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Program Assistant - Buckingham County

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Central District Coop. Extension
Location: Buckingham, Virginia
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

Work with the Buckingham County Extension faculty and staff and its community partners in delivery of quality 4-H educational programs. The person in this position will work with 4-H youth in after-school, school enrichment, and other 4-H programming to include summer camps. This person may support agriculture and natural resources programming efforts and joint programming as well.

Required Qualifications

Experience working with youth of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. Experience interacting effectively with youth and adults both orally and in writing. Must be well organized and able to work independently with minimal supervision. Must have the ability to recruit, motivate, and engage youth and adult volunteers. Must be willing to work as a team member with VCE faculty and staff as well as local stakeholders, partnering agencies, and volunteers. Familiarity and working experience with computers including Windows and Microsoft Office Suite. Must have access to reliable transportation to and from various worksites.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given for background and experience in teaching or youth development, working with volunteers, and/or experience in 4-H with a demonstrated ability to be in a supportive and empowering role with others. Ability to identify needs and plan, implement, and evaluate program impacts. Ability to effectively market programs.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Review Date

September 9, 2022

Additional Information

Must have a driver's license check.
Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.
Must provide own transportation on regular basis.
Alternate work schedule.
Flexible hours depending on time of year and programs being offered.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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