Extension Professional II (Casa Grande, AZ) (Extended Temporary)
Posting Number: req9979
Department: Pinal County Office
Location: County Extensions and Farms
Address: Casa Grande, AZ USA
This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.
This position serves Pinal County providing programming for the 4-H Youth Development program and is based in Casa Grande, AZ. The position is full-time (1.0 FTE) and is a temporary position. The Extension Professional II works across the entire county and in collaboration with 4-H volunteers to identify, create, and implement opportunities for 4-H members, adult volunteers, and other youth in the county. Programs will emphasize personal growth, leadership development, and skill development for youth and adult volunteers through non-formal educational opportunities. The goal is to help youth develop the skills and attitudes needed to become productive and engaged citizens. This position will work with conventional 4-H clubs as well as innovative and special-interest youth programs. Responsible for volunteer and club recruitment and development efforts, as well as training and support.
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
- Promote and strengthen 4-H youth development through 4-H clubs, after school programs, special interest programs, and/or school enrichment.
- Coordinate and lead the county-wide 4-H program including work with various committees, coordinating logistics, scheduling and communications with volunteers and 4-H families.
- Recruit and train new 4-H volunteers to enable them to achieve youth development outcomes and establish new 4-H clubs across the county to ensure youth county-wide can enroll and participate in the 4-H program close to home.
- Effectively communicate with current and potential clientele (youth and volunteers) through the development of promotion and marketing methods (using various in-person, print media, and technology options); interact with and maintain liaison role with internal and external program stakeholders to facilitate achievement of program goals and objectives.
- Prepare periodic reports, financial statements, and records on program activities; and work with 4-H clubs to ensure timely submission of their annual financials and reports; make related financial decisions while ensuring proper, effective, and efficient use of program resources; seek external funding for program initiatives.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the 4-H program, as well as principles and concepts of youth development.
- Knowledge of organizational development and volunteer management.
- Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
- Knowledge of non-formal education, marketing, and communications applications.
- Skills in budgeting, accounting, and budget forecasting as well as fund raising and grant writing.
- Ability to work well and communicate effectively with adults and youth from diverse backgrounds.
- Bachelor's Degree in youth development or related field.
- Three years of applicable professional experience in youth development.
- Teaching and volunteer management experience, formal or informal.
- Experience managing volunteer program.
- Must possess a valid driver's license upon employment and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
- Provide own transportation, when necessary and be able to travel statewide and perform activities associated with conducting programs.
- Experience in communicating in Spanish and English to work with Spanish-speaking clientele
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Agriculture and Extension
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $52,613
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Career Stream and Level
Agriculture & Extension
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Expected End Date: 6/26/2024
Contact Information for Candidates
Cathy L. Martinez
County Extension Director
520 836-5221, 208
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
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