Education/Training Spec I, 4- H

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 25, 2023
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Education/Training Specialist I

Job Description:

Program Delivery
Plan, organize, schedule and conduct a variety of program activities and events. Serve in a training role for volunteer leaders by providing them with program ideas and materials. Teach groups of adults and youth utilizing prepared curricula. Prepare demonstration materials to aid in the presentation of classes. Examples are: print materials, visual aids, or power point presentation. Attend local, district, and state activities and events in place of the County Extension Agent, as requested. Answer email, phone and social media questions about 4-H and programs.

Reporting
Record 4-H financial transactions. Enter data in 4-H Online to track program participants. Assist youth and volunteers with enrollment and event registration in 4-H Online. Assist with development and maintenance of Affirmative Action program guidelines, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, calendar of events, and 4-H leader meeting minutes.

Planning
Plans and prepares lessons and materials. Continues to improve knowledge of subject matter and teaching methods. Participate in program section meetings.

Travel
Travels according to 4-H youth development policy. Travel includes taking youth to county, district and state events. Assists agent with processing travel.

Administration
Assists with volunteer reference checks, fingerprinting and level 1 and level 2 screening. Update 4-H website/social media. Purchase supplies as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Expected Salary:

$19.01/hourly

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Effective written and oral communication skills.
Experience working with diverse youth and adult audiences.
Skill in planning and teaching a variety of programs and events.
Knowledge of STEM subject matters and ability to teach on these topics
Knowledge of 4-H policies and procedures.
Knowledge of records management principles.
Knowledge of program financial management procedures.
Ability to operate a computer and copier/printer and knowledge of computers and job related software programs.
Skill in analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
Skill in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

SUPERVISION:

Verbal and written instructions for training purposes, program delivery, and procedural forms. Additional instructions on an as-needed basis. Must be able to work independently and in a team. This position reports to 4-H Youth Development EA I and the County Extension Director.

NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with an hour lunch break. Some evenings and weekends are required. Employee will occasionally need to work overtime in order to meet programmatic needs and will be compensated in the form of overtime compensatory leave.

REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF LAW:

Level 2 Background screening through DCF AHCA Clearinghouse (background check and fingerprinting required)

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position. For purposes to travel to county, district and state events and other duties assigned.

Youth protection training through UF/IFAS

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION:

Ability to lift at least 50 pounds, stand for extended periods of time, and work in a flexible or non-ideal environment. Able to travel for extended periods, up to one week at a time. Flexibility in schedule, program area and location.

POLICY MAKING AND/OR INTERPRETATION:

Work with the county agent to create, modify and/or implement county-wide program policies. Implement state and national policies.

PROGRAM DIRECTION AND DEVELOPMENT:

Use experiences, data, and client needs to provide input in program direction, development, and expansion.

COMMUNICATION:

Daily/frequent communication with 4-H members, parents, volunteers and community partners. Keep updated on programs, events and policies, etc. Assist agent to market program. Frequent handling of questions from the public on a regular basis.

MONETARY RESPONSIBILITY:

Communicate with vendors and members to track, make, and invoice payments. Must be familiar with approved cash, check handling, and donation acceptance procedures.

approved cash, check handling, and donation acceptance procedures.

STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONFIDENTIAL DATA:

HIPPA Training, with regard to handling confidential data

CREATIVITY, STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP:

Use skills to better implement programs and events. Creatively solve problems. Ability to improvise. Works in a team environment with county agent, volunteers, parents, youth leaders and Association members. Works with other staff in Extension office (Agents, Program Assistants, CED, support staff, etc) to better serve clients.

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

This is a time-limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a respectful & caring community for all, including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty & staff. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required: No