Job Information

Ohio State University Ext Educator 4-H Youth Develp in Columbus, Ohio

Department: Fulton County

Summary of Duties:

Providing guidance and/or leadership for 4-H Youth Development programming targeted to local and area needs. Implement and support a comprehensive volunteer system through identification, selection, orientation, training, utilization, recognition, and evaluation of adult and youth volunteers to support local 4-H programming. Utilize appropriate methods, both formal and informal, of community assessment to identify educational needs and opportunities of local community. Design, implement and teach educational programming, based on these needs, to groups and individuals comprised of adults and/or youth. Examples include: 4-H project clinics and judging, in-school enrichment and member recruitment, older youth engagement, CARTEENS. Work with and/or lead committees and volunteers and establish and maintain partnerships within the community that support the achievement of program goals. Examples include: 4-H advisory committee, Extension advisory committee. May also convene and facilitate community coalitions focused on those needs. Work with the county junior and senior fair boards in supporting the county fair. Design and implement a high-quality, annual overnight residential 4-H camp, and day camping programming as needed, including recruitment, selection, training, and on-going oversight of teen camp counselors and adult volunteers; serves on 4-H Camp Palmer board of directors. The Educator may be required to replicate and adhere to existing programs that meet the needs of their local community. The Educator will develop promotional material, work with and/or lead committees and volunteers, and establish and maintain partnerships within the community that support the achievement of the program goals. The Educator evaluates educational programs and dissemination methods, as well as utilizes existing evaluation instruments to evaluate the teaching effectiveness, program quality and results of local programs. Participate in discussions with county representatives concerning program funding. May also be responsible for securing external funds to support local programming. Participate as a member of county, multi-county, and/or state Extension teams to further the overall mission, vision and values of both Ohio State University Extension and 4-H Youth Development.

Actively work to ensure a diversity among potential clientele and learners, as well as equal access to programs and facilities without regard to age, race, creed, color, handicap, sex, sexual orientation, developmental disability, national origin, marital status, arrest or non-program related conviction record.

Additional Information for Applicants::

This position is located in Fulton County, Ohio.

Extension Educator 1 Requires a bachelor’s degree $38,004-$48,000 Extension Educator 2 Requires a master’s degree $43,500-$53,508 Extension Educator 3 Requires a master’s degree and 11+ years of direct or related work experience $51,000-$63,036

Required Qualifications:

An earned bachelor’s or master’s degree at the time of hire; must be able to utilize a variety of teaching methods to deliver program content to diverse groups of learners; knowledge and/or the ability to learn concepts, processes, ideas, and methods of 4-H; experience effectively assessing, replicating and teaching research based educational programs to diverse audiences; experience in building and maintaining relationships with various group of individuals, including peers, support staff, volunteers, and local committees, in an effort to achieve common programing goals; contemporary and proficient computer skills.

Desired Qualifications:

An earned bachelor’s or master’s degree at the time of hire in Youth Development or other educationally related area (examples are: Communications, Family Relations and Human Development, Recreation, Sociology, Psychology, Education including Agriculture, Extension, Elementary, Secondary, Family and Consumer Sciences and Physical); prior experience with budget management; experience in the organizing, implementing and evaluating of programs.

Target Salary: $38,004.00 - $63,036.00 Annually

Job Category: Administrative and Professional

Job Appointment (FTE%):


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.