Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Associate II for 4-H Youth Development. This position reports to and works directly with the Essex County 4-H Agent, Department of 4-H Youth Development, Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE). The Program Associate II provides professional support, in collaboration with Essex County 4-H Agent, to the Hudson County 4-H Youth Development Program, targeting youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school) and related to all 4-H Mission Mandates: Science (STEM); Healthy Lifestyles; and Civic Engagement (4-H club and teen leadership).
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides program planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs (including implementation and support of needs-based culturally and academically relevant programs that target underserved audiences).
Volunteer development and leadership (including recruitment, screening, training supervision and evaluation of volunteers).
Program marketing and public relations; and support of needs-based culturally relevant programs that target underserved audiences.
Participates in appropriate departmental, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and County administrative functions, as requested.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in education, human/youth development, sociology, science, or related field.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience or course work in youth development programming, volunteer management, working with diverse audiences, and/or collaboration/coalition building.
Experience in managing people and evidence of effective human relations skills.
Experience in public speaking and written business-level communication.
Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills (oral and written).
Experience in working with diverse audience/clientele – evidence of effective human relations skills and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse clientele.
Ability to start and complete a project with minimal supervision; self-directed.
Ability to work daytime, evenings and weekends, as needed.
Demonstrated computer literacy – Microsoft Office and other Windows software.
Working knowledge of current and changing electronic technology.
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
Two (2) years related professional experience after bachelor's degree.
Conflict resolution skills.
Marketing/public relations skills.
Computer, printer and related software including but not limited to Microsoft Office suite and 4-HOnline in collaboration with ES237 reporting system.
Email for communications and research, locally and nationally.
Equipment related to teaching (laptop, LCD projector, VCR, etc.)
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability to carry demonstration supplies, presentation equipment, and class materials.
Selected candidate must agree and authorize the University to conduct a complete background investigation.
Successfully complete National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course.
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 20ST1704
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 119958
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.