Job Openings


University of Arizona

Location: (WILLCOX, AZ)
Application Deadline: 2023-02-19


Posting Number req9530
Department Cochise County Office
Department Website Link
Location County Extensions and Farms
Address 450 S Haskell Ave, Suite A, Willcox, AZ 85643 USA
Position Highlights

This continuing eligible Assistant Extension Agent position in 4-H Youth Development will serve on a dynamic team of professionals developing and delivering community outreach programs that provide research-based, objective informal education. This position provides youth in Cochise County with non-formal educational opportunities designed to help them develop into productive and engaged citizens. This position will provide leadership to grow a large, multi-layer, and complex volunteer organization that delivers high-quality youth development programming through a wide variety of content areas. The position will be responsible for the recruitment, certification, training, and development of 4-H Volunteers. They will be responsible for grant writing, conducting applied research, and publishing creative and scholarly works that support their county-based 4-H program. The agent will also conduct outreach and contribute to the unit, college, and university service.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to use current computer technology and distance-bridging technologies to expand learning opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media and effective marketing strategy to reach youth and adult audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Additional experience, skills, or expertise specifically related to the assignment. • The ability to travel regionally and nationally.
  • The person must have the ability to perform activities associated with conducting programs in the field through the use of reasonable accommodations.
  • Demonstrated success with grants, contracts, and gift development.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly activity. • Experience in collaboration and relationship building.

    Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate is required to provide opportunities that support youth from all backgrounds to develop into competent, confident, and caring individuals who contribute to their community and demonstrate the character to be a responsible citizen. Using community needs and assessment data, the Agent will develop and conduct programs which address priority needs at the county, state, and national levels. Programs will assist adults, youth, and families by building coalitions with community groups, agencies, and other organizations. The person must be able to work with diverse clientele and colleagues and willing to employ a variety of teaching methods. Programs will emphasize personal growth, leadership development and skill development of youth and adult volunteers. This position provides the youth in the county with non-formal educational opportunities designed to help them develop into productive and engaged citizens. The Agent works to expand the 4-H club program and ensure youth experience a high-context youth development program. They will be responsible for grant writing and conducting applied research that supports their county based 4-H program. The Agent will also be asked to conduct outreach and contribute to unit, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the Extension Agent will improve and develop a high-quality research-based volunteer implemented positive youth development 4-H program that enhances youth-adult engagement, increased program diversity, and expand community collaborations.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master’s Degree related in youth development, education, social work, leadership, or other related fields.
  • Two years of applicable professional experience.
  • Experience in design, implementing, and evaluating educational programming.
  • Experience in the subject matter of youth development and people related skills such as teaching, problem analysis, conflict
    management, communications, human relations, and leadership development.
  • Experience in working with diverse youth and volunteer audiences, possess self-confidence and self-efficacy, exhibit a
    positive view of others and their capabilities, be entrepreneurial, use good time management, show good judgement,
    and use sensitivity while working with peers and community members alike.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy visit page at
Preferred Qualifications
  • Program and volunteer management experience in an informal setting.
  • Experience planning programs and working in diverse communities.
Rank Assistant
Tenure Information Continuing-Eligible (CE)
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Agriculture and Extension
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $57,000 - $59,000
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date 7/18/2022
Expected End Date  
Contact Information for Candidates Randy Norton
Open Date 4/20/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document
Special Instructions to Applicant Please attach copy of transcripts.
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