Youth & Families Program Unit

Welcome to the Washington State University Youth and Families Program Unit!

Faculty and staff focused on youth and family issues and challenges provide statewide leadership to promote education, connection to resources and collaborations that create an environment where individuals of all ages can thrive in richly diverse communities across Washington state.

Faculty and staff in the Youth and Families Program Unit draw upon research-based programs and resources from the University.  Working in the human sciences, they incorporate local knowledge gained from living in the communities and engaging people, organizations, and communities to advance economic well-being and quality of life.

Major programs within the Youth and Families Program Unit include:

  • 4-H Positive Youth Development
  • Nutrition, health, and wellness education
  • Consumer food safety and food preservation
  • Strengthening Families, parenting, and child development
  • Financial Literacy

Our People


4-H Program Associate Director Notice of Vacancy (full-time, 12-month, non-tenured, promotion-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor). Required: Earned Master’s degree in social sciences, human development, youth development, guidance and counseling, leadership development, volunteerism, education, or an appropriate field of study at the time of application. Six years of related experience to the mission of Extension and/or positive youth development.  Experience in leadership; conflict resolution; group facilitation; and the development, delivery, and evaluation of youth development programs. Experience in budgeting, financial planning, personnel management, strategic planning and critical decision-making.  Screening of applications will begin May 5, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. For the complete Notice of Vacancy and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com/30939 EEO/AA/ADA.


Our Programs

PO Box 1495 (mailing)
534 E Spokane Falls Blvd (street)
Spokane, WA 99210-1495



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