University of Vermont Extension’s 4-H program is hiring a .80FTE, 5 year, 4-H Educator of Special Projects. This position will be responsible for successful delivery of a new, 5-year grant project, Youth Empowerment through Agriculture (YEA) that provides opportunities for teen leadership, food system career pathways, and career development. The Oh YEA! project will produce future Vermont leaders and advocates of healthy living, cultural food traditions, and food production. This position will collaborate with key community partners to engage teens in hands-on learning experiences about food equity, service learning, healthy living awareness, food systems career exploration, and cultural food systems; engage K-8 youth in a culturally relevant, place-based food system activity; and recruit, train, and support adults to help foster workforce opportunities for their youth. This position will support faculty to conduct research on volunteerism in underserved communities and culturally relevant definitions of thriving.
Bachelor’s degree and two years’ related experience, or equivalent combination, with focus in youth or family programming and working with culturally diverse audiences, is required. Experience with volunteer development and/or building community collaborations preferred. Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, teach and evaluate educational programs. Strong interpersonal skills are needed, including the ability to work with a diverse group of youth and adult volunteers and community partners, in both an independent and team environment. Computer and electronic communication proficiency is needed. Willingness to work a flexible schedule, which will include periodic evenings and weekends, and have an ability to travel, primarily within the state. Direct experience serving diverse and under-represented populations desired. Must possess a commitment to fostering and supporting a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all.
To learn more or to apply, visit uvmjobs.com, and search for posting #S4306PO, complete an application along with a resume, cover letter, references and two writing samples, one of which must include images or data visualization. Cover letters should provide information about how you would contribute to the diversity of UVM and the 4-H program. Position is open until filled.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any category legally protected by federal or state law.