Center Director, Southwest 4-H Educational Center

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Virginia Beach, VIRGINIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline:

Position Information


Position Information

Working Title: Center Director, Southwest 4-H Educational Center
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180391
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, a 501c3 organization, is tucked away in the rural countryside of southwest Virginia, only a few miles from Abingdon and interstate I-81. For over 50 years we have been providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences for youth, adults, and the communities of southwest Virginia. The 4-H Center provides camps and programs (both youth and adult) that are proven to be an effective method of teaching and involving youth in the development of life skills, through hands-on experiential learning. The 4-H Center is proud to be an American Camp Association accredited organization. Businesses, state agencies, church groups, schools, families, and many others use the spacious meeting rooms, dining halls, and lodging facilities available at the 4-H Center for their events. For more information about the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center please visit:
http://www.swva4hcenter.org.

In concert with the leadership of the Board of Directors and the State 4-H Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, the director’s duties will include operational management, policy development, resource development, fiscal management, strategic planning and other duties as necessary.

Specific responsibilities will include:
Oversee day-to-day operations of the Center, including administration, programming, food service/dining, maintenance, building and grounds, and housekeeping. Draft and assemble policies and procedures as needed for the 4-H Center’s operations. Oversee the establishment of positions; the development of job descriptions identifying work duties; recruitment, selection and hiring of staff; performance assessment procedures; and other personnel actions involved in the management of human resources for the Center. Provide leadership to the development of the Center’s budget and monitor the expenditure of funds; establish priorities to assure that staff members conduct business in accordance with set policies and procedures and that established priorities are met. Secure resources and develop, implement, and evaluate strategies to market the Center to private and public users. Provide leadership for public relations, fundraising, and the creation of long-term systems that will sustain the Center. Develop and implement, a strategic plan and business plan for the 4-H Center in cooperation with the Board of Directors and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Compile fiscal, marketing and maintenance reports for the Center. Work with the Board of Directors to identify and develop new Board members. Work cooperatively with the Program Director to communicate the Center’s purpose and vision to staff and stakeholders. Work cooperatively with the Program Director to ensure that high quality educational programming is provided to users in the following priority: (a) 4-H Youth; (b) other youth; and © adults. Work cooperatively with the Program Director to ensure that the Center meets or exceeds the American Camp Association standards on an annual basis and that the Center is successfully re-accredited every 3 years.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s Degree required, or a combination of a bachelor’s degree and extensive applicable experience, in youth or adult education, hospitality management, business management, recreation management, or related discipline. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in hospitality management, education, business management, resource development, personnel management, public relations, and marketing. Ability to communicate effectively is essential. The ability to utilize business computer applications, email and internet applications for communications and information are necessary. The Director must reside on-site in provided housing and be able to provide his or her own transportation on a regular basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Extension/4-H experience or other youth serving organization is preferred. Significant experience in partnership and business development within a non-profit organization setting.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Other (Describe Below), Must have an acceptable and safe driving record
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Must be able to provide his or her own transportation on a regular basis.

Employment Comments:

Virginia Tech has an excellent benefits package.

Contact information:
Linda Alumbaugh
Human Resources Assistant
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Virginia Tech
120 Hutcheson Hall (0437)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Apply electronically online to: https://jobs.vt.edu, posting #AP0180391.

In addition to the faculty online application, applicants are required to submit by attachment a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information of three individuals (name, telephone number and email address). (TIP: Have these documents ready to attach at the time you submit your faculty application; the system will not allow you to enter a second time for any position).

Inquiries should be directed to:
Phone 540-231-3451 FAX 540-231-5545
Internet: extpers@vt.edu

Refer to VCE website: www.ext.vt.edu for full ad, position description, and information on available positions.

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

How to Apply for this Job:

Apply electronically online to: https://jobs.vt.edu, posting #AP0180391.

In addition to the faculty online application, applicants are required to submit by attachment a cover letter, complete resume, and reference contact information of three individuals (name, telephone number and email address). (TIP: Have these documents ready to attach at the time you submit your faculty application; the system will not allow you to enter a second time for any position).

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Other - Virginia
Department: 4-H Centers and Admin.
Location, if not Blacksburg: Abingdon, VA
Location Zip Code:
Work Schedule: A/P Faculty Work Schedule
Job Posting Date: 12/12/2018
Review Begin Date: 01/03/2019
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

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 veteran 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.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/92624

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