The Charles County Extension Office is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm; no appointment is required.
Please call the office at 301-934-5403, if you need to leave a message.
Program Assistant (4-H Youth Development)
This is a full-time position that will promote and market the University of Maryland and the 4-H Youth Development program in Charles County to increase youth enrollment and expand the program within the county. The work will primarily be with children and youth, with an emphasis on reaching underserved areas and populations.
Promote, market, and organize 4-H clubs to reach underrepresented audiences and underserved areas of the county through outreach programing.
Implement youth development programs in underserved communities of Charles County that follow the 4-H model of experiential learning and which emphasize forming 4-H clubs that foster long-term youth engagement.
Perform a variety of duties, including teaching, demonstrations, and other educational activities for youth and adult volunteers.
Coordinate programming with community partners at public schools, afterschool programs, parks and recreation community centers, etc. to provide enrichment opportunities in the areas of STEM (robotics and computer science).
Expand the 4-H Club program by recruiting adult 4-H club volunteers for Clover age youth, 5-7 years old.
Work to secure sponsorships for the Robotics program.
Collect data on community needs and program participation in the targeted areas.
Assist with organization and implementation of 4-H activities and demonstrations, at various venues including the Charles County Fair and at community events.
Interact with community partners/public in a courteous, professional manner.
Prepare educational literature, promotional flyers, reports, and program documents.
Maintain accurate client and other program related records.
Attend regularly scheduled meetings and statewide in-services/training sessions throughout the year.
Other duties as assigned.
Best consideration date is May 30, 2023.
For more information and to apply, go to the ejobs website.
Agent Associate (Home Horticulture Educator & Master Gardener Coordinator)
This is a full-time position that will work in support of the Charles County Home Horticulture Extension Program. The Faculty Extension Educator will administer all aspects of the Charles County horticulture program which includes coordination and programmatic support for home horticulture activities in Charles County, including training and management of Master Gardener Volunteers, collaboration on educational programs among partners, outreach to clientele, and related activities. The position will be located in the Charles County Extension Office in Bel Alton, Maryland
Develop, conduct, and evaluate educational seminars, classes, workshops, and other presentations related to home horticulture.
Develop educational products based on stakeholder needs including fact sheets and other publications, web content, YouTube videos, social media blogs, podcasts, websites, etc.
Coordinate the Master Gardener Program in Charles County which includes volunteer recruitment, training, supervision and coordination of community-based projects.
Respond to clientele requests via phone, office visits, email, etc., for information on lawn care, landscape plants and trees, fruit and vegetable production, composting, native plants, pest control, and other subject related to home horticulture, providing appropriate literature and advice in a timely and professional manner. (This may be done in consultation with the local Agricultural agent.)
Identify plants, insects, and other horticulture samples submitted by clientele and respond with information and recommendations in a timely and professional manner. Disseminate horticulture information to county residents through news releases, county websites, newsletters and social media updates, etc.
Provide pest control and fertilizer recommendations in accordance with University of Maryland guidelines.
Disseminate horticulture information to county residents through news releases, website updates, etc.
Assist in collecting, reporting and evaluating impact data of local home horticulture programs in accordance with funding requirements and UMD/UME policies and protocols.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community and other relevant organizations to implement and evaluate programs, and seek new partnerships, especially to reach traditionally underserved or marginalized audiences to deliver outreach education.
Collaborate with other UME field- and campus-based faculty and staff on programs and projects of mutual interest when and where appropriate.
Participate in committees and other service opportunities at the county, state and University level.
Closing Date: For best consideration apply by June 17, 2023, or until an acceptable candidate is identified.
For more information, go to the ejobs website.
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Our 2021 Annual Report is ready for your review! Take a look at how the Charles County Extension impacted the Community!
Our Vision: University of Maryland is the preeminent Extension organization in the nation by providing the residents of Maryland with the highest quality of public service, distinguished educational programming, and cutting-edge research that addresses their needs.
Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life for people and communities by disseminating unbiased, research-based, educational information.
Who we are... Extension is a national partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state land-grant universities, and county government. In Maryland, Extension comprises the off-campus educational arm of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Maryland, College Park. As faculty members of the university, county Extension agents and educators teach residents research-based information concerning agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development in their communities.
University of Maryland Extension has continued to provide science-based solutions for over 100 years and our goals have never wavered. We are passionate about building healthier families, homes, and communities, improving our agricultural production systems, instilling valuable life skills in our youth, and creating a sustainable environment and Chesapeake Bay.
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Location - Charles County is on the Southern Maryland peninsula. It is bordered by Prince George's County to the north, St. Mary's County to the south, Calvert County to the east and the Potomac River to the west. It is 30 miles south of Washington, 61 miles southwest of Baltimore and 96 miles north of Richmond.
From MD Interstate 95...take exit 7 Branch Avenue South towards Waldorf; Branch Avenue will turn into Crain Highway (Route 301 South); Follow Crain Highway into Charles County. Once across County Line go approximate 17 miles. We will be on the right in the Historic Bel Alton High School, near mile-marker 10.