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Instructor - 4-H Youth Development

Apply now Department: 3670035070 4-H Youth Development
Job no: 503903
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Community Development, Education / Instructional, 4-H Youth Development

About This Role:

Kansas State University and the Department of 4-H Youth Development  is seeking an Instructor to provide statewide leadership and programmatic direction for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Natural Resources areas. Programmatic focus for the position will include guidance for 4-H Shooting Sports Education, 4-H Military Partnerships, Agricultural Science with emphasis on development of after-school and school enrichment formats.

Other Duties as needed.This position requires working extensively with partners, and with volunteers in both supervisory (program management) and collaborative roles. The incumbent must have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to build and maintain positive community, industry, and collegiate partnerships. The prospective hire must be attentive to detail, able to teach to both youth and adults, adept at promoting and marketing to both youth and adult audiences, and comfortable with a flexible schedule that involves activities on evenings and weekends.

The potential start date for this position is August 2018. 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree
  • Successful experience teaching in a formal or non-formal setting.
  • Demonstrated communication skills (publications, presentations, web and social media).
  • Experience and demonstrated ability in working with youth and youth organizations including understanding of positive youth development and youth program management.
  • Demonstrated ability to create working partnerships with schools, agencies, businesses, and communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in education, youth development, human development, human resources, community and regional development, ag and natural resources systems or related fields
  • Four (4) or more years of relevant experience
  • Experience in development and utilization of program evaluation strategies to evaluate impact and communicate program relevance to stakeholders
  • Experience in working with individuals, coworkers, and teams to accomplish individual and/or group goals, as evidenced by college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Outstanding leadership skills as demonstrated by roles in college, career, and/or community activities.
  • Ability to utilize electronic and online technologies for educational program delivery.
  • Understanding of different ethnic and socioeconomic audiences and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming.
  • Successful experience in developing financial support for educational programs including grant writing, fund generation, contracting and/or cost recovery efforts.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and programs.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Complete the application and submit a CV or resume and cover letter. Screening for this position will begin on June 16th and will continue until the position is filled. In person interviews will take place July 12th and 13th. 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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