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Animal Science Youth 4H Extension Specialist III

Company: Iowa State University
Location: Ames
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Position Information:Position Title:Animal Science Youth 4H Extension Specialist IIIJob Group:Professional & ScientificRequired Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree and 5 years of related experienceSpecial Required QualificationsDrivers LicensePreferred Qualifications:Knowledge of and experience in coordinating/delivering/managing 4-H Livestock Fairs and Exhibitions.Knowledge of and experience in coordinating/managing Extension 4-H youth development educational programs and events.Experience in development of youth animal science curriculum and other youth learning experiences.Experience in implementation of youth program policy and procedures.Experience in training and supervision of staff and volunteers.Experience with 4-H Youth Development programs.Job Description:The Iowa 4-H Animal Science Youth 4-H Extension Specialist III will provide leadership, expertise, and support for Iowa 4-H Animal Science programs and events. The specialist will lead development and implementation of curriculum, activities, and events to support high quality youth learning experiences in Animal Science. The 4-H Animal Science specialist will serve as the 4-H Livestock and 4-H Horticulture superintendent for 4-H shows at the Iowa State Fair, including managing the entry process via FairEntry (or other entry programs). The specialist will also be the state administrator for the Iowa YQCA program, manage all animal identification processes, and be responsible for training staff and volunteers on YQCA and animal ID requirements.Example of duties:Develop, curate, implement, maintain, and evaluate research-based animal science curriculum and other learning experiences to support youth learning in 4-H animal science projects.Lead development and implementation of activities/events in multiple delivery methods that support learning in animal science.Provide leadership for training of extension staff and volunteers to use and implement educational resources to support youth learning in animal science.Partner and collaborate with colleges and departments across the ISU campus to support 4-H learning in animal science.Serve as 4-H livestock and 4-H horticulture superintendent for the Iowa State Fair.Provide leadership to coordinate with the ISU Department of Animal Science for delivery of state livestock events and educational programs.Coordinate national event participation for selected Iowa representatives in national competitions.Serve as state administrator for the Iowa Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) program.Identify, develop, implement, and manage appropriate animal identification methods and processes that maintain program fidelity and support youth learning.This is a regular with term appointment(fixed term) position with the opportunity for renewal.Travel is required for this position.Level Guidelines--- Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISU's mission and department or work unit goals--- Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude--- Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action--- Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices--- Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff--- May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team)--- May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist--- Provides guidance to studentsVision: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will advance land-grant values by engaging all Iowans in solving today's problems and preparing for a thriving future.Mission: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach builds a strong Iowa by engaging all Iowans in research, education, and extension experiences to address current and emerging real-life challenges.Diversity Statement: Iowa State University Extension and Outreach celebrates all identities, cultures, and backgrounds and actively works to foster a climate that is grounded in respect, value, and belonging. In our communities, diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the experiences of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach participants and partners. In our organization, diversity, equity, and inclusion support constructive workplace and educational environments, and promote excellence throughout the organization. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach aims to provide research- and evidence-based educational opportunities to cultivate the growth of Iowa's agriculture, families, youth, and communities; is dedicated to serving all Iowans; and will continue to take intentional and thoughtful steps to achieve this goal.Job Details: As our vision and mission both state, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is here to serve all Iowans. Accordingly, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach values experience working with and in diverse communities. We acknowledge the full range of diversity including race, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, disability, socioeconomic status, rural, urban, perspectives, education, experiences, etc. When we encompass a wide range of Iowans in our workforce, we better understand and serve the richness and breadth that is Iowa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is an equal opportunity employer and in accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)Proposed End Date or Length of Term:June 30, 2025Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work PeriodTime Type:Full timePay Grade:PS808Application Instructions:To apply for this position, please complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call or Toll Free: 1-.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoys comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:--- Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans--- Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans--- Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)--- Life insurance and long-term disability--- Flexible Spending Accounts--- Various voluntary benefits and discounts--- Employee Assistance Program--- Wellbeing program--- This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.Original Posting Date:January 12, 2023Posting Close Date:January 31, 2023Job Requisition Number:R10737

Keywords: Iowa State University, Ames , Animal Science Youth 4H Extension Specialist III, Other , Ames, Iowa

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