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Urban 4-H Program Coordinator

Urban 4-H Program Coordinator

Position Overview
As part of the MSU Extension Children & Youth Institute, with support from the 4-H Staff Development & Supervising Educator, District Director and Institute Director, provides leadership and oversight for growth and management of local 4-H programs, volunteers and youth participants; recruits, selects and trains 4-H program volunteers; oversees program/project promotion, expansion and evaluation activities; conducts direct programming with youth and adult audiences, gathers and analyzes data for impact evaluation efforts; and, works in conjunction with other staff, program participants and community partners to attain both short-term and long-term goals and objectives.

Work to build new relationships with a variety of community groups in the county, with a particular focus on youth in the city of Grand Rapids and other metropolitan areas in Kent County, to create programs in traditional and non-traditional settings such as community centers, schools and short-term special interest groups. Works in concert with the MSU Extension Children and Youth Institute and work teams to ensure alignment of programs with overall goals of work team, Institute and organization.

·Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and specific, relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
·2-years’ experience in program development and management in 4-H or other youth development program.
·Volunteer management and experience supervising volunteers or of others.

Application Process
To view the full position description and required qualifications, please visit the applicable Michigan State University careers page (internal candidate or external candidate) as noted under the To Apply section. Search for posting number 613530 using the Job Search field.

Applicants are asked to provide a current resume, cover letter and four (4) professional references including email addresses.

Application deadline is October 15, 2019.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.
The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.