Assistant/Associate Agent, 4-H Youth Development (Kingman, AZ)

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Dec 24, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:

req3450

Department:

Mohave County Office

Department Website Link:

Extension.arizona.edu/mohave

Medical Sub-Speciality:

Location:

County Extensions and Farms

Address:

101 East Beale Street, Kingman, AZ 86401 USA

Position Highlights:

This continuing eligible Assistant/Associate Extension Agent position in 4-H Youth Development is part of a dynamic team of professionals developing and delivering community outreach programs that provide research-based, objective informal education. The person in this position will be required to develop and implement positive youth development programming and is 100% responsible for 4-H program management. This position will provide leadership to grow a large, multi-layer, and complex volunteer organization that delivers high-quality youth development programming through a wide-variety of content-areas. The position will be responsible for the recruitment, certification, training, development, and discipline of 4-H Volunteer Leaders.


Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to use current computer technology and distance-bridging technologies to expand learning opportunities.
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media and effective marketing strategy to reach youth and adult audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to read, write, and speak Spanish or Native American languages spoken on the geographic area’s tribal communities.
  • Additional experience, skills, or expertise specifically related to the assignment.
  • The ability to travel regionally and nationally.
  • The person must have the ability to perform activities associated with conducting programs in the field through the use of reasonable accommodations.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is required to provide opportunities that support youth from all backgrounds to develop into competent, confident, and caring individuals who contribute to their community and demonstrate the character to be a responsible citizen. Using community needs and assessment data, the Agent will develop and conduct programs which address priority needs at the county, state, and national levels. Programs will assist adults, youth, and families by building coalitions with community groups, agencies, and other organizations. The person must be able to work with diverse clientele and colleagues and willing to employ a variety of teaching methods. Programs will emphasize personal growth, leadership development and skill development of youth and adult volunteers. This position provides the youth in the county with non-formal educational opportunities designed to help them develop into productive and engaged citizens. The Agent works to expand the 4-H club program and ensure youth experience a high-context youth development program. They will be responsible for grant writing and conducting applied research that supports their county-based 4-H program. The Agent will also be asked to conduct outreach and contribute to unit, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the Extension Agent will improve and develop a high-quality research-based volunteer implemented positive youth development 4-H program that enhances youth-adult engagement, increased program diversity, and expand community collaborations.

A. Program Development

1. Conducts a systematic analysis of national, Arizona, and county data, local resources, and historical information in order to identify community assets, program needs, and teaching opportunities.
2. Identifies resources and pursues (grants, contracts, in-kind contributions, etc.) to develop and enhance programs.
3. In cooperation with 4-H staff, community groups, local leaders, Extension advisory groups, and other Extension professionals, develops an annual Plan of Work.
4. Consults with Extension faculty, program coordinators, and other experts in the development of educational programs, applied research, and scholarly works.

B. Program Implementation

1. Builds and conducts high-quality programming and utilizes new technology, which may include problem solving research, to address priority needs of the target audiences.
2. Participates in statewide working groups to develop new and creative programming efforts.
3. Prepares educational material, evaluation instruments, teaching materials and publicity information in support of state, county, and community initiatives.
4. Function as a resource for 4-H staff, other agencies and organizations on positive youth development. Promotes interaction and cooperation among various groups.
5. Disseminates educational materials through countywide and/or multi-county events, workshops, websites, newsletters and other mass media methods, use of volunteers, and other methods.
6. Provides for recruitment, training and recognition of volunteers and assist them in the conduct of educational programs, as appropriate.
7. Promotes communication and teamwork with county and state Extension, other faculty and youth professionals.
8. Promotes Cooperative Extension as the outreach arm of the state land-grant university.

C. Program Results

1. Conducts program evaluation and design and implements applied youth and volunteer development research.
2. Communicates program results to both professional peers and clientele through periodic reports, scholarly works, and various types of publications (e.g., bulletins/fact sheets, popular articles, state publications, scientific articles, social media, video, and computer programs).
3. Counsels with County and State 4-H staff and the County Extension Director to evaluate program effectiveness and personal achievements as an Extension faculty member.

D. Professionalism

1. Maintain professional competence through study, participation in professional activities and the application of knowledge and skills on the job.
2. Maintain high ethical and professional standards and is loyal to Cooperative Extension and the University of Arizona.
3. Promote public understanding and support for 4-H, Extension and University programs.
4. Perform as a collegial member of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree related in youth development, education, social work, leadership, or other related fields.
  • Two years of applicable professional experience.
  • Experience in design, implementing, and evaluatingeducational programming.
  • Experience in the subject matter of youth development and people relatedskills such as teaching, problem analysis, conflict management, communications,human relations, and leadership development.
  • Experience in working with diverse youth and volunteer audiences, possessself-confidence and self-efficacy, exhibit a positive view of others and theircapabilities, be entrepreneurial, use good time management, and show goodjudgement, and use sensitivity while working with peers and community membersalike.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Program and volunteer management experience in an informal setting.
  • Demonstrated success with grants, contracts, and gift development.
  • Experience planning programs and working in diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated record of scholarly activity.
  • Experience in collaboration and relationship building.

Rank :

To be Determined

Tenure Information:

Continuing Track (C/CE)

FLSA:

Exempt

Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

40

Job FTE:

1.0

Work Calendar:

Fiscal

Job Category:

Agriculture and Extension

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$57,000-$62,000

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies:

1

Target Hire Date:

1/25/2021

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Andrew Brischke
[email protected]

Open Date:

12/23/2020

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please attach copy of transcripts

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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