Program Coordinator, Educational Events-Programs

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Agric Extension Administration

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Main Campus


1140 E South Campus Dr, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights:

This Program Coordinator (Extension Professional I) 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-based formal and informal education. The position is 100% responsible for 4-H Youth Development. Will work with the Assistant Director, 4-H Youth Development and county-based 4-H professionals to develop the theory of change and educational structure, and then implementation of state level educational events and programs, some events include Arizona 4-H Summit, Arizona 4-H STEM YOUniversity, and J.O.L.T. and Will liaise with 4-H professionals and volunteers who put on state-level contests. This position will be responsible for an in-bound international exchange program management. This will require that the person 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. Will provide supervision for AmeriCorps and undergraduate work-study students as they are available. Will be responsible for supporting grant writing and implementation as well as implementing evaluation efforts.

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! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities:

A. Program Planning and Development
1. In cooperation with the Assistant Director- 4-H Youth Development, county-based 4-H professionals, community groups, local leaders, Extension advisory groups, and other Extension professionals develops an annual Plan of Work.
2. Implement and support increasing program quality for state level educational events.
3. In-Bound and Outbound International Exchange Youth Program Manager. Liaise with States’ 4-H staff. Recruit, screen, and select host-families and support in-bound youth and host families.
4. Serve as Liaison and State Office Contact for all State Level Events and Contests
5. Special Projects as assigned.

B. Program Implementation
1. Along with 4-H staff, builds and conducts creative programming and utilizes new technology that may include problem solving research, to address priority needs of the target audiences.
2. Prepares educational material, evaluation instruments, teaching materials and publicity information in support of the position’s specific projects.
3. Promotes interaction and cooperation among various 4-H, University, and stakeholder groups.
4. Disseminates educational materials through workshops, websites, newsletters and other mass media methods, use of volunteers, and other methods.
5. Provides for recruitment, training and recognition of volunteers and assists them in the conduct of educational programs, as appropriate.
6. Promotes communication and teamwork between county and state Extension, other faculty and youth professionals.
7. Promotes Cooperative Extension as the outreach arm of the state land-grant university.
8. May support statewide working groups to develop new and creative programming efforts.

C. Program Results
1. Ensures program evaluation is implemented and supports efforts to implement applied youth and volunteer development research.
2. 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. Maintains professional competence through study, participation in professional activities and the application of knowledge and skills on the job.
2. Maintains high ethical and professional standards and is loyal to Cooperative Extension and the University of Arizona.
3. Promotes public understanding and support for 4-H, Extension and University programs. 4. Performs as a collegial member of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Up to 1 year of relevant work experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:



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Full Time

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Job Category:

Agriculture and Extension

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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hourly rate



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Job Function:

Agriculture & Extension

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Jennifer Gardner Smith
[email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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