County Youth Coordinator

Iowa Falls, IA
Base County
Counties Served

Provide planning, management and implementation of all Hardin County youth and 4-H activities, while growing programming in the area of youth and family outreach.

  • Collaborates with internal and external partners to advance the Iowa 4-H mission and vision 
  • Communicates effectively and builds relationships with the county extension council, youth, families, volunteers, fair board, other extension staff and community partners
  • Creates partnerships in schools and the community
  • Coordinates extension's roles and responsibilities at the Hardin County Fair
  • Promotes and markets youth state and county programs, events, and activities, including preparing the 4-H family newsletter
  • Develops and implements a year-round county recruitment and retention strategy to bring diverse youth from entry-point activities into long-term involvement in 4-H
  • Collects, analyzes, and shares county data to ensure program effectiveness
  • Works with the Office Director to manage project budgets and secure resources to support county extension programming
  • Advises and holds meetings with county 4-H council, youth committee, club and project leaders, and volunteers
  • Represents Hardin County Extension professionally and positively
  • Develops a program of work and attends county, regional and state training as needed
  • Assures compliance with risk management policies, including required training and background checks of volunteers
  • Plans and coordinates National Volunteer Week and National 4-H Week events and activities
  • Coordinates local and state 4-H awards participation and the annual county 4-H awards banquet
  • Coordinates market animal weigh-ins
  • Prepares information for youth exhibiting at the state fair, and coordinates delivery of static exhibits to state fair
  • Orders and maintains a current inventory of 4-H materials and supplies
  • Coordinates other 4-H/youth activities and duties as assigned
  • Associates degree
  • Team player and people-oriented
  • self-motivated with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Computer (including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Teamsd, etc), organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Organizational and project management skills
  • Conflict management and resolution skills
  • Collaboration and networking skills
  • Experience working with youth and volunteers
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes some evenings, weekends, and occasional overnights
  • Ability to travel and access to dependable transportation with proof of vehicle liability coverage
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bilingual; fluid in a second language
  • Experience with positive youth development
  • Experience organizing events and activities
Additional Information

SUPERVISOR: Office Director

A background check will be completed on the selected applicant.

Resume with references, letter of interest and application form can be emailed or mailed to:

Hardin County Extension and Outreach

c/o Missy Crawford

PO Box 818

Iowa Falls, IA 50126


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

Health insurance package, paid time off and holidays, IPERS, professional development opportunities, and work-related travel reimbursement.

Application Deadline

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