<p>Work Hours: Up to 14 hours/week</p><p>Application Deadline: December 10, 2017; position will remain open until filled</p><p>Description of Position and Responsibilities<br />The position will focus on developing 4-H STEM Clubs in rural communities, with an emphasis on reaching culturally diverse youth, as well as recruiting adult volunteers who will provide leadership to the club in the future. The 4-H clubs must follow the MN 4-H Club guidelines. The individual will initially work with Educators with the STEM function and Volunteer Systems function to receive training and then implement the programming.<br /><br />Specific responsibilities include:<br />*Identification and procurement of appropriate locations to host STEM Clubs<br />*Lead initial STEM Club programs<br />*Recruitment of volunteers and club members for STEM Clubs<br />*Establish a welcoming and safe group setting for club program site<br />*Work collaboratively with Extension Educators, Program Coordinators, and Community Partners to develop programming<br />*Enroll youth and adult volunteers and responsibly maintain program, attendance, evaluation, and activity documentation<br />*Participate in training appropriate to the role<br />*Maintain consistent, proactive communication with Extension colleagues</p>
<p>Education:<br />Two years higher education completed in the area of education, youth development, science, or other related fields.<br /><br />Required Qualifications:<br />*One year experience working/volunteering with culturally diverse youth<br />*Success in working with youth development programs<br />*Ability to work with and support youth and adults from a diverse range of experiences, cultures, and backgrounds<br />*Ability to initiate and complete programs and projects as outlined<br />*Ability to work independently<br />*Flexibility and dependability<br />*Willingness to learn new skills and ability to give and receive feedback<br />*Computer skills<br />*Skills in verbal and written communication and strong organizational skills<br />*Must have access to own vehicle and a valid driver’s license</p>
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