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Kansas State University Sedgwick County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent in Manhattan, Kansas

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rSedgwick County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent

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r Department: 3670035290 Ext Agents - Central Region

Job no: 513205

Employment type: Extension Agent / Educator

Location: Other

Categories: 4-H Youth Development, Extension Agent / Educator

Pay Grade: 001


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rAbout This Role:

Sedgwick County is a multi-agent county in south central Kansas. Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County, which includes 19 other cities. The diversified urban, suburban, and rural population is near 500,000. Sedgwick County extension programs, focused in the areas of Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture/Horticulture, and Community Development, are conducted from a 41,000 square foot Extension Education Center located on 12 acres.



Extension agents are community based faculty of Kansas State University who make a difference by connecting community needs with university resources. Agents are administratively responsible to the local extension director and the local extension board.



This position will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive 4-H youth development program for school-aged youth in cooperation with local residents and extension colleagues. The primary focus of this position is youth development, adult volunteer development, youth education program development, expanding partnerships, and participation and membership growth. Programming will include but is not limited to: supporting community clubs, out-of-school programs, school enrichment, volunteer management, and outreach to create new program opportunities with existing and new community partners.



Primary Area of Responsibility:

4-H Youth Development

Location:

Office located in Wichita, KS

Duties/ Responsibilities:

Extension agents are professional educators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas. Agents are administratively responsible to the Director of K-State Research and Extension (represented by a designated administrator) and the local extension board.





+ Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive 4-H youth development program for school-aged youth in cooperation with local residents and extension colleagues. The primary focus of this position is youth development, adult volunteer development, youth education program development, expanding partnerships, and participation and membership growth. Programming will include but is not limited to: supporting community clubs, out-of-school programs, school enrichment, volunteer management, and outreach to create new program opportunities with existing and new community partners.



+ Supervise a team of three to four county 4-H support staff.



+ Programming will include these steps:



+ Identify local needs and emerging issues related to K-State Research and Extension's five Grand Challenges: (water, community vitality, health, developing tomorrow's leaders and global food systems) by engaging with program development committees and other community organizations and professionals.



+ Design appropriate educational strategies to engage clientele. These strategies might include delivering educational programming in a community-based setting, coordinating events and activities that provide experiential learning opportunities, using innovative technologies, providing individual educational consultations and facilitating groups seeking similar educational outcomes. Some overnight travel and evening and weekend work wi l be required.



+ Develop and implement strategies to expand the reach of educational programming to under-served audiences and to make certain K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider of educational programming.



+ Collect and communicate evidence of educational program impact.



+ Develop specialized knowledge and skills by engaging as a member of the Youth Development Program Focus Team.











+ Secure external funding such as grants, gifts and cost recovery to supplement local tax revenue to support and expand educational programming.



+ Serve as a member of the Sedgwick County team cooperating in the planning and delivery of county-wide programming and related events.





What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:





+ Bachelor's degree







+ Academic coursework and/or professional employment related to the position responsibilities







+ Evidence of strong academic and/or professional performance as documented by college transcripts, acceptance into a graduate program or documented success in increasingly responsible professional positions







+ Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media







+ Leadership skills as evidenced by workin

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