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Provide overall guidance and leadership for 4-H Youth Development programming targeted to meet local and area needs. Implement and support a comprehensive volunteer system through identification, selection, orientation, training, utilization, recognition, and evaluation of adult and youth volunteers to support local 4-H programming. Use appropriate methods, both formal and informal, of community assessment to identify educational needs and opportunities of the local community. Communicate effectively with demographics of county. Design, implement, and teach educational programming, based on these needs, to groups and individuals comprised of adults and/or youth. Work with and/or lead committees and volunteers, and establish and maintain partnerships within the community that support the achievement of program goals. May also convene and facilitate community coalitions focused on those needs. Design and implement a high-quality, annual overnight residential 4-H camp. Work with the county junior and senior fair boards in supporting the county fair. Replicate and adhere to existing local, statewide, and national 4-H youth development programming. Develop promotional and other educational materials. Evaluate educational programs and dissemination methods, including use of existing instruments to evaluate teaching effectiveness, program quality, and results of local programs.
Participate in discussions with county representatives concerning program funding. Seek and secure external funds to support local programming. May be responsible for the management of the county budget. Participate as a member of county, multi-county, and/or state Extension teams to further the overall mission, vision, and values of both Ohio State University Extension and 4-H Youth Development. Actively work to ensure 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.
This position is located in Saint Clairsville, Ohio.