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4-H Center Director, Airfield 4-H Educational Center

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: 4-H Centers and Admin.
Location: Other - Virginia
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Located on the banks of beautiful Airfield Lake in Sussex County, near Wakefield, Virginia, the secluded 218 acre natural setting is only a short drive from Richmond, Williamsburg and Tidewater, Virginia. The property consists of a dining/administration building, four conference buildings, three executive sleeping lodges, four conference sleeping lodges, a health lodge, an amphitheater, a swimming pool, an athletic field, four horse barns with 101 stalls, two horseshow rings, a storage/maintenance building, a 4-H resource-storage building, three tennis courts, a campfire circle, a nature trail.

The mission of the Center is to: be of service to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia; further promote the purposes of 4-H and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service; enhance quality programming in the creative and performing arts, agriculture, home economics, leadership, environmental science, community resource development, health and safety, and other fields; serve as a unique resource for business, industry, civic, and community organizations; and foster a development of the educational, recreational, and fellowship aspects of life for both youth and adult.

In concert with the leadership of the Board of Directors and the State 4-H Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, the director’s duties will include operational management, policy development, resource development, fiscal management, strategic planning and other duties as necessary.

The Center Director is accountable and responsible to the State 4-H Program Leader (Virginia Cooperative Extension), the 4-H Center’s Board of Directors and reports to the State 4-H Office. The Center Director will be evaluated by the State 4-H Program Leader with input from the 4-H Center’s Board of Directors and the State 4-H Camping Specialist. This position is a non-tenure track, administrative/professional faculty position, at the rank of Lecturer.

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree required, or a combination of a bachelor’s degree and extensive applicable experience, in youth or adult education, hospitality management, business management, recreation management, or related discipline. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in hospitality management, education, business management, resource development, personnel management, public relations, or marketing. Ability to communicate effectively is essential. The ability to utilize business computer applications, email and internet applications for communications and information are necessary. The Director must be able to provide his or her own transportation on a regular basis. Virginia Cooperative Extension recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion in the development and delivery of Extension programs, actively work to diversify program participation and are responsible for VCE's civil rights policies and compliance with affirmative action.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Extension/4-H experience or other youth serving organization is preferred. Significant experience in partnership and business development within a non-profit organization setting.

Salary Information

Commensurate with Education and Experience 

Review Date

Open till filled

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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