Employment: Archives 2014 & Earlier

Understanding the 4-H Workforce: Staffing, Structures and Salaries

4-H Center for Youth Development

This intriguing internal look at a youth work force provides baseline data about 4-H staffing structures and salary ranges nationwide, as reported by state Extension 4-H program leadership. Results are reported in eight areas: profile of respondents; 4-H staffing structures; staffing trends and changes since 1990; academic degree requirements; compensation levels; academic and other preparation; ideal staffing models; and current and future challenges. Among the findings:

• Respondents said the fields of education, human development and child development provided the best preparation for youth work. • Academic training of 4-H professionals and compensation for 4-H youth workers was higher that that of their counterparts in other youth work programs. • While funding for 4-H positions has remained stable, there has been an increase in the utilization of paraprofessionals, rather than professionals, in program delivery. Free. 28 pages. (406) 994-5691, http://www.national4-hheadquarters.gov/library/StaffingSurveyFinal07.pdf.

Alexis Vaughan contributed to this report.


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