Field Specialist III - Field Team South

05 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of 4-H Youth Development with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for a position of Field Specialist III – 4-H Youth Development within the Field Team South in Johnson and Iowa Counties.

The 4-H Youth Development Field Specialist will provide leadership and develop the capacity of youth, volunteers, and professionals to plan, implement, and evaluate a series of progressive educational programs and learning experiences that work toward achieving the outcomes of effective leadership, productive citizenship, outstanding communication, and successful learning. These outcomes are reached through the Iowa 4-H program priorities of healthy living, STEM, citizenship and leadership, and communication and the arts.

Responsibilities include:

- Strategic Plan Support, 4-H Program Priority Support, Program Leadership and Program Evaluation
- Volunteer Growth and Support
- Staff Support and Training

The Field Specialist III will create and deliver comprehensive and complex interdisciplinary programming; conduct and analyze needs assessment activities and identify, develop, and implement innovative and creative ways to meet clients’ needs; establishes, organizes, and facilitates networks and coalitions at the local, area, and state levels to build community capacity; and provide leadership/supervision and subject-matter expertise at the local, area, state, and national level.

The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals and groups. The candidate will also have the ability to establish partnerships with community leaders. Cooperates with and informs Regional Directors, County Extension Councils, County Extension Staff, Field Specialists, and State Program Leader of their projects and has a positive working relationship with staff and clients in assigned geographic and subject matter areas. Strong organizational skills are also a necessity as this position will be expected to work on multiple projects.