POSITION X1714 Center Manager, Clyde York 4-H Center
LOCATION Clyde York 4-H Center, Crossville, TN, University of Tennessee Extension,
Institute of Agriculture
EFFECTIVE DATE July 1, 2017
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with training and experience. Benefits include group hospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement; Workers' Compensation; study, sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefits programs, including liberal time off for holidays and longevity pay after three years of service; reimbursement for official travel.
The Center Manager provides and maintains a safe, efficient, self-supporting facility for 4-H Youth Development camping and environmental education programs. This position provides the administrative and functional matters to keep the 4-H Center in good order for UT and Non-UT user groups. It oversees and develops all programs facilitated by the 4-H Center staff and requires that you work in cooperation with the State 4-H Youth Development Office, regional and county staff and the Dean's office.
Because the Center provides food service, meeting areas, lodging, etc. for the Institute and other campus units of the University, the Centers have a large impact on the University of Tennessee. In order to secure an adequate level of funding, the Center is open to Non-UT user groups which include local industries, civic organizations, churches, schools, clubs, reunions, retreats, etc.
Specific description includes:
Supervision of all camp staff
Assist the supervisory staff, camp directors and other Extension staff with camping programs.
Responsible for implementation of the educational programs of Center staff.
Evaluate performance of regular maintenance staff, cafeteria workers and summer staff in compliance with UT Personnel Policies.
Interview, hire and terminate summer staff. Training of staff in job responsibilities, safety procedures, UT personnel policies, civil rights, program training, etc. Assist cafeteria staff with menu planning, food preparation, sanitation and compliance with state health department standards.
Develop work schedules for regular and summer staff and review biweekly time reports.
Bidding and purchasing of operating and program supplies in compliance with UT Fiscal Policies. Coordinate major maintenance projects and new buildings with Regional Director, State 4-H Office and University Administration.
Implementation of all administrative regulations.
Receiving and disbursing monies as instructed and accounting for all funds, facilities and equipment in compliance with UT Fiscal Policies. This includes the maintenance and retaining of records and reports.
Perform routine maintenance on buildings and equipment including electrical, plumbing, painting, roofing and landscaping. Overseeing the safety and operating conditions of the buildings, grounds and camp activities in compliance with the UT Safety Officer.
Dealing with community and business people who use the facility which includes groups listed above. Responsible for securing contracts, invoicing and scheduling of user groups.
Demonstrated ability to manage, plan, conduct and evaluate educational efforts in a residential camp/center setting
Ability to organize, apply sound judgment, and complete assignments in a timely manner both independently and as part of a team
Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals
3 years' work experience in a residential camp/center or equivalent educational setting
Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, youth development, or related areas and/or equivalent experience is required.
A 2.7 cumulative GPA (BS degree on a 4-point scale) or an earned Master's Degree is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a MS Degree, and/or work experience in a related field.
A complete application package will include a 1) letter of interest, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae, 3) and official or unofficial transcripts showing degree(s) conferred.
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.