4-H Youth Development Professional

  • University of Wyoming Extension
  • Pinedale, Wyoming
  • Jan 15, 2020
Full time Education

Job Description

Term & Salary

Subject to annual reappointment and contingent upon availability of funds. Actual salary commensurate with education and experience.

 Location Description

This position will be located in the Sublette County Extension office in Pinedale. Pinedale is the county seat in Sublette County, with a population of about 2,030 people. The county has a population of approximately 10,247 which also includes the communities of Big Piney and Marbleton. Pinedale is at the foot of the Wind River Mountain Range and is close to numerous wilderness areas and national parks, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Western Wyoming provides unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities.

 Nature & Purpose

This position provides educational programs in the area of 4-H Youth Development in Sublette County; provides leadership for traditional and non-traditional 4-H and youth programs; contributes to the State 4-H Youth Development Initiative Team and West (Teton, Lincoln, Uinta, Sweetwater, and Sublette) Area Team; and supports general Extension functions in Sublette County. Sublette County has approximately 250 4-H members and 50 volunteer leaders.

 

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

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 Sublette 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 initiative, youth issues, and other UW Extension initiative 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.

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