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Department EXT 4-H YouthDev OffCmps (HHS)
Classification Title Education Program Assistant 1
Job Title Education Program Assistant 1
Appointment Type Classified Staff
Job Location Central Point
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Pay Method Salary
Min Salary $2691
Max Salary $4015
Employment Category Regular
Position Summary
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Education Program Assistant 1 position for the Extension 4-H Youth Development Off Campus program at Oregon State University. This position will be located in Central Point, Oregon.

The OSU Extension Service seeks a self-motivated and organized person with a passion for positive youth development and excellent communication skills to support its 4-H Youth Development program at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Jackson County. This full-time Education Program Assistant 1 position will work in collaboration with the Center’s 4-H faculty member to organize, manage and teach educational programs, including aspects of the annual county fair, Hands on Ag Day, summer camp, youth and new leader recruitment and training, club development and project workshops. This position includes extensive contact and communication with the general public. It involves a wide variety of computer tasks including document production, database management and desktop publishing to assist the 4-H faculty member with program delivery.

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 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.

Purpose of the Position

The 4-H Education Program Assistant (EPA) position assists with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the OSU Extension Service 4-H program in Jackson County. The 4-H EPA works under the supervision of a 4-H faculty member assigned to that county. Programs are implemented in a manner that is consistent with the best practices in the field to youth development and respectful of local norms and culture. This position may supervise Extension volunteers engaged in semi-skilled tasks central to program delivery.

The Oregon 4-H Youth Development program reaches almost 100,000 youth annually through out-of-school, after-school, and in-school programming. 4-H faculty and staff provide administrative oversight for a broad array of activities that involve minors, adult volunteers, animals, etc. Some 4-H experiences involve transportation of members in motor vehicles and overnight accommodations. 4-H faculty and staff are required to assure compliance with federal and state regulations related to fund-raising, taxation, and the non-profit status of 4-H and affiliated organizations.

OSU Extension Service faculty and staff strive to exhibit respect, value differing perceptions and world views, and encourage diversity.

Travel will be required. Access to a personal vehicle and a valid driver’s license are necessary.

It is the responsibility of this staff member to ensure that the Jackson County 4-H Program provides equal opportunities for program participation regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or veteran’s status.

Position Duties
70% – Program Implementation and Delivery:

Serve as assistant to the 4-H faculty member in Jackson County. Cooperate with OSU faculty, subject matter specialists, and other agencies to provide youth development program support for the county and region.

Provide pre-approved curriculum and programs to all populations in an inclusive and culturally responsible manner

Engage community partners and community members in a culturally responsive manner.

Support and advance traditional 4-H efforts (50% of total effort). Provide leadership and educational support for 4-H volunteers as needed to implement club based, project based and special interest programs. Prepare documents, assemble and purchase supplies, teach or assist in environments such as: workshops, contests, classes, camps, committee meetings and promotion/educational events related to the 4-H Youth Development program. Set-up and clean-up from events.

Support and advance non-traditional 4-H efforts (20% of total effort). Work collaboratively with OSU faculty, educators, community partners & volunteers to develop, deliver, evaluate and report on programs which include (but are not limited to): school enrichment programs, after-school programs, and day camps. The purpose of this effort is to reach new audiences and provide new educational opportunities to the youth of Jackson County.

Contribute to equity, inclusion, and diversity as part of educational delivery and programming. Outputs and impacts of efforts to promote equity, inclusion, and diversity should be included in quarterly/annual program reports.

25% – Program Administration, Recruitment and Management:

Assist in recruitment of members and volunteers from all socio-economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds in the county.

Maintain active communication with key stakeholders to increase support of Extension and 4-H programs. Respond to telephone inquiries and provide information to office visitors as necessary. Draft and distribute newsletters, press releases and social media releases to announce programs and increase awareness of youth and family events and program outcomes.

Work collaboratively with office specialists to maintain, support and utilize the 4-H online enrollment system, county fair management system ShoWorks, and 4-H web page as needed to deliver local youth development programs relating to 4-H.

Keep records and provide necessary reports to appropriate administrators. Help maintain documents for support of the program. Collect and maintain records of program participation and evaluation for 4-H programs.

In consultation with 4-H Faculty and the Regional Administrator, contribute to annual plans of work, statistical reports, reports of accomplishment, and other required reports.

5% – Other Duties and Service:

Attend in-service and professional development training programs to improve technical skills and increase knowledge of Extension methods, youth development education, volunteer development, working with diverse audiences and other topics needed for program effectiveness.

Serve as an effective team member with other Jackson County Extension and Research faculty members, clients and organizations. Contribute to collective efforts that further positive youth development in Jackson County and the region.

Minimum Qualifications
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.

Additional Required Qualifications
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills in the English language.

Demonstrated ability to work as a collaborative member of a team.

Ability to work in an open/shared office setting.

Demonstrated ability to successfully engage the target population in a culturally responsible manner.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

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. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.

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. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications
Demonstrated experience leading volunteers or supporting a volunteer program.

Demonstrated experience organizing events.

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills in the Spanish language.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule
Requires combination of work in office setting and at various outdoor and off-site locations (fairgrounds, arenas, etc.). Some evening and weekend work required.

This position is deemed essential and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures. No
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number P01258CT
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 12/18/2017
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 11/08/2017
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 11/29/2017
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.

Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.

For additional information please contact: Lena Hosking at Lena.Hosking@oregonstate.edu

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.

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 OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.

Email:Lena.Hosking@oregonstate.edu

• Location: Hudson Valley

• Post ID: 32812407 hudsonvalley
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