Regional Agent, Youth Development-Orleans

Job Description:

The Assistant Extension Agent will deliver a comprehensive Youth Development Program in Orleans, St. Bernard, and St. John The Baptist Parishes. This role encompasses delivering educational programs in both formal and informal settings, with a particular focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education. The incumbent will engage volunteers in crafting a balanced and dynamic program that resonates with the community's needs. The appointment is exclusively dedicated to Youth Development, with a special emphasis on reaching at-risk youth and underserved families in the varied urban and rural landscapes of the region, thereby enhancing program inclusivity and reach. This involves a range of program delive1y methods, including but not limited to in-school and after-school initiatives, STEAM activities, 4-H and STEAM clubs, various camps, school enrichment, leadership development, special interest groups, and projects centered on community service and civic engagement.

Furthermore, the agent will work in conjunction with advisory committees to pinpoint and address the specific needs of youth and the community at large, developing tailored programs and evaluating their impact. Additionally, the agent will fulfill duties as assigned by the Southern University Ag Center and Parish chairperson and will collaborate with the faculty of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, SUNO and across regional networks.

The primarly workplace for this position will be based in Orleans Parish (SUNO Campus)


Minimal Qualifications:

Required qualification includes a B.S. degree in agricultural education, agricultural sciences, family and consumer sciences, biological or social sciences. education or closely related areas. The applicant must have an undergraduate degree with an overall grade-point average of at least 2.5 (all GPA requirements based on a 4.0 system) and a 3.0 for graduate work attempted if any, or Master's degree with an overall grade-point average of at least 3.0 or a current grade-point average of at least 3.0 or at least 12 hours or graduate credit. A Master's degree in a field listed above is desired. Experience in recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and experience in teaching and applying principles of leadership development and community development to both youth and adults is also desired. A personal automobile and appropriate insurance coverage are required (travel allowance is provided).


How to Apply:

Interested applicants must complete a Southern University employment application (click here) ,letter of application, official college transcript(s) and two letters of recommendation. Send all documentation to:


Point of Contact:

Southern University Ag Center

c/o Hazel Myers

P.O. Box 10010 | Baton Rouge, LA 70813



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