We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, foster and maintain effective interpersonal relationships, exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of students and the mission of Montana State University.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, plan, implement, facilitate, and evaluate successful, research-based educational programs in 4-H Youth Development.
Provide leadership for development, planning, facilitation, and evaluation of the Cascade County 4-H program to promote positive youth development and foster volunteer recruitment and engagement that results in a successful 4-H program across diverse audiences.
Coordinate with and provide leadership to 4-H groups including Council, Foundation Board, Horse Leaders, Shooting Sports Leaders, Horse Leaders, Livestock Leaders, and Organizational Leaders, as well as other individuals and groups to inform educational programming and foster a robust Cascade County 4-H program.
Collaborate with local and regional Extension staff and stakeholders to conduct continuous needs assessments in 4-H Youth Development to inform educational programming priorities in Cascade County and potential collaboration with other counties.
Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with peer Extension agents, Extension specialists, county commissioners, and appropriate local individuals, groups, boards, agencies, and organizations to leverage educational programming in Cascade County.
Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience in youth development, education, public administration, or related fields. Demonstrated ability to recruit, train, support, and provide professional development to volunteers. Demonstrated ability to lead groups; assess needs; and plan, implement, facilitate, teach, and evaluate educational programs for youth and adult audiences. Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership for Extension programming for youth, adults, and volunteers. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with individuals, groups, and community organizations representing a wide variety of youth and adult audiences.
Master’s degree. At least one degree or relevant work experience in youth development, education, public administration, or related fields. Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups and help them find constructive solutions to locally identified issues. Extension experience or demonstrated understanding of the Extension education model.
The successful candidate will possess excellent human relation skills; a high level of professionalism; the ability to work effectively with other staff members; evidence of good judgment; flexibility and innovation to respond to changing needs of people in Cascade County; and will be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. The successful candidate will also possess a familiarity with multi-cultural and different socioeconomic audiences, an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of diversity, and dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
Frequent travel throughout the county; occasional travel throughout the state.
Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?
Apply online at https://montana.edu/extension/careers
Equal Employer Statement(s)
Equal opportunity employer, veterans/disabled.
About Montana State University Extension
Brief Position Overview
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.