Position Summary

Descriptive Title

Assistant University Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development. Albany County, Laramie, WY

Remote Position

no

Position Description

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.

JOB TITLE:

Assistant University Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development. Albany County, Laramie, WY

JOB PURPOSE:

This position provides educational programs in the area of 4-H Youth Development in Albany County; provides leadership for traditional and non-traditional 4-H and youth programs; and supports general Extension functions in Albany County. Albany County has approximately 473 4-H members and 113 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 Albany 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, youth issues, and other UW Extension initiative/focus teams
A valid driver’s license and serviceable/insured vehicle
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.

REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:

This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work in the local Albany County Extension Office

APPROXIMATE TIME DISTRIBUTION:

4-H Youth Development – 100%

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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  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

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 underserved 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 01/31/2023 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 College transcripts, unofficial transcripts accepted for application; official transcripts required at hiring Contact information for four (4) individuals who can address your professional qualifications

Travel Requirements

Travel Yes, 10%

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)

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

About University of Wyoming Extension

ABOUT LARAMIE:

The Albany County Extension Office is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. Located in the same town as the University of Wyoming, UW provides state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/