The program assistant will contribute to educational programming for Virginia Cooperative Extension. The program assistant will collaborate with other VCE employees and partners to deliver and conduct educational programming, volunteer coordination and other services to support the needs of youth and adults in York County and The City of Poquoson.
They will assist in planning, organizing, scheduling, and conducting 4-H training for youth (5-19) and adult volunteer leaders by providing them with program ideas and materials related to the locally defined needs of 4-H. Develop, market, implement and evaluate a variety of horticultural programs, for recruiting, training, and managing the volunteers serving in the Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Program, and for handling inquiries from the public regarding horticulture, gardening, entomology and 4-H.
Ability to relate effectively with young people and adults form diverse backgrounds. Knowledge and experience in education or in the 4-H program area and horticulture. Knowledge of the interests and behaviors of 4-H and EMG program participants. Skill in planning a variety of programs for the target audiences. The ability to manage adult volunteers to produce local programs. Experience in the use of standard office equipment. Ability to work independently.
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate effectively (including written): excellent phone etiquette. Ability to adhere to time schedules and work flexible hours. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, citizens and the general public. Requires willingness to learn new skills; ability to work with diverse populations and attention to details.
Experience with program management/coordination, positive youth development, volunteer coordination and creative thinking. Previous experience in a K-12 environment.
Graduation from a two year college or vocational/technical school with course emphasis in human relations and/or youth development or other relevant subject matters and experience in program planning; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Commensurate with experience
February 2, 2023
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
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