LSU AgCenter

Associate Director - Youth Programs (4-H and FFA)

Posted on June 5, 2024
LSU AgCenter

Position Overview

This position serves as part of the AgCenter’s Cooperative Extension upper-level management team in administering a comprehensive program area.  This position focuses on the area of Youth Development which includes both the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development Program and the Louisiana FFA Program along with other areas as assigned by the Executive Associate Vice President & Director for LCES


Asssocite Director provides line programmatic supervision for the 4-H Department Head, Camp Grant Walker Director, Executive Director of the Louisiana 4-H Foundation, Executive Director of Louisiana Agricultural Education (State FFA Advisor), Executive Secretary of the Louisiana FFA Association, and the LSU AgCenter Livestock and Horse Show Manager.  The position also works collaboratively with the Louisiana FFA Foundation to supervise the Executive Director of the Louisiana FFA Foundation.  The Associate Director for Youth Programs works collaboratively with other members in extension administration, on programmatic and administrative matters, and special initiatives.


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/or FFA, and administrative experience.  Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

Preferred Level of Education


Benefits Offered

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.



How to Apply

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.

Application deadline: July 15, 2024

About LSU AgCenter

The LSU AgCenter, is one of eight campuses within the broader LSU enterprise (LSU System). The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts agricultural-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The AgCenter is headquartered in Baton Rouge and has 12 “on campus” academic departments and five regions which are made up of 15 branch research stations and an extension office in each parish.

Learn more about LSU AgCenter

Equal Employment Opportunity

The LSU Agricultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and SAME Agency:
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. The AgCenter is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, respect, and appreciation of differences in individuals. The AgCenter is also designated as a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency and provides assistance to persons needing accommodations or with the accessibility of materials.