4-H PROGRAM EDUCATOR -UW

Date Posted:

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Department:

EXTENSION/POSITIVE YOUTH INSTITUTE DIRECTOR

Compensation:

$56,732

Hours:

70% - 100% FTE

Deadline:

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Position Objectives:

The 4-H Program Educator is a part of the Division of Extension Wisconsin 4-H Program, which is housed within the Positive Youth Development (PYD) Institute. The PYD Institute provides works to catalyze positive change to engage Wisconsin youth in opportunities they need to learn, lead, grow, and thrive. The Wisconsin 4-H Program contributes to this work through the purposeful engagement of over 24,000 youth members and 8,000 adult volunteer leaders in 4-H clubs and groups throughout the state and tribal nations. The Wisconsin 4-H program is a youth-driven, volunteer-supported organization committed to expanding access to all and empowering youth to thrive. More information about Wisconsin 4-H can be found at https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/ 

The 4-H Program Educator provides overall leadership and direction for a county-based 4-H program. This position includes three primary roles: 1) Program Administration, 2) Volunteer Management, 3) Education and Youth Advocacy.
Program Administration
- Provides leadership to the county 4-H program focused on expanding 4-H membership and ensuring quality membership experiences.
- Responsible for assuring that all programs bearing the 4-H name and emblem are consistent with the purpose, vision, and values of the Wisconsin 4-H program including chartered 4-H clubs and groups.
- Cultivates partnerships with other organizations to expand 4-H programming opportunities.
- Supervises staff and volunteers that deliver 4-H programming.
Volunteer Management
- Establishes and maintains a comprehensive 4-H volunteer development and management system that includes: identification, selection, orientation and training, utilization, recognition, and evaluation.
- Provides ongoing coaching and support to volunteers in delivery of 4-H programs.
- Ensures compliance with Wisconsin 4-H, UW-Madison Division of Extension, and USDA policies and procedures.
Education and Youth Advocacy
- Utilizes a variety of delivery methods to provide resources and teach content in youth development, organization development, and volunteer development.
- Serves as the connection to the educational resources of Wisconsin 4-H, UW-Madison Division of Extension, and the USDA.
- Supports youth engagement and leadership in 4-H clubs, groups, programs, projects and activities.
- Facilitates the positive development of young people through 4-H programs, projects and activities.

Because of the unique circumstances in Pepin County, we expect the person hired in this position to take on a secondary affiliation in Community Youth Development. In addition to education and youth advocacy, we also expect the educator in this position to build community capacity to address youth issues. This will be accomplished through partnerships and collaboration with a wide scope of stakeholders including youth, agencies, and a variety of partner organizations.

The Division of Extension has a deep and profound commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements to eliminate disparities and expanding access for all. As Extension, we acknowledge the need for strategic and coordinated actions that help us form a more equitable, anti-racist, non- biased, and inclusive organization. (https://blogs.extension.wisc.edu/oaic/call-to-action/). As such, all Extension employees are expected to foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Delivers and assists with planning outreach program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences. May assist with tracking and managing the outreach program budget.
  • 15% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
  • 10% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
  • 30% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
  • 10% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
  • 5% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 5% May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
  • 10% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
  • 5% Communicate plans, activities, and achievements to Area Extension Director, Program Managers, partners, and relevant stakeholders
  • 10% Identifies, maintains, and educates youth-supporting community organizations.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:

Required
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred
Master's Degree in a field relevant to the responsibilities of the position

Qualifications:

Required:
- Demonstrated experience in programming and/or service delivery related to youth development;
- Demonstrated experience managing and/or supervising volunteers and/or staff;
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; and
- Ability to effectively work with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.

Desirable Training and Experience:

Preferred:
- Two years of experience leading, managing and/or evaluating educational programs;
- Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts;
- Ability to apply relevant policies, procedures and regulations including reporting requirements and risk and data management; and
- Ability to work cooperatively with other agencies, community-based services, or organizations to address educational needs.
- Understanding of and experience working with Native Nations communities.

Benefits:

Minimum $56,732 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/)

Salary will be prorated based on FTE (appointment percentage).

Please note that some benefits such as paid time off will be prorated by appointment percentage.

 

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

More Information:

We are eager to learn more about how your experience and passion may align with this position. Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background.

Your cover letter should communicate your interest in the position and how your skillset aligns with the role. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.

Contact:

Pat Malone
patricia.malone@wisc.edu
715-530-0014
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.


Official Title:

Outreach Specialist(OE009)

Department(s):

A47-EXTENSION/YFH/YTH/4H/WI 4-H

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

298396-AS

 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment may require a criminal background check. It may also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.