Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development/ Williams County

North Dakota State University   Williston, ND   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Description & Details:
Transform people's lives. NDSU Extension empowers North Dakotans to improve their lives and communities through science-based education.?Lead dynamic 4-H Youth Development Extension programs in Williams County, North Dakota and help youth and adults reach their full potential as capable, competent and caring citizens.

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

• Develop, plan, deliver, facilitate, and evaluate successful, research-based educational programs in 4-H Youth Development that result in positive community impacts. Listen to clientele, build networks to assess locals needs and collaborate with communities of people.

• Reach youth and adult audiences. Be a voice in mass and social media outreach.

• Provide leadership of Williams County 4-H program including the development of 4-H volunteers.

• Be willing and able to travel and adjust to a flexible schedule (i.e., participate in evening and weekend programs).

Direct questions to: Jim Gray, 701-877-2582, jim.gray@ndsu.edu.
About Us:
North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension is the link between the public and our land-grant university, NDSU, and our mission is to empower North Dakotans to improve their lives and communities through science-based education. Extension agents are the local face of NDSU Extension and deliver educational programs to meet the needs of the people and communities in the counties we serve. We value collaboration, flexibility, autonomy, a culture of discovery and lifelong learning and are seeking individuals who are relationship-focused, community-minded and impact-driven.

More information about NDSU Extension can be found at: https://www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/extension.
Williams County is located in northwest North Dakota and is bordered by Montana to the west and the Missouri River to the south. It is home to more than 40,000 people and is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Williams County is also one of North Dakota's youngest counties in terms of median age, with approximately 30 percent of residents are under the age of 18. Energy and agriculture are the two key sectors of the county's economy. Williston, the county seat, is home to 27,000 people and serves as a regional retail and business center. Williston has ample shopping and restaurant options, along with daily flights in and out of the Williston Basin International Airport. Williston is near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers and offers hunting and fishing opportunities, access to nearby historic sites like Fort Union Trading Post and Fort Buford, a state-of-the-art indoor recreation center, and several golf courses. More information on Williston can be found at https://visitwilliston.com .

Work Schedule:
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Some weekend and evening work required
Advertised Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's degree in education, communication, youth development, social work or related discipline appropriate to the position required by date of hire with the academic capacity to successfully enroll in a relevant graduate program in the future.
  2. The ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders.
  3. Basic computer skills and ability to use Microsoft office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and ability to use technology for communication, information finding, program delivery, and reporting.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass media and social media.
  5. Ability to conduct oneself professionally, be self-directed in the work environment and work flexible and extended hours.
  6. Familiarity with various ethnic and socioeconomic audiences, and an interest and ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  7. Personal experience with 4-H or other organization focused on positive youth development.
  8. Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Master's degree in a discipline appropriate to position description.
  2. Extension work experience in 4-H youth development or applicable professional experience.
  3. Experience in recruiting and managing volunteers and/or planning and managing events.
  4. Teaching experience in a formal or informal setting.
  5. Ability to design, promote, implement and evaluate educational programs.
  6. Experience with problem solving, conflict management and/or relationship building.
Applicant Materials Required:
  • Cover letter including how you may meet any or all minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Include three professional references in application reference section
  • Screening will begin 6/20/24
NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
No Smoking Notice:
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
EO/AA Statement:
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.
Diversity Statement:
NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.
Veteran's Preference Notice:
This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.
Reasonable Accommodation Information:
North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or ndsu.hr@ndsu.edu.