Work Location: 4-H Youth Development, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Job Description: The major responsibility of this position is to provide statewide leadership for the 4- H Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program using research-based delivery strategies that engage diverse youth audiences. Provide statewide leadership for programming in the areas of STEM and environmental education as supported by volunteers and staff that assist in carrying out this program. Engage youth in applying their technical and scientific skills as tools to enhance their education, career opportunities and contributions to their communities. Foster new partnerships and collaborate with university, industry, non-profit agencies and other science-related organizations to support cutting edge science programming state-wide and nationwide. Develop and publish research-based program materials and program impact materials, both internally and externally. Continual evaluation of the impact of Extension program is required. The position will also serve as the primary contact, trainer, and manager for 4HOnline, the Louisiana 4-H online management system. This will include conducting necessary training as well as online, email, and phone support when necessary. Pursue and obtain grant funding and develop entrepreneurial approaches to partially support program activities. Participate in professional development experiences and seminars.
Qualification Requirements: Master's (PhD desired) degree in youth development, science and technology education, or related field is required. Success and experience in teaching and working with youth organizations is strongly preferred. Course work in educational methods and applied science. Desire demonstrated success working with university research communities and acquiring resources for youth development research and/or programs. Demonstrated competence in methods of non-formal youth development curriculum design and program delivery is also highly desirable.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
Application Deadline: July 19, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is selected.
Date Available: Upon completion of the selection process.
Application Procedure: Must apply online at Workday by attaching cover letter with resume including a statement of professional interest and goals as well as a statement describing how diversity would figure into your teaching, research, or extension activities, official university transcripts, and two letters of reference. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Todd Tarifa
Unit: 4-H Youth Development
Mailing Address: 169 Knapp Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone : 225-578-2196
Web Site: AgCenter website
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.