This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time appointment as an Education Program Assistant 1 for Extension 4-H Youth Development program (4-H), affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences located in the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) in Central Point.
4-H provides young people with intentional, high quality learning experiences that promote positive interactions with adults and peers, sustained and active participation across time, and opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the world around them. This mission is accomplished through the work of volunteers, parents, and professionals who organize and conduct learning experiences in club, group, community and family settings. Programs are implemented in a manner that measures impact, fosters program improvement and strengthens community connections.
The Oregon Extension and 4-H Youth Development Programs reach almost 100,000 young people annually through out-of-school, after-school, and in-school programming. 4-H staff may provide administrative oversight to a broad array of programs that may involve minors, animals, and firearms. Some 4-H experiences require transportation of members in motor vehicles and overnight accommodations. 4-H staff are also required to assure compliance with Federal and state regulations related to youth protection, fund-raising, taxation, and the nonprofit status of 4-H and affiliated organizations.
This position includes extensive contact and communication with the general public. It involves a variety of computer tasks including document production, database management and desktop publishing to assist faculty with program delivery.
Purpose of the Position The 4-H Education Program Assistant (EPA) position assists with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the OSU Extension Service 4-H program in Jackson County. The 4-H EPA works under the supervision of a 4-H faculty member assigned to that county. Programs are implemented in a manner that is consistent with the best practices in the field to youth development and respectful of local norms and culture. This position may supervise Extension volunteers engaged in semi-skilled tasks central to program delivery.
OSU Extension Service faculty and staff strive to exhibit respect, value differing perceptions and world views, and encourage diversity.
Oregon State University and the OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of the OSU Extension Service are responsible for helping to ensure that these commitments are achieved. In addition, this 4-H EPA will ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities.
High School Diploma or equivalent and at least two years of relevant experience (paid or volunteer), supporting community programs that serve children, youth, or adults OR Associate Degree and one year of work experience (paid or volunteer) which must be working in youth development programs, adult education, teaching, program delivery or related functions AND Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated skill to work with diverse audiences. Demonstrated skill to use computers for word processing, data management, and communications.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to successfully engage the target population in a culturally responsible manner.
Ability to transport to 30 lbs. of educational materials.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OAR 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq.
Flexibility to perform work in a variety of settings and to work occasional evenings and weekends depending on program needs.
Ability to transport to 30 lbs. of educational materials
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