Screening of applicants' credentials will begin 02/22/2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Date Issued: 01/22/2020
Effective Date: 04/01/2020
Commensurate with training and experience. This position is funded jointly by UT Extension and Agricenter International. Agricenter International partially funds the position's salary and benefits costs. This is a restricted funded position. Continued employment is contingent upon performance and funding.
Benefits: Group hospitalization and life insurance; State Retirement; Workers' Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs, including liberal time off for holidays, and longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.
The Shelby County 4-H Agent Position is a unique partnership of UT Extension with Agricenter International to provide educational programs to over 15,000 youth each year.The Urban campus is the largest research and education farm (1000 acres) and is part of the largest green space, Shelby Farms (4500 acres) within a municipality in the United States.The joint 4-H programs offer educational opportunities on campus, in schools, and in communities across the county.This partnership offers a unique opportunity to be a part of a growing 4-H Team.
*Plans, executes, and evaluates (100%) 4-H Youth Development and Agricenter educational programs.
*Responsible to the County Extension Director and must keep current on the latest research information in youth development.
*Provides leadership for a program of activities that meets the needs of all eligible clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or veteran status.
*Assume joint responsibility for all applicable 4-H Youth Development projects, activities, shows, events, and committees.
*Promote and support STEM education projects at Agricenter International and Lone Oaks Farm.Assumes responsibility as liaison to Lone Oak Farms to promote Shelby County youth to experience STEM educational programming on the farm through funding provided by Shelby County schools.
*Recruit, train, and support volunteer leaders and serves as an educational resource for educational youth programs within the county.
*Secure extramural funds to support Extension programs via grants, fee-based programs, and gifts.
*Develop and maintain expertise about issues important to youth development in the county.
*Cooperate with the staff in promoting the total Extension program.
*Develop a network of relationships with key stakeholders, organizations, and Extension employees pertinent to Extension programs in the county.
*Assume other duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 193367
About Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.