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Agent Associate, 4-H

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 118603
Title: Agent Associate
Functional Title: Agent Associate, 4-H
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: AGNR-UME-Prince George's
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Agent Associate, in cooperation with the Extension Educator, performs a variety of duties including teaching, organizing activities and events, and planning and presenting other educational offerings of the University of Maryland Extension- Prince George’s County located at 6707 Groveton Dr. Clinton, MD (main office), and at the Center for Educational Partnership in Riverdale. The Agent Associate is also responsible for conducting an aggressive recruitment campaign to increase the number of enrolled volunteers and youth. In carrying out these duties, the individual is responsible to the State 4-H Program Leader, Area Extension Director, and Extension 4-H Educator.

This position is located at the University of Maryland Extension office in Prince George’s County, Clinton, Maryland. The successful candidate will also provide 4-H programming support at the Center for Educational Partnership in Riverdale, MD.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field of Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, Youth Development or Education
  • Two years of experience working with at risk audiences, including youth
  • Demonstrated teaching, management, communication and leadership skills
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Google
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, with some evenings, weekends and holidays, and to travel within the county and state
  • Personal reliable transportation and valid driver’s license required.
  • When offered employment by UME, the successful candidate will be required to obtain a clear background check by the State of Maryland and FBI before beginning work assignment.
Preferences:
  • MA or MS in Youth Development or STEM related subject matter
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Experience in volunteer recruitment and management.
  • Demonstrated achievement in developing, implementing and evaluating community education programs
Additional Certifications:

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work cooperatively with UME staff to market, promote, and deliver youth development programs to new and underserved audiences throughout the county, particularly in the urban areas
  • Recruit (or identify) and train local residents to become 4-H organization leaders for in school, after school and community clubs; provide training and support to current and new program volunteers
    *Cooperate across disciplines to develop experiential learning opportunities for youth in STEM, Healthy Living and Citizenship topics
  • Oversee and increase the capacity of the county Robotics program
  • Increase the capacity of the county Cloverbud program
  • Provide leadership for selected county 4-H programs including but not limited to 4-H participation and activities at the County Fair, Communications Contests
  • Collect data on program participation
  • Respond to oral and written requests for information
    *Other duties as assigned.
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Nature of the Position: This position frequently presents information through vocal and written communication to individuals of various ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds. The ability to express or exchange ideas vocally is important, as well as the ability to hear and perceive information at normal spoken work levels.
• Physical Demands: A routine part of this position’s responsibilities would be to transport materials to and from teaching/event locations, including loading and unloading the vehicle. The employee will frequently lift and/or move items weighing up to 35 pounds. Set-up and tear-down of displays, tables, and chairs would be necessary at many teaching sites.
• Environmental: Team driven, office environment of professional character, competence, and collaboration. Deadline driven in terms of program planning and reporting. This position requires the employee to work outdoors at certain times of the year, especially during the time of annual fair, 4-H residential or day camps and youth recreation activities. This may occur during very hot and/or inclement weather.
• Visual Acuity: Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data and presentations.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, with base salary of $36,575.

Apply To: All candidates must apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu. The position number is 118603. A complete application packet includes: a cover letter, resume or CV, contact information for three references, and copies of transcripts. For best consideration apply by: August 4, 2017. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.

Posting Date: 07/07/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 08/04/2017
Physical Demands

Physical Demands of the Position:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Nature of the Position: This position frequently presents information through vocal and written communication to individuals of various ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds. The ability to express or exchange ideas vocally is important, as well as the ability to hear and perceive information at normal spoken work levels.
• Physical Demands: A routine part of this position’s responsibilities would be to transport materials to and from teaching/event locations, including loading and unloading the vehicle. The employee will frequently lift and/or move items weighing up to 35 pounds. Set-up and tear-down of displays, tables, and chairs would be necessary at many teaching sites.
• Environmental: Team driven, office environment of professional character, competence, and collaboration. Deadline driven in terms of program planning and reporting. This position requires the employee to work outdoors at certain times of the year, especially during the time of annual fair, 4-H residential or day camps and youth recreation activities. This may occur during very hot and/or inclement weather.
• Visual Acuity: Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data and presentations.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UMD Job Site
    • Personal Referral
    • Washington Post
    • Baltimore Sun
    • Local Publication
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • INDEED
    • HERC
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Diverse Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • Other
    • SimplyHired
    • CareerBliss
    • Job Fairs
    • Monster.Com
  2. * Are you aware that this position is located at the University of Maryland Extension office in Prince George’s County, Clinton, Maryland and will also provide 4-H programming support at the Center for Educational Partnership in Riverdale, MD?
    • Yes
    • No