Internal Job Number: P01222UF
OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, 4-H and SNAP-Ed Educator position serving Gilliam and Wheeler Counties. This position is located in Condon, Oregon and works as a member of a regional and statewide team of the Extension 4-H Youth Development and the Family & Community Health (FCH) programs, affiliated with OSU's College of Public Health & Human Sciences. Programming responsibilities will include 75% 4-H Youth Development and 25% SNAP-Ed. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Regional Administrator and the Program Leaders.
Program Mission :
Extension programs of the College of Public Health and 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 OSU 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-and community-based Extension faculty and staff who share this responsibility for community engagement.
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.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) program coordinates with the Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program. SNAP-Ed is a federally funded nutrition education and obesity prevention program targeting SNAP eligible audiences. Programs are designed to empower the target audience to establish healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle.
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 rural Gilliam and Wheeler counties. In addition to responsibilities within these counties, 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.
The Oregon Extension and 4-H Youth Development Programs reach close to 100,000 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 which 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.
This position is also responsible for coordinating programming for the SNAP-Ed in Gilliam and Wheeler counties. Faculty provides evidence-based interventions including hands-on learner-centered direct education as well as community-based work related to policy, s
Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):
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, public health, 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 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 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.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Position requires traveling.
Ability to transport instructional/computer equipment and to maneuver across rugged terrain (such as outdoor camps, fair, etc).
Comfortable working in outdoor environments.
Salary (Minimum): $41,664
Salary (Maximum): $70,704
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Education and Experience