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OSU Extension Grant 4-H/SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator

Oregon State University Extension Service, Grant County Oregon

Job - Education

Close Date: 10/27/2019

The OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, 4-H Youth Development Outreach Program Coordinator position in Grant County, Oregon. The Coordinator will work as a member of a regional and statewide team of the 4-H Youth Development program, affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health & Human Sciences. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leader and the Regional Director.

Program Mission
Extension programs of the College of Public Health & Human Sciences 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, parents, and professionals who organize and conduct learning experiences in club, group, community & family settings. SNAP-Ed is a preventive health program focused on reducing chronic health conditions among populations with limited resources. It fosters healthy food choices and increased physical activity through direct education; social marketing; and policy, systems, and environmental change. Funding is provided in part by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program through a contract with Oregon Department of Human Services.

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 Grant 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.

In addition to 4-H responsibilities, the individual in this positon will be overseeing the Grant County SNAP-Ed program team. The county and statewide team provide evidence-based programs in nutrition education and obesity prevention targeting SNAP eligible audiences. Programs include hands-on learner-centered direct education as well as community-based work related to policy, systems, and environmental change. This position is expected to contribute to regional and state educational program efforts.

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. 

To review posting and apply, please visit Posting P03349UF. Closing date: 10/27/2019. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.

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