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11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

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Job Opening: 4-H Event and Communications Coordinator

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension
Part Time: 15 - 20 hours per week and limited to 995 hours per year


The 4-H Event and Communications Coordinator will coordinate event/program logistics and external and internal (4-H Families) communications under the direction of the Johnson County 4-H Youth Development Agents and with the support of the County Director. The 4-H Event and Communications Coordinator shall work with other staff, partner organizations, youth and volunteers to coordinate, advertise and inform of age-appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs and interests of youth ages 7-18 through effective learn-by-doing programs.

This position will have occasional opportunity for overnight travel and evening and weekend work will be required as it pertains to the event schedule.


In consultation with the Johnson County 4-H Youth Development Agents:

  1. Organizational and Event Planning, Management and Support
    • Assist with maintaining detailed and accurate records on 4-H enrollment systems and databases of clubs, youth, families and volunteers
    • Work with the 4-H Agents, County Council and 4-H volunteers to coordinate and evaluate 4-H events and activities which may include, but is not limited to: club day, camp, county and state fair, achievement celebration, and livestock educational events.
    • Coordinate youth and volunteer participation in regional, state, national and international opportunities
  2. Support effective 4-H Youth Development Program marketing and communication
    • Assist in Communications Manager with developing marketing strategies for recruitment and retention of 4-H families, including but not limited to the 4-H county newsletter, social media and printed marketing materials
    • Support Communications Manager in the development of a communication strategy to share program effectiveness and communicate impact to promote 4-H Youth Development programs relevant to Johnson County
    • Market program opportunities to the community and encourage youth and volunteer participation
    • Collect and use reliable data to communicate program impact
  3. Work with the 4-H Agents to assure K-State Research and Extension and 4-H program mission and policies are followed
    • Implement policies according to the Kansas 4-H Youth Development Policies, Best Management Practices and information
    • Provide an equal opportunity for all community members
  4. Other duties as assigned.



  • Passion to work with volunteers and youth using a Positive Youth Development framework
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365, Sign-Up Genius, internet and email applications
  • Access to a personal vehicle and a valid Kansas Driver's License
  • Be approved through required background screening
  • Ability to work flexible hours. The successful candidate will be expected to successfully manage their schedule including some overnight, evening and weekend events.
  • Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and interpersonal
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced, project focused environment
  • Ability to represent Johnson County K-State Research and Extension in a positive and professional manner


  • Bachelor's degree or combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Experience organizing events and activities
  • Experience teaching and delivering hands-on learning experiences for youth
  • Experience working with volunteers and co-workers to accomplish goals


Starting salary is negotiable and will be based on previous work experience, educational background and available funds. Compensation range is between $15.00 - $20.50 per hour.

Application Procedure

The following application materials may be sent by email to Lexi.Ray@jocogov.org or mailed to 11811 S Sunset Dr. Suite 1500 Olathe, KS 66061. Receipt of your application will be confirmed by email. The application deadline is May 9, 2024.

  1. Cover letter stating that you are applying for the 4-H Event and Communications Coordinator Position. The letter should address experiences related to the above responsibilities and
  2. Resume which includes the following: educational background, professional experience, volunteer responsibilities, honors and any information important to communicate the qualifications for this position. Also include the names, email addresses and phone numbers for three professional references familiar with your

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Lexi Ray, 4-H Youth Development Agent at Lexi.Ray@jocogov.org or 913-715-7000.

A position offer is contingent on a successful pre-employment criminal background check.

This document is a general description of typical job duties, responsibilities and qualifications of a 4-H Event and Communications Coordinator. Additional duties, specific qualifications and work emphasis may vary between individual positions.


K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities, and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to a physical, vision, or hearing disability, please contact Johnson County Extension at 913.715.7000. K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.