Utah State University

Livestock Program Coordinator

City Washington County
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/13/2023 6:55 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Utah State University Extension invites applications for a 4-H Youth Horse and Livestock Program Coordinator (Program Coordinator I) in Washington County. This is a full-time benefited position. The 4-H Youth Horse and Livestock Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational and recreational programs related to equine and livestock education for youth in Washington County. 


This position requires basic knowledge of jr. livestock youth programs, and equestrian programing. Other responsibilities will include coordinating the Washington County Fair’s Animal Education Center, Color Country Natural Resource Camp, Farm Field Days, and volunteer recruitment and management. We welcome candidates with diverse interests and experience related to any variety of these areas.


  • Coordinate the development of educational programs for 4-H youth related to livestock (e.g., cattle, sheep, pigs, goats). Educational programs could include but not limited to: nutrition and feeding, disease management, fitting and showmanship, selection, show ethics, record books.
  • Oversee the organization of the Washington County Fair’s Animal Education Center and elementary school field trips (e.g., Farm Field Days, Water Fair)
  • Coordinate horse and livestock shows, K-9 competitions, and shooting sports programs.
  • Serve as camp director for Color Country Natural Resource Camp.
  • Build relationships and serve as the principal liaison with local equine and livestock organizations, businesses, and individuals.
  • Recruit, train, and manage 4-H volunteers.
  • Meet regularly with 4-H volunteer councils to plan events and activities (e.g., shows, competitions, demonstrations, and contests).
  • Participate in 4-H In-service and other USU Extension conferences and professional development activities to stay current on industry best practices.
  • Regularly maintain an accurate 4-H database of records in ZSsuite and collect evaluation data for impact reporting.
  • Promote the 4-H program and its offerings to the community.
  • Serve diverse audiences and support the civil rights mandate of Utah State University Extension.
  • Facilitate seminars, meetings, and special projects.
  • Monitor and administer program revenues and expenses; may develop or participate in the development of funding proposals for the program.
  • Collect and analyze data; prepare scheduled and special reports; maintain program records and statistical information.
  • Ensure completion of clerical and administrative support tasks, including creation, typing, and editing of program correspondence, purchasing documents, reports, program handbooks, and other publications.
  • Write and/or assist with writing grants and proposals as appropriate to the objectives and funding nature of the 4-H youth program; may participate in other fundraising activities.
  • May train and direct lower-level staff, student employees, volunteers, and/or graduate students.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field OR an equivalent combination of education plus experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with youth, volunteers, and community stakeholders
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct educational programs.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Valid driver's license and or access to reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in equine and/or livestock education and management
  • Knowledge of 4-H program policies and procedures Skills and experience with recruiting, supervising, and working with volunteers.
  • Experience with low income and under-served audiences.
  • Experience in working with youth and adults
  • Familiar with using social media outlets
  • Skills and experience with related organizations/agencies and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders

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. Three professional references with contact information
  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

Utah State University is Utah’s Land-Grant Institution with an approximate enrollment of 28,000 students. Through the Extension system, the University extends research-based information across the state. Extension faculty support elected officials and citizens in all 29 Utah counties.

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 employs 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.


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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 Matthew Pinner, 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 11/2022


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