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The Ohio State University
St. Clairsville
Posted: 03/28/2023
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Belmont County


County Extension Educator
Belmont County, 4-H Youth Development
St. Clairsville, OH / Area 20


Post:  February 28, 2023

Deadline:  April 9, 2023

Screening Interview:  TBD

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 Belmont County, Ohio.

Provides 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 local community. 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 material. 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.

  • Plans and conducts educational training, workshops, residential and day camp experiences, 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. Conduct evaluations or impact studies on selected aspects of the local 4-H programming efforts to demonstrate impact. Examples of programs include volunteer orientation and training specific to volunteer roles and responsibilities, camp counselor training, teen leadership programs, CARTEENS, school enrichment programs, junior fair board, and working with local agencies and organizations to address specific community priority issues.
  • Provides program and volunteer management oversight leadership development, and guidance in support of the 4-H volunteer advisory committee and other related volunteer committees; Organize and plan a variety of camp programs in partnership with other Educators, volunteers, camp counselors, etc.; Collaborate with the local county fair board to assist with organizing, preparing and conducting of junior fair programs, events and activities involving 4-H youth and volunteers. Responsible for keeping accurate records regarding volunteer and member eligibility.
  • 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; Utilize a variety of media efforts including video production, social media, and print media.
  • Serve as community youth development resource and expert in areas of volunteer management, positive youth development expert; Participate as an ex-officio member to county fair organization; Provide leadership and serve as member of Piedmont 4-H Camp Board; and serve on other community coalitions as appropriate.
  • Develop 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.

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 (examples are: Communications, Family Relations and Human Development, Recreation, Sociology, Psychology, Education including Agriculture, Extension, Elementary, Secondary, Family and Consumer Sciences and Physical). Basic computer skills required.

Desired Experience: Volunteer administration experience as well as program development skills needed. Successful candidate must be able to utilize a variety of teaching methods that include lecture, interactive discussion, demonstration, role play, etc. 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. 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.

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.