University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and
4-H Center for Youth Development - Gentry County
Gentry County - Albany, Missouri
The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and
Engagement’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives,
communities and economies by producing relevant, reliable and
responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our
dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with
researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs
that address the needs of Missourians including: educational
attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business
and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems.
For more information about MU Extension and Engagement, please
The University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth
Development provides leadership and expertise with developing
communities of young people across Missouri who are learning
citizenship, leadership, and life skills. 4-H is publicly supported
by county, state, and federal partners, as well as private
resources to enrich the learning experiences of both youth and
adults. For more information about 4-H, visit http://4h.missouri.edu/
This position will assist in the planning, management and support
of 4-H Youth Development programs in assigned geographic area,
under the guidance and supervision of the 4-H Youth Development
LEADERSHIP RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
- Advocate for positive youth development in the community and MU
- Promote and market expanding 4-H programs, including reaching
new audiences with school partnerships and events open to the
- Assist in the implementation of a total volunteer management
- Assist in teaching youth development and selected subject
- Assist in the management of financial and in-kind
- Coordinate and/or conduct educational events, contests, camps,
and programs utilizing a positive youth development approach.
- Report accomplishments and impacts to appropriate sources
including supervisor, funders and stakeholders.
- Assist with record keeping and report preparation of 4-H Youth
- Ensure that all the youth and adults in the county have an
equal opportunity to participate in extension programs.
- Participate in training and professional development
opportunities for continued in knowledge, skills and abilities as
it is related to the 4-H Youth Development program
- Conduct all activities in accordance with the Civil Rights
Acts, Title IX, Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act and
local, state and region affirmative action plans.
- As with all positions, involvement with other duties and
responsibilities may be expected in order to support the mission
and purpose of MU Extension.
Administrative supervision is received from the assigned County
Engagement Specialist in 4-H Youth Development. This position is
not responsible for supervision.
CORE ATTRIBUTES FOR MU EXTENSION STAFF
- Exhibit a high personal standard of excellence, be an effective
team player, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility and respect for
- Engage stakeholders and learners; maintain positive
interpersonal relationships, and exhibit effective written and oral
- Operate with minimal guidance, and be a self-directed learner
who is flexible and adaptable to changing environments.
- Ensure all youth and adults in the county have an equal
opportunity to participate in extension programs which offer a safe
The University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou and MU, is the
Flagship University of the four-campus University of Missouri
system. It is the state’s land-grant university and one of the most
comprehensive universities in the United States. MU’s broad
undergraduate programs and its’ graduate, professional and research
programs attract annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students. MU
is centrally located in Columbia, MO, which is consistently ranked
as one of America’s most livable cities. MU Extension and
Engagement programs are located on all four campuses and in 114
counties and St. Louis city.
Salary: $13.57 - $15.07 hourly
University Title: Educational Program Associate I
Internal applicants can determine their university title by
accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 20 hours per
Ability to travel and work flexible hours, including some evenings
and weekends, is required to fulfill assigned
An Associates' Degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience and some experience from which comparable knowledge and
skills can be acquired is necessary.
ASSOCIATES WILL BE EVALUATED ON
- A yearly Plan of Work based on locally identified needs
- Ability and willingness to learn and implement hands-on
learning that has an emphasis on science, technology, engineering
and math (STEM).
- Ability to effectively use social media and information
technology including a variety of Windows based computer software
- Ability to remain organized, accurate, and dependable with a
positive attitude and willingness to work as part of a team.
- Demonstration of strong communication skills when identifying
and working with partners, youth, volunteers and community
members/organizations to provide a quality program.
- Marketing, promotion and evaluation of programs offered.
- Use of creativity, problem solving and the ability to think on
- Ability to understand, synthesize and communicate relevant
information to diverse audiences.
- Ability to recruit, develop and train youth and adults as
volunteer leaders to assist with the implementation of the 4-H
- A minimum of six hours in one or more of the domains of the 4-H
Professional, Research, Knowledge and Competency Taxonomy (PRKC)
for youth development. Domains are youth and adult development,
learning strategies and education, organizational systems and
resource management, community partnerships and volunteerism.
- Experience in group work that involved direct care and
interaction with children, such as YMCA, day care, schools,
recreational facilities etc. may be substituted on a year-for-year
basis for the stated education.
- Ability to travel and work flexible hours, including some
evenings and weekends, is required to fulfill assigned
- Individual must be self-motivated, be willing to take
initiative and have the ability to work with minimum
This position is not eligible for University benefits. Individuals
in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the
Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b). For information about this plan,
please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal
of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and
students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and
our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and
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applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis
of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status
protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not
be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of
religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military
organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of
Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more
information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource
Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.
To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion
and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.
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