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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Lucas County

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Help Wanted:
We are seeking an AmeriCorps member to help with planning and implementation of summer activities.  Selected candidate will receive a living stipend and upon completion of 300 hours, will receive an education award that can be used toward previous school loans or future tuition at an institution of higher education.  Please apply by email  to  Submit a cover letter detailing experience and education and a current resume.  Subject line must read AmeriCorps Member.  Deadline is April 6, 2015 or until the position is filled.
Position Description:
The AmeriCorps Member's role is to work for the ISUEO service and provide local youth educational programming in Lucas County.  The member will support ISUEO efforts to provide positive and successful development of all youth involved in ISUEO programming, maintain a strong volunteer group and building positive working relationships and partnerships with those involved in our youth programs.  This position is for 300 hours and is based on a flexible schedule dependent on youth programming needs. 
*  Youth or 4-H experience preferred
*  Must be capable of working independently with limited supervision
*  Energetic, imaginative, self-starter who works well in a multi-tasking environment
*  Strong written and verbal skills
*  Strong computer skills in word, publisher, excel and other databases
*  Ability to work a flexible schedule
*  Experience in managing groups of 15-20 youth
Responsibilities include:
Assisting the 450 hour member with:  1)  Work with County Youth Coordinator to coordinate existing programs, develop new programs, deliver and assist with program evaluation of day camps, and events at the Lucas County Fair  2)  Prepare press releases, program brochures, schedules, mailings and other information materials to be used by youth programs  3)  Complete planning process for other youth programs including topic selection, shopping and ordering supplies, printing copies, preparation of physical site and implementation of parent and student evaluations as necessary  4)  Manage registration process and maintain attendence records and medical/release forms as necessary  5)  Recruit and assist in training of adult and youth volunteers if necessary  6)  Obtain needed supplies and equipment as necessary  7)  Carry out planned activities to recruit youth to join 4-H  8)  Conduct other youth activities as needed  9)  Coordinate efforts to report other youth activities externally to the community and highlight club opportunities internally to Iowa 4-H 10)  Present a review of activities members participated in and completed during the 300 hours
Volunteer placement:
300 hour position, exact service dates will be determined and agreed upon by the member and the Extension Council.  The member shall work NO MORE than 40 hours in one week
Must be at least 17 years of age, valid driver's license and reliable transportation, ability to lift 25 pounds, ability to pass background screening
Report to:
Kelly Phillips

Regular office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 4:30
Click here for more 4-H and Youth information.
Record book information is now updated on the 4H & Youth page!

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