Utah State University

4-H Program Coordinator I

City Cedar City
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/23/2024 2:15 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
100% Time
Youth Programs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


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 I is a full time, 40 hours per week position, eligible for full benefits. The primary role of the 4-H Program Coordinator 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Development, Agriculture, Youth Development or other related field; OR four years of relevant experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    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:

  • 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. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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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 Cody Carmichael, 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

*updated 09/2023


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