The primary responsibility of the Youth Program Coordinator is to provide leadership to the Extension Youth Program efforts in three areas: Sevier County 4-H team management, adult and youth volunteer development (recruitment, orientation, training and support), and seeking donations (financial and in kind). 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 full-time position with full benefits in Richfield, UT. USU Extension Youth Programs focus on the areas of: STEM, Agriculture, Healthy Living, Civic Engagement and Communicative/Expressive Arts.
Provide leadership for the 4-H Youth Development Team in Sevier County, by holding staff meetings, oversee marketing plan/communication, and be in direct contact with the Sevier County Extension Office and County Director.
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.
Be an active member of the USU Youth Programs Team, working with program leader, which includes participating in meetings, serving on working groups, and assisting at regional and state events.
Promote Regional and State 4-H programs. This may include marketing, registering, and supporting volunteers in facilitating opportunities.
Manage 4-H related budgets, allocating responsibility to 4-H team members as appropriate.
This position will focus on the implementation of the Utah 4-H iSEE program (STEM) in fifth grade classes throughout Sevier County.
Coordinate the 4-H Youth and Volunteer Awards and Recognition efforts for the county.
Coordinate the 4-H section of the Sevier County Fair.
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.
Support the efforts of the 4-H Teen Leadership Program and Horse and Livestock Program staff in Sevier County.
Seek external donations to support the USU Extension Youth Programs.
Support the Civil Rights mandate of Utah State University Extension and implement innovative approaches to reach diverse audiences.
Assist with other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Development, Agriculture, Youth Development, or other related field OR four years related experience.
Experience with recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers.
Ability to provide leadership to coworkers and provide guidance with different programs.
Ability to teach, manage and engage an audience (youth and adult).
Ability to market USU Extension youth program events and opportunities.
Ability to effectively utilize social media to raise awareness of opportunities.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Ability to work nights and weekends.
Ability to travel throughout area of responsibility, occasional statewide, consistent with university policy.
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