The Division of Extension and Engagement and the Extension 4-H Youth Development Program are seeking a 4-H Program Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. This position will serve Yamhill County and will be based at the Extension Yamhill County Office in McMinnville, Oregon.
This Coordinator will work as a member of a regional and statewide team of the 4-H Youth Development program. Decisions regarding this position are in consultation with the supervision team which includes the Program Leader and the Regional Director.
Program Mission 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 is consistent with the best practices in the field of youth development and respectful of local norms and culture.
Oregon Extension programs reach close to 100,000 young people annually through out-of-school, after-school, in-school and camping programming. 4-H faculty teach, develop materials, coordinate digital outreach activities 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 travel 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.
Purpose of Position This 4-H Program Coordinator is responsible for the management of a diverse portfolio of educational programming that meets the needs of youth in Yamhill 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, builds volunteer capacity and participation, and strengthens community connections.
The Program Coordinator will work extensively with volunteers, in supervisory (program management) and collaborative roles. The individual in this position must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, youth, other educational and youth developmental programs, volunteers, families, community partners, associations, camp administrators, elected and appointed board members and county employees. The Program Coordinator must be attentive to detail, able to teach adults and youth, and adept at promoting and marketing to adult and youth audiences and using digital communications and engagement tools and systems.
In addition to responsibilities within Yamhill County, this 4-H Program Coordinator is expected to contribute to regional and state educational team efforts related to the incumbent's expertise and interests, such as county and state fairs, summer camps, annual conferences and other activities as assigned.
Wireless access will be necessary for active and effective communication with staff, volunteers, and program partners as it is critical to the success of this position.
About the division:
The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to Oregon State University's mission. The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond. The Division is aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our website: https://engagement.oregonstate.edu.
OSU Extension programs, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are focused on:
Healthy communities and economies
Resilient and productive forest and natural ecosystems
Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening
Thriving youth, individuals and families
The Division has built the capacity and expectation for employees to use digital communications and technologies in the modern-day workplace. This reflects our demonstrable commitment to using digital communications tools and changing technologies as a primary way to raise Oregonian's awareness of and engagement with our organization, programs and resources. These activities will be included in the annual plan of work, impact statements and summary of accomplishments/achievements.
Commitment to inclusive excellence:
Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, this individual will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.
OSU Division of Extension and Engagement's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Unit:
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.
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.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
General knowledge and ability to use computers, including proficiency with word processing and data management programs.
Ability to learn and use multiple forms of digital communication tools and systems, including websites, collaborative work platforms, email newsletters, and social media.
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 group 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.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to work as a team member with other professionals.
Ability to successfully engage with diverse populations in a culturally responsible manner.
Ability to adapt to the changing technological environment.
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 University Standard: 05-010 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.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Position requires travel to provide educational programming and services throughout Yamhill County.
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.
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