The AmeriCorps 4-H Positive Youth Development and Outreach Coordinator with Linn 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:
- Delivering 4-H Mindful Teen curriculum to six middle school groups across Linn County,
- Expand availability and facilitate Ricochet: An Extreme Leadership Adventure curriculum in school settings and in afterschool programs,
- Develop and coordinate activities for youth participants and adult volunteers in Linn County's FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Challenge, increasing STEM opportunities for youth in Linn County,
- Curate 4-H project area-based content and workshops throughout the fall in spring including experiences for 4-H and non-4-H members,
- Collaborate with the Linn County 4-H Outreach Educator and 4-H Youth Program Specialists to strategically coordinate and facilitate two six-hour educational programs for previous unserved elementary audiences,
- Develop opportunities to train partners and volunteer to facilitate experiential learning kits and resources offered by Linn County ISU Extension and Outreach.
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.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
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.
College Degree, GED/High School Diploma
Less than High School Completed
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Previous experience working with youth or developing educational programming is preferred.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check
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