Montcalm County 4-H Program Coordinator
As part of MSU Extension (MSUE), the Children & Youth Institute (CYI), this position provides leadership and oversight for growth and management of local 4-H programs, volunteers, and youth participants. This position will work in concert with the CYI to ensure alignment of programs with overall goals of the Institute and organization.
As a member of the Children and Youth Institute, you will recruit, select, and train volunteers in the local 4-H Youth Development Program, and ensure that that MSU Extension Volunteer Selection Process is followed. You will identify opportunities for program promotion, expansion, and evaluation to strengthen public understanding of 4-H and MSUE programs. You will reach the Montcalm County youth and volunteer audiences through newly developed programs, and provide leadership to these groups through 4-H clubs, after school programs, youth mentoring, etc. You will provide information and opportunities for learning using technology, mass media, group meetings, workshops, and individual contacts. In working closely with the District Director and Supervising Educator, you’ll conduct formal and/or informal needs assessments that will drive strategies for program topics and delivery methods. You will lead and advise local 4-H groups in managing funds to support 4-H youth work and conduct financial management training to 4-H councils, committees, clubs, etc. on a regular basis. Primary program delivery will be through in-school, after-school, and short-term special interest groups. You will communicate information about newly implemented and existing 4-H programs to your supervisor, District Director, and Institute leadership. You will work with other local 4-H staff to prepare and submit the county 4-H youth development program plan, annual reports, and other necessary reports.
There will be space available to work from the Montcalm County MSU Extension office.
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
- Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in program development and management in 4-H or other youth development program.
- Combination of education and specific, relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
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The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.