Bachelor's degree and 3 years of related experience.
A degree in Youth/Child Development, Education, Public Administration, Community Development, Public Service and Administration, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, or related fields.Â Additional years of related experience. Experience with youth outreach. Experience building relationships with multiple stakeholder groups (i.e. coworkers, community organizations, families, youth and volunteers).Â Experience creating inclusive environments and programs for youth from diverse populations.Â Experience with developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative positive youth development programming. Experience with networking and building community connections. Experience with staff and volunteer supervision. Experience with volunteer development. Multi-lingual language skills.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking candidates for a Field Specialist I or II. The Field Specialist will provide direction for the 4-H Youth Development program for the Southwest Field Team in either Region 13 (Crawford, Harrison, Shelby and Audubon Counties) or Region 23 (Adams, Union, Taylor and Ringgold counties) through working to build the skills of adults (county staff, volunteers, and partners) to successfully create, implement, and evaluate youth programs that help meet the 4-H mission of: Â âEmpowering youth to reach their full potential through youth-adult partnerships and research based experiences.â Â To meet this mission the 4-H Youth Development Field Specialist will work with county and state staff to develop and carry out innovative youth programs, to identify, recruit, and retain youth from new and diverse as well as traditional audiences, to create an environment of inclusion and a sense of belonging for youth from underrepresented groups, to identify and form new community partnerships to recruit and train volunteers, and serve as a liaison between county and state 4-H programs.
Office location is negotiable depending on field served by successful candidate.Â
The University is in the process of implementing a new classification and compensation structure. The impending change is expected to be completed by Fall 2020. Any P&S employee hired through this posting may be assigned a new title and associated pay grade upon the employment start date (and after the initial offer), commensurate with qualifications required for the position. The duties and responsibilities of the posted position, in addition to compensation offered, will not be affected by this process.
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
June 30, 2021
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
Pay Rate Type:
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Original Posting Date:
May 13, 2020
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
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