YMHFA trainings as requests come in from schools and organizations
  a. finding instructors for each training request that comes through
  b. assist instructors with participant registration
  c. ensure the instructors have all the necessary materials they need
  d. ensure that all YMHFA instructors complete necessary reports

2. Develop NH YMHFA instructor network.
  a. hold regular meetings with the NH YMHFA instructors as an opportunity to connect and
discuss their role as a YMHFA instructors
  b. Promote professional development opportunities with instructor network
  c. Coordinate YMHFA and tMHFA instructor trainings with the National Council on
Behavioral Health – Includes all logistics: recruitment, registration, meeting set up,
evaluations, etc.

3. Serve as liaison to the National Council on Behavioral Health.
  a. communicate any updates to the NH YMHFA instructors
  b. as well as work with the National Council on any questions and concerns of the instructors

4. Deliver YMHFA trainings as an instructor needed.

5. Review evaluation data, assemble data, and prepare reports on program activities,
progress, status, or other areas of significance.

6. Coordinate and promote additional youth behavioral health professional development and
programs for schools and organizations across the state.

7. Pursue professional development and perform related duties, as assigned.

Salary Range:

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition and paid time off

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Date Added: May 21, 2021

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