Department: Wyandot County
Summary of Duties:
The Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development in Wyandot County, will provide overall leadership to a comprehensive positive youth development program by involving rural and urban youth in clubs, camps, after-school programs, Cloverbuds, in-school programs, and a variety of older youth opportunities; work collaboratively with the team of Extension professionals to provide youth development programming within the Crossroads Extension Education and Research Area (EERA); work with volunteers and staff to plan and conduct local and area educational events (e.g; evaluation days, speaking contests, livestock quality assurance, etc.) to increase 4-H members subject matter knowledge and skills, and to build their leadership, citizenship, and life skills; in partnership with many local agencies and county departments (i.e; Family and Children First Council), develop a dynamic, county-based 4-H youth development program that addresses the most urgent youth development needs in the county, promotes quality youth-adult partnerships, leads to qualitative outcomes, and is representative of the diversity of the county; convene and facilitate community forums and trainings related to topics of youth development, thus promoting the knowledge and expertise of Extension; integrate 4-H programming into larger-scale county youth development initiatives to reinforce Extensions expertise and expand 4-H members opportunities to learn from and with others; design and implement a resident and/or day camp program in collaboration with teen camp counselors and adult staff; create and support strategies to engage teens; plan and implement leadership and citizenship opportunities that target this population (e.g; teen leadership clubs, youth boards, camp counselors, junior fair board, CARTEENS, etc.); implement and support a comprehensive volunteer system through identification, selection, orientation, training, utilizing, recognizing, and evaluating of adult and youth volunteers to support local 4-H delivery methods (e.g; community clubs, after-school clubs, camps, school enrichment, etc.); provide leadership for the development and support of a 4-H volunteer advisory committee and other related volunteer committees that develop and enhance the educational experience of 4-H youth within the various delivery methods; provide orientation and training for volunteers that will enhance their ability to develop and implement experientially-based experiences for 4-H members within a variety of delivery methods, build youth development knowledge and skills with volunteers and youth, and support quality youth-adult partnerships; also serve as Wyandot County Extension Director (CED) by providing administrative and fiscal support for the county unit; ensure public funds are handled within defined legal parameters; manage appropriated and non-appropriated funds; prepare non-appropriated fund statements for audit; maintain accountability to County Commissioners and other funding allocators and elected officials; serve as immediate supervisor to all unit staff except for Educators and EFNEP Program Assistants. Position is located in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Additional Information for Applicants::
This position is located in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
An earned Master's degree at the time of hire is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Youth Development or other educationally-related area (examples are: Communications, Family Relations and Human Development, Recreation, Sociology, Psychology, Education including Agriculture, Extension, Elementary, Secondary, Family and Consumer Sciences and Physical Education).
1. Cover Letter
3. List of at least five professional references with email addresses
4. Official copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts with conferred dates emailed as pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org or have ordered transcripts sent to:
The Ohio State University, Extension
Attn: Toni M. Bahnsen
2120 Fyffe Road
Columbus, OH 43210
5. OSU online application
Target Salary: $43,500.00 - $63,036.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.