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University of Missouri-Columbia
MU Extension and Engagement
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Posted: 02/3/2020
Extension Missouri Afterschool Regional Educator - South Central Missouri
Salary: $40,000 - $40,000 annually

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Job ID: 32912

The University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement’s distinct land-grant mission is to improve lives, communities and economies by producing relevant, reliable and responsive educational strategies throughout Missouri. Our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff collaborate with researchers and community leaders to develop and deliver programs that address needs of Missourians including: educational attainment; environmental concerns; community, economic, business and workforce development; global food systems; and health systems. For more information about MU Extension and Engagement, please visit

MU Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development provides leadership and expertise with developing communities of young people across Missouri who are learning citizenship, leadership, and life skills. 4-H is publically supported by county, state, and federal partners, as well as private resources to enrich the learning experiences of both youth and adults. For more information about 4-H, visit

The Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN), housed in the 4-H Center for Youth Development, is seeking a dedicated professional to work as an Afterschool Regional Educator (ARE) for the Missouri Afterschool Resource Center (MOARC) to provide technical assistance and training for public and private afterschool programs in the southern central part of the state (e.g., Pulaski, Phelps, Laclede, Miller, etc.) A considerable amount of in-state travel is a requirement to successfully complete the work of this position.


The position of Afterschool Regional Educator will be responsible for assisting 21st Century and School Age Community grantees in meeting the grant guidelines as administered by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Additionally, AREs support programs in the development and implementation of best practice goals and provide a variety of trainings to grantees and non-grantees at conferences and local training events.

Afterschool Regional Educators will be required to work productively with a minimum of supervision in unstructured settings. Expectations include the ability to analyze a situation and help administrators to focus improvement efforts. Routine case notes are submitted to document progress toward goals. Provide support, training, and technical assistance to afterschool programs as a team member assigned to a geographic area of the state. Assist in the compilation and development of resource materials or publications required by MASN.

Attend and present (when appropriate) at local, regional, state, and national meetings or conferences.

Conduct all activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Acts, Title IX, Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act and local, state and region affirmative action plans.

As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities may be expected in order to support the mission and purpose of MU Extension.


Effective and innovative teaching strategies that engage others. Must be able to integrate new and emerging technology into teaching strategies.

Effective listening, written and oral communication skills including public speaking and presentation abilities.

Organizational skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities and collaborative leadership experiences.

Flexibility, resiliency, and the ability to operate with minimal guidance.

Positive outlook, high personal standard of excellence, and passion for the vision, mission and values of MU Extension.


The University of Missouri, also known as Mizzou and MU, is the Flagship University of the four-campus University of Missouri system. It is the state’s land-grant university and one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States. MU’s broad undergraduate programs and its’ graduate, professional and research programs attract annual enrollment of more than 30,000 students. MU is centrally located in Columbia, MO, which is consistently ranked as one of America’s most livable cities. MU Extension and Engagement programs are located on all four campuses and in 114 counties and St. Louis city.


A bachelor’s degree, with coursework or experience in child or youth development.

Ability to travel and work flexible hours is required.


Experience in 4-H youth, afterschool programming or other comparable community-based youth programs.

Application Materials

Complete the brief online application and be prepared to upload:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Copies of all academic transcripts, and
  • a list of 3-5 references

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Salary: $40,000.00 /year