4-H Youth Development Assistant Professor

Washington State University
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Washington State University Extension Snohomish County 4-H Youth Development Assistant Professor (full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position. The WSU Extension Youth and Families Program Unit is seeking a dynamic, inspired, and highly qualified professional to provide leadership, vision, educational programming, planning, development, implementation, and direction of the Snohomish County 4-H Positive Youth Development program in collaboration with staff, volunteers, youth, partners, and the community.



  • Earned Master’s degree in youth development, social sciences, family and consumer sciences, human development, guidance and counseling, leadership development, volunteer development, education, or an appropriate field of study at the time of application.
  • Two years of experience working effectively with volunteers, adults and youth, in developing, delivering, and managing programs for youth.
  • Documented experience in volunteer management i.e., recruitment, placement, education, recognition, conflict resolution, and retention.
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively through written, verbal, and technology when relating to a variety of audiences.


  • Ph.D. in social sciences, human development, youth development, guidance and counseling, leadership development, volunteer development, education, or closely related discipline.
  • Demonstrated record of achievement in scholarship that disseminates innovative approaches and methods in measurable program impacts.
  • Demonstrated record of extramural fund development, including the ability to write successful grant proposals and manage grant awards.
  • Competency in using electronic outreach methods and equipment for extension and daily work activities.
  • Experience in leadership; conflict resolution; group facilitation; and the development, delivery, and evaluation of programs.
  • Experience in budgeting, financial planning, personnel management, strategic planning and critical decision-making.
  • Demonstrated ability in conducting applied research involving positive youth development or volunteerism.
  • Experience with 4-H delivery methods, including an understanding of youth and adult learning theory, experiential education and needs assessments.
  • Language skills in non-English languages used in the counties (e.g., Spanish, Russian, etc.).
  • Capacity and willingness to engage diverse constituents from varying socioeconomic and ethnic groups in education programs.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency skills and a commitment to expanding and fostering diversity in program reach for positive youth development.
Organization Summary

The WSU Extension Youth and Families Program Unit is one of three WSU Extension departmental units within the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS). Housed under the Youth and Families Program Unit, the 4-H Youth Development Program has 20 faculty and 45 administrative professional, civil service and public affiliate staff located throughout the state who are devoted to the work of 4-H positive youth development. Washington State University's 4-H Youth Development program serves a reported 53,538 (2017 data) youth annually through traditional community clubs, school enrichment, after-school, military, and other special interest programs and activities. To learn more about the WSU Extension Youth and Families Program Unit, visit: http://extension.wsu.edu/youth-families/.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Salary is commensurate on candidate’s academic and professional qualifications.

Washington State University
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98208
United States

How to Apply

For the complete Notice of Vacancy and to apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/42225 

Applicants must include:

  1. Cover letter describing how your experience meets the responsibilities and qualifications for the position; and your vision and goals for youth development ;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Scanned copy of college transcripts; and
  4. Contact information for three individuals willing to provide professional letters of recommendations that address your qualifications relative to this position.


Application Deadline
Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.