Qualified candidates with a Ph.D. may be hired as a non-tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor - Extension.
Work Location: 4-H State Office in Knapp Hall on the LSU Main Campus, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Position Description: The 4-H Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist coordinates initiatives designed to promote the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development Program and its services to the at-large community. Administers organizational programs aimed at addressing the developmental needs of Louisiana 4-H adult and youth volunteers. The Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist will develop relationships with community leaders and serves as the organization's liaison with various constituents throughout the state. Manage partnerships with other youth serving organizations as necessary and work with volunteers to aid in group in program delivery. The 4-H Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist will help coordinate social media and marketing for the 4-H unit expand the brand throughout the parishes and state.
Qualification Requirements: Master's (PhD desired) degree in youth development, education, agriculture, family and consumer sciences, marketing, non-profit management, or related field is required. Success and experience in teaching and working with youth organizations is strongly preferred. Course work or experience in organizational development and community engagement. Desire demonstrated success creating partnerships with community organizations and acquiring resources for youth development programs. Demonstrated competence in methods of non-formal youth development program delivery is also highly desirable.
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.
Date Available: Upon completion of the selection process
Application Deadline: April 16, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is identified
Application Procedure: Qualified candidates must apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching file(s) containing a curriculum vita, a letter of application, official university transcripts, two letters of reference and a statement describing how diversity would figure into your teaching, research, or extension activities. Questions about the online application system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-0324. (Paper, faxed, or emailed application materials will not be accepted.) In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to:
Todd Tarifa, Ph.D.
4-H Department Head
169 Knapp Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Web site: AgCenter website
The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and applications will be accepted without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age or disability. Information on Equal Employment can be obtained from the EEO and Civil Rights Coordinator, 103 J. Norman Efferson Hall, LSUAgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. Phone 225.578.2258. It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service to employ only United States citizens or aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
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.