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Associate Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development - Fauquier County

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Northern Area, Virginia
Extension and Outreach

Job Description

The Fauquier 4-H Youth Development Associate Extension Agent is a professional educator who provides leadership to the local 4-H After School and Summer Programs and manages their day-to-day operation. This position will be part of the Fauquier 4-H programming team, led by the existing 4-H Agent. 4-H believes in the power of young people, and utilizes trained professionals and caring adult volunteers to deliver programming that allows youth to learn by doing. The mission of 4-H is to develop youth to realize their full potential-becoming effective, contributing citizens through participation in research-based, non-formal, hands-on educational experiences.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications, including education and experience. The 4-H Youth Development Associate Agent position is a non-tenure track, administrative professional faculty position at the rank of Professional Lecturer. This is a full-time, restricted 12-month appointment. The position will be located in Warrenton, Virginia, with periodic travel to other parts of the state, as needed to support programming efforts and events.

Required Qualifications

Qualified applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS) in a relevant discipline from a credited college or university. Knowledge and experience in planning conducting, and evaluating non-formal education programs that meet the needs of diverse audiences is required. In addition, knowledge of child and human development, program marketing skills, strong computer skills, and consistent and effective work habits are desired. Qualified applicants should also be able to make efficient use of time and resources , have the ability to relate effectively to youth and adults with a high level of independent judgement, and also possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

A personal commitment to working with diverse clientele and colleagues, and a willingness to further the civil rights goals of Virginia Cooperative Extension. This position requires occasional evening and weekend work. The person in this position is expected to travel to provide in-person leadership and to build community partnerships with few exceptions for telework.

Preferred Qualifications

A master's degree is preferred.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Review Date

May 27, 2022

Additional Information

This position requires occasional evening and weekend work. A valid driver's license and a personal vehicle for official travel are required. Authorized travel expenses are reimbursed.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Must have a driver's license check.

Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact John Thompsonat jthomp75@vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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