Open Rank Extension Educator - 4-H Volunteer and Professional Development #F_210053

University of Nebraska - Lincoln   Lincoln, NE   Full-time     Education
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Posted on May 2, 2021

Open Rank Extension Educator - 4-H Volunteer and Professional Development
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Do you have the drive to help us make a positive difference in young people's lives? Do you have the drive to help us create engaging learning opportunities for adult volunteers and staff that work with youth? Nebraska 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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 those staff and volunteers working with volunteers to reach their fullest potential.

We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time faculty position located in Lincoln, Nebraska and serving statewide. The primary focus of this position is to provide innovative leadership for volunteer recruitment and the professional development of 4-H volunteers, faculty, and staff. This position will work closely with the statewide 4-H team, in a consultative work environment designed to advance the effectiveness and success of Nebraska Extension. We want individuals who are self-directed and able to work in a flexible environment. Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Extension are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.

Required Qualifications:
• Master's degree required; one degree in youth development, professional development, human resource development, education, or closely related field. Master's degree must be completed by start date.
• Excellent teaching skills and the ability to empower others to be successful.
• Documented experience in volunteer development and the professional development of staff.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
• Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
• Two years of experience in community-based youth development program leadership and management.
• Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.

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.