Dakota County 4-H Youth Teaching Youth Program Coordinator
University of Minnesota - Minnesota

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Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required. Must have experience in a direct youth development organization (as a member, volunteer, leader, paid staff member, or some combination). Must have access to reliable transportation for job-related travel. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. Computer experience with word processing, e-mail and internet browsers.

Preferred qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in education, sociology, youth development, psychology or related field. College course work in education, youth development, psychology or a related area. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Program development, teaching and evaluation skills. Experience working with volunteers. Experience coordinating events and educational activities. Experience preparing material for newsletters. Basic understanding of youth development principles.

**Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.


1. Coordinate and manage the county's Youth Teaching Youth Program--60% Time

a. Contact elementary and middle schools to schedule classroom presentations and develop plans for program implementation and transportation

b. Coordinate high school teen teacher recruitment, training, and supervision for program delivery

c. Enhance, develop, and evaluate curriculum for programs on substance use and abuse, violence prevention, conflict resolution, and other subject matters identified by community needs

d. Utilize research-based information from the University of Minnesota to keep curriculum current and accurate

e. Maintain contact with teen teachers through social media, newsletters, evaluations and additional leadership opportunities

f. Serve as the community contact in demonstrating the value of the program and encouraging financial support and/or school partnerships

g. Manage the finances and accountability of Youth Teaching Youth program funds

h. Provide direction to the part-time staff that support the program with administrative tasks, driving, curriculum design and/or training

2. Coordinate and manage the county's 4-H Adventure Programs--30% Time

a. Plan, coordinate, and execute out of school programs in cooperation with school districts, community education partners, and other youth serving agencies

b. Design, develop, and adapt 4-H Adventure Programs for local needs

c. Coordinate and market 4-H and Extension programs, curricula, and opportunities to school districts and youth development organizations

d. Assist with coordinating and managing the 4-H Program at county fair, and/or other annual show cases

e. Engage Youth Teaching Youth Teen Teachers in the 4-H Program through the county fair and youth leadership activities

f. Implement 4-H policies

3. Ensure effective local 4-H youth development program communications and revenue generation--10% Time

a. Promote and market the Youth Teaching Youth and 4-H Youth Development experiences

b. Welcome youth development stakeholder's ideas, assistance, support and attendance at 4-H and Youth Teaching Youth programs

c. Write, edit, and solicit materials for newsletters, mailings, social, electronic and print media

d. Generate revenue where appropriate through youth development partnerships and grant writing

Program/Unit Description

University Job Classification:
Community Program Specialist, University job code 8315, civil service appointment, non-exempt status. Due to less than 100% time status of this position it will earn overtime if working more than 40 hours a week.

University of Minnesota benefits package applies if positions are 75%-time or more, and 3-month or longer appointment.

Positions between 50% - 74% with 3 months or more in length have the ability to purchase benefits at full cost.

The County 4-H Youth Teaching Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and managing the organization and functioning of the full range of the 4-H Youth Teaching Youth (cross-age teaching) Program in Dakota County. This person is supervised by the Extension Educator for Regional 4-H Programs who has oversight for three counties and who works at the Farmington Regional Extension Office.

Application Instructions

To apply, complete the online application and provide a detailed work history.

You may also attach a resume, cover letter and list of references, but are not required.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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