University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Program Specialist 4-H

Payroll Title: UCP VI
Class Code: 0622-9086
Job Family: EDU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 546

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of designated administrator, serves as youth outreach educator for Hartford County by organizing, coordinating, and implementing a county and community 4-H youth development program.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Establishes and provides 4-H programs in public and private elementary and high schools in Hartford County; negotiates agreements with schools; compiles and develops school packages; orients faculty; trains instructors to conduct programs; presents programs to students; follows-up to ensure smooth functioning of programs.
  2. Plans, coordinates and conducts a variety of state, multi-county and community-based youth education programs; collaborates with co-workers, members of collaborating agencies, volunteers and/or youth members in implementing programs; evaluates effectiveness of programs, makes recommendations and implements changes.
  3. Develops educational materials and trains educators and volunteers in the use of educational materials.
  4. Promotes youth development programs through media and group presentations; recruits and trains new leaders and 4-H members.
  5. Participates in regular staff meetings to develop and plan programs as a member of a 4-H staff team.  Collaborates with other State, country and community-based public service and educational agencies and organizations, to assess needs and develop programs.
  6. Maintains and improves support system to ensure effectiveness of total county and state 4-H program and county extension programs; participates in newspaper, radio and television promotions; prepares news items for bi-monthly 4-H publication; coordinates and/or assists in special events such as Education Fairs; disseminates educational and program information as requested; arranges meeting sites and equipment use as needed
  7. Maintains extensive contact with volunteer corps through direct contact and mailings.
  8. Furnishes data and statistics for state and national reports; prepares required quarterly reports.
  9. Supervises student help and assigns work to secretary; supervises interns and CETA employees as needed.
  10. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in appropriate field
  2. Prior experience working with volunteers, youth organizations and in planning, implementing and conducting educational programs.
  3. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Demonstrated ability to develop implement and evaluate educational programs; leadership ability and program management skills.
  5. Willingness to work flexible hours

Date Created: 6/28/85