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LSU AgCenter Associate Vice President and Program Leader for 4-H Youth Development

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LSU AgCenter Associate Vice President and
Program Leader for 4-H Youth Development

GENERAL INFORMATION: This position serves as part of the AgCenter’s upper level management team in administering a comprehensive program area. This position focuses on the area of 4-H Youth Development along with other areas as assigned by the Vice President for Agriculture. Responsibilities include planning, directing, coordinating, and evaluating all activities relating to the assigned program area.

LINES OF AUTHORITY: This position reports directly to the Vice President for Agriculture and Chancellor of the LSU Agricultural Center. It provides line programmatic supervision for AgCenter regional directors and academic department heads and school directors in a decentralized management structure and facilitates programmatic activities for regional, departmental, parish, and station faculty and staff. The 4-H Program Leader works collaboratively with other program leaders on multi-program matters and cooperates with other members of the management team on AgCenter wide issues, special initiatives, and his/her assigned responsibilities for providing coordination across program areas.

GENERAL DUTIES: * Provide strong intellectual leadership with the development of a vision for the 4-H Youth Development Program, along with all AgCenter programs. Participate as a cohesive team member of the Vice President’s Council in overall policy-making, strategic planning, goal-setting, problem-solving, and troubleshooting.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a field related to the duties of the position, a minimum of five years of experience with 4-H, and administrative experience. The candidate must either hold tenure or have experience and a record that supports granting tenure in the LSU AgCenter, preferably at the full professor level. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 14, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is identified. The interview process will start in December.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a letter of application and vita, résumé, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Gina Eubanks
Associate Vice President
LSU AgCenter
102-E J. Norman Efferson Hall
Baton Rouge, La. 70803

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