Associate Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Wythe County #517366
Associate Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Wythe County Extension Office, Wytheville, VA.
Wythe County was Founded in 1790 and centered at the crossroads of major interstates I77 and I81, Wythe County has a population of approximately 29000. A diverse rural county with major industry and large agricultural production, Wythe County has 6 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 3 high schools. The county's 4H program has consistently had in school programs in the elementary and middle schools, a large 4H camping program, active community clubs including livestock, horse, and teen club with resources to support shooting sports and archery. 4H is recognized as one of the critical components to youth development in Wythe County.
The 4-H Youth Development Agent is a professional educator who provides leadership to the local 4-H program and manages its day-to-day operation. 4-H is a community of young people learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The mission of 4-H is to develop youth, and adults working with those youth, to realize their full potential and become effective, contributing citizens. This is achieved through the development and delivery of research-based, non-formal, hands-on educational experiences.
Responsibilities: Develops and delivers objective, research-based educational programs to meet the needs of diverse audiences, specifies program goals and objectives, and identifies resources needed; provides leadership for 4-H Youth Development programs that meet the needs of all youth; identifies, recruits, trains, supports, and manages volunteers to implement and carry out the 4-H educational programming in the unit; determines unit program needs by monitoring trends and issues, and conducting unit assessments involving the unit Extension Leadership Council (ELC) and other leadership committees; networks and builds coalitions with other agencies, organizations and institutions to address the complex youth and family issues and the needs of the 4-H program; coordinates day-to-day activities and events associated with the unit 4-H program including 4-H delivery (community 4-H clubs, project 4-H clubs, school enrichment 4-H, after-school 4-H, special interest 4-H, and 4-H camping).
Extension agents recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in the development and delivery of Extension programs, actively work to diversify program participation and are responsible for VCE’s civil rights policies and compliance with affirmative action.