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9/25/2008 - 4-H Program Assistant (4-H Youth & Family Program Coordinator)

DATE POSTED: September 25, 2008
CLOSING DATE: October 1, 2008
DEPARTMENT: 4-H Youth Development/Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service
JOB TITLE: 4-H Program Assistant (4-H Youth & Family Program Coordinator)
# POSITIONS: One (1)
SALARY RANGE: $27,692 - $38,336 (Grant funded - funding ends May 31, 2009)
HOURS/WEEK: 35 hours


· Under the supervision of the Cumberland County 4-H Agent, assist with the implementation of the 4-H Youth Development Program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension components of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant in Lakeside Middle School, Myron L. Powell Elementary School and Woodbine Elementary School.

· To develop, promote, expand and guide the 4-H Youth Development & Family Programs through meetings, personal contacts, workshops and programs presented primarily in the Woodbine Elementary School, Lakeside Middle School and Myron L. Powell.

· To develop, implement and evaluate educational programs for youth in grades 5-8 during the 21st Century Community Learning Centers after-school programs at each of the three schools.

· To develop, plan, conduct and evaluate monthly family programs at each of the three schools.

· To develop promotional materials, prepare monthly family newsletter and press releases, as necessary.


· Should have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and experience in working with youth and/or families preferred.

· Strong writing, public speaking and interpersonal skills.

· Proficient in using MS Word, Excel and MS Publisher.

· Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.

· Must be able to establish working relationships with individuals and groups regardless of socio-economic status. 

· Must be able to accept direction and constructive criticism with a willingness to learn and to compromise.

· Ability to work and problem solve independently and/or with a variety of people in a variety of situations.

· Productive under deadlines and multiple pressures.

· Should possess the initiative, creativity and quality of leadership which is necessary to implement the 4-H educational program.

· The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13 (one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Please submit letter of interest within 5 working days to:
Ralph S. Brownlee, Deputy County Administrator; Cumberland County Administration Building; 790 E. Commerce Street; Bridgeton, NJ 08302.

Cumberland County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.