Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits

Negotiable

Position Description

Do you have the drive to help us make a positive difference in young people’s lives? Do you have the drive to help us create engaging learning opportunities for youth and adult volunteers? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused learning experiences that inspire young people in local community leadership and entrepreneurial roles along with other opportunities to help young people achieve their potential? University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Blair, Nebraska and serving Washington and Cuming Counties in Nebraska. The focus of this position will be 4-H Youth Development with an emphasis on community leadership and entrepreneurship. This extension educator will demonstrate expertise in Positive Youth Development through engagement with youth, training staff and volunteers, and partnerships with other organizations and departments. They will develop, coordinate and deliver a robust leadership and entrepreneurship program using a variety of methods including out-of-school programs, special interest groups, 4-H clubs, school enrichment and other creative strategies that engage youth. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment.

Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

Required Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree required; one degree in youth development, community development/leadership, education, agricultural economics, entrepreneurship or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date.

·         Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.

·         Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media).

·         Experience and demonstrated ability in working with youth and youth organizations including understanding of positive youth development and youth program management.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.

·         Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.

·         Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.

Review of applications will begin May 6, 2021. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210040. Click “Apply for this job” or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents:
– Cover Letter
– Resume
– List of three professional references
– Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”) or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu. Please make sure to redact your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree required; one degree in youth development, community development/leadership, education, agricultural economics, entrepreneurship or closely related field. Master’s degree must be completed by start date. • Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting. • Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media). • Experience and demonstrated ability in working with youth and youth organizations including understanding of positive youth development and youth program management.

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs. • Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities. • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.

Other Requirements

Criminal history background check will be conducted.

Travel Requirements

Some travel is required. Must meet driver standards according to UNL policy and have a valid driver’s license.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?

yes

Contact Name

Jodi Mackin

Contact Email

jmackin1@unl.edu

Contact Phone

402-469-0273

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin May 6, 2021. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210040. Click “Apply for this job” or sign on and complete or review existing Information Form. You will be required to attach the following documents: - Cover Letter - Resume - List of three professional references - Transcripts (official or unofficial) or grade report listing courses taken, the institution where they were taken and final grade. Transcripts must be attached to the online application (as “Other Document”) or attached to an email and sent to jmackin1@unl.edu. Please make sure to redact your social security number before you send or upload your transcripts/grade report.

Equal Employer Statement(s)

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.