Unit Support Staff / 4-H Program Assistant - Middlesex County

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on June 28, 2021

Job Description

This position is located in Saluda, Virginia. This position serves as both the Unit Support Staff and the 4-H Program Assistant. Works independently with general direction from the unit coordinator providing clerical/administrative support to unit/area faculty and staff; effectively communicates with diverse individuals and groups; and maintains and reconciles financial, personnel, and inventory records.

Contributes to 4-H Positive Youth Development educational programming for Virginia Cooperative Extension. Collaborates with other VCE employees and partners to deliver and conduct educational programming, volunteer coordination and other services to support the needs of the youth. Assists 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. Attends local, district, and state 4-H program activities and events in the place of the local Extension Agent where applicable. Assists the local Extension Agent by researching and providing information requested by clients. Performs related work as required.

Required Qualifications

Ability to work independently. Training/experience in performing tasks that support the operation of a professional office environment. Ability to relate effectively with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge and experience in education or in the 4-H program area. Knowledge of the interests and behavior of 4-H program participants. Skill in planning a variety of programs for the target audiences. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and Publisher), database management, electronic spreadsheets, e-mail and the internet, telephone, and electronic communications media that is best used to communicate with clientele. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate effectively (including written); excellent phone etiquette. Experience in the use of standard office equipment.

Ability to adhere to time schedules and work flexible hours. Experience prioritizing and managing time effectively for performing multiple tasks. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, county residents and general public. Requires willingness to learn new skills; ability to work with diverse populations and attention to details.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous administrative support experience; demonstrated experience maintaining accounts; ability to comply with policies and procedures with little supervision; experience with Excel database, Banner, Quicken and basic understanding of Commonwealth of Virginia accounting guidelines.

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.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

August 16, 2021

Additional Information

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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If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Glenn Sturm at gjsturm@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.