Work Location: The Extension office is physically located in New Orleans, Louisiana with the position serving Orleans Parish.Located in southeast Louisiana, Orleans Parish has a population of approximately 391,495 residents of which 46,000 are youth. At least 93% of students attending public schools attend charter schools a part of the Recovery School District under the umbrella of the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) The parish also have several private and parochial schools.
Position Description: The Assistant/Associate Extension Agent will provide leadership for non-formal, innovative youth development education based on the identified needs of the parish. This professional will work closely with and through volunteers to plan and organize a 4-H youth program that will appeal to a wide range of audiences. The Extension Agent will increase involvement of non-traditional 4-H youth audiences and expand program diversity and delivery. Program delivery includes 4-H school clubs, project and community-based clubs, camps, after school programs, school enrichment, leadership programs, short-term and special interest groups and community service-learning.
Qualifications Requirements: A baccalaureate degree in agriculture, education, youth development, non-profit management, community engagement, human sciences, recreation and leisure studies, natural resources or closely related field.Must have an undergraduate degree with an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 (all GPA requirements based on a 4.0 system) and a 3.0 for graduate work attempted if any or Master’ degree or a current grade-point average of at least 3.0 on at least 12 hours of graduate credit. Must have worked with youth in a formal and/or informal setting for 2 to 3 years. The 4-H Assistant/Associate Extension Agent must be inclusive and work with diverse populations that would include race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, physical and mental disabilities and religion. The applicant must be a self-starter and have strong organizational skills.The ability of multi-tasking, managing several youth groups, and projects by implementing, evaluating outcomes and meeting timelines are necessary. The ability to demonstrate the capability to collaborate and build relationships with people to create successful partnerships to enhance programming goals and empower youth to be successful in the program.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System.Specific benefits depend on job category; percent effort and length of employment.
Conditions of Employment: A personal automobile and appropriate insurance coverage is required (travel allowance provided). Satisfactory completion of two specific graduate level extension courses (6 credit hours) is generally required in the first two years of employment.Additionally, a faculty member who does not have a related master’s degree must complete an additional 9 hours of related graduate level coursework in order to be promoted to associate agent and such promotion must occur in the first seven years of employment.An exception is that additional agent experience may be substituted for nine hours of coursework, not for the two required courses.
Application Deadline: August 28, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
Application Procedure: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume including a statement of professional interest and goals, university transcripts, and two letters of reference. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Bertina McGhee, MPH, RDN
Parish Chair of Orleans Parish
1300 Perdido Street/1300 City Hall, Room BW15
New Orleans, LA70112
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU
System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer