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Posted: 08/18/2023
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences


County Extension Educator
Columbiana County, 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences
Lisbon, OH / Area 10

Post: August 18, 2023
Deadline:  September 5, 2023
Screening Interview:  TBD
County Interview:  TBD
Salary:  $38,004 to $63,036

This is a grant funded one-year term position.

This position is located in Columbiana County, Lisbon, Ohio. 

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

Career Roadmap Placement is:
Function: Education
Sub-Function: Extension Educators
Band: Individual Contributor – Specialized
Level: S1, S2, S3, S4

Resume and cover letter, specific to the posting, are to be included at time of application.

JOB DUTIES:  The Ohio State University Extension Educator will work collaboratively with county, center, area and state teams of Ohio State University (OSU) Extension professionals and with local agency leaders and volunteers to provide guidance for 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences programming targeted to local and area needs. The Educator will utilize appropriate methods, both formal and informal, of community assessment to identify educational needs and opportunities of local community. The Educator will implement and teach educational programming, based on these needs, to groups and individuals comprised of adults and/or youth. The Educator may be required to replicate and adhere to existing programs that meet the needs of their local community. The Educator will develop promotional material, work with committees and volunteers, and establish and maintain partnerships within the community that support the achievement of the program goals. The Educator evaluates educational programs and dissemination methods, as well as, utilizes existing evaluation instruments to evaluate the teaching effectiveness, program quality and results of local programs. Assist in discussions with county representatives concerning program funding. Assumes OSU Extension stewardship roles to assist in the management of the local office. The Educator will 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 and Family and Consumer Sciences.

  • Plan, conduct, teach, and evaluate educational training on various subjects important to the community.
  • Replicates and adheres to evidence-based programs. Utilize a variety of formal and non-formal education 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 to reach target audiences. This position will seek to meet community need in the following areas: mental health and wellness with youth and adult audiences, parenting education, financial literacy programs, and community healthy living initiatives. Supports colleagues with other planned events and educational programming.
  • Assist in the development, review, and updating of Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development curricula and other selected training materials. Maintain and expand available resources through grants, gifts, sponsorships, in-kind support and fees for program participation. Assists with existing programming related to fair events, 4-H Camps, and non-traditional programming.
  • Uses various media outlets and develops promotional materials to increase awareness and participation of programming. Develop promotional material, work with and/or lead committees and volunteers, and establish and maintain partnerships within the community that support the achievement of the program goals.
  • Evaluates education programs and teaching methods. Utilizes evaluation instruments to evaluate teaching effectiveness, program quality, analyze results for reporting and program improvement.
  • Works with committees and volunteers. Establishes and maintains partnerships within the community that support achievement of program goals. Communicates with clientele, peers and support teams.
  • Provide statewide support in an appropriate specialization area (to be negotiated) with other state Extension professionals. Provide expertise in the development, enhancement, and support to further the overall mission, vision, and values of both Ohio State University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences, and 4-H Youth Development. Approximately 10% of professional time is to be dedicated to statewide efforts

Required Experience:  Must be able to utilize a variety of teaching methods to deliver program content to diverse groups of learners. Entry level knowledge and/or the ability to learn concepts, processes, ideas, and methods of specific program areas. 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.

Desired Experience: Experience in the organizing, implementing and evaluating people-centered science based programs.

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.