Support of Maine 4-H Community Central CYFAR after-school programming. Duties include planning and organizing educational activities for school age youth with an emphasis on science and leadership; delivery of educational activities using established curriculum; collaborating with Program Coordinator, Lewiston Housing Authority, local schools, community organizations, parents, and volunteers to successfully implement educational activities; assisting University of Maine staff with collecting assisting University of Maine staff with collecting evaluation data. Program website: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/youth/community-central/.
Work Schedule: Employee will work 16hr-24/week with at least 3 evenings of after-school hours (approx. 3:00-7:00pm) with flexible schedule for planning time. Normal University of Maine business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Work outside of normal business hours will be necessary in order to complete the requirements of the position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Planning and organizing educational activities for school age youth with an emphasis on science and leadership.
Delivering educational activities by seeking out and modifying established curriculum.
Supporting teen leaders with delivery of educational activities.
Collaborating with Program Coordinator, community partner organization staff, parents, and volunteers to successfully implement educational activities.
Assisting University of Maine staff with collecting evaluation data; reporting results of the project.
Performing other reasonably related duties as assigned.
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.
Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.
A high school diploma or equivalent; one to three years of experience in youth development or related field preferred; basic computer skills; strong organizational skills; the ability to work well with a diverse population in a variety of settings and ability to work independently is required. Ability to travel within Lewiston/Auburn area and reliable transportation is required. Mileage is reimbursed at .44/mile.
Work Environment: Work may be performed in an office, classroom, public school, library, or other community location.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references.
You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: 1/31/19
Appropriate background checks are required.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).