The Department of Extension and Engagement, 4-H Youth Development Program is seeking a 4-H Program Coordinator. This is a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, professional faculty position.
The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension 4-H Youth Development program invites applications for 4-H Youth Development 4-H Program Coordinator position. This position is based at the OSU Extension Service Office in Roseburg. This position serves Douglas 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 Southern region. Decisions regarding performance are made in consultation with the supervision team that includes the Director of Extension 4-H Youth Development/Program Leader and the Regional Director.
Program Mission 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, school, after-school, and family settings. Programs are delivered in a manner that is consistent with the best practices in the field of youth development and respectful of local norms and culture.
Purpose of Position Oregon State University Extension and 4-H Youth Development Programs reach close to 100,000 young people annually through club-based, in-school, and out-of-school programming. 4-H faculty teach, develop teaching materials, deliver programs, and provide administrative oversight to a broad array of programs that involve minors, adults, and volunteers. Please see our website for additional information.
The Douglas County 4-H team collaborate to meet the programming needs of the diverse community they serve. This faculty member is responsible for the development and management of a diverse range of programming that meets the needs of youth, volunteers, community members, and partners. 4-H faculty are expected to use evidence-based research in youth development education and volunteer management aligned with the mission of 4-H programming and produce intended outcomes.
The individual in this position must have excellent interpersonal, communication, conflict management, and financial management skills, and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, youth, volunteers, families, community partners, associations, Future Farmers of America (FFA), county fair management, and the county fair board. Programs are implemented in a manner that measures impact, fosters program improvement, builds volunteer capacity and participation, and strengthens community connections. The faculty member will seek ways to increase the effectiveness of the overall OSU Extension Service Douglas County program, collaborative work across disciplines, organizations, and programs areas is expected.
4-H faculty design programs that meet the local needs and include a wide array of programming options: leadership, STEM, home economics, animal/equine science, agriculture, and school enrichment, all of which reach a diverse audience, including rural, urban, and underserved populations. 4-H faculty are also required to assure compliance with Federal and State regulations related to youth protection, fund-raising, taxation, and the non-profit status of 4-H and affiliated organizations.
The 4-H faculty member is expected to develop appropriate specialized expertise to support local, regional or statewide 4-H programming. The specializations will be determined through needs assessments and in consultation with the 4-H Program Leader and the Regional Director and will be complementary to those of other Extension faculty locally, regionally or statewide.
Wireless access will be necessary for active and effective communication with staff, volunteers, and program partners as it is critical to the success of this position.
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.
For more information on our commitment to inclusive excellence:
OSU Division of Extension and Engagement's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 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 required in one of the following disciplines: youth development, human development, education, agriculture or a field related to the assignment of this position. Degree must be completed by the start date.
Demonstrated teaching or facilitating formal or informal educational programs for adults, youth, families, and volunteers in content areas relevant to achieving youth development outcomes.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including the effective use of mass media.
Strong conflict management skills, including the ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with others to create an environment conducive to program success.
Experience with financial management and record keeping.
General ability to use common computer software, including proficiency with information technology, websites and social media.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with youth, volunteers, and other professionals.
Ability to interact successfully with youth 5-19 years of age (Kindergarten through 12th grade).
Ability to recruit, hire, lead, delegate and supervise others related to the office management and the 4-H program.
Ability to lead volunteers, employees and groups to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with the 4-H program.
Ability to work successfully with an advisory group or committees.
Ability to adapt to the changing technological environment.
Ability to secure external funding support for educational programs.
Ability to work independently and make decisions 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 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.
This position requires the flexibility to work on some evenings and weekends.
This position requires travel across the county to carry out job duties and may include occasional travel out of county for conferences and professional development. Travel may include air, sea, and rail or ground transportation.
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 where temperatures and air quality varies.
This position requires you to work at other non-OSU educational sites that will have their own compliance programs (for example, vaccination compliance).
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