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The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives .

JOB TITLE:

Assistant University Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development serving Crook County, Sundance, WY

JOB PURPOSE:

This position provides educational programs in the area of 4-H Youth Development in Crook County; provides leadership for traditional and non-traditional 4-H and youth programs; and supports general Extension functions in Crook County. Crook County has approximately 150 4-H members, 25 volunteer leaders, and 10 active 4-H Clubs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The individual in this position works as a representative of the University of Wyoming (UW) in the delivery of a comprehensive 4-H Youth Development program. This function is realized through existing and new youth clubs, school enrichment activities, and other educational programming. Duties include:
  • Implement educational programs, policies, materials, and activities as part of the overall efforts of the Wyoming 4-H program and the identified needs of Crook County clientele
  • Organize, coordinate, and support participation in 4-H events, camps, clinics, contests, and fairs
  • Provide leadership in recruiting, training, and retention of adult volunteers
  • Provide leadership in recruiting and retaining youth members in clubs
  • Provide leadership and support to 4-H Clubs, 4-H Councils, and project committees
  • Provide information to volunteers, youth, and parents regarding educational opportunities through the use of e-mail, social media, applications, and print communication formats
  • Foster relationships and develop partnerships with other youth serving groups, schools, or organizations
  • Coordinate registration, supervision, and transportation for participants in 4-H related events held in other counties, across the state, or out of state
  • Implement program evaluation, documentation, and reporting
  • Provide administrative oversight to financial and fundraising efforts involving 4-H youth and volunteers
  • Foster a culture of positive youth development in all 4-H programming efforts
  • Contribute to various teams including county office, multi-county area, state 4-H, youth issues, and other UW Extension initiative/focus teams
  • A valid driver’s license and serviceable/insured vehicle
PLEASE NOTE: Duties of this position often include physical activities associated with experiential learning. The University of Wyoming is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and employees with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations.

Approximate Time Distribution

4-H Youth Development - 100%

REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:

This position provides vital support to UW Extension clientele and requires the successful candidate be available to work in the local Crook County Extension Office.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • An earned bachelor’s degree with academic training and/or professional experience relevant to the responsibilities of the position
  • Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy
  • Demonstrated prior 4-H experience
  • Knowledge of positive youth development principles and teaching methods
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities to organize and facilitate educational programs and activities such as contests, workshops, camps, and/or fairs as part of the 4-H program
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience recruiting, training, and managing adult volunteers
  • Academic training and/or experience to support mastery of specific 4-H projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge of educational program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Experience teaching youth and adult audiences
  • Excellence in ability to communicate orally and in writing. Evidence documented through application materials and experience
  • Experience in developing partnerships with other youth serving organizations and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders
  • Demonstrated teamwork
  • Experience with underserved and/or diverse youth audiences
  • Knowledge of Extension and the land-grant university system
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for rural and agricultural communities
REQUIRED MATERIALS:
  • Completed online UW application
  • Detailed letter of intent specifically addressing qualifications relative to the responsibilities and qualifications of the position
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • College transcripts, unofficial transcripts accepted for application; official transcripts required at hiring
  • Contact information for four (4) individuals who can address your professional qualification
This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by XX/XX/XXXX will receive full consideration.

For application information, questions on transcripts or reference letters, contact:

Ann Roberson, Business Manager

University of Wyoming Extension

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. #3354

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-3566

Fax: (307)766-3998

E-mail: mrober38@uwyo.edu

For specific position information, contact:

Julie Daniels, Associate Director

University of Wyoming Extension

Phone: (307)766-5124

Fax: (307)766-3998

Email: Juliet.Daniels@uwyo.edu

HIRING STATEMENT:

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu

ABOUT CROOK COUNTY:

This position is located in Sundance, Wyoming. Sundance lies at the foot of Sundance Mountain in the Black Hills National Forest. Crook County is home to many points of interest, including Devils Tower National Monument, Vore Buffalo Jump, and the Crook County Museum. Crook County has approximately 7,181 residents, with roughly 1,200 living in Sundance. Major industries in the county are ranching, forest products, oil production, and tourism. The area is known for world-class outdoor recreational opportunities, vibrant rural communities, and the other amenities of living in the rural West. For more information on Crook County, visit the county’s website at https://www.crookcounty.wy.gov/

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