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Employment Opportunities

4-H Youth Development Program Director

Advertised: Jan 19 2023

Direct the Extension 4-H Youth Development Program providing statewide administrative and programmatic leadership in the development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of the program. Provide leadership for outreach educational programs and integrated research with the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE) within the College of Natural Sciences. Represent the program on a state, regional and national level, and serve as liaison for Extension with volunteers, state and federal agencies, and other appropriate groups. Prepare reports and manage budget. Supervise staff and participate on CAFE administrative leadership team. Direct preparation and delivery of educational programs and activities. Provide oversight of the programs' website, publications, social media, and newsletters.

4-H Extension Educator III - Western MA (two positions)

Advertised: Oct 31 2022

The 4-H Extension Educator III for the western region of Massachusetts (with responsibility for some portion of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties) is based in Hadley, MA and will provide programmatic leadership and management for the Massachusetts 4-H Youth Development Programs. This position will develop and implement educational programs and resources for youth ages 5-18 while providing support and oversight for collaborating adult volunteers and partner organizations. This position will supervise training and management systems for volunteers, including those for subsidiary organizations and advisory bodies and recruit and provide oversight for youth and adult participants and volunteers. The Educator is part of a team that coordinates activities, processes, and functions with other 4-H educators and administrators across the state. 

Nutrition Education Program (NEP) Educator II

Plan, conduct and evaluate educational workshops and training sessions with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible youth and adults for SNAP-ED in the assigned region, as detailed in the Annual SNAP-ED Program Plan. Work with the collaborating organizations in the delivery of programs at the assigned program sites. Assist project leader with project management, including budgeting, as assigned. Assist with applied scholarly or creative activity, or research as applicable. Prepare required plans and reports.  Seek continued funding support for the program through collaboration with community organizations.

Urban Agriculture Extension Educator III

Advertised: May 18 2022

The Urban Agriculture Extension Educator supports community-based agricultural enterprises in urban areas of Massachusetts, with a primary focus on the Greater Boston region. The Educator will oversee growth and development of the Urban Agriculture initiative, and will develop and maintain working relationships with organizations and professionals in urban agriculture and linked fields including food systems, food security and community development. As an integral member of the Extension Agriculture Program, the Educator will collaborate with other Program staff to facilitate learning opportunities for urban farmers. The Educator will provide educational support to urban farmers on issues including food production, land access, zoning, permitting, and community relations. The Educator will translate scientific principles into clear and easily understood language, communicating with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and will be able to navigate the work in languages other than English.