Stephen Smith  |  11/26/2018 7:50:05 PM

Extension Associate

(Program Coordinator)

WORK LOCATION: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, LSU AgCenter, Pollock, La.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Program Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to oversee the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center’s Program Department – to plan, market, conduct, and evaluate educational programs for youth and adults.The Program Coordinator will be responsible for taking the initiative to promote the use of Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, in cooperation with Cooperative Extension for programs to serve, in this priority: (1) 4-H youth, (2) other youth, and (3) adults (e.g., individuals, organizations, professional groups, businesses, churches, colleges and universities, and other groups which can benefit from the programs offered by Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center).

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Program Coordinator will provide visionary in developing and implementing the plan for Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center’s program department; including environmental education day programs throughout the school year.The Program Coordinator will work cooperatively with the 4-H Agents and Program Assistants in the area to promote educational programs that will benefit the 4-H mission and goals.The Program Coordinator must be able to effectively market and promote programs to school administrators, boards of education, teachers, and Cooperative Extension personnel to increase our collaboration with school systems in the area.The Program Coordinator will assist the 4-H Camp Director in improving and increasing utilization of the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center and its resources.The Program Coordinator will work closely with the 4-H Camp Director and the 4-H Foundation Director to secure grants and private donations to expand resources and programming.The Program Coordinator will provide visionary leadership and competent coordination for the 4-H Summer Camping Program and will recruit, screen, hire, train, and supervise summer camp program staff. The Program Coordinator will work closely with the 4-H Faculty in designing all camp and environmental education curriculum.The Program Coordinator will work with the 4-H Camp Director to conduct educational programs with fiscal responsibility to promote the growth and continued success of the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center and also be expected to perform other tasks assigned by the 4-H Camp Director. This position will have a 100% Extension appointment in the 4-H Department and will report directly to the 4-H Camp Director.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A baccalaureate degree is required in education, social sciences, or closely related field.Master’s degree preferred and successful experience in a discipline closely related to camping and natural resources development, education, recreation and/or youth development.The applicant must demonstrate effective oral and communication skills.Ability to utilize computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and to utilize email and internet applications for communications and informational purposes.Ability to be creative, visionary and innovative in program and resource development.Supervisory skills and managerial experience highly desired and the ability to work independently.

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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE:Upon completion of interview process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation, and any other pertinent information.For more information contact:

Human Resource Management

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

110 LSU Union Square

Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0106

Office: 224-578-2258

Web site:www.lsuagcenter.com

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