Teton County is located in the northwest corner of Wyoming, bordering the Idaho state line and includes two national parks- Yellowstone and Grand Teton. The county population is approximately 21,000. The county seat is located in Jackson which is a hub of outdoor recreation opportunities, is just west of the Continental Divide, and surrounded on all side by mountain ranges. Tourism, retail trade, and government are major employers in the county.
Nature & Purpose
This position provides educational programs in the area of 4-H Youth Development in Teton County; provides leadership for traditional and non-traditional 4-H and youth programs; participates in the State 4-H Youth Development Initiative Team and West (Teton, Sublette, Lincoln, Uinta, and Sweetwater Counties) Area Team; and supports general Extension functions in Teton County. Teton County has 194 4-H members and 35 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 Teton 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.
The ability to participate in some evening, overnight, and weekend work.
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.
Minimum Qualifications (Required)
Completed application (To include UW application http://www.uwedu/uwe/jobs
Detailed letter of intent as described under application procedures, resume, copy of transcripts, and letters of reference.)
An earned bachelor’s degree with academic training and professional experience relevant to the responsibilities of the position.
Valid driver’s license.
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.
Internal Number: 4440
About University of Wyoming Extension
Since 1914, UW Extension has helped Wyoming citizens and communities respond to challenges and changes. We have offices in each of the state’s 23 counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation. Although our roots are in agriculture, UW Extension has broadened its educational mission to encompass many of the contemporary challenges facing Wyoming’s people and its rural communities. We’re committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities as we bring the resources of the University of Wyoming home to you!UW Extension uses a team-based approach to educational program leadership. This model revolves around five State Initiative Teams, which assess the needs of Wyoming citizens and communities and then select and develop educational programs around those needs.