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The Ohio State University
OSU Extension
Posted: 02/01/2023
Extension Educator, 4H Youth Development, Preble County


County Extension Educator

Preble County, 4-H Youth Development

Eaton, OH / Area 11


Post:  January 31, 2023

Deadline:  February 14, 2023

Screening Interview:  March 3, 2023

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 Preble 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.

  • 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.
  • Conducts community assessment to identify educational needs and opportunities of local community. Provides educational programs based on identified local needs. Performs county related duties and responsibilities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Participates in community functions to promote programs and provide public relations to county. Uses news media, develops promotional materials.
  • Participates in discussions with county representatives concerning program funding and the management of the county budget.
  • Participate as a member of county, multi-county, and/or state Extension teams.

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.

Desired Experience: 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.