NOW HIRING: Sioux County K-12 Program Coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach

Hours: 40 hours/week (including flexibility to work some evenings and weekends)
Based in: Orange City, Iowa (with some travel required)
Reports to: Sioux County Extension Council

Job Purpose: Plan, coordinate and conduct innovative educational programming opportunities for Sioux County youth, with a specific emphasis on expanding the program to include new and under-served audiences.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct and conduct hands-on educational K-12 programming, in the classroom and at after-school or other supplemental programs. Examples of educational programming may include: Summer Camps, Library programs, Clover Kids after-school sessions, etc.
  • Expand our programming reach to include new and under-served audiences.
  • Lead Sioux County Clover Kids, an after-school program for youth in 1st through 3rd grade.
  • Assist with 4th through 12th grade 4-H events and community 4-H club programming and training as needed in cooperation with the Sioux County Youth Coordinator.
  • Work with county staff to market programming opportunities to residents of the county, including but not limited to under-served populations.
  • Assist with adult volunteer recruitment and development to deliver or assist in the delivery of ISU Extension and Outreach programming.
  • Work independently and with other staff to secure necessary resources (volunteers, materials, donations, etc.) to support ISU Extension and Outreach programs.
  • Manage resources and partnerships to ensure effective delivery of educational programs.
  • Assist with the Sioux County Youth Fair.
  • Provide comprehensive and complex educational programming to support long-term behavioral change.
  • Be recognized locally as an ISU Extension and Outreach professional through networking, community involvement and public relations.
  • Provide monthly written updates to the Sioux County Extension Council of activities, programming and impact.

Required Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree preferred, but associate degree will be considered with adequate experience.
  • Evidence of effective teaching and program delivery, specifically to youth ages K-12, using already developed curriculum.
  • Evidence of networking, advocacy and salesmanship skills.
  • Strong organization, communication and customer relation skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and basic computer programs.
  • Ability to successfully manage schedule including some evening, weekend and overnight programs.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Ability to pass background screening to meet the Child Protection and Safety Policy requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coursework in education with experience in formal and/or informal teaching.
  • Ability to speak/write in Spanish.
  • Knowledge of the experiential learning model and familiarity with the developmental stages of youth.
  • Experience as a user of Extension programs a plus, but not required.

Terms of Employment:

  • Position will be based at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office located at 400 Central Avenue, NW, Suite 700 in Orange City, with some travel necessary for events and programming.
  • The position reports directly to the personnel committee of the Sioux County Extension Council.
  • Starting wage will be dependent on qualifications and experience, plus benefits.
  • Work hours will be flexible, including some evenings, weekends and overnights, not to exceed 40 hours/week.
  • Mileage and other approved travel expenses will be reimbursed monthly at the IRS rate.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested applicants are asked to complete the required application found at www.extension.iastate.edu/sioux and submit it electronically with a cover letter and resume to Cheryl Heronemus at hero@iastate.edu or mail to ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County, 400 Central Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Orange City, IA 51041. Position open until filled.

 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online at https://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-3027, from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) Fax: 833-256-1665 or 202 -690-7442; or (3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext.
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