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Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, Northwest Kansas
About This Role:
The Northwest Regional Extension Office and Department of 4-H Youth Development seeks a dynamic and innovative professional to provide leadership and programmatic direction for 4-H Youth Development in the Northwest region of Kansas. The successful candidate will also provide statewide leadership for the strategic priority related to developing and delivering education programs and workforce readiness initiatives related to agriculture, health, food systems and STEM-related careers. The Extension Specialist will be a leading resource to Extension professionals, strengthen external partnerships and seek additional funding for the purpose of building program capacity in areas of workforce readiness and career preparation. The Extension Specialist will have responsibility for program evaluation related to their program area and for communicating the impact of 4-H youth development and the contribution youth are making towards becoming prepared for the workplace.
The Extension Specialist will carry out the mission of the 4-H Youth Development Program and KSRE under the direction of the Northwest Kansas Regional Director and the State Program Leader of 4-H Youth Development. This position is located in Colby, KS.
The successful candidate will be expected to integrate responsibilities with departmental programs and activities and serve as a valuable and effective resource to Extension professionals. The faculty member will be expected to contribute to the broader mission of Research and Extension and integrate responsibilities, where appropriate, to address the grand challenges, including water, global food systems, health, vital communities and leadership for tomorrow.
For more information about the position please contact Amy Sollock, Search Committee Chair at email@example.com or 620-532-0751.
Why Join Us:
4-H is the largest youth development organization in the United States with more than 6 million youth from all ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds who live in rural, suburban, and urban communities. The mission of 4-H is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults in developing knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to become productive and contributing members of society. The Department of 4-H Youth Development, Kansas State University and in partnership with local K-State Research and Extension units across the state, involves more than 72,000 Kansas youth and 10,000 youth and adult volunteers in youth development & educational programs primarily related to science, agriculture, communications, healthy living, civic engagement and leadership. Families with children and youth participate in positive development experiences through long term and short term club experiences; in-school and after-school programming; camping experiences; and regional, state, national and international opportunities. 4-H relies on research-based programs that prepare young people to make a positive difference in their life, work and communities.
For more information about Kansas 4-H Youth Development please visit: https://www.kansas4-h.org/
For more information about K-State Research & Extension please visit: https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.
What You'll Need to Succeed:
How To Apply: Please visit: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/506969/extension-specialist-4h-youth-development
Submit the following documents:
Review of Applications begins:
Immediately. For best consideration, apply by May 10, 2019.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.