Lincoln University of Missouri
  • 31-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Cooperative Extension
  • Jefferson City, MO, USA
  • 33000-35173 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Offers a full suite of benefits

Position Summary

This position will assist the 4-H and Youth Development State Specialist and Cooperative Extension Administrators. It will focus on positive Youth Development and will provide compelling and impactful research-based programming that meets the needs of low-income, limited resource youth who are underserved and unserved and may be living in marginalized communities.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities

  • Work in partnership with schools and other youth-serving organizations, community-based collaborators and 4-H groups to deliver programs that address the specific needs of limited-resource and socially disadvantaged youth, based on changing social economic and demographic factors.
  • Develop programs to be aligned with the Lincoln University State Extension Plan of Work - including but not limited to, focus on healthy lifestyles, leadership development, STEAM education, social justice, academic achievement and workforce readiness.
  • Solicit and secure extramural funding, may include grant proposal writing.
  • Design and produce engaging fact-sheets related to subject matter.
  • Plan, design, implement, teach, and evaluate innovative programming in the area of Youth Development that demonstrates a measurable impact.
  • Manages program budget.
  • May supervise volunteers, students, and program participants.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency to include MS Office.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a larger team.


  • Ability to read, speak, and understand Spanish.

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor's degree in child/adolescent development, psychology, primary or secondary education, or a closely related field is required.
  • Minimum of one year of work experience conducting youth programming with low-income, ethnically diverse, underserved and unserved audiences in informal group settings.


  • Demonstrated success in securing extramural resources through donations, gifts, and grant funds.
  • Demonstrated success conducting educational sessions via distance learning and on virtual platforms.
  • Demonstrated success in teaching and developing audience contacts with social media.

Lincoln University is an equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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