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

  • Maryland 4-H Program Coordinator, Social Justice & Civic Engagement Position

    The Maryland 4-H Coordinator will provide coordination and programmatic support for Maryland 4-H Civic Engagement and Social Justice Initiatives. 4‑H civic engagement programs empower young people to be well-informed and actively engaged in their communities and the world. 4-H social justice programs foster critical consciousness among young people while encouraging them to achieve a sociopolitical vision. This will include culturally relevant approaches to community engagement, civic education, service learning, advocacy, and personal development programming.

    This position will work alongside faculty and under the direction of the Program Leader to promote, deliver and evaluate experientially based curriculum for outreach and priority programs as identified on the national and state level. These curriculum and program resources will be adaptable for use in community-based 4-H clubs, schools, afterschool programs, and community partnership programs such as those in out-of-school time and with other youth-serving organizations. In addition, the individual in this position will work as a member of the Maryland State 4-H Youth Development Team to support the delivery of educational efforts across the state.

    We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsible programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities.

    This position reports to the University of Maryland Extension Assistant Director and State 4-H Program Leader.

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