Open Rank Extension Educator - Statewide 4-H Youth Development Coordinator | University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Military Veterans

at HERC - Central Midwest

Lincoln, Nebraska

Requisition Number: F_210137 Department: 4-H Youth Development-0940 Description of Work: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : The Positive Youth Development – 4-H Extension Educator will contribute to the integrated (extension, research, and teaching) land-grant mission of the home unit and the IANR as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America's largest youth development organization, empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime. Nebraska Extension is an organization that values excellence and as a member of the Nebraska Extension team you will create and deliver world-class learning experiences focused on critical issues that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives.  Nebraska Extension Educators are committed to engaging with community partners, organizations, and all audiences, as well as individuals in ways that reflect an understanding and value for individual differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, abilities, gender, sexual orientation, religion).  Nebraska Extension strives to ensure that innovative programming, translational research, and learning opportunities promote equity and inclusion. This is a full-time, year-round, non-tenured position. This is a statewide position with specific responsibilities for counties in assigned zones.  The primary focus is to provide innovative leadership and enhance the overall effectiveness of 4-H Positive Youth Development programming through development and deployment of highly relevant/high impact Extension programs, coaching of Nebraska 4-H staff, resource acquisition, and volunteer development. The 4-H Coordinator reports to the State 4-H Program Administrator in a consultative work environment designed to advance the effectiveness and success of Nebraska Extension. The person functions with broad organizational direction provided by the 4-H Program Administrator with wide discretion in the implementation of programs and practices. In this position the coordinator will:  1.  Lead, coordinate, and provide oversight for the 4-H Youth Development programing provided by Nebraska Extension faculty, staff, and volunteers. 2.  Build organizational capacity by engaging in a collaborative-learning environment with young people, volunteers, and local leaders to apply research-based information through positive youth development programming. 3.  Coach and mentor 4-H Educators, Assistants, support staff and volunteers providing timely and strategic professional development opportunities.   4.  Serve as the collaborating supervisor for 4-H Educators within the specified Engagement Zones in concert with appropriate Engagement Zone Coordinators to achieve Excellence in Extension ( ) through coaching and performance management.  5.  Provide strategic direction for comprehensive educational Positive Youth Development within content areas including Science, Agricultural Literacy, Healthy Lifestyles, Leadership/Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Career Development. 6.  Partner with other entities involved in this work to develop statewide excellence and reach. 7.  Use entrepreneurial practices to secure grants, program fees and partnerships to leverage the extension educational program's resource base and reach, especially to those who are underserved. 8.  Actively participate as a team member of the 4-H Youth Development state staff and other appropriate teams. 9.  Assume statewide leadership responsibilities for 4-H Youth Development as assigned by the State 4-HProgram Administrator. 10.   Engage in educator and assistant position definition, search, orientation and professional development process to acquire and develop key talent to support our 4-H Youth Development focus. 11.  Engage in recruitment strategies for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level. Some travel is required. Must meet driver standards according to UNL policy and have a valid driver's license. Criminal history background check will be conducted. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See .  Minimum Required Qualifications: Master's degree required; one degree in Youth Development, Education, or closely related field. Master's degree must be completed by start date.  Minimum of three years of experience working in youth development program. Experience working with individuals, coworkers, partnering organizations, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.  Preferred Qualifications: Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.   Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming. Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.   Job Type: 12 Month (Faculty Only)

Lincoln, Nebraska

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