4-H Program Coordinator-Anchorage

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  • Job Number:519679
  • Classification:Training & Development 2
  • Grade:Grade 77
  • Work type:Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Agr Nat Res & Ext
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

4-H program coordinator for the Anchorage area. This position is well-rounded to include program planning and administrative club support, local program marketing and statewide 4-H social media, 4-H member and volunteer recruitment. Looking for a self-motivated individual to join our dynamic Alaska statewide 4-H program. This position will also support JBER 4-H Military youth.


1Serve as a bridge and liaison between 4-H families and our community and state. Lead youth development program by planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the Anchorage 4-H program. Work with 4-H families and local organizations for collaborative programming and other experiential learning opportunities for participants, including on the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson installation. Coordinate with the district 4-H Council and keep apprised of any UAF issues, keeping them within the boundaries of policy and procedures.Essential
25Interview and perform vetting for all club leaders. Monitor behavior and performance and with guidance from program administration, resolve conflicts. Mentor leaders and youth in record keeping, online 4-H duties, program requirements, project requirements, etc. Comply with UA Protection of Minors regulations to cultivate a safe youth development district program. Coordinate, recruit and monitor volunteers and participants. Determine need for volunteers as needed. Within defined guidelines, develop, modify, and/or customize training/program course materials that are narrow in scope for volunteer training. Implement and deliver course materials and lesson plans.Essential
3Provide support for Alaska 4-H statewide social media communications. Work with the IANRE communications office to comply with branding requirements and consistent messaging.Essential

Knowledge of:

  • Course development methods and techniques
  • Training principles, equipment, and materials
  • UAF, Cooperative Extension Service, and of 4-H Positive Youth Development

Skilled in:

  • Verbal and written communication
  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Computer software applications, such as Google Suite, social media programs, Microsoft Office
  • Hands-on subject matter expertise

Ability to:

  • Apply knowledge of specialty area or subject material
  • Operate audiovisual equipment and to use them to present information
  • Conduct classroom training, workshops, and/or seminars
  • Plan and organize events
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Complete 4-H Leader Training
  • Be flexible with work hours; some nights and weekends
  • Travel throughout the Anchorage 4-H District


  • Experience working with youth
  • Experience in planning and organizing programs/events
  • Experience working with a cross-cultural population
  • Experience working with social media in a professional setting
  • 1+ years experience in training and development or education


  • Associates degree in a related field or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Possesses unrestricted work authorization
  • Possesses driver's license or the ability to get one

This is a full-time, Grade 77, minimum $21.81 hourly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes excellent benefits including retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental, and vision care coverage.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

Applicant instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

Review Date:

This position is open until filled with the initial applications review taking place on July 11, 2022.


Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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