Clark County 4-H Youth Development Extension Coordinator

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Position summary:

Provide oversight and leadership, including volunteer management, for Extension work in the 4-H Youth Development Program of Clark County, which currently serves over 1600 youth members enrolled in over 95 active clubs led by 250 volunteers and other youth programming initiatives. This position is also responsible for community outreach efforts and efforts serving youth outside of the 4-H club system specifically at-risk and high-risk youth in detention and underserved populations. This oversight includes the development and implementation of programs and activities within the policies and procedures of WSU Extension, and specifically, 4-H programming under the direction of the 4-H Regional Specialist and the State 4-H Program Associate Director.

Minimum requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant extension program discipline and two (2) years of related program experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional requirements:

Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; demonstrated work experience using these programs.

While using a private vehicle for official business, the successful candidate must have current automobile liability insurance (meeting the requirements described in RCW 46.30.020 and RCW 46.29.090) and possess a valid driver’s license.

Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.

Must be able and willing to travel, including overnight.

Must be able and willing to work year round in a variety of outdoor weather conditions.

Must be able and willing to remain alert while driving for long distances and to drive extended distances, often in isolation, rugged areas.

Experience working with diverse populations and at-risk or high-risk youth or youth in the juvenile court system.

Understanding of trauma informed practices for working with youth, volunteers, or in the work place.

Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers and/or community organizations that serve underserved populations.

Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum in an nontraditional educational environment. Knowledge of, and/or experience with, program assessment and evaluation.

Ability to work and think both independently and to work as a team member.

Must successfully pass the WSU 4-H Youth Development/Child Protection screening process.

Preferred qualifications:

Three (3) years of related program experience which includes supervisory-level experience.

Experience and ability to work as a team member with staff and volunteers. Knowledge of, and/or experience with, 4-H youth development programs.

Strong demonstrated written skills requiring limited editing and supervision in preparing reports, evaluations , press releases, synthesis of a broad range of materials, and effective written conveyance of program information to the public and program participants.

Strong demonstrated verbal communication and listening skills: public speaking, effective conveyance of program information to the public, program participants, and decision-makers.

Experience in mediation services.

Experience working/collaborating with multiple public agencies, NGOs, and individuals in partnerships.

Familiarity with social media.

Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience.
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