The Youth Development and Outreach Specialist will work with youth, volunteers, community partners, and professionals to plan, implement and evaluate a series of educational programs and experiences that work toward multiple life skill outcomes. (Productive Citizens, Outstanding Communicators, Effective Leaders, and Successful Learners.) This member will work in a team environment with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program and staff to facilitate and develop curricula/programs based on the specific needs of their county and communities served. Depending on the site, this member may facilitate a number of existing curricula like Soccer for Success, Clover Kids, AgOvation, FLEx Forward Learning Experience, Gardening to Give, On Their Own and Okay, Mindful Teen, StoryWalk, AstroCamp, and many more. The member will also be responsible for developing their own program as well as recruiting volunteers for activities in STEM, Leadership and Civic Engagement, Communication and the Arts, Healthy Living, and Environmental Education.
Childcare assistance if eligible, College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Positive Youth Development training, CPR/First Aid Training (or Disaster Response Training if CPR is completed), Professional Certifications, Leadership Experience, Individualized Professional Development Opportunities, 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, Credential or Certification
High School Graduate
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Passionate about youth education in formal and informal settings.
Experience working with or leading a group of youth in grades K-12.
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check
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