Position Summary

Remote Position

no

Position Description

JOB PURPOSE:

This position assists with providing educational programs in the area of 4-H Youth Development in Campbell County; assists with traditional and non-traditional 4-H and youth programs; contributes in the State 4-H Youth Development Initiative Team and the Sheridan, Johnson, Campbell, Crook and Weston (Northeast) Area Team; and, supports general Extension functions in Campbell County. Campbell County has 592 4-H members and 115 volunteer leaders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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 Campbell 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.

LEVEL AND PAY:

Assistant University Extension Educator. Subject to annual reappointment and contingent upon availability of funds. Actual salary commensurate with education and experience.

Required Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: An earned bachelor’s degree with academic training and/or professional experience relevant to the responsibilities of the position. Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy 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.

Preferred Qualifications

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience recruiting, training, and managing adult volunteers. Academic training and/or experience to support mastery of specific 4-H projects. Demonstrated knowledge of educational program development, implementation and evaluation. Experience teaching youth and adult audiences. Excellence in ability to communicate orally and in writing. Evidence documented through application materials and experience. Experience in developing partnerships with other youth serving organizations and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders. Demonstrated teamwork. Experience with under-served and/or diverse youth audiences. Knowledge of Extension and the land-grant university system. Knowledge of and appreciation for rural and agricultural communities.

Other Requirements

REQUIRED MATERIALS: This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 10/31/2022 will receive full consideration. Completed online UW application Detailed letter of intent specifically addressing qualifications relative to the responsibilities and qualifications of the position Current resume/curriculum vitae Copies of all college transcripts; (official transcripts required at time of hiring). Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?

yes

Contact Name

Ann Roberson

Contact Email

mrober38@uwyo.edu

Contact Phone

307-766-3566

Equal Employer Statement(s)

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives. HIRING STATEMENT: UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu. PLEASE NOTE: Duties of this position often include physical activities associated with experiential learning. The University of Wyoming is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and employees with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations.

About University of Wyoming Extension

ABOUT CAMPBELL COUNTY:

Campbell County is located in northeast Wyoming, approximately 100 miles from the Black Hills and 70 miles from the Big Horn Mountains. Known as America’s Energy Capital of the Nation, Campbell County produces more than 30 percent of the nation’s coal and is rich in oil, natural gas, and coal bed methane. For more information, visit https://visitgillettewright.com/.