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Assistant Extension Educator—4-H Youth Development

University of Wyoming

Location: Natrona County, Casper, Wyoming
Application Deadline: 2023-01-22

Assistant Extension Educator—4-H Youth Development

Natrona County, Casper, Wyoming

POSITION TITLE
Assistant University Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development. Albany County, Laramie, Wyoming. Job ID #223742.
 

LEVEL & SALARY
Assistant University Extension Educator—salary level commensurate with education, experience and availability of funds.
 

JOB PURPOSE
This position provides educational programs in the area of 4-H Youth Development in Natrona County; provides leadership for traditional and non-traditional 4-H and youth programs; and supports general Extension functions in Natrona County. Natrona County has approximately 408 4-H members and 54 volunteer leaders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The individual in this position works as a representative of the University of Wyoming (UW) in the delivery of a comprehensive 4-H Youth Development program. This function is realized through existing and new youth clubs, school enrichment activities, and other educational programming. Duties include:
•  Implement educational programs, policies, materials, and activities as part of the overall efforts of the Wyoming 4-H program and the identified needs of Natrona County clientele
• Organize, coordinate, and support participation in 4-H events, camps, clinics, contests, and fairs
• Provide leadership in recruiting, training, and retention of adult volunteers
• Provide leadership in recruiting and retaining youth members in clubs
• Provide leadership and support to 4-H Clubs, 4-H Councils, and project committees
• Provide information to volunteers, youth, and parents regarding educational opportunities through the use of e-mail, social media, applications, and print communication formats
• Foster relationships and develop partnerships with other youth serving groups, schools, or organizations
• Coordinate registration, supervision, and transportation for participants in 4-H related events held in other counties, across the state, or out of state
• Implement program evaluation, documentation, and reporting

• Provide administrative oversight to financial and fundraising efforts involving 4-H youth and volunteers
• Foster a culture of positive youth development in all 4-H programming efforts
• Contribute to various teams including county office, multi-county area, state 4-H, youth issues, and other UW Extension initiative/focus teams
• A valid driver’s license and serviceable/insured vehicle

PLEASE NOTE: Duties of this position often include physical activities associated with experiential learning. The University of Wyoming is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and employees with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations.

REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:
This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work in the local Natrona County Extension Office.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• An earned bachelor’s degree with academic training and/or professional experience relevant to the responsibilities of the position
• Valid driver’s license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy
• Demonstrated prior 4-H experience
• Knowledge of positive youth development principles and teaching methods
• Demonstrated skills and abilities to organize and facilitate educational programs and activities such as contests, workshops, camps, and/or fairs as part of the 4-H program

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience recruiting, training, and managing adult volunteers
• Academic training and/or experience to support mastery of specific 4-H projects
• Demonstrated knowledge of educational program development, implementation and evaluation
• Experience teaching youth and adult audiences
• Excellence in ability to communicate orally and in writing. Evidence documented through application materials and experience
• Experience in developing partnerships with other youth serving organizations and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders
• Demonstrated teamwork
• Experience with underserved and/or diverse youth audiences
• Knowledge of Extension and the land-grant university system
• Knowledge of and appreciation for rural and agricultural communities

APPROXIMATE TIME DISTRIBUTION
4-H Youth Development — 100%
REQUIRED MATERIALS
• Completed application (To include detailed letter of intent as described below, resume, UW application —
http://www.uwyo.edu/uwe/jobs/index.html, copy of transcripts, and letters of reference. We recognize reference letters may not be received by the deadline and are out of the applicant’s control, but will be forthcoming.)
• A detailed letter of intent which specifically addresses your qualifications relative to the responsibilities and essential duties of the position.
• Current resume or curriculum vitae.
• Copies of all college transcripts; official transcripts required at time of hiring.
• Contact information for four (4) individuals who can address your professional qualifications.

FOR APPLICATION INFORMATION, QUESTIONS ON TRANSCRIPTS OR REFERENCE LETTERS, CONTACT:
Ann Roberson, Business Manager, University of Wyoming Extension
Phone: (307) 766-3566; Email: mrober38@uwyo.edu

FOR SPECIFIC POSITION INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Mandy Marney, Senior Associate Director, University of Wyoming Extension
Phone: (307) 766-5124 ; Email: amarney@uwyo.edu
To learn more about Extension work, see the online WRPLC modules at http://wrpl.cahnrs.wsu.edu.
Direct link to the position through the University of Wyoming’s job portal: https://eeik.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/requisitions/preview/223742

This position is located in the Natrona County Extension office in Casper, Wyoming. Casper is the county seat in Natrona County, with a population of about 59,038 people. The comparatively small-town feel and the wide-open space on the high plains play a huge part in what makes Casper a desirable location. It is the second largest city in the Cowboy State offering museums, historical sites, and plenty of places to shop and eat. Recreational activities are in abundance with hiking, hunting, climbing, camping, and fishing nearby, www.visitcasper.com/.

Screening begins January 22, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call (307) 766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.