Utah State University

4-H and Youth Programs Coordinator II

City Cedar City
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/30/2022 6:46 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT-Cedar City
Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
Southern Region
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


USU Extension, Iron County has a position available immediately or as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The 4-H and Youth Programs Coordinator II is a full time, 40 hours per week position, eligible for full benefits. The primary role of the 4-H Coordinator II is to support the Extension Youth Program effort in three areas: volunteer recruitment and training, youth participant recruitment/retention and seeking donations (financial and in kind) to grow and expand the local program.

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 as well as statewide priorities. USU Extension Youth Programs focus on the areas of: STEM/STEAM, Agriculture/Natural Resources, Healthy Living, Civic Engagement and Communicative/Expressive Arts. The position also includes supervisory roles over two part-time 4-H staff.


Provide leadership to implement county-wide activities involving all 4-H members, teens and adult volunteers:

  • 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.
  • Promote Regional and State 4-H programs.
    • Including marketing, registering, and supporting volunteers in facilitating opportunities.
  • Coordinate 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 Days, Embryology, Water Fair, educator trainings, teen leadership programs, day camps etc.
  • Respond to requests, office visits, telephone calls, emails, and other correspondence promptly and professionally.
  • Organize and support the 4-H Teen Council.
  • Seek external donations to support/expand the USU Extension Youth Programs in Iron County.
  • Be an active member of the USU Youth Programs Team, which includes participating in meetings, serving on working groups, and assisting at regional and state events.

Work in partnership with and serve as team leader for part-time 4-H employees complete social media, marketing and programmatic duties.

  • Submit regular reports to USU Extension- Utah State 4-H and Extension supervisors.
  • Participate in/contribute to staff meetings.
  • Accountable to County Director, State 4-H staff and will work closely with other Extension faculty/educators to fulfill youth-related work responsibilities.

As an employee of Utah State University Extension, make all reasonable efforts to accommodate and serve all citizens according to civil rights/affirmative action statements.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience or an associate degree/vocational training is required.
  • 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 occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility, occasional statewide, consistent with university policy.
  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Must present a positive image of USU Extension and Iron County.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Development, Agriculture, Youth Development or other related field OR 4 years related experience.
  • 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.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Contact information for three professional references
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


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.

College/Department Highlights

USU Extension- Iron County is located in Cedar City, Utah and serves communities throughout the county. The office houses three USU Extension faculty along with other youth, support and afterschool staff. In addition to overseeing local programs that meet local needs, Iron County 4-H coordinators also support and report to the Director of Utah State 4-H & Youth Programs.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

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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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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


*Updated 08/2022


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