4-H Whatcom County Extension Coordinator for Youth Development Program
Washington State University Pullman
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Internal Number: 3145361
4-H Whatcom County Extension Coordinator for Youth Development Program
Title: 1132-YN - Extension Coordinator
Business Title: 4-H Whatcom County Extension Coordinator for Youth Development Program
Location: WHATCOM COUNTY EXTENSION
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
This position provides oversight and leadership, including volunteer management for the WSU 4-H Youth Development Extension Program of Whatcom County, which currently supervises over 125 adult volunteer club leaders that serve as many as 900 youth enrolled in more than 50 active clubs. This oversight includes the development and implementation of programs and activities that conform with the policies and procedures of WSU Extension, and specifically the 4-H Youth Development Program, under the direction of the Regional 4-H Specialist Faculty and the State 4-H Associate Director.
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant extension program discipline and two (2) years of related program experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; demonstrated work experience using these programs.
While using a private vehicle for official business, the successful candidate must have current automobile liability insurance (meeting the requirements described in RCW 46.30.020 and RCW 46.29.090) and possess a valid driver's license.
Ability to work flexible work hours that include frequent evenings and weekends.
Ability to work year around in a variety of outdoor weather conditions.
Competency in using electronic communication methods and equipment for extension education and daily work activities.
Must successfully pass a background check.
Experience in volunteer management (i.e. recruitment, placement, education and recognition) and volunteerism.
Knowledge of, and/or experience with, 4-H youth development programs. Experience and ability to work as a team member with staff and volunteers.
Strong demonstrated written skills requiring limited editing and supervision in preparing reports, evaluations, press releases, synthesis of a broad range of materials, and effective written conveyance of program information to the public and program participants.
Strong demonstrated verbal communication and listening skills: public speaking, effective conveyance of program information to the public, program participants, and decision-makers.
Experience working/collaborating with multiple public agencies, NGOs, and individuals in partnerships.
Experience in leadership, and the ability to work and think independently. Knowledge of, and/or experience with, program assessment and evaluation.
Familiarity with social media.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
$2,916.67 | Commensurate upon qualifications and experience
Temporary End Date:
This is a temporary position expected to end 1 year from the start date. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Close Date:
This position has been re-posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin immediately.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
2) Cover Letter
Time Type: Part time
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