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County Extension Educator
Stark County, Urban Programming – 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture and Natural Resources
Massillon, OH / Area 10
Post: July 26, 2023
Deadline: August 9, 2023
Screening Interview: TBD
County Interview: TBD
Salary: $38,004 to $63,036
This is a 3-year term position.
This position is located in Stark County, Massillon, 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:
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 (OSUE) seeks an Urban Educator to work collaboratively with county, area and state teams of OSUE professionals and with local agency leaders and volunteers. The Educator will be responsible for a broad range of basic to complex duties that could include but are not limited to: Providing guidance and/or leadership for 4-H Youth Development as well as Agriculture and Natural Resources programming targeted to local and area needs, focusing on urban audiences. 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. May also convene and facilitate community coalitions focused on those needs. 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 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. 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 the 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture and Natural Resources program areas.
Required Experience: 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 agriculture or natural resources or other educationally-related area (examples are: food science, biology, science education). The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations. Demonstrated success in working as part of a team and initiating collaborative partnerships is sought. Leadership ability and strong teaching and subject matter expertise in at least one area of agriculture is necessary. Demonstrated experience in the areas of farm management/economics, animal sciences, volunteer management and/or community partnerships. Candidates must be willing to work flexible hours with a minimum of supervision.
Desired Experience: Training and work experience related to education, youth development, volunteerism, soil science, horticulture, science education, and natural resources. Demonstrated experience relating to community engagement. Demonstrated success connecting with community partners for grants and contracts relating to education, agriculture, horticulture and other programs related to the position.
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.