Extension Agent for 4-H and Youth Development - Christian County
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 Extension Agent for 4-H and Youth Development Education will work to provide leadership and management to the overall 4-H youth development program for the primary geographic areas of Louisville and Jefferson County which includes minority, underrepresented, and limited resource populations in need of 4-H youth programming. Agent responsibilities include: 1) implement a well-rounded program that develops youth through school and community-based programs; 2) recruit and train volunteer leaders to work with youth; 3) utilize and/or develop councils, advisory groups, and committees in programming; 4) jointly share responsibility in community programming around issues involving leadership development, community involvement, local government, community services and other forms of community economic development. This position will serve all clientele ensuring that all youth and adults have an equal opportunity to participate in extension programs regardless of race, gender, age, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. This position will be a member of the off-campus Extension staff of Kentucky State University as part of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension System which is composed of individuals and programs from both Kentucky State University and the University of Kentucky. The Extension Agent for 4-H and Youth Development Education is supervised by the Assistant Extension Administrator for County Operations.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (ex: duties that are essential to performing the job with or without an accommodation)
1. Work with specialists to provide cutting edge information and creative programming.
2.Develop, implement and evaluate 4-H programs for underserved youth in underrepresented communities.
3. Recruit and train volunteer leaders to work with youth.
4. Utilize and/or develop councils, advisory groups, and committees in programming.
5. Jointly share responsibility in community programming around issues involving leadership development, community involvement, local government, community services and other forms of community economic development.
6. Serve as a resource to the community through answering 4-H related questions and serve as a conduit to additional programming and information available at Kentucky State University.
7. Support and recruit for all state-sponsored camps and conferences such as summer camps, team summits, teen conferences, Kentucky youth seminars, Jr. MANNRS, and
4-H Summer Camps.
8. Recruit and train 4-H Camp Counselors (teens and adults) while developing 4-H Clubs (in-school, after school, or community based).
9.Work closely with the other 4-H agents in the office to create a cohesive program.
10. Work cooperatively with all agents to plan, organize, and attend 4-H Summer Camp.
11. Follow established Client Protection Standards for all volunteers in the program.
12.Complete monthly extension reports within Kentucky Extension Reporting Systems.
13. Annually complete the mandated ES-237 4-H enrollment report.
14.May supervise students or volunteers.
15. Follow established Client Protection Standards for all volunteers in the program.
16.Perform other job-related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
•B.S. or M.S. in Education, Child Development, Family & Consumer Sciences, Agriculture, or related field.
•One to three years of related experience in youth program development.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
•Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
•Knowledge and experience in planning, conducting, and evaluating participatory Extension or non-formal education programs.
•Experience working with underserved youth in underrepresented communities
•Ability to plan and teach education programs.
•Demonstrates leadership and ability to serve as a positive role model.
•Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
•Skill in the use of personal computers and related software packages.
•Requires some standing and walking.
•Must have own transportation.
•Ability to lift 40 lbs.
•No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
•Extensive travel required and willing to work nights and weekends.
•Attend recommended training for professional development.