This position provides assistance to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) in Davis County and to the Regional Director for organization and delivery of 4-H and Youth programming and office leadership. The position requires knowledge of ISUEO, county policies and 4-H, skills in written and oral communication, skill in delivery of a wide variety of topics relating to 4-H and families programming, good judgment, dependability, and confidentiality.
1. Identify potential youth audiences according to county needs.
2. Implement research-based educational programs designed by professional staff.
3. Recruit new youth to join the 4-H program on a regular basis.
4. Coordinate, implement, and support the Youth and 4-H program areas of: community club, special interest, school enrichment, day camps, clover kids, and others as assigned.
5. Support with other Extension programs as needed.
6. Ordering, organizing, and distributing 4-H materials.
7. Write and send monthly 4-H newsletter and other programmatic communication to intended audience.
8. Assist with online 4-H enrollment programs.
9. Evaluate programs and assist in compiling data/preparing year-end reports.
10. Attend local, regional and state training and planning sessions.
Youth and Families program development
1. Assist in organizing and conducting educational activities as assigned, including the Davis County Fair and extra activities.
2. Encourage development of life skills among program participants.
3. Provide leadership to County Youth Council, 4-H and Youth Committee, and leaders to assist them in planning and carrying out group activities.
1. Develop and implement a year-round county recruitment and retention strategy for diverse community and corporate volunteers.
2. Assure compliance with risk management policies, including required training and background checks of volunteers.
3. Assist in organizing volunteer orientation and training and presenting specified materials.
4. Assist, coordinate and support volunteers in conducting assigned tasks.
1. Contribute as an integral and productive member of the Youth and 4-H and county office teams.
2. Provide information and assist in recruiting audiences for activities and events on a regular basis.
3. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other groups, agencies, organizations, and schools where the Youth and 4-H and program is utilized.
4. Able to successfully demonstrate diplomacy and facilitation skills.
5. Provide Extension Council and Youth Program Specialist with program information and public value statements on a monthly basis.
7. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with office staff members. This would include participation at monthly staff meetings.
8. Represent Iowa State University, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Iowa 4-H professionally and positively.
9. Promote 4-H activities and events by using radio, newspapers, TV, social media, county extension website, and other media venues.
1. Utilize 4-H/Youth Committee to secure public/private program support.
2. Participate in fundraising and grant writing for specific use in the 4-H program.
3. Identify and utilize staff’s expertise for the development of the youth program for items outlined in job description.
4. Annually develop county 4-H program budget.
1. Builds community collaboration and serves as the face of ISU Extension & Outreach locally.
2. Provides assistance to the regional director with day-to-day oversite of staff, including coordination of office coverage, staff meetings and workloads.
3. Manages project budgets and provides assistance to the Regional Director with budget analysis and preparation.
4. Serves as the county staff representative for the extension council.
5. Oversee building maintenance in conjunction with the buildings & and grounds committee.
6. Keep staff informed of new information pertinent to program and office operations.
7. Maintain confidentiality on all ISUEO business.
1. Work with the office assistant, stakeholders, and ISU Extension & Outreach program specialists to ensure implementation of research-based educational programs to improve quality of life in Davis County.
- High School degree required and Post-secondary degree in youth area strongly preferred.
- Knowledge and experience in 4-H preferred
- Experience with Positive Youth Development preferred.
- Demonstrated interest in youth and volunteer leadership, ability to work with a team and a self starter
- A creative, motivated leader capable of delegating tasks and coordinating volunteer efforts.
- Skills needed: Facilitation, organization, written and verbal communication, computer, conflict management and resolution, problem-solving, networking, and cultural competence.
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
- Employment contingent on successful screening in Child Protection Safety Program.
- Able to lift 40 pounds or more.
- Relevant work experience preferred
Please send application materials including an application, cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Davis County Office Program & Office Manager” in the subject line. Applications are requested on or before December 3, but the position will remain open until filled. If you have further questions regarding this position, please contact Cindy Hall, Regional Director at (641) 751-6753. ISUEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Benefits include IPERS, vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, and employee assistance program.