Humboldt County Youth Coordinator

Base County
Counties Served

Iowa 4-H and the County Youth Coordinator (CYC) 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 contributors, 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 4-H volunteers.
  • Assure compliance with risk management policies, including required training and background checks of volunteers.
  • Promote 4-H state and county programs, events, and activities, working with local partners and media.
  • Collaborate with local partners to implement and deliver youth programming:
    • In-school and after-school programming
    • 4-H workshops (i.e. food & nutrition, livestock, etc.)
    • Clover Kids series for Kindergarten – 3rd grade youth
  • Communicate effectively and build relationships with the County Extension Council, Fair Board, 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 and share county data to ensure program effectiveness. 
  • Manage social media presence for Humboldt County 4-H.
  • Work with Regional Director on annual budget. 

  • Team player 
  • Self-motivated with ability to work with minimal supervision
  •  Problem solving skills 
  • Cultural competence
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Experience with social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
  • Organizational skills 
  • Project management skills 
  • Conflict management and resolution skills 
  • Dependability 
  • Experience with volunteer development
  • Collaboration and networking skills
  • Experience working with youth and volunteers 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Bilingual; fluent in a second language 
  • Experience organizing events and activities 
Additional Information

This is a full-time position at 40-hours a week, located in the Humboldt County Extension Office. Hours will vary according to planned events, which could include days, evenings, weekends, and/or overnights. Programming will often take place outside of the office; therefore, travel will be required to reach youth and families. Personal vehicle required; mileage to be reimbursed at the current IRS rate.

SUPERVISOR:  Regional Director

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

TO APPLY: Submit the following documents via email to Employment Application, Cover Letter and Resume (optional). 

Job Type
Full Time
40 hours per week some nights, weekends and/or overnights
Wages (type)
$20 per hour
  • Hourly wage of $20 per hour
  • Employer’s share of Social Security, IPERS, Medicare
  • Health and Dental Insurance Benefits
  • Paid time off- Vacation, Sick leave, Holidays (10 paid holidays plus your birthday), and Volunteer Time
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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