Extension Educator 2 (4-H Youth Development)
Penn State University
- Penn State Extension
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
- Job Number:
- Level/Salary Band:
- 02 – G – Exempt
- Work Unit:
- College of Agricultural Sciences
- Extension - Northampton County
- Full/Part Time:
Penn State Extension in Northampton County is seeking an individual who will serve as a member of the Penn State Extension 4-H Youth Development Team to support local and statewide 4-H programs. Major responsibilities will include planning, marketing, implementing, conducting and evaluating educational programs for youth involved in a wide range of 4-H curriculum areas. This includes maintaining and expanding existing local 4-H club programs, supervision of programs delivered by program assistants and volunteers, building community collaborations and partnerships, developing a revenue enhancement portfolio, and creating a professional development plan. Specific program responsibilities include: provide the expertise to compliment and support the 4-H efforts through individual and team efforts that will expand the 4-H clubs and other outreach to youth, including school enrichment and camping opportunities; provide leadership education to volunteers and youth; identify opportunities and educational needs of youth in the county and provide age appropriate educational opportunities for those individuals; develop and expand 4-H marketing plan to increase public awareness and participation; ensure that leaders and participating youth comply with state guidelines and adhere to 4-H policies. Recruit, screen, and train appropriate club leaders and volunteers. Responsible for submitting program, administrative, and financial reports as appropriate to the Assistant Director of Programs. Prepare educational materials that are relevant to and that enhance the educational process for targeted individuals and groups. Support 4-H volunteers with on-going training to enable them to assist youth in developing record-keeping, communications, decision making, and problem-solving skills. Comply with the affirmative action plan. Through public notification and “All Reasonable Efforts, ensure all programs accessible to clientele without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Director of Programs and Area 4-H Educator. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher (Master's degree preferred) or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have a degree in youth development, education, animal science education, equine science, or volunteer development and who have 4-H experiences. An interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds is required. Candidate should possess teaching, program development and evaluation skills, and demonstrate positive human relations and effective communication skills necessary to work effectively with youth, parents, leaders, government officials, and the general public. Must have a valid driver’s license and use of a private automobile. Successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Candidates must also be willing to work flexible hours. This is a fixed-term appointment with excellent possibility of re-funding.
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