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County Youth Coordinator

Monticello, IA

Job Information:

Extension and Outreach Jones County             
JOB DESCRIPTION – County Youth Coordinator rev. 1/2018

Iowa 4-H and the County Youth Coordinator will focus on Positive Youth Development (PYD). Staff will work with youth, volunteers, and professionals to plan, implement, and evaluate a progressive series of educational programs and experiences that work toward multiple life skill outcomes (productive citizens, outstanding communicators, effective leaders, and successful learners). This position should empower youth to reach their full potential through Youth-Adult Partnerships and research-based experiences.


  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to advance the Iowa 4-H mission
  • and vision.
  • Develop and implement a year-round county recruitment and retention strategy
  • for diverse community and corporate volunteers.
  • Develop and implement a year-round county recruitment and retention strategy to
  • bring diverse youth from entry-point activities into long-term involvement in 4-H.
  • Assure compliance with risk management policies, including required training and
  • background checks of volunteers.
  • Establish and maintain 4-H governance committees.
  • Promote 4-H state and county programs, events, and activities, working with local
  • partners and media.
  • Communicate effectively and build relationships with the County Extension
  • Council, youth, families, volunteers, other extension staff and community partners.
  • Represent Iowa State University, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach,
  • and Iowa 4-H professionally and positively.
  • Collect, analyze, and share county data to ensure program effectiveness.
  • Implement programs in accordance with state and federal guidelines and policies,
  • and share with volunteers and community partners.
  • Administer evaluations and share impacts with County Extension Council and
  • partners.
  • Work with County Director to ensure adequate financial resources are
  • secured.


  • Preferred two-year post-secondary degree.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with youth a must. Experience working with K – 12th grade youth preferred. 4-H experience valuable.
  • Knowledge in recruitment, fundraising, volunteer management, and marketing preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, communication (written and verbal) and networking skills a must
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated interest in youth and volunteer leadership; ability to work with a team.
  • Capable of delegating tasks and coordinating volunteer efforts; conflict management skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds.
  • Employment contingent on successful screening in Child Protection Safety Program (Criminal Background Check).
This is a full-time hourly position – wage rate based on experience and education.  The position is located at Jones County Extension Office Monticello, Iowa; and reports to the County Director.  Programming may take place outside the office; therefore, travel will be required to reach youth and families. Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation is required of the successful candidate. Ability to pass a criminal background-screening test, as required for 4-H staff is also required of the position. Based on a 40-hour workweek, hours involve days, evenings, weekends, and/or overnights. Hours will vary according to the events planned. Professional development is expected.
Resume and Cover Letters submitted by Friday 2/23/2018 electronically to
County Director Jennifer Fischer

Application Instructions:

Resume and Cover Letters explaining your experience and how you meet the job requirements must be submitted by Friday 2/23/2018 electronically to County Director Jennifer Fischer

Applying for:

County Youth Coordinator

Iowa State Extension & Outreach - Jones County

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Posted 01/30/18

Job ID: 63180