This position will be located in the Sublette County Extension office in Pinedale. Pinedale is the county seat in Sublette County, with a population of about 2,030 people. The county has a population of approximately 10,247 which also includes the communities of Big Piney and Marbleton. Pinedale is at the foot of the Wind River Mountain Range and is close to numerous wilderness areas and national parks, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Western Wyoming provides unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities.
Nature & Purpose
This position provides educational programs in the area of 4-H Youth Development in Sublette County; provides leadership for traditional and non-traditional 4-H and youth programs; contributes to the State 4-H Youth Development Initiative Team and West (Teton, Lincoln, Uinta, Sweetwater, and Sublette) Area Team; and supports general Extension functions in Sublette County. Sublette County has approximately 250 4-H members and 50 volunteer leaders.
Responsibilities and Essential Duties
The individual in this position works as a representative of the University of Wyoming (UW) in the delivery of a comprehensive 4-H Youth Development program. This function is realized through existing and new youth clubs, school enrichment activities, and other educational programming. Duties include:
Implement educational programs, policies, materials, and activities as part of the overall efforts of the Wyoming 4-H program and the identified needs of Sublette County 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 clubs.
Provide leadership and support to 4-H Clubs, 4-H Councils, and project committees.
Provide information to volunteers, youth, and parents regarding educational opportunities 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 county office, multi-county area, state 4-H initiative, youth issues, and other UW Extension initiative teams.
A valid driver’s license and serviceable/insured vehicle.
PLEASE NOTE: Duties of this position often include physical activities associated with experiential learning. The University of Wyoming is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and employees with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations.
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.
Excellence in ability to communicate orally and in writing. Evidence documented through application materials and experience.
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 and appreciation for rural and agricultural communities.
Approximate Time Distribution
4-H Youth Development - 100%
Required Application Materials
Completed online UW application
Detailed letter of intent specifically addressing qualifications relative to the responsibilities and qualifications of the position
Current resume/curriculum vitae
College transcripts, unofficial transcripts accepted for application; official transcripts required at hiring
Four (4) letters of reference from individuals who can address your professional qualifications
An earned Bachelor’s degree with academic training and/or professional experience relevant to the responsibilities of the position.
Valid driver’s license.
Demonstrated prior 4-H experience.
Knowledge of positive youth development principles and teaching methods.
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.
Internal Number: #19005220
About University of Wyoming Extension
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.