We are looking for an innovative, enthusiastic educator with a passion for positive youth development and for working with volunteers to join our team! We encourage individuals who are team players, attentive to detail, and self-starters to apply and help grow the OSU Extension Lane County 4-H program.
This recruitment will be used to fill a full-time Education Program Assistant 1 position with the Oregon State University Extension 4-H Youth Development program in Lane County. The EPA will work in collaboration with 4-H program team in Lane County to coordinate and deliver 4-H educational programs. This position is located in Eugene, Oregon.
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. 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.
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 Lane County. The 4-H EPA works under the supervision of the 4-H Program Coordinator in Lane County.
Specifically, the 4-H EPA will work in partnership with the 4-H faculty and professional faculty members to develop and deliver educational programs based on interests and experience, including alternative delivery methods, such as interactive multimedia. These may include traditional animal science and agriculture programming, natural resource and STEM education, outdoor adventure and recreation opportunities, health and fitness programs, or other. Program delivery may be through the traditional/community club setting or through after-school and in-school programming. The EPA will help to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to extend the reach programming.
Oregon Extension programs reaches close to 100,000 young people annually through out-of-school, after-school, in-school and camping programming. 4-H faculty and professional faculty teach, develop materials, and provide administrative oversight to a broad array of programs. This position works with the County 4-H program team to supervise 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 travel and overnight accommodations. 4-H faculty and professional 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.
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 assist the managing faculty and professional faculty members to 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.
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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 demonstrated ability to work with a team.
A demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
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 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 University Policy 05-030.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends depending on program needs.
Position requires travel throughout Lane County.
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.
Fast-paced, collaborative, and dynamic work environments can be expected.
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