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Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development (ETE)(Phoenix, AZ)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development (ETE)(Phoenix, AZ)
Department Maricopa County Office (1537)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The Program Coordinator is a support staff member who provides support for the implementation of University of Arizona Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development programs initiated and directed by 4-H Youth Development Agents. The Program Coordinator will work with organized groups and individual volunteers in program development, implementation and evaluation.

The Program Coordinator is administratively and programmatically responsible to the 4-H Youth Development Agents. This position is contingent upon the availability of funds appropriated annually. This position is located in Phoenix.

4-H gives youth that extra edge for life success by offering numerous opportunities to develop leadership, responsibility, citizenship and other life skills. 4-H helps develop competent, caring and actively engaged citizens who strengthen Arizona communities. Through our research-based curriculum and university ties, 4-H opens a world of possibilities to youth and their parents who want to explore their interests.

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 retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Monitor and supervise the activities of Maricopa County 4-H committees, clubs, members, and volunteers.
  • Recruit members utilizing appropriate promotional or marketing methods.
  • Work with volunteers and staff to organize and carry out activities to accomplish the mission and goals of University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County 4-H.
  • Work under the guidance of and in cooperation with the 4-H Youth Development Agents and 4-H Secretarial Staff to provide support and leadership to the 4-H program.
  • Take responsibility for managing various 4-H program functions as specified by the 4-H Youth Development Agents.
  • Identify roles and publicize opportunities for volunteers.
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, screening, orienting, and placing 4-H volunteers.
  • Prepare program promotion, which may include coordinating the 4-H electronic newsletter.
  • Organize and prepare periodic reports, financial statements and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for program management.
  • Organize new 4-H clubs.
  • Maintain contact with 4-H leaders and members, and address their concerns as needed.
  • Assist in carrying out 4-H program priorities identified by councils/committees and 4-H Youth Development Staff.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods of 4-H program management and provides input for individual program evaluation.
  • Comply with University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines.
  • Act as liaison with faculty, staff, 4-H members and leaders, and cooperating community agencies/organizations in facilitating program objectives, promoting communication, and sharing of information.
  • Maintain professional competence through participation in professional development activities and the application of knowledge and skills on the job.
  • Maintain high ethical and professional standards and be committed to Cooperative Extension and The University of Arizona and its agents.
  • Promote good communication, teamwork, and working relations among Extension faculty, staff, and the total University public. Uses initiative to discover ways to build public understanding and support for Extension and University programs.
  • Drive within Arizona in order to perform duties and responsibilities (e.g., to attend fairs, campus trainings, etc.).
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the 4-H Youth Development Agents.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy & have access to reliable transportation with proper registration and vehicle insurance.
  • Demonstrated:
    • Knowledge of organizational practices.
    • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
    • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
    • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suites.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years of administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in working with teens and middle school youth.
  • Experience in working with people of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Experience in planning, arranging, and coordinating events.
  • Experience in organizing groups.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $35,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24129
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 10/30/2017
Position End Date (if temporary) 10/18/2019
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Mary Conner
mconner@email.arizona.edu
602-827-8225

Open Date 10/13/2017
Review Start Date 10/18/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years of administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents