Utah State University

4-H STEM Assistant

City Garfield County
Posted Date 1 week ago(9/21/2022 6:27 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-5711
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Panguitch
Category (Portal Searching)
Extension
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
10-20 hours per week
College
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Department
Extension Home & Community
Advertised Salary
$15.00 per hour

Overview

The Garfield County Office of Utah State University Extension seeks a qualified individual who would be responsible for providing support for the STEM program in the Garfield County 4-H and youth development program. Pay is based on qualifications - starting at $12 up to $15 per hour.

Responsibilities

  • Recruit 6-8 grade youth to be near-peer mentors for the existing 4-H afterschool programs.
  • Start a club based on STEM project areas, with overarching goals that focus on building life skills and a sense of belonging.
  • Learn and implement 4-H’s experiential learning model and the Social Development Strategy.
  • Provide stimulating after-school and summer programming, including but not limited to using drones, virtual reality, 3D printers, Glow forges, and Lego Education robotics.
  • Collaborate with middle and high school STEM teachers on projects throughout the year.
  • Help with 4-H Junior Teen Council events.
  • Provide leadership and assistance in planning and carrying out a STEM family night in each of the 3 major communities in Garfield County
  • Inform youth of other opportunities in 4-H
  • Enlist the help of volunteers who are content experts in the various areas of programming.
  • Recognize youth for their efforts, whether separately or part of a school program. Make special efforts to help their peers recognize and applaud their efforts.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must work effectively with youth, families, and school
  • Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-Starter, good follow-through
  • Ability to work with little supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth
  • Past experience in the 4-H Program as a youth or volunteer
  • Skills related to STEM and other afterschool subject matter

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. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

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

Advertised Salary

$15.00 per hour

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 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

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

 

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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