Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits


Position Description

The 4-H International and Citizenship Associate Specialist will provide innovative leadership and direction for the Statewide 4-H Citizenship and Montana 4-H International Program.

General Statement
Currently, Montana 4-H serves 18,000 youth annually through 4-H community clubs, school enrichment, out-of-school programs, and special interest activities. (For additional information, please visit the Extension web page at http://extn.msu.montana.edu or the 4-H website at http://montana4h.org.)
Duties and Responsibilities
Statewide 4-H Citizenship Program Delivery:

Participate in State and national citizenship events, including the National 4-H Conference, Citizenship Washington Focus, CWF-PI, Leadership Washington Focus, and Montana 4-H Citizenship Seminar.
Develop, disseminate, and integrate citizenship curriculum and educational resources related to citizenship opportunities across multiple platforms and delivery methods.
Coordinate service-learning education and outreach with emphasis on positive youth development and long term outcomes of participation in the community.
Serve as the state 4-H military liaison, seek funding for military youth programs, and provide leadership for county and state programs serving military families and youth in Montana.

Leadership for Montana 4-H International Programs:

Manage existing and expand inbound and outbound international exchange programs.
Coordinate with States4H, National IFYE Association – State IFYE Association and other exchange organizations.
Coordinate the reporting responsibilities of exchange participants.
Manage local exchange coordinators.
Develop and deliver orientation sessions. Training as needed and required.
Provide leadership for issues that arise during travel with participants in timely manner.
Recruit and approve host families.
Marketing and recruitment of International program opportunities.
Develop/update program policies, educate participants and enforce policies.
Manage financial agreements and budgets related to exchange program including existing endowments.

Required Qualifications

Earned bachelor’s degree in education, social work, child/family/human development, youth development or other closely related field. Experience in youth development, volunteer development, leadership development, and/or 4-H program delivery. Demonstrated experience in volunteer recruitment, development, orientation/ training, and recognition. Demonstrated experience in program design, development, implementation and assessment. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with constituencies at the university, county, state, and national levels; a familiarity with multi-cultural and a variety of socioeconomic audiences; an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to the principles of diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in related field A minimum of five years in a professional fund development donor-management position. Understanding of the land grant university mission.

Other Requirements

The Successful Candidate Will Possess and utilize excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrate familiarity and interest in working with people from diverse multi-cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Possess a commitment to the principles of diversity. Have an understanding of the land grant university mission and an appreciation for economically and ethnically diverse rural and urban populations. Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards in working with youth, colleagues and clientele.

Travel Requirements

Frequent travel throughout the state

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?


Contact Name

Todd Kesner

Contact Email


Contact Phone


Application Instructions

Apply online at msuextension.org, click on "careers"

Equal Employer Statement(s)

Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled

About Montana State University Extension

Extension work at MSU is defined as, the creation of partnerships, programs, and plans through Extension, or other community-based research, that leverage the knowledge and resources of the university and the public/private sector to enhance learning, discovery, and engagement; educate and engage citizens; strengthen communities; address locally identified issues and problems; apply and disseminate knowledge; and contribute to the public good.