This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 10 hours per week) Temporary Education Program Assistant 1 position for the Extension Jackson County Office at Oregon State University (OSU) located in Central Point.
This part-time (.10 FTE) Education Program Assistant 1 position is stationed at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, and will work primarily in a 4-H club context to implement aspects of an Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 accommodation plan. The position involves working directly with the accommodated youth to complete a 4-H sheep market animal project.
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. Programs are implemented in a manner that measures impact, fosters program improvement, and strengthens community connections. 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.
The 4-H Education Program Assistant works under the supervision of the Jackson County 4-H faculty member and in coordination with the Southern Extension Regional Director. 4-H programs are implemented in a manner consistent with best practices in the field of youth development and respectful of local norms and culture.
Travel will be required. Access to a personal vehicle and a valid driver's license are necessary.
As a Land-grant institution committed to teaching, research, and outreach and engagement, Oregon State University promote 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, 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.
High School Diploma or equivalent and at least two years of relevant experience (paid or volunteer), supporting community programs that serve children, youth, or adults OR Associate Degree and one year of work experience (paid or volunteer) which must be working in youth development programs, adult education, teaching, program delivery or related functions. AND Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated skill to work with diverse audiences. Demonstrated skill to use computers for word processing, data management, and communications. Vehicle access is required. This position must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver License. Travel is necessary due to the combination of office and field work. Incumbent must successfully complete a criminal background check and be deemed fit for duty at placement and while serving in the position.
(In addition to the default minimum qualifications)
Experience with, and supporting the education of, youth with disabilities or special needs.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical, 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.
Works primarily in outdoor or barn setting with youth and animals. Work dates include:
Club Meetings: Dates TBD. Monthly club meetings (October – June), approx. 2 hours of direct interaction with youth, plus 1 hour of prep or meeting and 1 hour of travel to and from meeting location) Typically indoors without animals.
Project Workdays: Dates TBD. Often a monthly workday (October-April) with an additional two work days in May (approx. 2 hours of direct interaction with youth plus 1 hour of prep and 1 hour of travel each day) Typically outdoors with animals.
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