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Lake County 4-H/Family & Community Health Program Coordinator

Oregon State University Extension Service, Lakeview, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 03/11/2020

The Extension 4-H Youth Development and Family & Community Health programs at OSU Extension’s Lake County Office in Lakeview, Oregon is seeking a 4-H/FCH 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 Leaders and the Extension Regional Director. The Coordinator will work as a member of a regional and statewide team of the Extension 4-H Youth Development and Family & Community Health programs.

Program Mission
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.

The Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program is affiliated with the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Programs are aligned toward a common vision of lifelong health and well-being for individuals, families, and communities. The mission of FCH is to build individual assets and environmental supports that protect and improve health. The Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with peer educators and researchers to address regional and statewide issues related to the statewide program focus areas of food systems, physical activity, and health leadership.

Purpose of Position
This faculty member is responsible for the management of a diverse portfolio of educational programming that meets the needs of Lake County. All 4-H and FCH faculty are expected to use best practices in positive youth development and public health 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.

Oregon Extension programs 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. This position 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).

In addition to 4-H responsibilities, the individual in this position will lead FCH programs in Lake County and collaborate with other Extension faculty to build effective regional and statewide programs. The faculty member works to determine the needs of target program audiences and to meet those needs through education and community partnerships. Program development will be determined in consultation with the FCH Program Leader and the Extension Regional Director and will be complementary to those of other FCH Extension faculty in the region or state.

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 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 #P03607UF. Closing date: 03/11/2020. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

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