MU 4-H Youth Development Center - Hickman School District, Kansas City, MO
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This position is with 4-H Youth Development and is responsible for the following:
Plan, coordinate and deliver quality youth development programming to K-9 th grade school youth during before and after school hours and summers.
Develop partnerships with parents, school and community members. Work as a team member with site coordinator, other 4-H staff and volunteers to
provide a variety of outcome based, educational, fun, hands-on learning experiences targeted to youth in grades K-9. Hands-on learning will have a
heavy emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming. 4-H STEM programs provide the educational sessions in fun
and engaging curricula using robotics with Legos platform, computer coding, photography and MUCH more! We will hire one position working with
three afterschool sites within the Hickman Mills School District. This is a before and after school program so hours during the year round program
will vary according to the program schedule, including the possibility of split shift requirements. Occasional evening and weekend requirements.
We will be hiring one full time position. One placed within the Hickman School District. These positions are funded through a contract with the
Local Investment Commission (LINC). This contract is renewed annually.
1) Advocate for positive youth development practices in the school and community.
2) Participate in planning, marketing, implementing and evaluating 4-H youth development programs.
3) Instruct youth development program utilizing 4-H curriculum and selected subject matter.
4) Assist in the management of financial and in-kind resources.
5) Coordinate and/or conduct educational events, contests and programs.
6) Report accomplishments and impacts to appropriate sources including supervisor, site coordinator, site council, funders and stakeholders.
7) Assist in record keeping, data entry, performance tracking and evaluation activities including the distribution and collection of pre-and post-survey and other data collection instruments.
8) Build relationships with parents, recruit adult and youth participants, and provide resource and referrals to address the needs of families.
9) Participate in training and development opportunities including child abuse and neglect policies, CPR and First Aid, technology, youth development practices and other skills appropriate for the position.
10) Adhere to and conduct programming in accordance with Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Rehabilitation Act and state and regional affirmative action plans.
Conduct all activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Acts, Title IX, Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act and local, state and region affirmative action plans.
As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities may be expected to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.
LEADERSHIP RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Administrative supervision is received from a 4-H Youth Development Specialist. The person hired will be a University of Missouri employee.
Salary Range: $12.04 - $13.57 hourly
University Title: Educational Program Associate I
Internal applicants can determine their current grade and university title by accessing the Job Information page through the Additional Employee Info tile in myHR.
This is a before and after school program so hours during the year round program will vary according to the program schedule, including the possibility of split shift requirements.
Occasional eveing and weekend requirements.
An Associates' Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and some experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Experience in computers and science is desirable. Experience working with elementary and middle school age youth a definite plus. Candidate should be organized, accurate, and dependable with positive attitude and willingness to work as part of a team. Need to have strong communication skills and ability to partner with parents and other community members to provide a quality program. Candidate should have experience or interest in hands-on programming in leadership, health, and science.
60 semester hours of course work from an accredited college or university with a minimum of six hours in one or more of the domains of the
4-H Professional Research and Knowledge (PRK) taxonomy for youth development. Domains are youth and adult development, learning strategies
and education, organizational systems and resource management, community partnerships and volunteerism. Experience in group work that involved
direct care and interaction with children, such as YMCA, daycare, schools, recreational facilities etc. may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the
stated education. Ability and willingness to learn and implement hands-on learning that has a heavy emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering
and Math (STEM). Ability to travel locally on regular basis and occasionally across Missouri using own vehicle. Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends is required to fulfill assigned responsibilities.
Questions regarding the position contact: Crystal Lutgen at 816.876.2780.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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