Oregon State University Extension invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term, 4-H Latino Outreach/At-Risk Youth Program Educator, affiliated with OSU's College of Public Health & Human Sciences. The position is located in Corvallis in the Benton County Extension office, and reports to the Outreach and Engagement Regional Administrator (RA).
Reappointment is at the discretion of the Regional Administrator in consultation with the 4-H Program Leader, and is contingent upon sufficient grant funding.
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.
This faculty member is responsible for the development and management of a portfolio of educational programming for youth that engage local Latino youth in 4-H youth development activities. Incumbent will ensure that programs also meet the requirements of the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) grant with OSU Extension, as it relates to Latino and at risk youth in Benton and Linn Counties. The Program Educator will be delivering programs primarily to Spanish speaking audiences, and must be fluent in Spanish and English.
All 4-H faculty are expected to use best practices in youth development education to ensure high quality programs that produce their intended outcomes. The faculty member will work as a team member in the 4-H program in Benton County, working alongside fellow 4-H educators and staff to seek ways to increase the effectiveness of the overall Benton County Extension Program. Programs are implemented in a manner that measures impact, fosters program improvement and strengthens community connections.
The Program Educator will coordinate with the 4-H faculty who oversees the CYFAR grant at the local level.
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.
The incumbent will be expected to develop appropriate specialized expertise to support 4-H programming. The specializations will be determined in consultation with the program leader, and CYFAR Principal Investigator, and will be complementary to those of other Extension faculty in the region or state. This position will require travel.
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 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.
Demonstrated ability to successfully engage populations in a culturally responsible manner.
Demonstrated experience working with Latino families in community settings in a culturally relevant manner.
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 successfully interact 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, internet communications, and data management programs.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
This position is designated as a critical or 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 may require 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.
Work Schedule Flexibility to work evenings and weekends. Ability to transport instructional materials or equipment weighing up to 35 lbs.
Salary (Minimum): $41,664
Salary (Maximum): $70,704
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Education and Experience
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