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MU Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development provides leadership and expertise with developing communities of young people across Missouri who are learning citizenship, leadership, and life skills. 4-H is publically supported by county, state, and federal partners, as well as private resources to enrich the learning experiences of both youth and adults. For more information about 4-H, visit http://4h.missouri.edu/ .
This position will assist in the planning, management and support of 4-H Youth Development programs in an assigned geographic area, under the guidance and supervision of the 4-H Youth Development Specialist. This position will focus on the designated subject areas while contributing to the team as a whole as necessary; county wide events/involvement, the Clover Kids program, Exploring 4-H program and volunteer/parent development.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Advocate for positive youth development in the community and MU Extension.
Participate in planning, marketing (specifically in regards to the monthly newsletter), implementing and evaluating of 4-H youth development programs.
Assist in the implementation of a total volunteer management system specifically in regards to growing county wide and multi-county projects.
Assist in teaching youth development and selected subject matter specifically in reference to leadership and officer training.
Assist in the management of financial and in-kind resources. Oversee national grants as necessary specifically in regards to project area centered grants.
Assist in expanding 4-H programs and reaching new audiences with events with open registration to showcase what 4-H is to the general public.
Coordinate and/or conduct educational events, contests, and programs.
Report accomplishments and impacts to appropriate sources including supervisor, funders and stakeholders.
Assist with record keeping and report preparation of 4-H Youth Development Programs.
Participate in training and development opportunities including child abuse and neglect policies, CPR, technology and other skills appropriate for the position.
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 in order to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.
LEADERSHIP RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Administrative supervision is received from a designated individual. Supervision of a youth intern may be required throughout the year. No supervision of employees is exercised.
CORE ATTRIBUTES FOR MU EXTENSION STAFF
Exhibit a high personal standard of excellence, be an effective team player, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility and respect for all.
Engage stakeholders and learners; maintain positive interpersonal relationships, and exhibit effective written and oral communication skills.
Operate with minimal guidance, and be a self-directed learner who is flexible and adaptable to changing environments.
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A bachelor's degree with at least 15 hours of coursework in program area or related subjects and/or related to volunteer management.
Relevant work experience in the applicable program area.
Complete the brief online application and be prepared to upload:
Copies of all academic transcripts, and a list of 3-5 references
It's recommended that these required documents be uploaded as one PDF file as a resume document
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
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, day care, 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 an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Ability to travel and work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, is required to fulfill assigned responsibilities.
Ability to effectively use social media and information technology including a variety of Windows based computer software programs.
Should be organized, accurate, and dependable with a positive attitude and willingness to work as part of a team. Experience working with youth and volunteers is a definite plus. Need to have strong communication skills and ability to partner with youth, volunteers and community members/organizations to provide a quality program. Experience or interest in hands-on programming is beneficial. Marketing, promotion and evaluation abilities are valuable. Creativity, problem solving and the ability to think on your feet are all advantageous to this position. Self-motivated, willing to take initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision. Ability to understand, synthesize and communicate relevant information to diverse audiences.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, 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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