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The Ohio State University
Posted: 03/29/2023
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development - Williams County


County Extension Educator

Williams County, 4-H Youth Development

Bryan, OH / Area 1


Post:  March 29, 2023

Deadline:  April 12, 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 Williams County, Ohio.

Provide guidance and leadership for 4-H Youth Development programming targeted to local and area needs. Work in consort with the 4-H Program Assistant to lead the Williams County 4-H program in its entirety. 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. Utilize 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 and day camping programming, including recruitment, selection, training, and on-going oversight of 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, including STEM/Financial management school enrichment programming, that meets the needs of their local community. The Educator will 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. 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. Participate in discussions with county representatives concerning program funding and share responsibility for the management of the county budget. May also be responsible for securing external funds to support local programming. 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 4H Youth Development.

Actively work to ensure a 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, implementation, teach, evaluate, and document outcomes and impacts of community-based programs responsive to local and statewide needs. Provide overall leadership for the 4-H Youth Development program within the county. Provide direction for, replicate, and adhere to research-based programming models. Perform county related duties and responsibilities including Stewardship roles.
  • Work collaboratively with Extension educators 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. Develop an area of expertise appropriate to locally identified needs (i.e. camping, STEM, Real Money Real World, teen leadership, etc.); provide expertise in the development, enhancement and support for statewide Extension and 4-H programming, including active participation in State 4-H design team and 4-H Youth Development programming. Approximately 10% of this professional time is to be dedicated to statewide efforts.
  • Participate in community collaborations focused on local needs and issues. Establish and maintain partnerships within the community that support achievement of program goals. Lead committees and volunteers. Conduct community assessment to identify educational needs and opportunities of the local community. Participate in community functions to promote programs and provide public relations to county. Use news media, social media, and develop promotion materials. Maintain and expand available resources through grants, gifts, sponsorships, in-kind support and fees for program participation.
  • Communicate with clientele, peers, and support teams. Pursue professional development activities that lead to the development of a specialty in 4-H Youth Development and participate in appropriate in-services.

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 an effort to achieve common programing goals. Basic computer skills required.

Desired Experience: Experience in organizing, implementing, advancing, and evaluating youth 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.