4-H Youth Development Educator - Vernon County

Nevada, Vernon County
Jul 03, 2014
University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development programs help children and teens become caring, capable, competent and contributing through a series of progressive experiences over time with caring adults during non-school hours. 4-H youth development programs focus on the broader developmental needs of youth, rather than preventing single issues or problems. 4-H youth development programs use a human ecological approach, recognizing that young people are part of systems, including family, school, community and society. To learn more about the Center for Youth Development, visit http://mo4h.missouri.edu/ This is a 12-month academic position which is not eligible for non-tenured track rank consideration. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1. Coordinate and manage 4-H programs, including working with adult volunteers and councils, teens and youth leaders. Ensure effective communication with all audiences. Manage financial and in-kind resources, 4-H events, contests and programs. Participate in interdisciplinary teams, committees and task forces. Collect data to evaluate impact of 4-H. 2. Generate and manage revenue to sustain and grow essential programs. Develop and maintain essential partnerships. Market and promote 4-H youth development and the mission of MU Extension. 3. Remain up-to-date on trends and research-based knowledge. Actively participate in professional development opportunities. Ensure core competencies are demonstrated. Regular travel in and out of state using own transportation is required. Work some evenings and weekends to meet the needs of learners and constituents. SALARY/BENEFITS: $28,500 - $36,000 depending on applicable youth development experience. This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits. QUALIFICATIONS: An earned bachelor’s degree with minimum of 24 hours of upper-level coursework in one or more of the domains of the 4-H Professional Research and Knowledge (PRK) taxonomy for youth developments. Domains are youth and adult development, learning strategies and education, organizational systems and resource management, community partnerships and volunteerism. Ability to understand, synthesize and communicate relevant information to diverse audiences. Ability to work with a minimum of supervision in an unstructured setting and to supervise others. Ability to use technology for communication and administrative effectiveness. Successful candidate will also demonstrate the following: • Effective and innovative teaching strategies that engage others. Must be able to integrate new and emerging technology into teaching strategies. • Effective listening, written and oral communication skills including public speaking and presentation abilities. • Organizational skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities and collaborative leadership experiences. Flexibility, resiliency, and the ability to operate with minimal guidance. • Positive outlook, high personal standard of excellence, and passion for the vision, mission and values of MU Extension. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, list of 3-5 references, and copies of all academic transcripts on-line at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php. It is recommended that these required documents be uploaded as one PDF file as a resume document. For additional consideration the candidates may go to http://hire.li/1m8QE0o and provide a one-way video interview. There are five preset questions and you are given 60 seconds to respond to each question. Review of applications will begin after July 30. For questions regarding the on-line application process contact MUHRS@missouri.edu or call 573.882.7976. For technical problems with the on-line application process contact Helpdesk@missouri.edu or call 573.882-5000. For questions regarding this position call 573.882.4721 or email hrdext@missouri.edu. EEO / ADA / AA Employer