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OSU Extension Lane County 4-H Program Coordinator

Oregon State University Extension Service, Eugene, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 03/03/2020

The OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program in Lane County is seeking a 4-H Program Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leader and the Regional Director. The Coordinator will work as a member of a regional and statewide team of the 4-H Youth Development program. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leader and the Regional Director.

Program Mission
Extension programs are aligned toward a common vision of lifelong health and well-being for every person, family, and community. 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. The incumbent joins a network of campus-and community-based Extension faculty and staff who share this responsibility for community engagement. Work is accomplished through hands-on, learner-centered education as well as systems-level interventions that influence the environments in which people live, work, learn, and play.

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.

Purpose of Position
This faculty member is responsible for the management of a diverse portfolio of educational programming that meets the needs of youth in Lane 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. Programs are implemented in a manner that measures impact, fosters program improvement and strengthens community connections.
This faculty member will work extensively with volunteers, in supervisory (program management) and collaborative roles. The incumbent must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive community relationships. The faculty member must be attentive to detail, able to teach adults and youth, adept at promoting and marketing to adult and youth audiences.

Oregon Extension and the OSU 4-H Youth Development program reaches close to 100,000 young people annually through out-of-school, after-school, in-school and camping programming. 4-H faculty teach, develop materials, and provide administrative oversight to a broad array of programs.

The 4-H faculty oversees all 4-H programming and supervises volunteers with expertise in project areas (e.g., health, outdoor adventures, livestock, shooting sports, soccer, leadership, civic engagement, and robotics). Some 4-H experiences involve transportation of members in motor vehicles and overnight accommodations. 4-H faculty are 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.

As a land-grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promotes economic, social, cultural, and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation, and the world. Oregon State values the inclusion of multiple, diverse communities in meaningful and collaborative enterprises.

Oregon State University and the OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that ensures equity and equal opportunity. All employees of the OSU Extension Service are responsible for helping to ensure that this commitment is achieved. This commitment includes, but it is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, all faculty members will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities.

To review posting and apply, please visit Posting #P03608UF. Closing date: 03/03/2020. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

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