County Youth & Office Coordinator

Base County
Counties Served

Provide excellent customer service using Extension materials and resources. 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 for youth (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. 

Office Coordinator

  • Assists clients by phone, email, or walk-in.
  • Assists county-paid staff and specialists with program execution and day-to-day office function.
  • Manages volunteer records and background screenings as required in risk management policies.
  • Fulfill role of assistant bookkeeper.
  • Maintain marketing and visibility for all programs including websites and social media channels.
  • Use standard policies and procedures regarding county business operations and council relations.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with staff and clients in the county.
  • Oversee equipment supplies and inventory balances.
  • Continually develop and enhance relevant skills and understand current professional standards.
  • Maintain rental agreements and scheduling of Extension building
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Computer, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Team player and people-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and organize.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Cultural competence
  • 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
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Professional office experience
  • Bookkeeping experience
  • Experience organizing events and activities 
Additional Information

Supervisor: Regional Director and Extension Council

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.

Job Type
Full Time
This position will remain open until filled

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