NOW HIRING: 4-H County Youth Coordinator

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.

  • Work directly with K-12 youth to provide programming and skill building opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Maintain Pocahontas County 4-H data in MyData and 4-H Online.

Office Responsibilities

  • Support daily office management and involvement with internal segregation log.
  • Provide weekly schedules for office and monthly report to Extension Council.
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated with ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Problem solving skills
  • Cultural competence
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Organizational skills
  • Project management skills
  • Conflict management and resolution skills
  • Dependability
  • Collaboration and networking skills
  • Experience working with K-12 youth and adult volunteers
  • Experience with volunteer development
  • Experience with Positive Youth Development
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Confidentiality
Preferred Qualifications
  • Some secondary education
  • Bilingual; fluent in a second language
  • Experience organizing events and activities
Additional Information

This is a full-time position at 35 - 40 hours a week, located in the Pocahontas 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.

How To Apply
Interested applicants are asked to complete a cover letter and the required Application. Submit electronically to Must be received by March 15th for guaranteed consideration. 

SUPERVISOR: Regional 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.


Job Type
Full Time
35 - 40 hours per week some nightsweekends and/or overnights
Wages (type)
Wages (status)
Up to $20 per hour based on experience
  • Employer’s share of Social Security, Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS), Medicare, and Workers’ Comprehensive Insurance.
  • Reimbursement for work-related travel expenses.
  • Single health insurance coverage.
  • Vacation and sick leave.
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance program.
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Employer provides in-service training related to job responsibilities.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Probation period of 90 days.
  • Subject to Pocahontas County Extension District personnel policies
This position will remain open until filled

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