The 4-H 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.
Areas of initial programmatic focus include:
- Facilitating school-based, afterschool, and community-based 4-H programs that foster youth leadership, community service, and hands-on learning.
List of Duties
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|Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelors degree in a field relevant to the programmatic responsibilities of the position required, Masters degree is preferred.
|Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
1. At least two years of relevant field and work experience in programming and/or service delivery related to youth development
2. Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills;
3. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments;
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. Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work;
1. Experience with project management;
2. Experience with volunteer management including recruitment and development;
3. Demonstrated skill in interpreting, utilizing, and applying evidence-based information and research findings;
4. Demonstrated experience with board/committee leadership or development;
5. Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes; and
6. Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments.
1. The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Area Extension Director (Area #5) for supervision, compensation and benefits and performance reviews;
2. This positions primary programming focus is Wisconsin 4-H and will take place in Pierce County; however some programming will also be conducted over a broader geographical area;
3. 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.
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 $45,643 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
|Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. The Division of Extension will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Required application materials:
1. A letter of application that addresses how your education and experience meet all of the required qualifications for the position;
2. Professional resume that includes degree information;
3. Transcripts; and
4. Names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Kristen Bruder, Area Extension Director,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Cell: 715-204-5043
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. Please keep in mind, applicants need to articulate all required qualifications in their cover letter and/or resume. Applicants who have preferred qualifications should share those too in the cover letter and/or resume. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.
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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