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The Ohio State University
Posted: 02/06/2023
4-H Educator - Meigs County


County Extension Educator
Meigs County, 4-H Youth Development
Pomeroy, OH / Area 24 

Post:  February 4, 2023
Deadline:  February 19, 2023
Screening Interview:  March 2, 2023
County Interview:  TBD
Salary:  $38,004 to $63,036 

 This posting is for an Extension Educator (1, 2, or 3); salary and Educator level for final candidate will be determined by years of experience and education level: 

Extension Educator 1
Requires a bachelor’s Degree
Salary Range:  $38,004-$48,000 

Extension Educator 2
Requires a master’s Degree
Salary Range:  $43,500-$53,508 

Extension Educator 3
Requires a master’s Degree and 11+ years of direct or related work experience
Salary Range:  $51,000-$63,036 

 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  This position is located in Meigs County, Ohio.  

Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) seeks an Educator to work collaboratively with county, area, and state teams of OSUE professionals and with local agency leaders and volunteers. Responsible for a broad range of duties including providing leadership for 4-H Youth Development programming targeted to local and area needs. Utilize appropriate methods, both formal and informal, of community assessment to identify educational needs and opportunities of the local community. Following needs assessment, design, implement, teach, and evaluate educational programming, based on identified needs, to groups and individuals comprised of adults and/or youth. May also join, convene, and facilitate community coalitions focused on those needs (e.g. Meigs County Senior Fairboard, Meigs Community Prevention Coalition, or Get Healthy MEIGS). May be required to replicate and adhere to existing programs that meet the needs of their local community, or work to develop new resources targeting local needs. Utilize a variety of formal and non-formal educational program delivery methods and technologies including distance education, electronic media, newsletter, individual and group meetings, social media, demonstrations, and capacity-building to accomplish educational goals and to reach target audiences. Evaluate educational programs and dissemination methods, as well as utilize existing evaluation instruments to evaluate the teaching effectiveness, program quality, and results of local programs. Provide leadership for the development and support of existing subject area advisory committees that develop and enhance the educational experience of youth and adults. Network with other agencies, organizations, and individuals in the community, area, and state. Develop promotional materials, work with and/or lead committees and volunteers, and establish and maintain partnerships within the community that support the achievement of the program goals. Maintain and expand available resources through grants, gifts, sponsorships, in-kind support, and fees for program participation. Serve as a community resource and expert in program areas. 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. Approximately 10% of professional time is to be dedicated to statewide efforts.  

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. 

  •  Design, implement, teach, evaluate, and document outcomes and impacts of community-based programs responsive to local and statewide needs. Plans and conducts educational training, workshops, and other events in collaboration with 4-H adult and teen volunteers, as well as partner organizations to provide opportunities for development of subject matter knowledge, life skill development, leadership, and citizenship skill development. Examples of programs could include: volunteer orientation and training specific to volunteer roles and responsibilities, teen leadership programs, CARTEENS, school enrichment programs, junior fair board, and working with local agencies and organizations to address specific community priority issues. 
  • Work collaboratively with staff in all program areas (agriculture and natural resources, family & consumer sciences, and community development) where interdisciplinary efforts are needed to meet broad issues or carry out major programming efforts. 
  • Provide leadership for the development and support of existing subject area advisory committees that develop and enhance the educational experience of youth and adults. Network with other agencies, organizations, and individuals in the community, area, and state. 
  • Maintain and expand resources through grants, gifts, sponsorships, in-kind support and fees for program participation; Utilize impact evaluation data to create marketing and promotional reports for distribution to potential program partners and collaborators, elected officials and other local and state stakeholders. 
  • Communicate with clientele, peers, and support teams. Pursue professional development activities that lead to the development of a Specialty or an Area of Expertise, appropriate to locally identified needs, provide expertise in the development, enhancement and support for statewide Extension and 4-H programming, including active participation in a state 4-H Design Team. Attend and participate in appropriate in-services. Approximately 10% of this professional time is to be dedicated to statewide 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 Youth Development or other educationally-related area such as Communications, Family Relations and Human Development, Recreation, Sociology, Psychology, Education including Agriculture, Extension, Elementary, Secondary, and Family and Consumer Sciences. Successful candidate must be willing to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends, have effective time management, organization and prioritizing skills, and be able to work with minimal supervision. 

 Desired Experience: Previous experience in 4-H, other youth development organizations, or similar experiences and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with adults and youth are necessary. Successful individual will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations. 

 Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen, physical, or psychological screening may be required during the post offer process.