Branch County 4-H Program Coordinator
As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Children & Youth Institute (CYI), this position provides leadership and management of 4-H programs, volunteers, and youth participants. This position will also provide oversight of programs, clients, and participants, related to Immunization programs to provide youth and family education. You will work with CYI and the Rural Family and Youth Immunization Education Grant work team.
You will recruit, select and train 4-H volunteers and oversee program/project promotion, expansion, and evaluation activities. You will provide learning opportunities through the use of technology, mass media, group meetings, workshops and individual contacts. You will conduct programming with youth and adult audiences, recruit, and train volunteers to conduct programming with youth and will gather and analyze data for impact evaluation efforts. You will work closely with MSUE leadership to implement strategies for addressing risk management issues in the areas of child safety, financial management, volunteer management and programming that is in alignment with MSU policies.
Additionally, as a member of the Rural Family and Youth Immunization Education Grant, you will support youth ambassadors to prepare youth on how to build skills to maximize opportunities for public messaging around immunization education and engage team members in a campaign that will define strategies to amplify their voice in increasing awareness around immunizations.
In this role, you will implement initiatives to support SPIN club development and provide family focused programming to raise awareness around childhood immunization. You will also collaborate to create family focused content for social media platforms such as TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram. Operating independently, you will ensure that program delivery follows established guidelines and meets goals set for reaching the desired number of youth locally and statewide, and will be responsible for initiating efforts to expand programs to the unreached, including limited resource families, minorities, and the disabled.
50% of the position is supported through the Rural Family and Youth Immunization Education Grant. Upon completion of the grant (expected June 2024), this position is expected to reduce to a part-time, end-dated appointment, renewable annually based upon continued funding.
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
- Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in program development and management in youth and/or family development.
Application deadline is October 4, 2022.
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