Extension Area Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, Central Region
Institute of Agriculture
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 219046
POSITION X2115 Extension Area Specialist, 4-H Youth Development
LOCATION The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, UT Extension, Central Region, Nashville, TN
EFFECTIVE DATE August 1, 2021. Screening of applicants' credentials will begin June 11, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with training and experience. Benefits include group hospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement; Workers'
Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefit programs, including liberal time off for holidays and
longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.
Collaborate with regional ANR and FCS program leaders to work together as a Regional 4-H team and develop/provide a complete Regional 4-H program
Provide leadership and/or assume responsibility for area and regional events/activities as determined by Regional 4-H team and Regional Director
Provide leadership for 4-H volunteer development. Coordinate regional volunteer leader training with the State 4-H specialist as needed.
Provide leadership to the Regional All Star council and activities in conjunction with regional All Star advisors. All Star program focus should relate to youth voice, service learning and civic engagement.
Coordinate junior and junior high camping programs with assistance from co-directors and regional program leaders. Provide leadership to camp planning and evaluation days.
Give guidance and direction to new or recently reassigned agents
Assist county 4-H Youth Development staff through training, coaching and support in program development, marketing, implementation, evaluation and reporting on outcome-based programs.
Provide resources for 4-H Youth Development Extension agents and volunteers to develop and implement educational programs.
Recommend and coordinate in-service training with state 4-H Youth Development specialists based on needs of county 4-H Youth Development staff.
Provide leadership to Regional program planning day(s).
Assist with state level program responsibilities as assigned by Regional Director and State 4-H Director.
Participate in program planning meetings with the state 4-H Youth Development staff.
Work with the Regional Director in evaluating applicants for county 4-H positions.
Provide 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.
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.