NOW HIRING: Sioux County Youth Coordinator

Employer: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Sioux County Extension Council

Job Purpose: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Sioux County Council exists to provide effective program leadership and financial oversight for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Sioux County district. The County Youth Coordinator (CYC) serves as a representative of the council providing leadership, delivery and management for many aspects of the 4-H program serving the youth of Sioux County.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Innovate and cast vision for dynamic 4-H youth development and Extension and Outreach K-12 educational programs
  • Out-of-school and community 4-H club development
  • Volunteer recruitment, training, development and support
  • Establish new partnerships, identify new volunteers and recruit new youth audiences, ensuring inclusivity of all adults and youth
  • Establish, organize and facilitate networks, coalitions and partnerships at the local, county and area level to build program capacity
  • Event planning
  • Marketing 4-H youth development programs
  • Serve as the liaison between ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County and the Sioux County 4-H Endowment Board
  • Utilize and grow partnerships: school, community, regional, state, multi-state
  • Develop dynamic educational programming opportunities involving community and regional partners in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), healthy living, communications and the arts, citizenship and leadership (workshops)
  • Inform and educate the public and key stakeholders on program impacts
  • Monthly reporting and electronic communications with partners, volunteers and extension council
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, volunteers, partners and the public
  • Direct and deliver educational programming
  • Participate in professional development to meet goals
  • Learn and become proficient in 4H Online and Fair Entry
  • Build a collaborative partnership with the Fair Board, FFA, 4-H and ISU Extension and Outreach.

Required qualifications:

  • High school graduate
  • Highly motivated and results driven
  • Effective team builder
  • Salesmanship and/or advocacy skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills (for various audiences)
  • Community and educational networking and coalition building
  • Good organizational skills
  • Successful task management
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Effective at teaching and/or program delivery
  • Commitment to positive youth development
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and Email applications
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to pass background screening to meet the Child Protection and Safety Policy requirements

 Additional preferred qualifications:

  • Coursework in education with experience in formal and/or non-formal teaching
  • Evidence of excellent performance working with youth in group or classroom settings
  • Experience as a member, volunteer or employee with the 4-H Youth Development Program
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field


This individual will report directly to the Regional Extension Director, with programmatic support from the Youth Program Specialist. Regular monthly reports will be made to the Sioux County Extension Council. Professional benefits with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are available. ISU Extension and Outreach provides employee access to a vast network of potential future career options. Professional development and meaningful mission driven work await qualified applicants.

Job Location and Work Conditions

This position is full-time and will be located in the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City, Iowa. Some programming will take place in other locations i.e., Sioux County Youth Fair, camps, schools, etc. Based on a flexible 40-hour workweek, hours could involve days, evenings, weekends, and/or overnights. Hours will vary according to the events planned. Starting hourly pay range will be $16-$19 with an initial six-month review. A group health insurance policy is available after 60 days of employment.

Electronically send resume, cover letter and completed application toCheryl Heronemus,

Or mail to:ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County, 400 Central Avenue NW, Suite 700, Orange City, IA 51041

To be considered for first review, submit cover letter, application and resume by Monday, July 20, 2020. Subsequent applications received after that date will be reviewed upon submission. Position is open until filled.

Guaranteed consideration date is Monday, July 20, 2020. Expected start date is Monday, August 10, 2020, with possible additional activities before then.

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