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University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia, United States
(on-site)
30+ days ago
Job Function
Education

Description

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 07/01/2024 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job

Posting Date:

02/08/2024 Job

Closing Date:

Open until filled:

Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Location of Vacancy:

Griffin Area EEO Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).
USG Core Values Statement
The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct .

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653 .

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title Public Service Professional AC FLSA Faculty Rank Open Rank Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master's degree in related area.
Position Summary
Responsible for all facets of 4-H Programming in the district; support, mentor, and advise county faculty/staff and ensure quality programming is delivered; liaison to the State 4-H Faculty. A key position in the coordination of district and statewide 4-H activities.

Travel throughout the state and extensive travel within the district to fulfill duties is required. Travel to local, state, and national meetings as required.

The Program Development Coordinator ( PDC ) gives leadership, training, and direction for 4-H Agents, activities, and programs in the Northwest District of UGA Cooperative Extension. It fills a significant role in helping Agents identify programming needs, plan educational programs, and manage county educational priorities. The PDC position is critical for the efficient operation and dissemination of 4-H programs throughout 39 county offices. This position also develops training programs. The position will appoint at a rank of either Public Service Associate or Senior Public Service Associate, depending on candidate qualifications.
Additional Requirements
The successful candidate will be appointed as a Non-tenure Track Public Service and Outreach Public Service Associate or Senior Public Service Associate. To be considered for the Public Service and Outreach Rank of Senior Public Service Associate, candidates must meet the requirements listed in the Guidelines for Appointments and Promotion Public Service and Outreach Faculty Rank . Master's degree and the ability to be appointed at the rank of Public Service Associate OR have achieved the rank of Senior Public Service Associate (or equivalent) as defined in the Guidelines.

At least 5 years of experience with Extension programming including 4-H Extension.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county, district and state staff, local government employees, and clientele.
  • Ability to effectively relate to county staff, state faculty, and the public.
  • High degree of competency in human relations skills, communication skills, and the ability to mentor, lead and instruct county faculty.
  • Demonstrated visionary and innovative programming competency.
  • High level of knowledge of the duties of a County Extension Agent within the county delivery system.
  • Computer competency in MS Word, Excel, GA Counts, Extension Training Systems, and other required software.
  • Self-motivating with the ability to multi-task effectively and handle responsibilities with little oversight.
  • Establish high standards of professionalism in personal contacts, appearance, and work habits.
  • Possess the necessary skills to perform public relations responsibilities effectively.
Physical Demands
  • Some degree of physical activity, including lifting, to conduct programs (e.g., handling supplies and demonstration materials, audio/visual equipment, etc.).
  • Exposure to various seasonal weather conditions for outside activities.
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? Yes Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website .
Background Investigation Policy
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities
Event Planner and Facilitator:
  • Coordinate assignments for all ANR , FACS and 4-H agents and staff in each district to cover supervision of youth and event management for 50+ events held annually.
  • Project Achievement Competitions: Junior/Senior, 2-4 Cloverleaf competitions per district - coordinate all areasof the event: housing, demonstration schedule, judges, scoring at cloverleaf, facility arrangements, communication, adult assignments, and on-site management.
  • District portion of state-wide conferences - State Council, Fall Forum, Junior Conference, State Congress, and other 4-H conferences - includes housing, officers, discipline, and assembly.
  • District Trainings and quarterly 4-H Updates.
  • Coordinate Junior and Senior District officers. Plan quarterly meetings for officers so they can plan upcoming 4-H events.
  • Plan, coordinate, and teach at Officer's Training for all 64 officers elected in each district.
  • Facilitate district spring middle school conference - includes housing, officers, discipline, classes, schedule, facility needs, and adult assignments.
  • Camping Program Responsibilities - Work with center directors and lead agents to distribute information for Cloverleaf, Junior, and Specialty Camps. Coordinate housing for assigned weeks of cloverleaf camp at Rock Eagle along with housing and color groups for Junior Camp. Provide on-site risk management for the weeks of camp assigned - each PDC is typically on site for 2 weeks of camp and on call for an additional 1-2 weeks of camp.
Percentage Of Time 20 Duties/Responsibilities
Staffing, Hiring, and Performance:
  • Design staffing plans and strategies with District Extension Director.
  • Recruit, screen and interview candidates for 4-H Agents and 4-H Educators.
  • Provide feedback to District Extension Director on performance of 4-H personnel and county 4-H programs for performance reviews.
  • Assist with coaching of 4-H personnel who need assistance in their job performance.


Training and Teaching:
  • Formal and informal training for county staff.
  • New agent/educator orientation (at least 3 visits during first year).
  • Quarterly 4-H Updates.
  • Staff Webinars and E-Newsletters for staff are developed and distributed on a regular basis.
  • Teach at Foundations Trainings - teach three 2-day trainings at Basics of Youth Development, Beyond the Basics, 4-H Fundamentals, and other trainings as assigned.
  • Provide In-Service Trainings.
  • Teach at District New Agent training quarterly.
  • Monthly CEC webinars and quarterly face to face updates led by DED : Provide update on "state of 4-H" at County Extension Coordinator meetings and alert group of challenges, issues and kudos affecting faculty and staff throughout district.


Mentoring and Coaching:
  • Serve as main point of 4-H contact programmatically for counties, check-up and schedule county visits.
  • Recommend faculty and staff for regional opportunities that match their areas of expertise and interest.
  • Select mentors for new agents and provide support for mentors and mentees.
  • Assist agents with promotion planning, coaching and dossier development.
  • Serve as a resource for agents working to acquire Masters degrees.


Program Development:
  • Assistance and approval of Plan of Work, Impact Statements, and Training Selection.
  • Making sure there is a sound plan in each county.
  • Encourage synergy, cooperation, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Assist counties in planning for impact and evaluation of their programs.
  • Meet quarterly with all 12 UGA Extension Program Development Coordinators.
  • Meet quarterly with Extension Leadership Team: DEDs, Program Leaders, and PDCs.
Percentage Of Time 20 Duties/Responsibilities
Risk Management:
  • Handle discipline at events.
  • Assist counties with incidents.
  • Train new staff one-on-one.
  • Be available to assist counties and state specialist when 4-H activities are occurring.
Percentage Of Time 20 Duties/Responsibilities
Grant Management: 4-H PDCs are involved in writing and managing grants that help counties. PDCs often serve as PI or Co-PI. All PDCs are included on the AmeriCorps Grant.
Other examples include:

o CYFAR
o CDC
o AmeriCorps State Vista
o National 4-H Council grants
Percentage Of Time 20 Duties/Responsibilities
State 4-H Staff Responsibilities:
  • Attend monthly State 4-H Staff meetings.
  • Attend bi-annual Staff Advance retreat.
  • Serve on committees and work groups as assigned by State 4-H Leader and/or Extension Administration.
  • Serve on Governance Board for publications and content review leaders.
  • Serve on camp committees to assist in planning.
  • Assist with State Livestock Show and Georgia National Fair.
Percentage Of Time 20

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  2. I understand this position has an office location at the UGA Griffin Campus, in Griffin, GA. I am willing and able to work from this location.
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have a Master's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents #1
  2. Certification
  3. Unofficial Letters of Recommendation


Job ID: 72367854
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