The 4-H Program Educator is an integral part of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and works alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and communities. Extension serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts.
This position is a part of the Division of Extension Positive Youth Development Institute, with a focus within the Wisconsin 4-H Extension Program. The Institute supports programs that contribute to the development of children, youth, and emerging adults who are healthy and productive, and who make a positive contribution to their communities.
The 4-H Program Educator leads and manages the full range of the 4-H program including clubs, after school programs, educational experiences, and camps. Program Educators also design, deliver, and evaluate research-based educational programming and services aligned with the position's programmatic focus.
Initial programming focus will include:
1. Recruiting, training, developing, and managing volunteers focused on helping youth develop life skills that promote ongoing community involvement and strengthen youth leadership development;
2. Expanding 4-H membership and volunteer opportunities to underserved youth and adults;
3. Coordinating the process for youth and adult volunteer enrollment including oversight of 4-H Clubs, 4-H Groups, 4-H Leaders Associations and committees;
4. Strengthening the 4-H program by providing leadership for marketing, communications, member recruitment and member retention;
5. Cultivating collaborative efforts and partnerships with other organizations to expand 4-H programming opportunities.
The ideal candidate is adept at building and maintaining trust-based relationships, engaging stakeholders and applying an equity lens towards transforming lives and communities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.
List of Duties
|Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
|Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelors degree required, Masters degree preferred.
|Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
1. Educational background relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position;
2. At least 2 years of relevant field and work experience such as educational programming with youth and families;
3. Experience recruiting, guiding and/or supervising volunteers and/or staff;
4. Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology;
5. 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;
6. Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills;
7. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments; and
8. Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work.
1. Master's degree in a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position;
2. Experience with volunteer management including recruitment and development;
3. Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes;
4. Demonstrated experience with board/committee leadership or development;
5. Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings;
6. Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments;
7. Experience with project management including ability to apply relevant policies and procedures;
1. The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Area Extension Director (Area 12) for supervision, compensation and benefits and performance reviews
2. This position's primary programming focus is in Manitowoc County; however, some programming will also be conducted over a broader geographical area.
3. Office will initially be located in Manitowoc, WI. Office location and programming coverage is contingent on county funding support and location may be reassigned to align with county and Extension programming priorities.
4. Expectation to make arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions;
5. Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet programming needs
6. Must be able to carry educational equipment, up to 25 lbs.
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
Full Time: 100%
|Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
|Instructions to Applicants:
To begin the application process, click the Apply Now button.
You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.
As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.
We are committed to reducing bias in the recruitment process and utilize a redacted application process, which is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from application materials, before the screening of applicants begins. This may include, but is not limited to, name, gender, age, education, address, dates (such as graduation dates), photos, references, links to personal webpages, supervisor names, and/or citizenship.
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