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Department: UW Extension

College of Agriculture

Assistant University Extension Educator, non-extended term track, 4-H Youth Development.
Hot Springs, Thermopolis, WY. Position #4188. To assure full consideration, all application materials must be received by September 2, 2016. Screening will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Level &; Salary
Assistant University Extension Educator, non-extended term track. Subject to annual reappointment and contingent upon availability of funds. Actual salary commensurate with education and experience.

Location Description
Hot Springs County is located in northwest Wyoming in the southwest corner of the Bighorn Basin. Much of the county is mountainous, with the Owl Creek Mountains on the south and the Absaroka Range on the west. The northeastern part of the county opens into the Bighorn Basin. The Wind River, which enters rugged Wind River Canon under its own name, becomes the Bighorn River when it emerges into the basin. The county's population is approximately 4,800 which makes it one of the least populated counties in the state. The county has predominantly dryland range livestock operations with a smaller irrigated base. Thermopolis serves as the county seat and is known as the gateway to Yellowstone country.

Nature &; Purpose
This position provides educational programs in the area of 4-H Youth Development in Hot Springs County; provides leadership for traditional and non-traditional 4-H and youth programs; participates in the State 4-H Youth Development Initiative Team and Northwest (Park, Big Horn, Fremont, Washakie, and Hot Springs Counties) Area Team; and supports general Extension functions in Park County. Park County has 381 4-H members and 74 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 Park 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.
*The ability to participate in physically active educational experiences.

Minimum Qualifications (Required)
* 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.

Preferred Qualifications
*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.
*Demonstrated teamwork.
*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 and Youth Development- 100%


Application Materials Required:

* Detailed letter of intent specifically addressing your qualifications relative to the responsibilities of the position and the ability to participate in some overnight travel, evening, and weekend work.
*Completed University of Wyoming employment application found at
*Current resume or curriculum vitae.
*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. (We recognize that letters of reference may not be received by the deadline and are out of the applicant's control, but will be forth coming.)

Contact for application information/send completed information packet to:
Ann Roberson, Administrative Associate
University of Wyoming Extension
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. #3354
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307)766-3566
Fax: (307)766-3998

For specific position information, contact:
Kelly Crane, Associate Director
University of Wyoming Extension
Phone: (307)766-5124
Fax: (307)766-3998

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