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Associate Specialist, 4-H Leadership and Evaluation

Agriculture / Life Science


Associate Specialist, 4-H Leadership and Evaluation

  • 522135
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • 4-H Centers and Admin.
  • Agriculture / Life Science
  • Administrative & Professional
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The 4-H Leadership and Evaluation position is an administrative professional faculty position which reports to the Associate Director/State 4-H Leader and is located in the State 4-H Office on the campus of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. The position will work collaboratively with other faculty in leading high quality 4-H youth development programs. The position will focus on youth leadership programs along a pathway of county/city to state to national/international experiences for Virginia youth. In collaboration with Extension faculty, volunteers, and partners, this position will lead and consult on statewide youth leadership and recognition programs and the state-level youth conferences/events that are part of program implementation.
In addition, this position is responsible for leading the design, development and implementation of an evaluation and research program for the 4-H Youth Development program and special initiative/projects. The Associate Specialist works to build the capacity of Youth Development faculty to integrate evaluation into the culture and practice of 4-H Youth Development programs.

Required Qualifications

Earned master’s degree in Education, Extension Education, Family and Child Development, Higher Education Administration, Leadership, Youth Program Management, or related discipline preferred. Experience in leading youth leadership development programs and experience with in-formal education program evaluation. Professional experience with electronic data management systems. Willingness to travel and work nights and weekends is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Earned doctorate in Extension Education, Youth Program Management, Community Development, Leadership, or closely related field. Degrees in other fields will be considered for candidates with professional Extension experience. Knowledge of and experience with on-line data management systems.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Review Date

October 21, 2022

Additional Information

Must have a driver's license check.

Must have an acceptable and safe driving record.

Willingness to travel and work nights and weekends is required.

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.

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 military 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 an accommodation, please contact Chad Proudfoot at cnproudfoot@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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