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Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Southwest Region

Central State University
Wilberforce, Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 4, 2024
Posting Details

Posting Details

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Classification Title
Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Southwest Region

Working Title

1890 Land Grant Extension

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Job Summary/Basic Function

Current target counties in the Southwest Region includes the following: Clark, Greene, Fayette, Franklin, and Montgomery. Target counties may change as needs in the region change.

Job Summary:
Extension Educators provide the link between Land Grant University research and Ohio residents by creating innovative learning opportunities that address local issues. Dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for current and future residents, Educators collaborate with local, county and state agencies, partner organizations, businesses and schools to analyze needs, develop, implement and oversee vibrant and sustainable research based educational programs, and provide resources and expertise to the local community. A critical aspect of this position is to strengthen the inclusion of all relevant stakeholders, with special efforts to reach those historically underserved by Extension. Given the demographic and economic diversity of communities and neighborhoods in the assigned region the Extension educator is expected to take a proactive role connecting and engaging with diverse audiences and stakeholders. The Family and Consumer Sciences ( FCS ) Extension Educator will work within the southwest region. The Educator will be a remote worker but will be expected to travel daily to provide programming and to meet with partners, including county and regional agencies, public health organizations, senior centers, managed care organizations, public schools and more. These engagements are to pursue collaborations, promote programs, conduct programming, and interact with community members. Educators may also be requested to assist in other regions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop effective and contemporary approaches to plan, deliver and evaluate programming.
  • Conducts demonstrations, programs and meetings to educate adults and youth in new technology and practices related to family and consumer science issues to improve health and well-being for rural and urban families.
  • Identify, interpret, and integrate information to develop and deliver high impact educational programs to adults and youth diverse audiences.
  • Develop regular and effective communications and working relationships with colleagues, campus-based faculty, partners, and stakeholders within the community.
  • Participate in and/or lead teams to enhance the scope and reach of Extension programming.
  • Assist local, city and community organizations and businesses in the development and promotion of related activities and events.
  • Represent CSU Extension with groups and organizations within assigned region.
  • Work closely with local agencies within the region to address issues affecting families and individuals.
  • Ensure that programs and activities are available to all interested persons in accordance with applicable equal opportunity/civil rights laws and best practices.
  • Participate in civil rights and diversity training at the onset of employment, and periodic civil rights and diversity training during their association with the Extension.
  • Uphold a respectful, professional communication style both oral and in written
  • Provide technical assistance on family and consumer science topics and issues to strengthen families and individuals.
  • Develop and cultivate external funding sources to enhance educational programming.
  • Submit daily programmatic activities and success stories.
  • Attend professional development opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with regional team and OSU County staff on joint projects.
  • Participate in statewide teams.
  • Work collaboratively with Universities, state and local agencies within assigned region.
  • Other responsibilities as required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in family and consumer science, food science and nutrition, human development, community health, family financial management, food safety, public health or closely related field.
  • Knowledge in family and consumer sciences that includes a specialization in one or more of the following, food and nutrition; family resource management; human development and family relation; health, safety and wellness, clothing and textiles, housing and environment; home-based micro business.
  • Strong oral and written communication, leadership mentoring, and group process skills,
  • Evidence of ability to work within a team environment.
  • Exceptional, proven competence in interpersonal relationship skills, including the ability to effectively relate to and communicate with staff, faculty, elected officials, colleagues, and program participants from diverse cultural backgrounds, including individuals with limited English skills.
  • Ability to interpret and enforce University policy and best practices in a variety of areas, including discrimination allegations, conflict of interest, volunteer management, and program liability.
  • Knowledge and skill with computer technology in preparing reports, presentations, data analysis and internet applications.
  • Knowledge of basic educational methods and the ability to effectively teach program specific material.
  • Ability to work as a teleworker with minimal supervision, including prioritizing workloads and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Extension organization, operation, philosophy, and commitment to diversity, equity, and intentional outreach to underrepresented community members
  • Ability to plan and maintain a flexible work schedule, including evening and weekend work to meet time demands and/or special needs of program management.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with required liability insurance, to be utilized for frequent travel.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience within specialty field highly desired.
  • Teaching experience in informal and formal settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain diverse networks.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.
Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture ( USDA ) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY ) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Position Category
Staff - Monthly (Exempt)

Budgeted Annual Salary
$45,000 - $60,000

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