Job Summary

 
Official Job Title :
4-H Youth Development Professional
University or Organization :
UW Extension
State or Territory :
Wyoming
Application Deadline :
Mar 13, 2020
 
Descriptive Job Title :
4-H Youth Development Professional
Keywords separated by commas :
Traditional and non-traditional 4-H youth programs
Location :
Cheyenne, WY
Area, Department or Unit :
University of Wyoming Extension
Full/Part Time :
Full Time
Salary :
Subject to annual reappointment and contingent upon availability of funds. Actual salary commensurate with education and experience.
Start Date:
May 04, 2020
Description:
Laramie County is the most populated county in the state of Wyoming with 96,327 residents. Cheyenne, with a population of 63,624 is the capital of Wyoming, the seat of Laramie County, and the site of F.E. Warren Air Force Base. The major employer in the community is local, state, and federal governments. Cheyenne is strategically situated at a major transportation hub (the intersection of Interstates 25 and 80 and two major railroads), it is a developing center of commerce. Only 90 minutes north of Denver, Colorado, Cheyenne sits as the northern anchor city of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.Nature & Purpose:This position provides educational programs in the area of 4-H Youth Development in Laramie County; provides leadership for traditional and non-traditional 4-H and youth programs; participates in the State 4-H Youth Development Initiative Team and Southeast (Albany, Carbon, Goshen, Laramie and Platte Counties) Area Team; and supports general Extension functions in Laramie County. This position will split time between working with the military 4-H program at FE Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming National Guard Installations, and the Laramie County 4-H program with an emphasis on areas of nontraditional programming.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 Laramie 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, advisory 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. Primary clientele served by this position: Youth audiences interested in both traditional and nontraditional 4-H programs. Youth of military families based at FE Warren Air Force Base and National Guard Installations in Wyoming. Parents of 4-H youth. Volunteers assisting with the 4-H and youth development programs and activities, including the 4-H Council. Professionals involved with youth development such as school administrators and teachers.
Position Category:
Professional
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
Do applicants need to have a driver’s license or be able to provide alternate transportation
to carry out the functions
of this job? :
yes

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education level :
An earned bachelors degree with academic training and/or professional experience relevant to the responsibilities of the position. 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.
Years of experience :
Travel Requirements:
A valid drivers license and serviceable/insured vehicle. The ability to participate in physically active educational experiences. The ability to participate in some evening, overnight, and weekend work.
Other Requirements:
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will received consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness. We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Contact :
Ann Roberson
Phone Number with Area Code :
(307) 766-3566
Application Instructions :
Completed online UW application Detailed letter of intent specifically addressing qualifications relative to the responsibilities and qualifications of the position Current resume/curriculum vitae College transcripts, unofficial transcripts accepted for application; official transcripts required at hiring Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications The University of Wyoming online employment application can be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/hr/talent-acquisition/ index.html.For application information, transcripts and reference letters questions contact: Ann Roberson, Administrative Associate University of Wyoming Extension 1000 E. University Ave., Dept. #3354 Laramie, WY 82071 Phone: (307)766-3566 Fax: (307)766-3998 E-mail: mrober38@uwyo.edu For specific position information contact: Amanda Marney, Associate Director University of Wyoming Extension Phone: (307)766-5124 Fax: (307)766-3998 Email: amarney@uwyo.edu