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Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development #F_190067

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Phelps And Gosper Counties, NE Full-time
Posted on August 25, 2019

Extension Educator 4-H Youth Development
(Phelps County)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Would you like to make a positive difference in young people's lives? Do you have the drive to help us create engaging learning opportunities for youth and adult volunteers? Can you be a strong regional expert and develop focused learning experiences that inspire young scientists and young people's understanding of agriculture along with other opportunities to help young people achieve their potential? The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is an organization that values individuals who excel, adapt easily, exhibit passion for helping others, and are excellent communicators. As a member of the UNL Extension team, you will collaborate with research and extension faculty who are leaders in their field. You will work with high performing teams to create and deliver world-class, innovative learning experiences that empower Nebraskans to improve their lives around critical issues.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Holdrege, Nebraska and serving south-central Nebraska. The focus of this position will be youth development with a special emphasis on using innovative strategies to engage youth in science, especially the science of agriculture and related career opportunities.

Required Qualifications:

o Master's degree required; one degree in youth development, agricultural or science education or closely related field. Master's degree must be completed by start date.
o Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.
o Demonstrated ability to communicate (i.e. publications, presentations, web, and social media).
o Experience and demonstrated ability in working with youth and youth organizations including understanding of positive youth development and youth program management.

Preferred Qualifications:

o Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
o Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
o Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
o Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
o Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
o Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.
o Demonstrated experience/training in the recruitment, training, mentoring and management of volunteers.
o Successful experience teaching science and ag education in a formal or informal setting.
o Experience teaching youth audience.
o Demonstrated ability to network with schools, agencies, businesses, and communities.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See