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The Program Director’s primary responsibility is to oversee 4-H Center programming – to plan, conduct, supervise and evaluate educational programs for youth and adults. All youth programs will be conducted in accordance with the Virginia 4-H Program guidelines, the Virginia Department of Education’s Standards of Learning guidelines, and the American Camping Associations standards for camps and conference centers.
The Program Director is responsible for taking the initiative to promote the use of the 4-H Center in cooperation with Cooperative Extension for programs to serve, in this priority: (1) 4-H youth, (2) other youth, and (3) adults (e.g., individuals, organizations, professional groups, Road Scholar, businesses, churches, schools, and other groups which can benefit from programs offered by and through the 4-H Center).
-Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in youth or adult education, hospitality management recreation management or related discipline. -The ideal candidate is hard working, self-motivated, flexible and creative. -Strongly effective communication skills and the ability to work independently and on a team are essential to success in this position. -The ability to utilize business computer applications and comfort with technology is important. -The Program Director must be able to provide his or her own transportation on a regular basis.
-Master’s degree is preferred. -Experience in program/idea development, customer service, education, personnel management, public relations and/or marketing. -Extension and 4-H experience.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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