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UNION COUNTY AGR EXTENSION DIST County Youth Coordinator in Creston, Iowa

County Youth Coordinator (CYC)ISU Extension Office in Union County Creston, IowaSupervised by the Regional Director, Union County Extension Council, and program supervision by Youth Program SpecialistOverview: The CYCs primary responsibility is the planning, management, implementation, and evaluation of all Union County 4-H youth activities. This includes the management and support for the adult and youth volunteers. Promoting the overall mission of the Iowa 4-H and youth program through practicing and promoting positive youth development, and maintaining growth of the youth program through effective recruitment and retention practices is essential.In addition, this position is responsible for helping promote ISU Extension and Outreach in Union County. This includes creating partnerships plus being the general representative ISU Extension and Outreach Union County in the community. The coordinator works closely with the office staff, Union County Extension Council, Program Specialists, and the Regional Director to promote the mission of ISU Extension and Outreach. ResponsibilitiesVolunteer EngagementOrganize and maintain volunteer management system (ISOTURE)Recruit and screen volunteers for various roles and activitiesOrganize volunteer training and train on specific county organizational tasksSupport volunteers, 4-H committees, and other committees in conducting assigned tasks and programsRecognize and evaluate the contributions of volunteers, youth committee, and project committeesDelegate responsibility and authority according to volunteer strengths and interestsProgram, Planning, Implementation, and EvaluationLead, manage, and support 4-H youth program in the countyAssist with and mobilize available resources to implement the county action planCommunicate effectively with members, families, volunteers, and other staffRecruitment and support of new and existing members and familiesIdentify potential audiences and market 4-H opportunitiesPromote 4-H clubs, Clover Kids, and regional and statewide 4-H events and activitiesOrganize and deliver county and multi-county 4-H events and activities with volunteersSecure public and private support through fundraising and local grantsEnsure the 4-H program is kept in the public eye by actively publicizing 4-Hs events, activities, and membersApply program quality methods and strategies to the 4-H experiences and clubsImplement all 4-H programs using statewide policies and assist with sharing with volunteers and community partnersBuild relationships and develop partnerships with relevant public and private organizations in joint program efforts that grow the county 4-H programManage and utilize 4-H data, in part leading to plans to meet growth goalsDeliver in-school youth programing as opportunities ariseRequired QualificationsGood written, verbal, and customer relations communication skillsDevelops and maintains a positive working relationship with Extension and Outreach staff working within the county, area, and stateAbility to assist in other Extension program areas as neededDemonstrates proficiency in basic computer, technology operation, and general office skills, including social media applications (examples: Facebook and Twitter)Ability to work flexible hours. The successful candidate will be expected to successfully manage their schedule, including some evening and weekend programmingCollege experienceExcellent organizational skillsValid drivers license and reliable transportationAbility to pass the background screening to meet the Child Protection and Safety PolicyPreferred Qualifications:Bachelors degree, preferably in at least one field aligning with Extension subjects: agriculture and natural resources, business and industry, communities and economic development, human sciences, or youth developmentCollege coursework in education with experience in formal and/or non-formal teachingExperience in delivering educational information through social media networksKnowledge and/o