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

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    4-H Youth Development Educator - Allegany County

    University of Maryland Extension (UME) is seeking an Extension Educator responsible for organizing, developing, implementing and evaluating educational programs for youth, families and communities. The Educator would work with 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 western 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.

    This position reports directly to the Maryland 4-H Program Leader and Area Extension Director.

    Minimum Qualifications:    
    Master’s degree is required.

    Experience working with diverse youth groups and volunteers.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
    Demonstrated teaching and leadership ability.
    Demonstrate successful community partnerships in support of youth.
    Good communication and computer skills.

    Conditions of Employment:
    Must be willing to work flexible hours, with some evenings and weekends, and to travel within the assigned county, administrative cluster, and state.
    Personal transportation and a valid driver’s license are required.
    This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.

    To find out more or to apply, click on this card. 

    Best consideration date: 05/07/2023

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    4-H Program Assistant - Dorchester County

    The 4-H Youth Development Program Assistant will work under the direction of the 4-H Educator to support the Dorchester County 4-H Educator with various programming efforts, including 4-H outreach within the afterschool and in-school settings, as well as community outreach programs, and club development. This position will work within the office, schools, community events and outside locations.

    Minimum Qualifications:    
    Graduation from High School (or GED)

    Five years’ experience performing a variety of duties in support of the teaching, demonstration, and advising work of Extension agents or in community outreach, health care, research, or social services programs.

    Working knowledge in the assigned area of specialization such as food and nutrition, housing, horticulture, soil nutrient management, or youth programs. 

    Skill to plan and carry out details of projects with general instruction. 
    Skill in making arithmetic calculations, analyzing data and drawing conclusions. 
    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
    Skill to establish and maintain successful working relationships. 
    Ability to lift and transport supplies and equipment. 
    Ability to operate manual and automated office equipment and personal computers.

    To find out more or to apply, click on this card. 

    Best consideration date: 05/01/2023