4-H Youth Program Advisor (Bon Homme County)

Tyndall - South Dakota (SD),

South Dakota State University

Job Description:

Working Title
4-H Youth Program Advisor (Bon Homme County)

Posting Number

SDSU-4-H Programs

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Would you like to make a difference in a young person’s life? Are you interested in being part of a system that helps parents and communities build leadership and character in their youth? If so, SDSU Extension is looking for YOU!

Serve as the Advisor to the 4-H program in Bon Homme County (Tyndall, SD) managing local 4-H operational elements identified as priorities in accordance with all policies and procedures administered by the SDSU Extension 4-H program. This position will also develop and deliver educational programs in the programming priority areas of leadership, science, agriculture, and health and wellness along with other topics identified through informal and formal needs assessments; establish working relationships and coalitions with other youth-serving groups to ensure maximum opportunities for youth; provide leadership for volunteer management, including identification, orientation, training and recognition, for both youth and adults, to ensure the capacity to offer programming is maintained and grown over time; maintain an effective and efficient communication network with the County Commission, other 4-H Youth Program Advisors, Extension Field Specialists, volunteers, partnering organizations, stakeholders, and the public; and support the land-grant University, SDSU Extension mission and vision, 4-H philosophy, policies, and procedures. Position does require some evening and weekend work and travel. Occasional overnight stays for statewide SDSU Extension 4-H events are required. This position is a 47% time position.

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education, or Child, Youth, or Human Development by start date. A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Sciences, or other related field accepted if applicant demonstrates coursework, professional and/or volunteer experiences in which the applicant planned, taught, and/or evaluated educational programs for youth audiences prior to beginning employment; must be able to use a personal computer for basic word processing and e-mail; ability to communicate well verbally and in writing is essential; must possess a valid driver’s license and personal auto or be able to obtain both within thirty days of beginning employment.

Demonstrated experiences in planning, teaching, and evaluating educational programs for youth audiences; demonstrated ability to manage local 4-H operational elements including event management, budget, and committee coordination; demonstrated ability to lead volunteer groups and committees and to work with other youth-serving groups/coalitions to maximize opportunities for youth; ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with diverse audiences; and a demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.

This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the

advertisement; resume; unofficial transcript; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment.

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

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Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications.

Duration of the Term
12 months

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Faculty Status

Scope of Search
External (includes Internal)

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This position requires
Travel, Overnight stays, Valid Drivers License

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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

SDSU is a land grant institution and the state’s largest institution of higher education. SDSU Extension has a network of professionals in specialist, field specialist and 4-H/Youth Program Advisor positions throughout the state in regional Extension centers and multiple county offices. This position is located in Tyndall, SD.

Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing [email protected] SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Diversity Statement

We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Contact Information

For questions on the position, contact Kathie Weight at (605) 688-4147 or [email protected]

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