The OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, 4-H Youth Development Outreach Program Coordinator position in Linn County. The Coordinator will work as a member of a regional and statewide team of the 4-H Youth Development program. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leader and the Regional Director.
Program Mission Extension programs are aligned toward a common vision of lifelong health and well-being for every person, family, and community. The central purpose of this position is to extend the knowledge and research of OSU to the communities of Oregon in a manner that is responsive to local needs and respectful of local norms and culture. The incumbent joins a network of campus-and community-based Extension faculty and staff who share this responsibility for community engagement. Work is accomplished through hands-on, learner-centered education as well as systems-level interventions that influence the environments in which people live, work, learn, and play.
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, youth, community members and professionals who organize and conduct learning experiences in club, group, community and family settings.
Purpose of Position This faculty member is responsible for the management of a diverse portfolio of educational programming that meets the needs of youth in Linn County. All 4-H faculty are expected to use best practices in positive youth development to ensure that educational programs are of high quality and produce their intended outcomes. Programs are implemented in a manner that measures impact, fosters program improvement and strengthens community connections.
This faculty member will work extensively with volunteers, in supervisory (program management) and collaborative roles. The incumbent must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive community relationships. The faculty member must be attentive to detail, able to teach adults and youth, adept at promoting and marketing to adult and youth audiences.
Oregon Extension and the OSU 4-H Youth Development program reaches close to 100,000 young people annually through out-of-school, after-school, in-school and camping programming. 4-H faculty teach, develop materials, and provide administrative oversight to a broad array of programs.
The 4-H faculty oversees all 4-H programming and supervises volunteers with expertise in project areas (e.g., health, outdoor adventures, livestock, shooting sports, soccer, leadership, civic engagement, and robotics). Some 4-H experiences involve transportation of members in motor vehicles and overnight accommodations. 4-H faculty are 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 faculty member, in addition to responsibilities within Linn County, is expected to contribute to regional and state educational team efforts related to the incumbent's expertise and interests.
This position requires traveling. Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position, wireless access may be necessary.
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, this individual will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.
Please visit the following webpages for more information on our commitment to inclusive excellence:
OSU Extension Service https://extension.oregonstate.edu/about/diversity-equity-inclusion OSU Moving Forward Together https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/president/moving-forward-together
Typically requires Bachelor's Degree in field relevant to program focus. May require certification or licensure as appropriate to the position.
Bachelor's degree in youth development, volunteer development, education, family sciences, leadership, management, communications, or a closely related field; degree must be complete at time of application.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals.
Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with adult volunteers and manage volunteer programs, including volunteer recruitment, orientation, training, effective engagement, recognition, and evaluation.
Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with youth 5-19 years of age.
Demonstrated ability to lead groups.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program management.
Demonstrated ability to problem solve and resolve conflicts.
General knowledge and ability to use computers, including proficiency with word processing and data management programs.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to manage volunteer programs, including volunteer recruitment, orientation, training, effective engagement, recognition, and evaluation.
A commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion, and ability to successfully engage with diverse populations in a culturally responsible manner.
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 OSU Standard 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 travel; 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 University Policy 05-030 et seq.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Position requires traveling.
Ability to transport up to 30 lbs. of instructional materials and/or equipment.
Position duties will include working in varied working environments including professional office, county fairs, youth camps and livestock barns.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience
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