Position Summary

Descriptive Title

This position provides educational programs in the area of 4-H Youth Development in Fremont County; provides leadership for traditional and non-traditional 4-H and youth programs; and supports general Extension functions in Fremont County. Fremont County has approximately 484 4-H members, 80 volunteer leaders, and 22 active 4-H Clubs.

Position Description

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 Fremont 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

Required 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

• 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

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?

yes

Contact Name

Ann Roberson

Contact Email

mrober38@uwyo.edu

Contact Phone

307-766-3566

Application Instructions

• 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