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County Extension Educator
Darke County, 4-H Youth Development
Greenville, OH / Area 11
Post: July 10, 2023
Deadline: July 25, 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 Darke County, Ohio.
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 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. Work with and/or lead committees and volunteers, and establish and maintain partnerships within the community that support the achievement of program goals. Design and implement a high-quality, annual overnight residential 4-H camping program, including recruitment, selection, training, and on-going oversight of teen camp counselors and adult volunteers. Work with the county junior and senior fair boards in supporting the county fair. 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. Assist in the management of the county budget. 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.
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). Must be able to utilize a variety of teaching methods to deliver program content to diverse groups of learners. Knowledge and/or the ability to learn concepts, processes, ideas, and methods of 4‐H. 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 a effort to achieve common programing goals. Basic computer skills required.
Resume and cover letter, specific to the posting, are to be included at time of application.
Career Roadmap placement is:
Sub-Function: Extension Educators
Band: Individual Contributor – Specialized
Level: S1, S2, S3, S4
Desired Experience: Prior experience with budget management. Experience in the organizing, implementing and evaluating of 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.