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Buena Vista County Iowa State University Extension & Outreach - Positive Youth Development and Outreach Coordinator

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023

Application Window

July 20, 2022 - September 30, 2022

Location

  • Storm Lake, IA

Contact Information

Celine Beggs
(515) 294-8013
reinert@iastate.edu

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Position Details

Positive Youth Development and Outreach Coordinator (Half Time)

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Description

The AmeriCorps 4-H Positive Youth Development and Outreach Coordinator with Buena Vista County ISU Extension and Outreach will work with volunteers, community partners and professionals to enhance and expand positive youth development programming and outreach opportunities to youth in their community and county. The member will strive to deliver recurring, nonformal programming that leads toward multiple youth life skill outcomes, including Productive Citizens, Outstanding Communicators, Effective Leaders, and Successful Learners. The member will also be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to enhance programming opportunities and lead to sustainable programming for the host organization.
Specific service activities include:
- Lead the youth-focused Project Engage Program which will reach approximately 300 youth in grades K-8 in STEM programming,
- Deliver self-selected educational programming to schools, after-school programs, and libraries across the county - serving new audiences and expanding positive youth development opportunities in the county,
- Facilitate research-based experiential learning sessions to K-8th grade youth through STEM programming,
- Conduct and review all evaluations for each session provided,
- Recruit adult volunteers to support Project Engage to ensure long-term program sustainability,
Provide leadership for Clover Kids (K-3) portion of the Buena Vista County Fair.
The member may be asked to participate in additional service activities that are not included in the member position description but are in alignment with the approved grant activities.

The AmeriCorps 4-H Positive Youth Development and Outreach Coordinator with Buena Vista County ISU Extension and Outreach will work with volunteers, community partners and professionals to enhance and expand positive youth development programming and outreach opportunities to youth in their community and county. The member will strive to deliver recurring, nonformal programming that leads toward multiple youth life skill outcomes, including Productive Citizens, Outstanding Communicators, Effective Leaders, and Successful Learners. The member will also be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to enhance programming opportunities and lead to sustainable programming for the host organization.
Specific service activities include:
- Lead the youth-focused Project Engage Program which will reach approximately 300 youth in grades K-8 in STEM programming,
- Deliver self-selected educational programming to schools, after-school programs, and libraries across the county - serving new audiences and expanding positive youth development opportunities in the county,
- Facilitate research-based experiential learning sessions to K-8th grade youth through STEM programming,
- Conduct and review all evaluations for each session provided,
- Recruit adult volunteers to support Project Engage to ensure long-term program sustainability,
Provide leadership for Clover Kids (K-3) portion of the Buena Vista County Fair.
The member may be asked to participate in additional service activities that are not included in the member position description but are in alignment with the approved grant activities.
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Living Allowance

$758 - $758 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Professional Development Fund which allows members to determine their own professional development opportunities, Positive Youth Development training, CPR/First Aid Training (or Disaster Response Training if CPR is completed), Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification, Leadership Experience, Strong Connection to Alumni Network, Worker's Compensation, Included in Iowa State University's Employee Assistance Program that offers counseling and financial planning resources.

Education Benefits

College Degree, GED/High School Diploma

Education Requirements

Less than High School Completed

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Previous experience working with youth or developing educational programming is preferred.

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

17 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

20

Location Type

Suburban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Higher Education Institution, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Recreation or Youth Center

Activity Types

Hands On Activities

Contact Information

Celine Beggs
(515) 294-8013
reinert@iastate.edu

Hosted By

Position Details

Positive Youth Development and Outreach Coordinator (Half Time)

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