University of Missouri (MU) Office of Extension and Engagement
4-H Center for Youth Development
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 http://extension.missouri.edu .
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 http://4h.missouri.edu/ .
This position will assist in the planning, management and support a specific 4-H Youth Development program in Independence and Kansas City area, reaching the Latino communities. This position will be implementing the project to integrate the U.S. Soccer Foundation's (USSF) Soccer for Success program with high-context 4-H experiences and with Juntos 4-H. The project will engage school age Latino/a youth and families in culturally relevant programming including a 24-week after-school soccer program under the guidance and supervision of the 4-H Youth Development Specialist. This position is part-time between 10-20 hours per week. Hours of weekly work depends on the implementation: increased hours during Soccer for Success multi-week program and lower hours during the times of continued engagement and monthly 4-H experiences with youth and families.
This position is responsible for serve as a Soccer for Success coach mentor to implement the Soccer for Success curriculum in participating schools and sites during the after school hours. 4-H program efforts to reach, plan, coordinate, and deliver quality youth development programming for youth that is bilingual (Spanish and English). Core components of the program include physical activity, mentorship, nutrition and family engagement. Develop partnerships with parents, schools, community members. Work as a team member with community partners and other 4-H staff and volunteers to a variety of researched focused, outcome based, educational, fun, hands-on learning experiences.
Advocate for positive youth development in the Jackson County community and MU Extension.
Participate in planning, marketing, implementing, and evaluating of 4-H youth development programs.
Assist in the recruitment, engagement and support of volunteers and coaches. Assist in the implementation of a total volunteer management system.
Assist in teaching youth development and selected subject matter.
Assist in the management of financial and in-kind resources.
Coordinate and/or conduct educational events, contests, and programs.
Report accomplishments and impacts to appropriate sources including supervisor, funders and stakeholders.
Assist with record keeping and report preparation of 4-H Youth Development Programs.
Participate in training and development opportunities including child abuse and neglect policies, CPR, technology and other skills appropriate for the position.
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.
LEADERSHIP RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Administrative supervision is received from a designated individual. No supervision is exercised.
CORE ATTRIBUTES FOR MU EXTENSION FACULTY AND STAFF
Exhibit a high personal standard of excellence, be an effective team player, and demonstrate inclusivity, civility and respect for all.
Engage stakeholders and learners, maintain positive interpersonal relationships, and exhibit effective written and oral communication skills.
Operate with minimal guidance, and be a self-directed learner who is flexible and adaptable to changing environments.
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.
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Salary: $12.04 - $13.57 hourly
University Title: Temporary Professional
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Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, 10-20 hours per week. Hours of weekly work depends on the implementation: increased hours during Soccer for Success multi-week program and lower hours during the times of continued engagement and monthly 4-H experiences with youth and families.
An Associates' Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience in youth development such as project based learning, coaching or mentoring from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
A minimum of 60 hours with six hours in one or more of the domains of the 4-H Professional Research and Knowledge (PRK) taxonomy for youth development is necessary. Domains are youth and adult development, learning strategies and education, organizational systems and resource management, community partnerships and volunteerism. Experience in-group work that involved direct care and interaction with children that could include coach and mentor responsibilities.
Ability and willingness to learn and implement hands-on and physically engaging learning related to 4-H programing that has an emphasis on healthy living, college and career readiness and STEM. Ability to travel and work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, is required to fulfill assigned responsibilities.
Ability to effectively use social media and information technology including a variety of Windows based computer software programs.
Should be organized, accurate, and dependable with a positive attitude, able to motivate others and willingness to work as part of a team. Experience working with youth and volunteers is a definite plus. Need to have strong communication skills and ability to partner with youth, volunteers and community members/organizations to provide a quality program. Experience or interest in hands-on programming is beneficial. Marketing, promotion and evaluation abilities are valuable. Creativity, problem solving and the ability to think on your feet are all advantageous to this position. Self-motivated, willing to take initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision. Ability to understand, synthesize and communicate relevant information to diverse audiences.
Relevant work experience in the applicable program area.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required in English and Spanish.
This position is not eligible for University benefits. Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b). For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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