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Washington State University
Extension Youth and Families Program Unit
Snohomis Conty
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Posted: 06/25/2018
WSU Extension Snohomish County 4-H Youth Development Associate Professor

Washington State University Extension Snohomish County 4-H Youth Development Associate Professor (full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position.  The WSU Extension Youth and Families Program Unit is seeking a dynamic, inspired, and highly qualified professional to provide leadership, vision, educational programming, planning, development, implementation, and direction of the Snohomish County 4-H Positive Youth Development program in collaboration with staff, volunteers, youth, partners, and the community.  

Required:  Earned Master’s degree in social sciences, human development, youth development, guidance and counseling, leadership development, volunteerism, education, or an appropriate field of study at the time of application.  Two years of experience working effectively with both adults and youth developing, delivering, and managing programs for youth. Documented experience in volunteer management i.e., recruitment, placement, education, recognition, conflict resolution, and retention. 

Preferred: Ph.D. in social sciences, human development, youth development, guidance and counseling, leadership development, volunteerism, education, or closely related discipline. Demonstrated record of achievement in scholarship that disseminates innovative approaches and methods in measurable program impacts. Demonstrated record of extramural fund development, including the ability to write successful grant proposals that broker resources for program needs, and managing grant awards. Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas effectively through written, verbal, and technology communication skills when relating to a variety of audiences, such as elected officials, staff, volunteers, media, and agency administrators/representatives. Demonstrated ability to use current computer technology and distance-bridging technologies to expand learning opportunities. Competency in using electronic outreach methods and equipment for extension and daily work activities. Experience in leadership; conflict resolution; group facilitation; and the development, delivery, and evaluation of youth development programs. Experience in budgeting, financial planning, personnel management, strategic planning and critical decision-making. Demonstrated ability in conducting applied research involving positive youth development or volunteerism. Proven experience with, and understanding of, 4-H delivery methods, including an understanding of youth and adult learning theory and experiential education. Demonstrated ability and flexibility in exercising both leadership and team membership roles. Demonstrated ability to conduct informal and formal program need/opportunity assessments. Language skills in non-English languages used in the counties (e.g., Spanish, Russian, etc.). Capacity and willingness to engage diverse constituents from varying socioeconomic and ethnic groups in education programs. Demonstrated cultural competency skills and a commitment to expanding and fostering diversity in program reach for positive youth development. Knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Land Grant University system; Extension philosophy and mission; and 4-H Positive Youth Development issues, and the latest applicable youth development research. Screening of applications will begin July 9, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. 

For the complete Notice of Vacancy and to apply, visit Applicants must include: 1) Cover letter describing how your experience meets the responsibilities and qualifications for the position;2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) A writing sample for a general audience not to exceed five pages on your vision and goals for youth development programming; 4) Scanned copy of college transcripts; and 5) Three professional letters of recommendation that address your qualifications relative to this position.  Please contact Daniel Teuteberg, Committee Chair, at 360.482.2934,  for questions about this position.  EEO/AA/ADA.