Extension Outreach Generalist

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  • Job Number:524127
  • Classification:Training & Development 2
  • Grade:Grade 77 (9% GeoDiff)
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Agr Nat Res & Ext
  • Location:Kodiak
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

Extension Service Outreach staff are community-based professionals of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. They are a link between the land grant University research and Alaska residents by creating learning opportunities that address local needs. This position leads, manages and stewards the full range of programing areas including Agriculture and Natural Resources; Home, Health and Family Development; and the 4-H Youth Development programming on Kodiak. This position works collaboratively with youth, volunteers, community partners, and University faculty/staff to serve the needs of the citizens. Extension Outreach Generalists ensure program quality, growth, retention, and impact in the communities they serve. They also: Build relationships with youth, parents, volunteers, partners and stakeholders Recruit, train, supervise and support volunteers Plan, manage, deliver, and evaluate educational programs and events Manage and coordinate the Positive Youth Development 4-H Program Develop outreach and educational materials Teach and provide information to youth, volunteers, and community youth workers Promote and market Cooperative Extension programs Provide financial guidance to clubs Ensure policies and expected procedures are communicated and followed.


1-50Serve District 4-H Positive Youth Development Contact: -Serve 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 Kodiak 4-H program. -Work with 4-H families and local organizations for collaborative programming and other experiential learning opportunities for participants. -Coordinate district 4-H Council and keep apprised of any UAF issues, keeping them within the boundaries of policy and procedures. -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 programs. -Coordinate, recruit and monitor volunteers and participants. -Implement positive youth development curriculum -Comply with Alaska Positive Youth Development Program ProceduresEssential
2-20Research Based Programming Schedule, coordinate, and promote training classes, workshops, seminars, conferences, special events or meetings across the Cooperative Extension Service Program areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Home Health and Family Development by: -Be responsible for logistics for all classes and programming. -Coordinate with IANRE Communications on developing and distributing advertising materials. -Coordinate with visiting faculty to prepare and present programming for the local community to meet the identified needs of the community. -Coordinate training/educational activities with agency personnel, contractors, community/professional organizations, and other providers. -Develop new programming or modify existing programs to meet local needs, ensuring compliance to laws, policies and procedures -Conduct class evaluations.Essential
3-15Guide and advise all clients by: -Answer clientele basic questions and disseminating established Extension information by recommending appropriate publications. -Consult with extension faculty for unusual questions or issues. -Speak before interested agencies and groups to disseminate information. -Be the point of contact for volunteers and advisory committee members. -Work with advisory groups and local agencies to determine local needs.Essential
4-10Prepare and maintain records by: -Ensure compliance with university finance processes, administrative regulations, and safety protocols. -Maintain records for extension volunteers and advisory committee members. -Monitoring assigned budget and processes. -Oversee district 4-H Zsuites data system. -Track impact of programs through evaluations. -Develop and submit Kodiak’s activities report. -Ensure club fundraising follows UA protocols. -Coordinate with UAF Risk services on any special insurance needed for various community events involving youth. - Monitor enrollment, program fees, dues paid, etc.Essential
5Maintain Positive Media Presence: -Create consistent posts on social media. -Maintain consistent communications with partners through newsletters, the Remind app, etc. -Developing written materials such as newsletter, newspaper, magazine, social media, website articles, etc. -Maintain current district web page -Maintain district programming calendar -Create radio PSAsEssential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Knowledge of training principles, equipment and materials. Knowledge of course development methods and techniques.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of instructional methods for youth, adult learners, and/or special populations (e.g., disabled or at-risk).
  • Ability to develop original training content and material.
  • Strong computer software skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to conduct classroom training, workshops or seminars; ability to use video, audio and other types of equipment to present training.
  • Ability to plan and organize adult and/or child education training and facilitation activities; and to plan and evaluate training activities.
Typical Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in related field and one year experience (i.e. education, public service, human development, agriculture & natural resources, human resource development), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Required Education or Training:

Bachelor’s degree in related field and one year experience (i.e. education, public service, human development, agriculture & natural resources, human resource development), or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Proctor License for related exams must be obtained within one year of starting work.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 77, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

The review process for applications will be begin on April 10, 2023. 

At this time, all university employees are strongly encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus. While the federal government is not actively enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including its mandate requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees, UAF remains contractually obligated as a federal contractor to comply with those requirements should federal enforcement efforts recommence. As a result, UAF may adjust its vaccination requirements for covered UAF employees (currently Troth Yeddha’ campus and employees working in connection with certain federal contracts) at any time in the future, as needed, in order to comply with its contractual obligations.

*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.

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.

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

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

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

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kenna Metivier, Signers’ Business Office Assistant HR Manager, at kjmetivier@alaska.edu or 907-474-1847.


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