Ohio State University Extension seeks an Educator to work collaboratively with county, region, and state teams of Extension professionals and with local agency leaders and volunteers. The Educator will be one of a team of two Extension Educators providing oversight to the 4-H Youth Development program in Scioto County. This includes implementing and supporting a comprehensive volunteer system through identification, selection, orientation, training, utilizing, recognizing, and evaluation of adult and youth volunteers to support local 4-H delivery methods (e.g. community clubs, after-school clubs, camps, school enrichment, etc.). The Educator will be responsible for a broad range of basic to complex duties that could include but are not limited to: Working together with existing 4-H Educator to jointly provide guidance and/or leadership for 4-H Youth Development programming targeted to local and regional needs. The Educator may be required to replicate and adhere to existing youth programs that increase 4-H members' subject matter knowledge and skills and build their leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The Educator will provide educational training and program oversight to the equine and livestock production area including all animal species. 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. Work with the county junior and senior fair boards in supporting the county fair. The Educator will develop promotional material, work with and/or lead committees and volunteers, and establish and maintain partnerships with 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.
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