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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.


Summary of Position

Facilitate the growth of the County 4-H program and life-skill development of 4-H youth through recruitment, training, support and guidance of volunteers in a community-based, youth organization. 4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, works in local communities to offer youth online and in-person programming through clubs, collaborative community partnerships, afterschool programs, camps and or other educational activities. New Hampshire 4-H programs are designed around a ‘pathway’ model centered around National 4-H mission areas of STEM/Agriscience, Civic Engagement and Healthy Living. 4-H Pathways are designed to engage youth in a sequential learning experience, enabling youth to build mastery of skill and knowledge as well as a sense of belonging to their community and world. As part of a County Extension team, this position may also be appointed in the future to serve as the County Office Administrator, which would be a 20% appointment with a stipend (programmatic workload will be reduced to accommodate this appointment).

This position is located in the Carroll County Extension Office in Conway, NH

Requirements:

Acceptable minimum level of education

Bachelor's

Acceptable minimum years of experience

2 years

Other minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline, education or human services. Exceptional candidate with HS Equivalent or Associates will be considered as long as they are willing to pursue and obtain Bachelors upon hire
  • Two years of experience in work related to administering educational programs.
  • Valid NH driver’s license
  • Effective human relations and communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to reflect thoughtfully on personal bias in order to be welcoming to all potential participants and volunteers

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing and managing volunteers
  • Experience managing youth development programs
  • Experience with 4-H and/or other Cooperative Extension programming
  • Competence with social media
  • Experience working with diverse, vulnerable or underserved populations
Responsibilities:

Volunteer Development and Support: 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.

County 4-H Program Pathway Development and Delivery: Support, organize, plan and coordinate county-based entry-points and follow-up experiences for youth and families along 4-H Youth Development pathways. Includes being responsive to local participant needs and concerns. Collaborate with 4-H Field Specialist for program pathway development, implementation, and evaluation.

State 4-H Pathway Team Support: Serve as member of a specific program pathway’s State Team to assist with the development, organization, planning and coordinating of a specific pathway’s state-wide events and activities. Pathways include, but are not limited to: STEM/Agriscience, Civic Engagement and Healthy Living. advisory group for input and pilot of key pathway experiences

Program Reporting: Support programs by tracking enrollment information, coordinating evaluation data collection, completing timely reporting, monitoring 4-H club finances, and analyzing program effectiveness.

County Team Member: Contribute as a member of County Extension office team by responding to direct inquiries from county stakeholders and families, while supporting office efforts and initiatives.

Professional Development: Identify individual professional development goals and seek training in subject area expertise and essential skills, such as group process, volunteer management, facilitation, and organizational skills.

Job Location:

Conway

Date Added: July 8, 2021

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