Job Summary

Official Job Title :
4-H Youth Development Professional
University or Organization :
UW Extension
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Mar 31, 2020
Descriptive Job Title :
4-H Youth Development Professional
Keywords separated by commas :
Traditional and non-traditional 4-H youth programs
Location :
Buffalo, 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:
Jun 01, 2020
This position will be located in the Johnson County Extension office in Buffalo, Wyoming. Buffalo is the Johnson County seat with a population of about 4,585 people and is located at the foot of the magnificent Bighorn Mountains. The county has a population of approximately 8,569. Johnson County is located in the northeastern part of the state and offers an abundance of wildlife and endless variety of outdoor experiences including hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, hunting, mountain horseback riding, snowmobiling, skiing, and sightseeing. Nature & Purpose:This position provides educational programs in the area of 4-H Youth Development in Johnson County; provides leadership for traditional and non-traditional 4-H and youth programs; contributes to the State 4-H Youth Development Initiative Team and Northeast (Sheridan, Johnson, Campbell, Crook and Weston Counties) Area Team; and supports general Extension functions in Johnson County. Johnson County has approximately 340 4-H members and 94 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 Johnson 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.
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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.
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Travel Requirements:
A valid drivers license and serviceable/insured vehicle.PLEASE NOTE: Duties of this position often include physical activities associated with experiential learning. The ability to participate in some evening, overnight, and weekend work. The University of Wyoming is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and employees with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations.
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 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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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 on the UW Human Resources site.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: For specific position information contact: Amanda Marney, Associate Director University of Wyoming Extension Phone: (307)766-5124 Fax: (307)766-3998 Email: