This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Education Program Assistant 1 position for the Extension 4-H Youth Development Off Campus program at Oregon State University. This position will be located in Central Point, Oregon.
The OSU Extension Service seeks a self-motivated and organized person with a passion for positive youth development and excellent communication skills to support its 4-H Youth Development program at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Jackson County. This full-time Education Program Assistant 1 position will work in collaboration with the Center’s 4-H faculty member to organize, manage and teach educational programs, including aspects of the annual county fair, Hands on Ag Day, summer camp, youth and new leader recruitment and training, club development and project workshops. This position includes extensive contact and communication with the general public. It involves a wide variety of computer tasks including document production, database management and desktop publishing to assist the 4-H faculty member with program delivery.
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. Programs are implemented in a manner that measures impact, fosters program improvement and strengthens community connections. Work is accomplished through hands-on, learner-centered education as well as systems-level interventions that influence the environments in which people live, work, learn, and play.
Purpose of the Position
The 4-H Education Program Assistant (EPA) position assists with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the OSU Extension Service 4-H program in Jackson County. The 4-H EPA works under the supervision of a 4-H faculty member assigned to that county. Programs are implemented in a manner that is consistent with the best practices in the field to youth development and respectful of local norms and culture. This position may supervise Extension volunteers engaged in semi-skilled tasks central to program delivery.
The Oregon 4-H Youth Development program reaches almost 100,000 youth annually through out-of-school, after-school, and in-school programming. 4-H faculty and staff provide administrative oversight for a broad array of activities that involve minors, adult volunteers, animals, etc. Some 4-H experiences involve transportation of members in motor vehicles and overnight accommodations. 4-H faculty and staff are required to assure compliance with federal and state regulations related to fund-raising, taxation, and the non-profit status of 4-H and affiliated organizations.
OSU Extension Service faculty and staff strive to exhibit respect, value differing perceptions and world views, and encourage diversity.
Travel will be required. Access to a personal vehicle and a valid driver’s license are necessary.
It is the responsibility of this staff member to ensure that the Jackson County 4-H Program provides equal opportunities for program participation regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or veteran’s status.
High School Diploma or equivalent and at least two years of relevant experience (paid or volunteer), supporting community programs that serve children, youth, or adults OR Associate Degree and one year of work experience (paid or volunteer) which must be working in youth development programs, adult education, teaching, program delivery or related functions AND Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated skill to work with diverse audiences. Demonstrated skill to use computers for word processing, data management, and communications.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills in the English language.
Demonstrated ability to work as a collaborative member of a team.
Ability to work in an open/shared office setting.
Demonstrated ability to successfully engage the target population in a culturally responsible manner.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
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 OSUSTANDARD 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. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
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 University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.
Requires combination of work in office setting and at various outdoor and off-site locations (fairgrounds, arenas, etc.). Some evening and weekend work required.
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