This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Education Program Assistant 2 position for the Oregon State University Extension Lane County satellite office in Oakridge, Oregon.
This position will collaborate with the Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) and the 4-H Youth Development (4-H) program teams serving Lane County. The EPA2 works with the managing 4-H/FCH faculty member in Lane County to coordinate and deliver Extension educational programs.
Program Mission The 4-H Youth Development program 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.
FCH is affiliated with the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and programs align toward a common vision of lifelong health and well-being for individuals, families, and communities. 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.
Purpose of the Position This EPA2 position will assist primarily with the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the 4-H and FCH programs in Lane County. This position works in conjunction with the managing faculty members to support and enhance 4-H and FCH programs in the County. The EPA2 position will investigate and develop cross-program activities and ensure programming is conducted in collaboration with community partners, such as schools, government, and non-profit agencies. Activities focus on school enrichment (in-school and after-school programs), coordination of events, and projects that meet the needs of the community.
Programs are implemented in a manner that measures impact, foster program improvement, and strengthens community connections.
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 staff may provide administrative oversight to a broad array of programs which may involve minors, animals, and firearms. Some 4-H experiences may require transportation of members in motor vehicles and chaperoning 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.
About the division:
The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to Oregon State University's mission. The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond. The Division is aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our Division website: https://engagement.oregonstate.edu/.
OSU Extension programs, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are focused on:
Healthy communities and economies
Resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems
Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
Thriving youth, individuals and families
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 work with the managing faculty member 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.
Please visit the following webpages for more information on our commitment to inclusive excellence
OSU Division of Extension and Engagement's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Unit:
Associate's Degree and three years of work experience (paid or volunteer) supporting community programs that serve children, youth or adults OR Bachelor's Degree and one year of work experience (paid or volunteer) one year of which must be working in youth development programs, adult education, teaching, program delivery or related functions OR Five years experience in a field related to the duties of the position AND a high school diploma or equivalent. 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.
Experience working with youth and volunteers.
Demonstrated experience using computers and computer software such as or similar to Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel), updating content on websites and social media, and basic video or other multimedia.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals and community members.
Ability to handle multiple, detail-oriented tasks with frequent interruptions.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
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 University Standard: 05-010 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.
Access to a vehicle is necessary as duties will require travel to various sites in Lane County to deliver the programs, and transporting curriculum materials up to 30 lbs. Business mileage will be reimbursed based on OSU policies. For information on vehicle use: https://risk.oregonstate.edu/vehicles.
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