4-H Extension Associate After School/Summer Prog. Coord.
- The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
The 4-H Extension Associate, summer programs coordinator provides leadership for 4-H youth development after-school and summer programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (ex: duties that are essential to performing the job with or without an accommodation)
•Provide educational and technical information to field extension faculty and staff with 4-H and youth development responsibilities in 4-H, agriculture, and natural resources.
•Work cooperatively with other state extension specialists in developing, implementing and evaluating multi-disciplinary activities.
•Provide leadership for the 4-H summer programs and oversee day-to-day operations ensuring that all programs are fun, safe, and developmentally appropriate summer program experiences (Ag Discovery, Rosenwald Summer Programs, etc.).
•Develop and implement programs for youth of all ages in after school, summer programs, community outreach, etc.
•Provide oversight of the day-to-day operations for the 4-H afterschool program at Rosenwald, including planning, coordination, and supervision of the program to ensure that youth receive 4-H programs which provide for growth in academics, social emotional development, and health and wellness.
•Design, implement, and evaluate 4-H curriculum and programs in after-school settings that are designed on principles of positive youth development, address the interests of youth, and help develop their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional skills and abilities. Activities developed should be interesting and appropriate for the various age and skill-levels of the youth being served.
•Provide after school and summer camp participants access to county, state, and national 4-H opportunities.
•Uses experiential learning (learning by doing) as a primary teaching approach and foster youth-adult partnerships that encourage active involvement and participation by youth and adults.
•Plan and coordinate logistics for all summer camp programs (purchase orders, transportation, meals, housing, snacks, supplies, camp schedules, etc.).
•Work with specialist to provide cutting edge information and creative programming.
•Involve diverse stakeholders and youth in the design and implementation of non-traditional 4-H programs offered through a wide variety of access systems, including community clubs, special interest clubs, school enrichment programs, after school programs, camps, community workshops, and on-line websites.
•Identify, design, and teach professional development experiences for extension staff, volunteers, and other partners located throughout the state based on research-based best practices in youth development.
•Seek grants that will support college and career readiness research and program development for youth.
•Work as part of the state level 4-H youth development team to support 4-H Agents and staff at county and statewide events.
•Directly supervises undergraduate and graduate student workers, as well as Extension Assistants.
•Perform other duties as necessary.
•Master’s degree in education with significant coursework related to youth development, or a closely related field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
•Enjoys working with youth.
•Experience working with diverse youth audiences.
•Evidence of cultural competency.
•Knowledge of experiential learning and positive youth development.
•Experience building and working within cross-institution partnerships.
•Evidence of strong oral and in written communication skills.
•Evidence of strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
•Experience with program evaluation.
•Experience working with youth in formal and informal settings.
•Experience providing professional development and training for adults.
•Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.
•Demonstrated ability to write, manage and fulfill grant and special project requirements.
•Flexibility, resiliency, and the ability to operate with minimal guidelines.
•Work could involve some exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
•Requires some standing or walking.
•Ability to lift 40 lbs.
•No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
•Extensive travel required.
•Must be able to travel
•Must be able to work evenings and weekends