Oregon State University Extension invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, 4-H Youth Development/SNAP-Ed Outreach Program Coordinator position in Grant County. The Coordinator will work as a member of a regional and statewide team of the 4-H Youth Development and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) programs, affiliated with OSU's College of Public Health & Human Sciences. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leaders 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 individuals, families, and communities. 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.
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 Grant County. All 4-H and SNAP-Ed 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 programs reaches close to 100,000 young people annually through out-of-school, after-school, in-school and camping programming. 4-H and SNAP-Ed 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). 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.
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.
This position requires traveling. Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position, wireless access may be necessary.
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.
Typically requires Bachelor's Degree in field relevant to program focus. May require certification or licensure as appropriate to the position.
Bachelor's degree in youth development, volunteer development, education, family sciences, leadership, management, communications, or a closely related field; degree must be complete at time of application.
At least one (1) year of demonstrated experience teaching, designing and/or developing Extension or other non-credit educational programs.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills including the effective use of mass media.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals.
Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with adult volunteers and manage volunteer programs, including volunteer recruitment, orientation, training, effective engagement, recognition, and evaluation.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with an advisory groups or committee.
Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with youth 5-19 years of age.
Demonstrated ability to lead groups and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, resolve conflicts and delegate details associated with program management.
General knowledge and ability to use computers, including proficiency with word processing and data management programs.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
Demonstrated ability to successfully engage with diverse populations in a culturally responsible manner.
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 et seq.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Position requires traveling.
Ability to transport up to 30 lbs. of instructional materials and/or equipment.
Position duties will include working in varied working environments including professional office, county fairs, youth camps and livestock barns.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with training, education and experience.
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