Utah State University

4-H STEM Youth Program Coordinator - Iron County

City Iron County
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/10/2021 6:39 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-4383
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Cedar City
Category (Portal Searching)
Administrative/Clerical
Position Type
Benefited Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Exempt
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
20 hours per week
College
Extension
Department
Youth Programs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview

The primary responsibility of the STEM Youth Program Coordinator (Coordinator II) is to support the Extension Youth Program efforts in three areas: volunteer recruitment and training, youth participant recruitment/retention, and seeking donations (financial and in kind). The Youth Program Coordinator will focus specifically on growing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) related programming in these three areas. Extension’s signature youth program is the 4-H Club, additional programs include but are not limited to: educator training, school enrichment, camps and teen leadership. This position will work closely with teen and adult volunteers/mentors, provide volunteer training and oversight, and build the overall capacity to meet community needs and statewide priorities. This is a part-time position with full benefits in Iron County (Cedar City), UT.  USU Extension Youth Programs focus on the areas of: STEM, Agriculture, Healthy Living, Civic Engagement and Communicative/Expressive Arts.

 

The finalist will be subject to a Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation and FBI Background Check performed as part of the hiring process.

Responsibilities

  • Advance the 4-H program in the county by recruiting and training youth and volunteers to organize and join 4-H Clubs. Provide support and guidance to existing and new volunteers and 4-H clubs with an emphasis in STEM.
  • Promote Regional and State 4-H programs. This may include marketing, registering, and supporting volunteers in facilitating opportunities.
  • Support the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Awards and Recognition efforts for the county.
  • Support a variety of Extension outreach activities that may include school enrichment activities such as Farm Field Day, Career Days etc., educator trainings, camps and teen leadership programs, day camps etc.
  • Respond to requests, office visits, telephone calls, emails, and other correspondence promptly and professionally.
  • Organize and support STEM programming such as robotics, 3D printing, etc.
  • Seek external donations to support the USU Extension Youth Programs STEM related programming.
  • Be an active member of the USU Youth Programs and Iron County Extension Team, which includes participating in meetings, serving on working groups, and assisting at regional and state events.
  • Support the Civil Rights mandate of Utah State University Extension and implement innovative approaches to reach diverse audiences.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience or an associate degree/vocational training is required
  • Basic STEM background and/or ability to learn and gain experience in STEM programming.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred in Human Development, Youth Development, STEM subject or other related field
  • Education and/or experience in STEM related fields.
  • Employment with 4-H or other youth serving organizations.
  • Experience with youth and adult education.
  • Experience with recruiting, supervising and working with volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish.
  • Experience working with low income, diverse, and under-served audiences.
  • Knowledge of the Land Grant University system.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to teach, manage and engage an audience (youth and adult).
  • Strong computer and technology skills – Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
  • Ability to market USU Extension youth program events and opportunities.
  • Ability to effectively utilize social media to raise awareness of opportunities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to pleasantly interact with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility, occasional statewide, consistent with university policy.
  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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