This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Education Program Assistant 1 position for the OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program at Oregon State University (OSU).
This full-time (1.00 FTE) Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) will serve Curry County. This position is a member of the regional and statewide team of the OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program. This EPA works as a team member to plan and conduct activities that bring 4-H youth development to the community. The position has regular contact with the public to promote awareness and interest in 4-H programs, and engage the public as volunteers, participants, and partners.
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.
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 teach, develop materials, coordinate digital outreach activities, and 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.
Purpose of Position
The 4-H Education Program Assistant (EPA) position collaborates with, and supports the efforts of, the 4-H faculty member and program staff. This includes organizing and/or supporting specific 4-H events and training programs, providing office assistance to clientele, maintaining records and documentation (both physical and digital) of clubs, leaders and members involved in the 4-H program in Curry County, assisting with recruitment, maintaining and carrying out the 4-H program and other Extension programs as needed.
About the division:
The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to Oregon State Unviersity'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 website: https://engagement.oregonstate.edu/.
OSU Extension Programs, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are focused on:
Healthy communities and economies
Resilient and productive forest and natural ecosystems
Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
Thriving youth, individuals and families
The OSU Division of Extension and Engagement has built the capacity and expectation for employees to use digital communications and technologies in the modern-day workplace. This reflects our demonstrable commitment to using digital communications tools and changing technologies as a primary way to raise Oregonian's awareness of and engagement with our organization, programs and resources. These activities will be included in the annual plan of work, impact statements, and summary of accomplishments/achievements.
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.
OSU Division of Extension and Engagement's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Unit:
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 commitment to promote and enhance diversity.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrated creativity in development of printed or digital media (such as newsletters or web content).
Familiarity with database systems for enrollment and tracking purposes.
General knowledge and ability to utilize computers including proficiency with information technology, professional office software and collaborative work platforms.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, demonstrating initiative and follow-through.
Ability to make decisions and problem-solve.
Ability to handle stressful situations calmly.
Ability to multi-task and to perform effectively in distracting environments. Detail oriented.
Respond to and complete tasks and duties assigned by the 4-H faculty.
Ability to learn and adapt to using multiple forms of digital communication systems, including websites email newsletters social media, and other tools in a changing technological environment.
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.
Ability to transport (lift and move) up to 30lbs of program materials and equipment, and to maneuver across rugged terrain (such as outdoor camps, fair, etc.).
Comfortable working in outdoor environments.
Ability to work flexible hours.
This position will require work on some evenings and weekends. It will require travel (potentially alone) to various work activities and may occasionally require overnight stays. Some activities will occur in field locations, at youth camps, fairgrounds, etc.
Ability to work in an office setting with an open floor plan that experiences frequent foot traffic.
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