The 4-H Youth Development Off Campus office is seeking a full-time, 12 month, 4-H Youth Development Educator position, affiliated with OSU's College of Public Health & Human Sciences. This position is located in Baker County and reports to the Outreach and Engagement Regional Administrator. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leader and the Regional Administrator.
Baker County is located in Eastern Oregon, bordering Idaho, and is the Oregon county many entered into the state on the Oregon Trail. The county boasts a population a little over 16,000 people, living in the communities of Baker City, Greenhorn, Haines, Halfway, Huntington, Richland, Sumpter and Unity. The primary economic drivers are agriculture, forest products, manufacturing and recreation.
Program Mission Extension programs of the College of Public Health & Human Sciences are aligned toward a common vision of lifelong health and well-being for every person, family and community. The central purpose of this position is to extend the knowledge and research of Oregon State University to the communities of Oregon in a manner that is responsive to local needs and respectful of local norms and culture. The incumbent joins a network of campus-& community-based faculty/staff who share responsibility for community engagement. Work is accomplished through hands-on, learner-centered education and systems-level interventions that influence the environments in which we live, work, learn, and play.
4-H provides young people with intentional, high quality learning experiences that promote positive interactions with adults and peers, sustained and active participation across time, and opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the world around them. This mission is accomplished through the work of volunteers, parents, and professionals who organize and conduct learning experiences in club, group, community and family settings.
Purpose of the Position This faculty member is responsible for the management of a diverse portfolio of educational programming that meets the needs of youth in Baker County. In addition to responsibilities within Baker County, this faculty member is expected to contribute to regional and state educational efforts related to the incumbent's expertise and interests. All 4-H faculty are expected to use best practices in positive youth development to ensure that educational programs are of high quality and produce their intended outcomes. Programs are implemented in a manner that measures impact, fosters program improvement and strengthens community connections.
Specifically this 4-H Youth Development Educator will coordinate the 4-H Club Program and Regional 4-H Camp including the development and management of 4-H after-school, out-of-school, day and residential camp programs, fair and fair awards program. The incumbent will develop and design programs that meet the needs of youth in the traditional club based programs in the county.
The Oregon Extension and 4-H Youth Development Programs reach close to 100,000 young people annually through out-of-school, after-school, and in-school programming. 4-H faculty teach, develop teaching materials, and provide administrative oversight to a broad array of programs that involve minors, animals, and firearms. Some 4-H experiences involve transportation of members in motor vehicles and overnight accommodations. 4-H faculty are also required to assure compliance with Federal and state regulations related to youth protection, fund-raising, taxation, and the nonprofit status of 4-H and affiliated organizations.
Oregon State University and the OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of the OSU Extension Service are responsible for helping to ensure that these commitments are achieved. In addition, all faculty members will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities.
Typically requires Bachelor's Degree in field relevant to program focus. May require certification or licensure as appropriate to the position.
Bachelor's degree in youth development, education, family and consumer sciences, agriculture, or a closely related field. Degree must be completed by application date.
Demonstrated teaching, written and oral communication skills including the effective use of mass media.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals and volunteers.
Demonstrated ability to engage successfully with the population served in a culturally responsible manner.
Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with youth 5-19 years of age (Kindergarten through 12th grade).
Demonstrated ability to lead groups and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program and office management.
General knowledge of computers, including proficiency in word processing and other data management programs.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.
Working Conditions / Work Schedule Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Position requires traveling.
Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position, wireless access may be necessary.
Ability to transport instructional/computer equipment.
Salary (Minimum): $41,664
Salary (Maximum): $70,704
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Education and Experience
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