Chickasaw County Youth Coordinator

New Hampton
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 4-H.
  • 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. 

• Team player
• Self-motivated with ability to work with minimal supervision
• Problem solving skills
• Cultural competence 
• Computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Organizational skills
• Project management skills
• Conflict management and resolution skills
• Dependability
• Collaboration and networking skills
• Experience working with youth and volunteers
• Experience with volunteer development
• Experience with Positive Youth Development
• Ability to lift up to 40lbs on occasion
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• Experience organizing events and activities
• Teaching or facilitation experience with youth

Additional Information

SUPERVISOR: County Director

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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please send completed application, current resume, three professional references, and cover letter detailing interest and qualifications for this position to:

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Chickasaw County
Attn: Bruce Arendt
115 N. Broadway Ave.
New Hampton, IA 50659

or by email to

This position will remain open until filled.

Job Type
Full Time
Wages (type)
Wages (status)
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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