Advertised Employing Department: 4-H Youth Development
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of 4-H Youth Development with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Field Specialist III – Field Team East.
The 4-H Youth Development Field Specialist will provide leadership and develop the capacity of youth, volunteers, and professionals to plan, implement, and evaluate a series of progressive educational programs and learning experiences that work toward achieving the outcomes of effective leadership, productive citizenship, outstanding communication, and successful learning. These outcomes are reached through the Iowa 4-H program priorities of healthy living, STEM, citizenship and leadership, and communication and the arts.
- Strategic Plan Support, 4-H Program Priority Support, Program Leadership and Program Evaluation - Volunteer Growth and Support - Staff Support and Training
The Field Specialist III will create and deliver comprehensive and complex programming to support long-term change, conduct and analyze needs assessment activities, identify and implement innovative ways to meet clients' needs, initiates interdisciplinary programming drawing from a research base, and provide leadership/supervision and subject-matter expertise at the local, area and state level. This position provides leadership for area and state projects and may be involved in multi-state and/or national partnerships. The Field Specialist III establishes, organizes, and facilitates networks and coalitions at the local, area, and state levels to build community capacity by bringing added value to clients of ISU Extension and Outreach.
The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals and groups. The candidate will also have the ability to establish partnerships with community leaders. Cooperates with and informs Regional Directors, County Extension Councils, County Extension Staff, Field Specialists, and State Program Leader of their projects and has a positive working relationship with staff and clients in assigned geographic and subject matter areas. Strong organizational skills are also a necessity as this position will be expected to work on multiple projects.
Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree and 5 years of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master's degree in Youth/Child Development, Education, Public Administration, Community Development, Public Service and Administration, Sociology, Psychology or related field.
Additional years of experience.
Experience with youth outreach.
Experience with recruiting and serving youth, families, and volunteers from diverse backgrounds.
Experience with developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative positive youth development programming.
Experience with networking and fund development.
Experience with staff and volunteer supervision.
Experience with volunteer development.
Multi-lingual language skills.
This position is part of the Field Team East and will serve Eastern Iowa in Muscatine and Scott Counties with a base office location to be negotiable within the counties served.
This position requires the ability to travel in order to carry out the duties of this position, and candidates must have access to reliable transportation.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.