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Extension Program Coordinator - University of Illinois Extension - Morris, IL (149508)

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Extension Program Coordinator – University of Illinois Extension
Units 5& 9 Cluster -Morris, IL (Grundy County – Unit 9)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

WE TRANSFORM LIVES.

Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence.

Be a part of our story. Through learning partnerships that extend knowledge and change lives, University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs aimed at making life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities. Illinois Extension has operated continuously for more than 100 years connecting the citizens of Illinois to their land-grant university by providing educational programming around the state. University of Illinois Extension is based in the College of ACES and works with all colleges and units of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

(Specialty Factor) Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in volunteer management, working with youth audiences, and/or developing youth programming. Bilingual Spanish speaking, reading, and writing skills required.

Primary Position Function/Summary: Under general supervision of the County Director and 4-H Youth Development Educator, this position, the Bilingual/Bicultural 4-H Extension Program Coordinator, supports the implementation of University of Illinois Extension youth and 4-H programs initiated and directed by professional staff. The Bilingual/Bicultural 4-H Extension Program Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating and supporting programming in the area of youth development with the Hispanic/Latino communities in Grundy and Will Counties.

  • Design, implement and evaluate bilingual culturally responsive youth programs in partnership with Latino Communities.
  • Learn and transfer present county 4-H programs and policies to volunteers, families and youth.
  • Adapt present and oversee new programs to motivate youth to participate in further bilingual 4-H activities.
  • Develop new clubs or assist present clubs in developing an environment of inclusiveness.
  • Develop an understanding of Positive Youth Development in both languages.6. Work with unit and State 4-H staff to develop programs, materials, activities and clubs through regular reporting and cross training.
  • Disseminate educational information provided by Extension professionals8. Work with staff to make sure youth are accounted for within our systems and meeting unit deadlines.
  • Work with unit staff to gain understanding of and implement risk management.
  • Evaluate success of activities and program.
  • Work with County Director to develop necessary understanding of fiscal issues.
  • Submit activity and contacts to supervisor
  • Recruit, train, and support the community with Latino volunteers to assist in the delivery of educational programs to youth.
  • Maintain positive relationships with community families.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with leaders in the community.
  • Communicate on a regular basis with club leaders and members through social media, websites, email, newsletter, direct mail, or phone/text.
  • Identify and recruit varying levels of committed volunteers and support parents.
  • Continually train volunteers about possibilities and obligations of 4-H and Positive Youth Development.
  • Develop and/or work with a local collaboration to promote positive youth development for Latino Youth
  • Build official relationships with target communities.
  • Favorably explain the 4-H pilot program to key constituents.
  • Manage constant communication with involved communities.
  • Comply with University of Illinois Extension Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunities policies and guidelines.
  • Support the local mission of University of Illinois Extension and have an understanding of the programming it provides.
  • Assist other unit staff in marketing programs within the Latino community.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

(Specialty Factor) Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in volunteer management, working with youth audiences, and/or developing youth programming. Bilingual Spanish speaking, reading, and writing skills required.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. High school graduation or GED

2.Any one or any combination that equals four (4) years/ 48 months of responsible volunteer or professional work experience in coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities

  1. Volunteer/work experience coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities
  2. College coursework in any field of study
  • 60 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)
  • 90 semester hours equals three (3) years (36 months)
  • 120 semester hours or more equals four (4) years (48 months)

For more information about this Civil Service classification:
https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/ViewSpec.aspx?tblCS_SeriesID=18

This Extension Program Coordinator position is a 50%-time, benefits-eligible Civil Service position. The work schedule is to be determined (12 months per year). The minimum salary is $19.48718 per hour.

Application Procedures:
To apply, submit a Civil Service application at jobs.illinois.edu and an Exam Request form for EXTENSION PROGRAM COORDINATOR- Morris, IL Extension. Please include all relevant work/volunteer experience coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities. This information should be included in the Experience portion of the application. Documents such as college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver’s license (copy of both sides), professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.

Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from [email protected] and [email protected].

For further information regarding application procedures, contact Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or [email protected].

This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Unit 09 Category:9-Off-Campus Title:Extension Program Coordinator - University of Illinois Extension - Morris, IL (149508) Open Date:07/12/2021 Close Date:08/18/2021 Organization Name:Unit 09

Organization

Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.

Faculty

A talented and highly respected faculty is the University's most significant resource. Many are recognized for exceptional scholarship with memberships in such organizations as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. 

Our faculty have been awarded Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, and the Fields Medal in Mathematics.The success of our faculty is matched by that of our alumni: 11 are Nobel laureates and another 18 have won Pulitzer Prizes.

Academic Resources

Academic resources on campus are among the finest in the world. The University Library is one of the largest public university collections in the world with 11 million volumes in its 37 unit libraries. Annually, 53,000,000 people visit its online catalog. Students have access to thousands of computer terminals in classrooms, residence halls, and campus libraries for use in classroom instruction, study, and research.

Research

Students and scholars find the University an ideal place to conduct research. The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology is a model for interdisciplinary research, where eighteen research groups from sixteen University departments work within and across three broadly defined themes: biological intelligence, human-computer intelligent interaction, and molecular and electronic nanostructures. The University is also home to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

Undergraduate Education

The University has a fundamental commitment to undergraduate education. Nearly 28,000 undergraduate students are enrolled in nine undergraduate divisions, which together offer some 4,000 courses in more than 150 fields of study.

Undergraduate admission is highly selective. In the 2001 freshman class, students in the middle 50% had ACT scores between 25 and 30 and ranked between the 83rd and 96th percentiles of their high school graduating classes.

The University enrolls over 9,000 graduate and professional students in more than 100 disciplines. It is among the top five universities in number of earned doctorates awarded annually in the United States.

Also integral to the University's mission is a commitment to public engagement. Each year about 65,000 Illinois residents participate in scores of conferences, institutes, courses, and workshops presented statewide. Research and class projects take students and professors off campus to share expertise and technical support with Illinois farmers, manufacturing firms, and businesses. In a typical year, student volunteers log more than 60,000 volunteer hours.

The Arts

A major center for the arts, the campus attracts dozens of nationally and internationally renowned artists each year to its widely acclaimed Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The University also supports two major museums: the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion; and the Spurlock Museum, a museum of world history and culture. 

Other major facilities include the multipurpose Assembly Hall (16,500 seats); Memorial Stadium (70,000 seats), site of Big Ten Conference football games; and the Intramural-Physical Education Building, one of the largest recreational facilities of its kind on a university campus.

Inclusive Illinois, one campus, many voices

Inclusive Illinois is the University’s commitment to cultivating a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected. Illinois is about how we value difference to make a difference. http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/

As evidence of the University’s commitment to enhance the working, living, and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students, the University will encourage a standard of conduct and behavior that is consistent with the values of inclusivity. In an environment of inclusivity, there is no place for acts of hatred, intolerance, insensitivity, bigotry, threats of violence, harassment or discrimination.

Inclusive Illinois, one campus, many voices

Inclusive Illinois is the University’s commitment to cultivating a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated, and respected. Through education, engagement, and excellence, each voice creates the Inclusive Illinois Experience.

How can we appreciate difference to make a difference?

Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. We value it because we know that we have so much to learn from each other in our living, learning, and working environment.

Illinois is the place where we recognize the power of possibility and where great potential is realized. Inclusive Illinois is the vision of that place: a vision made real by leadership and commitment.

Illinois is the place where consensus is forged by discourse and where everyone’s contributions are recognized: significant contributions that elevate us because they are informed and enhanced by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, physical ability, religion, class, and national origin. We are enriched by these perspectives, and we are united by the very discourse that brings these views together.

It is a process. It is transformative. And we celebrate the remarkable changes we set in motion here … taking an important step … crossing boundaries … starting with our own.

It all starts with each of us: with our willingness to embark on the journey in the search for answers, and with our openness and acceptance of the answers we find. Illinois is the place where it all comes together.

Learn more about how Inclusive Illinois promotes diversity here.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

The commitment of the University to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms, whether or not specifically prohibited by law. Among the forms of invidious discrimination prohibited by the University policy but not law is discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of sexual orientation. Complaints of invidious discrimination in violation of University policy are to be resolved within existing University procedures. The policy of the University of Illinois is to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations. The University will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs and activities

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