Maryland 4-H Mission

The Maryland 4-H Youth Development Program provides a supportive and inclusive setting for all youth to reach their fullest potential in a diverse society. Youth learn beneficial and cognitive life skills through community-focused, research-based experiential education programs.

Our Vision

Maryland 4-H aspires to be a recognized leading youth development program that inspires youth and adults to learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.

Opportunities for all

We build our work teams with the same mission and vision. We wish to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs, and activities, and admissions.

Career Opportunities

  • Carroll County Agent Associate

    In cooperation with the Extension Educator, the Agent Associate will work in support of the Carroll County 4-H Youth Development Extension program. The Agent Associate is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating specific Carroll County 4-H program components. The position coordinates collaboration on educational programs among partners, outreach to clientele, and related activities. The Agent Associate is also responsible for meeting the needs and interests of a diverse audience of youth ages 5-18 and adult volunteers. The Agent Associate will function as an active member of the Carroll County 4-H team, working under the direction of the State 4-H Program Leader and Area Extension Director with local programming leadership from the county tenure-track 4-H Educator. This position is a full-time 12-month term appointment.

    Please click here to find out more or apply.

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  • Calvert County Agent, Tenure Track

    University of Maryland Extension (UME) is seeking an Extension Educator responsible for organizing, developing, implementing and evaluating educational programs for youth, families and communities working through volunteers and youth development agencies to provide experiential learning opportunities for youth, leading to the development of life skills for youth. The educator is also responsible for developing an active, ongoing recruitment campaign to involve new volunteers and youth. As a tenure-track faculty member, the Educator will be responsible for providing leadership to develop focused youth development programs in cooperation with colleagues across the county and southern Maryland cluster. The faculty member will be on track for tenure and promotion to a higher rank in accordance with University policy and UME tenure guidelines within a timeframe defined.

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  • Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member at the State 4-H Office

    Join the Maryland 4-H Program as an AmeriCorps member to serve and support the 4-H volunteer system and impact the lives of youth!

    You will gain experience in all facets of volunteer management, from recruitment to development to recognition and beyond.

    Benefits include professional development opportunities, creating professional connections through 4-H and with University of Maryland faculty and staff across the state of Maryland, as well as a modest living allowance and education award. This position is possible through a partnership with Volunteer America and AmeriCorps.

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