Extension Agent II, Youth 4-H STEM Educator

University of Delaware
March 17, 2023
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Extension Agent II, Youth 4-H STEM Educator

Apply now Job no: 499781 College / VP Area: College of Ag & Natural Res Work type: Staff Location: Newark Categories: Full Time, Extension and Outreach



Cooperative Extension is an outreach branch of the University. Extension's educational and research programs connect the public with university knowledge, research, and resources to address the needs of youth, family, community and agricultural communities. Extension's focus areas are agronomic and vegetable crop production, farm and youth safety, 4-H/ youth at risk and health and well-being. These programs aim to improve the quality of life by transferring research-based information to the program participants. Extension also works with many volunteers to enhance programming and reach.

This position will work statewide under the direction of the County Extension Director. The Extension Agent will provide primary leadership for coordinating and developing STEM activities, programs and learning across all Delaware 4-H delivery modes. The agent is responsible for developing and implementing a Delaware 4-H STEM plan and advisory board and assisting in integrating STEM into all major Delaware 4-H county and state programming.


  • Coordinate and develop the implementation of STEM activities, programs, and learning across all Delaware 4-H delivery modes (community clubs, afterschool, military, residential and day camps, school enrichment, etc.)
  • Develop and share STEM activities and training at least two times per year at 4-H Leader Association meetings in each county and annual 4-H Leader Forum
  • Coordinate training for 4-H Adult Volunteers and 4-H Youth as needed to promote STEM education in 4-H program
  • Coordinate the development of a 4-H STEM Ambassador Program to provide a mechanism to have youth serving in leadership roles to promote STEM in 4-H statewide
  • Develop Grab and Go STEM activities for use by County 4-H Club Leaders and other youth-serving organizations
  • Develop STEM-related programs to enhance STEM promotion to youth (i.e. Science Fair, STEM Expo, etc.)
  • Maintain Science website on 4-H State and appropriate links to the Extension page to include resources, programs, events, etc.
  • Contribute STEM-related information and activities to monthly county 4-H newsletters, blogs, or other types of communication
  • Promote National 4-H STEM Challenge; coordinate annual State program and assist in National 4-H STEM Challenge event in each county. Coordinate National 4-H STEM summit attendees and coordinate follow-up youth activity/workshop/presentation after the event.
  • Develop relationships with other youth organizations and/or schools to deliver STEM education, training and resources.
  • Assist with identifying and recruiting volunteers to assist and provide STEM-related programming at both the county and state level
  • Develop and implement a Delaware 4-H STEM plan and advisory board
  • Collaborate on the evaluation of STEM programs and impact statements
  • Collaborate and partner with STEM-related industries, businesses and other initiatives as opportunities become available
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with University faculty and staff who can contribute information, programs and resources to 4-H STEM
  • Identify and apply for funding via grants and partnership contracts relating to STEM initiatives to support this position.
  • Responsible for complying with university policies, procedures, and best practices regarding protecting data and following UD data governance rules
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree plus four years' experience or a master's degree plus two years' experience in Extension teaching, research, or related experience.
  • Experience in youth and family programming preferred.
  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate programs.
  • Ability to recruit, train, manage and support staff and volunteers to provide a high-quality 4-H program.
  • Ability to effectively motivate and teach individually or on a group basis with various audiences and educational levels.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and communities.
  • Skilled in grant writing, budget preparation and management.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills required for program development.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Special Requirements:

  • The position requires some evening and weekend work.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable means of transportation is required for travel to attend meetings and training.
  • Employment is contingent upon passing a comprehensive background investigation and fingerprinting in compliance with applicable federal and state regulations.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, and lift 30 pounds with or without assistance to receive, move and stock curriculum and supplies.
  • Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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