• St. Joseph County 4-H Program Coordinator

    Posted: 06/22/2022

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    Position Overview
    As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Children & Youth Institute (CYI), this position provides leadership and oversight for growth and management of 4-H programs, volunteers and youth participants.
    You will recruit, select and train 4-H program volunteers and oversee program/project promotion, expansion and evaluation activities. Through your efforts, you will ensure that audiences are reached through programs, while providing leadership in strengthening public understanding that 4-H is for all youth. You will provide learning opportunities through the use of technology, mass media, group meetings, workshops and individual contacts.
    In this position, you will conduct programming with youth and adult audiences, recruit and train volunteers to conduct programming with youth and will analyze data for impact evaluation efforts. You will work closely with MSUE leadership to develop strategies for addressing risk management issues in the areas of child safety, financial management, volunteer management and programming that is in alignment with policies.
    Operating independently, you will ensure that program delivery follows established guidelines and meets goals for reaching the desired number of youth locally and statewide, and you will be responsible for initiating efforts to expand programs to the unreached, including limited resource families, youth, minorities, and the disabled. Additionally, you and the 4-H volunteers you oversee will organize youth programs and will be responsible for communicating progress, objectives, target dates, problems addressed, etc. to your supervisor and MSUE leadership.
    You will be provided with professional development to help you attain program knowledge and delivery skills that will be useful as you engage in other responsibilities, such as advising 4-H groups in securing and managing funds, and conducting regular, financial management training to 4-H councils, committees, clubs, etc. Through your work, you will create, promote and represent MSUE in activities, meetings, etc. in a manner that reflects collegial connection with the community, the research and knowledge of the University, and the goodwill of MSU Extension.
    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. 
    Application Process
    View full description and apply through the MSU careers page. Search for posting 781882 using the Job Search field.
    Application deadline is July 5, 2022.

     MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.
    The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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