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County Youth Coordinator

Iowa State University Extension, Dubuque, IA

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Dubuque County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has the following opening:

Dubuque County Youth Coordinator



Provide day-to-day planning and management of Dubuque County 4-H program. Work with youth, volunteers, and other staff to plan, implement, and evaluate a progressive series of educational programs and experiences that work toward multiple life skill outcomes.

  • 40 hours per week/flexible schedule.
  • Approximately 20 % of work with be evenings and weekends.
  • Reimbursement for work related travel; must provide own transportation.
  • Full Time Non-Exempt (flexible schedule to include nights & weekends)
  • Hourly commensurate with education and experience (wage range: $16.83 - $19.23 per hour)




  • Support 4-H Youth Development program in county.
  • Apply program quality methods and strategies to 4-H experiences and clubs.
  • Communicate effectively with members, families, volunteers and other staff.
  • Identify potential audiences, market, and recruit 4-H opportunities.
  • Build relationships with program partners, stakeholders and clients to build the program.
  • Organize and maintain volunteer management system (ISOTURE).
  • Recruitment and support of new and existing members, families and volunteers.
  • Delegate responsibility and authority according to volunteer strengths and interests.
  • Schedule and facilitate meetings with volunteer event committees, 4-H County Council, 4-H club leaders, and project committees.
  • Update appropriate records and prepare reports as required (e.g. monthly reports, providing information for 4-H Statistical report, 4-H publications). Complete background checks for new club leaders.
  • Coordinate all forms and correspondence for area and state events and opportunities such as State Conference, State 4-H Scholarships, Awards selection, State Fair, Region camps and trips.
  • Attend county, area, and state training as required, including a minimum of two trips to Ames, Iowa.
  • Plan and organize the 4-H/Youth activities at the Dubuque County Fair. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to: coordinating judging events and activities, weigh-in of all species, news releases.
  • Other events to plan and facilitate will include but are not limited to: Club Awards/Family Nights, 4-H Volunteer Banquet, Clothing Activities and Communications Judging and National 4-H Week.
  • Coordinate other 4-H and youth activities and duties as assigned.
  • Become PQA certified in order to teach Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA) Training to youth.
  • Facilitate Dubuque County Youth Leaders in monthly meetings and activities.
  • Other duties as needed to enhance Dubuque County Extension and Outreach



  • Associates degree or equivalent experience required; bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 2 years of experience working with youth and volunteers preferred.
  • 4-H experience as a youth member or leader preferred.
  • Computer literacy required. (Microsoft Office and database management)
  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation. Pass ISU Extension criminal background check and DMV screening.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision; self-starter.
  • Problem solving skills, organizational skills, detail oriented and multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Ability to complete scheduled tasks on time.
  • Effectively communicate with all age groups (written and orally).
  • Experience working in an educational setting.
  • Ability to lift and move 40 lbs.





E-mail Completed application, resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to County Program Director, Danielle Day at:

daday@iastate.edu by June 27, 2018 for Guaranteed Consideration.

Position open until filled.



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