This position is involved with Agriculture and Natural Resources, and 4-H Youth Development & is located on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Fort Washakie, WY. The Reservation is located in central Wyoming, northwest of Lander. The 2.2 million-acre Wind River Indian Reservation is home to more than 18,000 members of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. The office is located in Fort Washakie. The Wind River Indian Reservation has beautiful wide open spaces, productive agricultural enterprises, and communities rich in cultural heritage.
Nature and Purpose
Emphasis for this position is developing educational programs in agriculture, natural resource management, community development, natural resource education, and 4-H Youth Development. Formal training and/or experience in range management, livestock, pasture management, irrigation, weed management, horticulture, and youth development will be important credentials.
Responsibilities and Essential Duties:
The individual in this position will serve as a representative of the University of Wyoming (UW), maintain relationships with the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Councils, utilize advisory committees and other input to determine educational needs. Primary duties include but are not limited to:
Provide educational programming in livestock, range management and natural resources.
Development and support of the Wind River Agricultural Producers Associati
Delivery of a comprehensive 4-H Youth Development This function is realized through existing and new youth clubs, 4-H afterschool programs, school enrichment activities, and other educational programming. Youth Development duties include but are not limited to:
Implement educational programs, policies, materials, and activities as part of theoverall efforts of the Wyoming 4-H program and the identified needs of the Wind River Indian Reservation clientele.
Organize, coordinate, and support participation in 4-H events, camps, clinics, contests, and fairs.
Provide leadership in recruiting, training, and retention of adult volunteers.
Provide leadership in recruiting and retaining youth members in
Provide leadership and support 4-H Clubs, 4-H Councils, and project committees.
Provide information to volunteers, youth, and parents regarding educational opportunites through the use of e-mail, social media, applications, and print communication formats.
Foster relationships and develop partnerships with other youth serving groups, schools, or organizations.
Coordinate registration, supervision, and transportation for participants in 4-H related events held in other counties, across the state, or out of state.
Implement program evaluation, documentation, and reporting.
Provide administrative oversight to financial and fundraising efforts involving 4-H youth and volunteers.
Foster a culture of positive youth development in all 4-H programming efforts.
Contribute to various teams including WRIR office, multi- county area, state 4-H initiative, youth issues, and other UW Extension initiative teams.
PLEASE NOTE: Duties of this position often include physicalactivities associated with experiential learning. The University ofWyomingis an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and employees withdisabilities may request reasonable accommodations.
An earned bachelor’s degree with academic training and/or professional experience relevant to the responsibilities of the position.
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise to develop and provide educational programming in small acreage management.
Demonstrated prior 4-H experience or other educational programming for youth audiences.
Demonstrated skills and abilities to organize and facilitate educational programs and activities such as; contests, workshops, camps, and/or fairs as part of the 4-H program.
Demonstrated knowledge and appreciation for Native American customs, culture, and communities.
Excellence in ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing. Evidence documented through application materials and experience.
A valid driver’s license and serviceable/insured vehicle.
An earned master’s degree with an accredited college or university. Preferred degree awarded in animal science, natural resources, agronomy, agricultural economics, or cognate field clearly and specifically related to the responsibilities of this position.
Prior experience with Tribal Governments and Native American communities.
Knowledge of and appreciation for rural agricultural communities.
Ability and necessary expertise to work with both traditional and non-tradition agriculture.
Ability to address issues related to horticulture and small scale agriculture.
Experience recruiting, training, and managing adult volunteers.
Academic training and/or experience to support mastery of specific 4-H projects.
Demonstrated knowledge of educational program development, implementation and evaluation.
Experience teaching youth and adult audiences.
Experience in developing partnerships with other youth serving organizations and fostering positive relationships with community stakeholders.
Experience with underserved and/or diverse youth audiences.
Knowledge of Extension and the land-grant university system.
Knowledge of positive youth development principles and teaching methods.
Approximate Time Distribution:
Agriculture and Natural Resources 65%
4-H Youth Development 35%
Required Application Materials:
Completed online UW application including uploading a detailed letter of intent specifically addressing qualifications relative to the responsibilities and qualifications of the position and a current resume/curriculum vitae all as one document.
The University of Wyoming online employment application can be found at https://jobs.uwyedu/psp/EREC/ UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_ CE.GBL?SiteId=6
Copies of all college transcripts; (official transcripts required at time of hiring).
Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications.
*Transcripts and letters of reference should be sent to Ann Roberson.
Contact for application information/send transcripts and reference letters to:
Ann Roberson, Administrative Associate University of Wyoming Extension
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. #3354 Laramie, WY 82071
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will received consideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion,sex,national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.wyo.edu/diversity/fairness.Weconductbackgroundinvestigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
Additional Salary Information: Salary level commensurate with education, experience, and availability of funds.
Since 1914, UW Extension has helped Wyoming citizens and communities respond to challenges and changes. We have offices in each of the state’s 23 counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation. Although our roots are in agriculture, UW Extension has broadened its educational mission to encompass many of the contemporary challenges facing Wyoming’s people and its rural communities. We’re committed ...to providing lifelong learning opportunities as we bring the resources of the University of Wyoming home to you!UW Extension uses a team-based approach to educational program leadership. This model revolves around five State Initiative Teams, which assess the needs of Wyoming citizens and communities and then select and develop educational programs around those needs.