County Youth Coordinator

Rockwell City
Base County
Counties Served

Iowa 4-H and the County Youth Coordinator will focus on Positive Youth Development (PYD). Staff will work with youth, volunteers, and professionals to plan, implement, and evaluate a progressive series of educational programs and experiences that work toward multiple life skill outcomes (productive citizens, outstanding communicators, effective leaders, and successful learners). This position should empower youth to reach their full potential through Youth Adult Partnerships and research-based experiences.

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to advance the Iowa 4-H mission and vision.
  • Develop and implement a year-round county recruitment and retention strategy for diverse community and corporate volunteers.
  • Develop and implement a year-round county recruitment and retention strategy to bring diverse youth from entry-point activities into long-term involvement in
  • Assure compliance with risk management policies, including required training and background checks of volunteers.
  • Establish and maintain 4-H governance committees. 
  • Promote 4-H state and county programs, events, and activities, working with local partners and media.
  • Communicate effectively and build relationships with the County Extension Council, youth, families, volunteers, other extension staff and community partners.
  • Represent Iowa State University, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Iowa 4-H professionally and positively.
  • Collect, analyze, and share county data to ensure program effectiveness. 
  • Implement programs in accordance with state and federal guidelines and policies and share with volunteers and community partners.
  • Administer evaluations and share impacts with County Extension Council and partners.
  • Work with County Extension Council to ensure adequate financial resources are secured. 
  • High school graduate or GED.

  • Previous experience working with youth.

  • Effectively communicate with all age groups, personally, verbally and in writing.

  • Valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation with proof of vehicle liability coverage.

  • Ability to pass ISU Extension background checks and screenings. 

  • Computer skills and demonstrated competence.

  • Ability to problem-solve, use organizational skills and work on multiple tasks.

  • Capability to work in a team atmosphere with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to handle the physical demands of the job and work in a safe manner.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Experience organizing events and activities 
Additional Information

SUPERVISOR:  Regional Director

REPORTING:  Reports directly to and receives direction from the Regional Director with input from the county extension council. Program reporting is to the Iowa 4-H youth program specialist.

How to Apply: 

Resume with references, letter of application and a completed application will be accepted until the position is filled, with the first review on May 24. 

Submit to: 

ISU Extension and Outreach Calhoun County

c/o Youth Coordinator

325 Court Street PO Box 233

Rockwell City, IA 50579

Job Type
Full Time
Wages (type)

This position offers retirement and health benefits. 

Application Deadline
This position will remain open until filled

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.

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