4-H Program Coordinator

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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: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

4-H program coordinator for Anchorage area. This position is a well-rounded position to include program planning, administrative support, local program marketing and statewide 4-H social media, 4-H member and volunteer recruitment. Join a dynamic statewide 4-H program. Will also support JBER 4-H Military Partnerships and the statewide shooting sports program.


40Interview 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
60Serve as a bridge and liaison between 4-H families and our community and state. Some statewide responsibilities for the Shooting Sports Program. 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. Coordinate district 4H Council and keep apprised of any UAF issues, keeping them within the boundaries of policy and procedures.Essential


Knowledge of course development methods and techniques.
Knowledge of training principles, equipment and materials
Strong computer software skills including social media, web pages, Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Mail), and/or MS Office.
Ability to apply knowledge of specialty area or subject material.
Ability to apply knowledge of the operation of audiovisual and laboratory equipment, and of media and computer-aided trainings.
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 trainings and facilitation activities; and to plan and evaluate training activities.
Ability to lead.
Ability to gather information for course/training development; communicate effectively; use small group facilitation tools.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Knowledge of UAF, Cooperative Extension Service and most importantly the 4-H program.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to complete 4H Leader Training
Skills in arts and crafts, recreation, or hands-on projects.
Ability to work some nights and weekends.


Experience working with youth.
Experience in planning and organizing programs/events.
Cross cultural experience.
Experience working with media, social media and web pages.
1+ years experience in training and development or education.


Associate’s degree in related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Experience working with volunteers, particularly in a leadership role
Experience working in a cross-cultural environment
CPR/First Aid Certification

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. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on December 6, 2021. To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 12/4/2021.  Applications received after this date may not be considered. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

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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