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Program Associate I

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Program Associate I
Job Category Staff & Executive - Education and Training
Department 4-H Youth Development

The 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to become competent, caring and contributing citizens of the world. This is accomplished by using the knowledge and resources of caring adults.

The goals of the 4-H Youth Development Program are to:
•Provide informal, educational programs for youth in grades K–13 (one year out of high school)
•Encourage responsibility, community awareness and character development in youth
•Strengthen skills for adults working with youth through publications and training
•Improve community partnerships and collaborations

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Program Associate for The 4-H Youth Development Program. This position is under general direction of the Ocean County 4-H Agent, Department of 4-H Youth Development, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, this 4-H Program Associate is responsible for providing professional leadership and support to the Ocean 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, Engineering, & Technology (SET); Healthy Lifestyles; and Citizenship (4-H club and teen leadership).

Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Plans, implements, and evaluates educational programs (including implementation and support of needs-based culturally and academically relevant programs that target underserved audiences).
• Utilizes of a variety of delivery modes (including 4-H clubs and community outreach programs); volunteer development and leadership (including recruitment, screening, training supervision and evaluation of volunteers).
• Assists in program marketing and public relations, creation and support of needs-based culturally relevant programs that target underserved audiences.
• Participates in appropriate departmental, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, University and County administrative functions.
• Responsible for county 4-H youth development program based on 4-H clubs and related educational activities for youth grades K – 13.
• Conduct outreach programs such as school enrichment, school aged child care, or programs in partnership with other youth-serving agencies, with the result of increasing enrollment of youth in a variety of 4-H delivery modes.
• Assesses needs, plan, implement, and evaluate 4-H educational programs.
• Orients, trains, supports and evaluates volunteers who implement 4-H programs for county youth in accordance with 4-H Department policy and procedures.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 04
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 45854.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 57059.500
Annual Maximum Salary 68265.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in education, human/youth development, sociology, science, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
• Two years related professional experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Valid New Jersey driver’s license; ability to successfully complete National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course.
• 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.
• Initiative and creativity – ability to start and complete a project with minimal supervision; self-directed.
• Flexibility – ability to work daytime, evenings and weekends, as needed.
• Personal organization skills – the ability to set priorities and manage multiple job tasks.
• Demonstrated computer skills.
• Selected candidate must agree and authorize the University to conduct a complete background investigation.

Preferred Qualifications

• Grantsmanship and other resource development.
• Conflict resolution skills.
• Marketing/public relations skills.

Equipment Utilized

• 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.)
• Working knowledge of current and changing electronic technology.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2965
Posting Open Date 08/17/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details Ocean County

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
Optional Documents