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Volunteer Engagement Professional I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Volunteer Programs and Service Learning

Posting Number: req7241

Department: Gila County Office

Location: Outside of Tucson

Address: AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Gila County is seeking an exceptional individual to support the 4-H Youth Development program as a Program Coordinator primarily in the Globe-Miami and Payson area. As Program Coordinator, they will create opportunities for youth to engage in evidence-based learning in school or groups settings and encourage youth to participate in local 4-H clubs and events. The program coordinator will help build relationships with schools and community organizations, and lead interactive lessons in agriculture, health, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and civic engagement so youth can find their "spark" and discover new career possibilities.

The successful candidate must submit for a fingerprint background check due to the sensitivity of the position. In addition, the candidate must be in possession of a driver's license, able to travel year-round, providing own reliable transportation, when necessary (mileage reimbursed), and able to travel statewide and nationwide using a variety of modes of transportation.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • The primary responsibilities for the Program Coordinator will be in planning and organizing curriculum materials for 4-H youth development lessons throughout Gila County as well as leading hands-on, experiential learning activities for students (primary through high school age). Some travel is required with mileage reimbursement
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with local schools, youth-focused organizations, businesses, and government agencies. This includes coordinating with partners to provide interactive lessons, distributing curriculum kits, and assisting with 4-H membership enrollment and recruitment
  • Train volunteer mentors/educators in subject matter and methodology
  • Develop and schedule program work plan in accordance with specifications and funding limitations; oversees daily operations and coordinates activities of program; determines priorities
  • Recruit and maintain relationships with program participants and site partners to fulfill programmatic goals utilizing appropriate methods of marketing and relationship building
  • Assist with logistics for Exploring 4-H trainings including securing room, food and RSVPs
  • Create communications and promotional materials for distribution such as articles, social media, interviews, presentations, or flyers to publicize program activities in conjunction with Assistant Agent
  • Assist in preparation of reports for funders or outside agencies
  • Order materials and supplies for program implementation and administrative functions
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Education or Youth Development
  • Up to 1 year of relevant work experience required
  • Must have valid driver's license and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
  • Must be able to travel year-round, providing own reliable transportation, when necessary (mileage reimbursed), and able to travel statewide and nationwide using a variety of modes of transportation

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20

Job FTE: 0.50

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Agriculture and Extension

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $17.10

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Volunteer Engage

Job Function

University Advancement

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Renee Carstens


Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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