Snohomish County 4-H Youth Development - Associate Professor

Location
Pullman
Posted
Jun 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Snohomish County 4-H Youth Development - Associate Professor

Employee Type: Faculty

Position Number: 70268

Work Location: Other

Summary of Duties:
The WSU Extension Snohomish County 4-H Youth Development Associate Professor is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position within the WSU Extension Youth and Families Program Unit.

POSITION SUMMARY
The WSU Extension Youth and Families Program Unit is seeking a dynamic, inspired, and highly qualified professional to provide leadership, vision, educational programming, planning, development, implementation, and direction of the Snohomish County 4-H Positive Youth Development program in collaboration with staff, volunteers, youth, partners, and the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide leadership in planning, developing, and implementing flexible programs that demonstrate enhanced leadership skills, positive self-esteem, effective communication skills, sound decision-making ability, and other life skills in program participants.

Build innovative programs that lead to peer-reviewed scholarship for advancement in rank and tenure.

Acquire both financial and human resources through grants, contracts, fee-for-service, and gifts to support the development and delivery of programming.

Develop, implement, and maintain an in-depth evaluation system to measure the outcomes and impacts of programs.

Provide program leadership for the management and support to the adult volunteer systems, including recruiting, screening, training, supervising, guiding and advising, experiential learning, evaluating, and public recognition of volunteer leaders.

Maintain current knowledge of issues, best practices, and evidenced-based programs in positive youth development, family, adult education, and volunteer development to ensure that program outreach effectively includes diverse and under served communities and meets the needs in the region.

Evaluate the needs of the community, and develop curriculum and outreach programs to meet those needs.

Ensure that program outreach effectively includes diverse and underserved individuals that are representative of the community.

Collaborate with other Extension faculty and staff on program initiatives that affect youth, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed), Master Gardeners, Childhood Obesity, Strengthening Families, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community Economic Development and other programs.

While maintaining traditional clubs, identify opportunities for 4-H school enrichment, short term projects, focused youth education, and community-based organizations. Particular emphasis will be on expanding youth participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), citizenship, and healthy living programs.

Oversee the development and utilization of appropriate social media, mainstream media, and marketing tools and resources to promote and advertise the 4-H Positive Youth Development Program.

Build and maintain cooperative, respectful, trusted, collaborative working relationships with county partners and stakeholders and statewide Extension faculty and staff in an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality and the ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.

Provide research- and outcome-based programming designed to improve the quality of life of youth, meaningful evaluation, and in-depth reporting that leads to peer-reviewed scholarly activities that contribute to county, state and national priorities.

Produce scholarly activities that include refereed journal articles, Extension publications, and creative products and media.

Lead and support diversity and social justice initiatives; monitor program activities to ensure program outreach effectively includes diverse and underserved communities; and provide leadership for local civil rights compliance.

Provide leadership for fiscal and budget management, and monitor accounts to avoid over-spending.

Maintain and build upon a working relationship with the local government and partners to provide programs that are aligned with programmatic needs.

Assess, build, conduct, and evaluate innovative outreach programs that demonstrate enhanced leadership skills, positive self-esteem, effective communication skills, sound decision-making ability, and other life skills in program participants that also lead to measurable outcomes and impacts that can be captured in peer-reviewed scholarship for advancement in rank and tenure.

Supervise and support paraprofessional Extension Coordinators and program staff to ensure program delivery aligns with the State 4-H Positive Youth Development Program Policies and Procedures.

Maintain ongoing communication with the State 4-H Associate Director and Youth and Families Program Unit Director.

Provide program leadership for the management and support to the adult volunteer systems, including recruiting, screening, training, supervising, guiding and advising, experiential learning, evaluating, and public recognition of volunteer leaders.

Required Qualifications:
Earned Master’s degree in social sciences, human development, youth development, guidance and counseling, leadership development, volunteerism, education, or an appropriate field of study at the time of application.

Two years of experience working effectively with both adults and youth developing, delivering, and managing programs for youth.

Documented experience in volunteer management i.e., recruitment, placement, education, recognition, conflict resolution, and retention.

Posting Open Date: 06/06/2018

Posting Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/38502

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.

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