The 4-H Positive Youth Development Educator works collaboratively with county and state teams and with local agency leaders and volunteers. This includes implementing and supporting a comprehensive volunteer system through identification, selection, orientation, training, utilizing, recognizing, and evaluating of adult and youth volunteers to support local 4-H delivery methods (e.g. community clubs, after-schools clubs, camps, school enrichments, etc.). Responsible for a broad range of basic to complex duties that could include, but are not limited to, maintaining relationships with 4-H club and committee members, providing guidance and/or leadership for 4-H Youth Development programming targeted to local and regional needs, and engaging youth to build leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Utilize appropriate methods both formal and informal, of community assessment to identify educational needs and opportunities of local community. Design, implement and teach educational programming, based on these needs, to groups and individuals comprised of adults and/or youth. May also convene and facilitate community coalitions focused on those needs. Design and implement a resident and/or day camp program in collaboration with teen camp counselors and adult staff. Work with the county junior and senior fair boards in organizing and supporting the county fair. May be required to replicate and adhere to existing programs that meet the needs of their local community. Plan and conduct local and area educational events to increase 4-H enrollment, non-traditional programming, school enrichment and increase members? subject matter knowledge and skills and build their leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Develop promotional materials, work with and/or lead committees and volunteers, and establish and maintain partnerships within the community that support the achievement of the program goals. Regularly evaluate educational program success, quality, and dissemination methods. Participate in stewardship roles as assigned that support the entire county Extension office. May also be responsible for securing external funds to support local programming. Participate as a member of the county, multi-county, and /or state Extension teams to further the overall mission, vision, and values of OSU Extension and 4-H.
Actively work to ensure a diversity among potential clientele and learners, as well as equal access to programs and facilities without regard to age, race, creed, color, handicap, sex, sexual orientation, developmental disability, national origin, marital status, arrest or non-program related conviction record.
Additional Information for Applicants::
This position is located in Summit County, Ohio.
Extension Educator 1 Requires a bachelor's degree $38,004- $48,000
Extension Educator 2 Requires a master's degree $43,500- $53,508
Extension Educator 3 Requires a master's degree and 11+ years of direct or related work experience $51,000- $63,036
An earned Bachelor’s or Master's degree at the time of hire; must be able to utilize a variety of teaching methods to deliver program content to diverse groups of learners; knowledge and/or the ability to learn concepts, processes, ideas, and methods of 4-H Youth Development; experience effectively assessing, designing, developing and teaching educational programs to diverse audiences; experience in building and maintain relationships with various group of individuals, including peers, support staff, volunteers, and local committees, in an effort to achieve common programing goals; experience in leading programs including the leadership of support staff and volunteers; experience in organizing, implementing and evaluating programs; basic computer skills.
An earned Bachelor’s or Master's degree at the time of hire in Youth Development or other educationally-related area (examples are: Communications, Family Relations and Human Development, Recreation, Sociology, Psychology, Education including Agriculture, Extension, Elementary, Secondary, Family and Consumer Sciences and Physical); prior experience with budget management.
Target Salary: $38,004.00 - $63,036.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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