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Company:
The Ohio State University
Division:
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
City:
Woodsfield
State:
Ohio
County:
Monroe
Country:
USA
Website URL:
Posted: 11/16/2020
OSU Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences
Salary: $38,004 - $63,036

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) seeks an Educator to work collaboratively with county, and state teams of OSUE professionals and with local agency and organization leaders and volunteers. The Educator will be responsible for a broad range of basic to complex duties that could include but are not limited to: Providing guidance and/or leadership for Family and Consumer Sciences programming targeted to local and regional needs including: health, food and nutrition; consumer sciences including financial education; human and family development, relationships; and addictive issues and behaviors. 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 Family and Consumer Sciences. The Educator will ensure diversity among potential partners, clientele and learners and equal access to programs and facilities, without regard to age, race, creed, color, handicap, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, marital status, arrest or non-program related conviction record. The Educator will:

Utilize community assessment, both formal and informal, to identify local educational needs and and community opportunities; based on results programming will be delivered utilizing the best dissemination method including but not limited to teaching in person, videos, on-line instruction, coaching, and interactive classes to groups and individuals comprised of adults and/or youth; may also convene and facilitate community coalitions focused on those needs and work with existing agencies and organizations.

The Educator may be required to replicate and adhere to existing programs that meet the needs of their local community; will develop appropriately branded promotional materials, work with and/or lead committees and volunteers, and establish and maintain partnerships within the community supporting the achievement of the program goals; evaluate educational programs and dissemination methods, as well as, utilize existing evaluation instruments to evaluate the teaching effectiveness, program quality and impact of local programs.

Form a Family and Consumer Sciences county advisory group to help provide guidance, needs assessments, and programming directions; report to and work with the County Extension Advisory Committee seeking direction of needed programming and community needs; foster a positive working partnership with the county SNAP-Ed and EFNEP (if present) program staff which can enhance and grow the overall FCS program offerings to have greater community impact.

Participate in discussions with county peers concerning program funding and budget; may also be responsible for securing external funds to support local programming.

This position is located in Monroe County, Ohio.

  • Give leadership to proactive program development in the broad areas of family and consumer sciences including: health, food and nutrition; local food production, consumer sciences including financial literacy education; human and family development and relationships; and addictive issues and behaviors. Participate in programming that supports OSU Extension's six Impact Areas of Health and Wellness; Job Skills and Careers; Thriving Across the Lifespan; Sustainable Food Systems; Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities and Environmental Quality. Collaborate with appropriate agencies and organizations to provide proactive educational programming for individuals, families, agencies, organizations and businesses. Utilize formal and non-formal needs assessment techniques and secondary data to identify and prioritize needs and measure impacts of programming. Convene advisory committee(s) composed of community leaders and program users to assist in assessing needs and evaluating outcomes. Utilize a variety of education program delivery methods and teaching techniques including distance education, electronic media, newsletters, individual and group meetings, demonstrations, and capacity building to accomplish educational goals and to reach target audiences. Ensure a diversity among potential clientele and learners and 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.
  • Deliver recommendations and education using the latest research based information. Conduct applied research as needed to expand the knowledge based and develop educational publications. Research diverse audiences and age groups. Examples: minorities, single parent families, teen parents, families in transition, child care providers, adult care providers, other professionals, volunteers, 4-H'ers, youth, limited resource individuals and families, individuals exposed or possibly exposed to addiction, and senior citizens throughout the area; Seek grants and contracts for OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences educational programs and interdisciplinary efforts to expand programming offered to clientele or to reach new audiences. Utilize Extension cost recovery strategies to recover costs of targeted educational programs.
  • Assist in promoting and enhancing the Community Nutrition programs of SNAP Ed (Supplementation Nutrition Assistance Program Education). Provide partnership with county programming as it overlaps or collaborates with FCS programs (Health People, Healthy Finances, and Healthy Relationships." Develop/maintain Community partnerships that will assist, enhance, and grow FCS programming and initiatives. Network and collaborate with other agencies, organizations and individuals in the community, area and state.

 

  • Approximately 10% of Educator's time will be dedicated to statewide issues. Be an effective team player. Work collaboratively with Extension educators in all program area (Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Development), where interdisciplinary efforts are needed to meet broad issues or carry out major programming efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned bachelor's or master’s degree at the time of hire is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or closely related area and with appropriate course work (examples are: Human Development/Family Science, Community Nutrition, Family Financial Management, Public Health, Social Work/Counseling). Basic computer skills required. DESIRED EXPERIENCE: Successful candidate must be able to utilize a variety of teaching methods that include lecture, interactive discussion, demonstration, role play, etc. Must be able to utilize a variety of teaching methods to deliver program content to diverse groups of learners. Knowledge and/or ability to learn concepts, processes, ideas, and methods of Family and Consumer Sciences. Experience effectively assessing, replicating and teaching research-based educational programs to diverse audiences. Experience in building and maintaining relationships with various group of individuals, including peers, support staff, volunteers, and local committees, in an effort to achieve common programming goals. Successful individual will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations. Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends, have effective time management, organization and prioritizing skills, and be able to work with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will be asked to complete, submit and have on file in the OSU Extension Human Resources Office a fingerprint criminal background report and a DMA (Declaration of Material Assistance) form before their start date.

TO APPLY: Complete application instructions at http://jobs.osu.edu/ PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WHO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH THE OSU ONLINE APPLICATION FOR JR# 463029:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Vita
  3. List of at least five professional references; include names and email addresses

Application materials must be submitted on or before the deadline date listed.