Oregon State University and the OSU Extension Service are seeking applications for a 4-H Program Coordinator. This 4-H Program Coordinator position is based at the Oregon State University Extension Service in the Deschutes County Office in Redmond, Oregon. This 4-H Coordinator serves Deschutes County and is a member of a regional and statewide team of the OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program. This position reports to the Regional Director assigned to the Central Region. Decisions regarding this position are made in consultation with the supervision team which includes the 4-H Youth Development Director/Program Leader.
Program Mission The central purpose of this position is to extend the knowledge and research of Oregon State University to the communities of Oregon in a manner that is responsive to local needs and respectful of local norms and culture.
This 4-H Program Coordinator joins a network of campus and community-based faculty/staff who share responsibility for community engagement. 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, and professionals who organize and conduct learning experiences in club, group, community and family settings.
Purpose of Position
This professional faculty member is responsible for the management, promotion, and delivery of a diverse portfolio of educational programming that meets the needs of youth in Deschutes 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. The Outreach Program Coordinator will work extensively with volunteers, in supervisory (program management) and collaborative roles. Programs are implemented in a manner that measures impact, fosters program improvement and strengthens community connections. This position maintains the physical, emotional, and psychological safety of youth and volunteers by adhering to all university, federal, state and local laws, policies, and procedures.
This Outreach Program Coordinator, in addition to responsibilities within Deschutes County, is expected to contribute to regional and state educational team efforts related to the incumbent's expertise and interests, such as state fairs, summer camps, annual conferences and other activities as assigned.
The Oregon Extension and 4-H Youth Development Programs reach close to 100,000 young people annually through out-of-school, after-school, and in-school programming. 4-H faculty teach, develop teaching materials, and provide administrative oversight to a broad array of programs that involve minors, animals, and firearms. Some 4-H experiences involve transportation of members in motor vehicles and overnight accommodations. 4-H faculty 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 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. 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.
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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, agriculture, or a closely related field; degree must be completed by closing date of posting.
Experience delivering education programs in formal or non-formal settings.
Experience working successfully with volunteers.
At least one year of experience working (paid or volunteer) with youth 5-19 years of age.
Demonstrated written communication skills.
Demonstrated oral communication/ skills.
Demonstrated facilitation skills.
General knowledge of computers, including proficiency in word processing and other data management programs.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals.
Ability to lead groups and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, resolve conflicts and delegate details associated with youth program management.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive community relationships.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
A commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion, and ability to successfully engage with diverse populations in a culturally responsible manner.
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.
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.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Travel is required.
Ability to transport up to 30 lbs. of instructional materials and/or equipment.
Position duties will include working in varied environments including professional office, county fairs, youth camps and livestock barns.
The primary work location for this position is the OSU Extension Office in Deschutes, Oregon. However, remote work may be established via OSU's Remote Working Agreement, with pre-determined periodic reviews of on-going work for continuation of the agreement.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience
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