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University of Maryland, College Park
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Posted: 05/14/2019
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Salary: 52650 - 62880

Title: Agent
Functional Title: Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Position Number: 103332
Category Status: Faculty – Non-Tenured, On Track
Unit: AGNR-UME-Capital Cluster (Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties)
Location: UME-Anne Arundel County Office, 97 Dairy Lane Gambrills, MD 21054

Purpose of the Position: University of Maryland Extension (UME) is seeking an Extension Educator
responsible for organizing, developing, implementing and evaluating educational programs for youth,
families and communities working through volunteers and youth development agencies to provide
experiential learning opportunities for youth, leading to the development of life skills for youth. The educator
is also responsible for developing an active, ongoing recruitment campaign to involve new volunteers and
youth. As a tenure-track faculty member, the Educator will be responsible for providing leadership to
develop focused youth development programs in cooperation with colleagues in the Capital Cluster (Anne
Arundel and Prince George’s Counties). The faculty member will be on track for tenure and promotion to a
higher rank in accordance with University policy and UME tenure guidelines within a timeframe defined.

• Develop, implement and evaluate a county focused 4-H youth development program in cooperation with
colleagues in a programmatic cluster. Facilitate the development of leadership, social and life-skills,
using research-based methods and materials, to achieve an increase in knowledge, skills and desirable
behaviors and outcomes that align with the UME Strategic Plan and 4-H Program Priorities.
• Coordinate and deliver experiential learning programs for a wide range of disciplines in areas aligning
with the 4-H mission mandates of science, health and citizenship.
• Educate youth and adult volunteers on subject matter concepts.
• Manage and expand the county’s 4-H club and Out of School Time programs and capacity in urban,
suburban and rural areas of the county. Conduct needs assessments, outreach and marketing to reach
diverse audiences as well as promote inclusivity of all youth.
• Provide leadership, coordination and support for the UME adult volunteer management system,
including recruitment, screening and background check requirements, training, management and
recognition of youth and adult volunteers.
• Cultivate good working relationships with diverse community collaborators and partners to benefit
• Promote positive public relations with stakeholders throughout the county.
• Increase resources through grants, local funding sources, collaborative and other funding proposals to
support and expand 4-H youth development programs.
• Supervise full and part time staff dedicated to supporting the 4-H Youth Development Program.
• Coordinate programmatic direction in concert with non-tenured faculty position(s) and staff.
• Perform teaching, scholarship and service requirements of a faculty member of the University of
Maryland. This is a tenure track position requiring documented accomplishments in the areas of
research, teaching, and service.

Minimum –
• Master’s degree is required.
• Experience working with youth groups and volunteers.
• Demonstrated teaching and leadership ability
• Good communication and computer skills.
• Must be willing to work flexible hours, with some evenings and weekends, and to travel within assigned
county, administrative cluster, and state.
• Personal transportation and valid driver’s license.
• This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check. Employment is contingent upon successful
completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.

Preferred –
• Preferred education emphasis is in youth or child development, education, life science or related field or
a similar degree emphasis in undergraduate work.
• Ph.D. preferred
• Experience in volunteer development, youth development, program management, and grant writing and
• Knowledge of the educational program development process and utilization of logic models to work
toward meaningful outcomes while addressing youth focused issues.
• Experience with the 4-H youth development program
• Demonstrated success in building collaborative partnerships and successful engagement with limited
resource audiences.

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 20 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
• Visual Acuity: Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data and

Salary & Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience: Master’s Base: $52,650; Ph.D. Base:
$62,880. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package.

Best Consideration Date: June 7, 2019

The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer