4-H Youth Development Extension Regional Specialist

Washington State University
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Washington State University Extension Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties 4-H Youth Development Extension Specialist Position (full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position) within the WSU Extension Youth and Families Program Unit. The Unit is seeking a dynamic, inspired, and highly qualified professional to provide leadership, vision, educational programming, planning, development, implementation, reporting, and direction for the Chelan, Douglas, and Grant Counties 4-H Youth Development Program in collaboration with staff, volunteers, youth, partners, and the community. This position will provide multi-cultural Extension programs. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with diverse populations and who are bilingual in English/Spanish.

Qualifications

Required:

Earned Master’s degree in youth development, social sciences, human development, family and consumer sciences, volunteer development, guidance and counseling, leadership development, education, or an appropriate field of study at the time of application. Two years of demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers, adults, and youth, in the development, delivery, and management of youth programs. Ability to communicate ideas effectively through written, verbal, and technology when relating to a variety of audiences. Competency in using electronic outreach methods and equipment for extension and daily work activities.

Preferred:

Ph.D. in youth development, social sciences, human development, family and consumer sciences, volunteer development, guidance and counseling, leadership development, education, or an appropriate field of study at the time of application. Demonstrated ability in volunteer development i.e., recruitment, education, recognition, conflict management, and retention. 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 outreach. Demonstrated record of achievement in scholarship that disseminates innovative approaches and methods in measurable program impacts and outcomes. Demonstrated record of extramural fund development, including the ability to write successful grant proposals and manage grant awards. 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. Experience with non-formal education delivery methods, including youth and adult learning theory, experiential education, and needs assessments. Experience working with diverse populations. Bilingual in Spanish/English.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Location

Washington State University
400 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
United States

How to Apply

Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. For the complete Notice of Vacancy and to apply, visit https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/42300 

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.

Please contact Margaret Viebrock, Search Committee Chair, at (509) 745-8531, [email protected] for questions about this position. EEO/AA/ADA.

Application Deadline
Feb. 1, 2019; open until filled.