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Requisition ID:  6204

Extension Educator (EEDP) - 4H Youth Development - Vanderburgh County

Job Summary

This position will be filled as an Extension Educator or as an Extension Educator, Senior. The hiring manager will determine the job level based on the skills, experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.

 

The Extension Development program will teach the basics of employment as a County Extension Educator. Extension Educators provide the link to Land Grant University research and resources for Indiana 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, schools and fellow Educators to analyze needs; develop, implement and oversee vibrant and sustainable research-based educational programs; and provide resources and expertise to the local community.

 

Successful candidates will learn how to provide leadership and coordination with Purdue Extension educational program. Responsibilities will include learning about program planning, program development and implementation, volunteer leadership development, collaboration and public citizenship. They will spend the first three to six months learning about how Purdue Extension functions as a unit, meet key people across the organization, contribute to program development, and gain valuable practice with experienced Extension Educators. After completing the Development Program, employees will be ready to take on the full responsibility of a professional career in Purdue Extension.

 

This position has additional programming responsibilities focusing on 4-H Youth Development. By providing results driven educational opportunities, Indiana 4-H strives to be the premier, community-based youth program, while helping to develop and empower young people to reach their full potential. As a 4-H Youth Development Educator, you will help young people see themselves as unique, resilient, life-long learners who actively participate in their own future – setting personal goals and practicing self-determination. 4-H Youth Development Educators work with community partners to create and develop educational opportunities centered on science, citizenship and healthy living. They will provide leadership to the county 4-H program, focusing on 4-H clubs, groups and youth education initiatives. A vital component in developing a successful, sustainable local 4-H program is an engaged, active volunteer base. A significant responsibility of the 4-H Youth Development Educator is to recruit, train and develop the volunteers who work closely with the youth population.

Responsibilities:
  • Learn how to conduct county needs assessments to determine educational priorities
  • Plan, implement and evaluate Extension county programs
  • Develop and work within a plan of work that is based on program priorities expressed by local clientele and aligned with the strategic plans of Purdue Extension
  • Use available delivery modes to provide Extension educational programs supported by research
  • Provide educational opportunities (skills and knowledge) for stakeholders in program area (4-H Youth Development)
  • Learn how to measure the relevance and impact of educational programs
  • Share educational impacts (outputs and outcomes) with Extension administrators, peers, county stakeholders and advisory groups
  • Develop and maintain a high level of competency in Extension subject matter and leadership development
  • Help create a work environment in Extension that is characterized by professionalism, mutual support, respect and teamwork
  • Participate in area, state and national professional development activities that are consistent with the Educator's professional growth and development program
Extension Educator (EEDP)

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years' experience in Educational program development, delivery and evaluation, with related experience in youth development, volunteerism, and organizational systems
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, including prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge and skill with computer technology in preparing and making reports, presentations, data analysis and retrieval, email and internet applications
  • Knowledge of basic educational methods and the ability to effectively communicate/teach program specific material
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences and stakeholders
  • Strong communication, leadership, mentoring, teamwork and group process skills
  • Flexibility and creativity in the workplace

 

Preferred:

  • Master's
  • Experience working youth in an urban setting
Extension Educator (EEDP), Senior

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4 years' experience in Educational program development, delivery and evaluation, with related experience in youth development, volunteerism, and organizational systems
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, including prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge and skill with computer technology in preparing and making reports, presentations, data analysis and retrieval, email and internet applications
  • Knowledge of basic educational methods and the ability to effectively communicate/teach program specific material
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences and stakeholders
  • Strong communication, leadership, mentoring, teamwork and group process skills
  • Flexibility and creativity in the workplace

 

Preferred:

  • Master's degree
  • Experience working youth in an urban setting
Additional Information:
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A valid driver’s license is required for all Extension Educator positions
  • A background check and MVR check is required for employment in this position
  • Travel using personal vehicle (mileage reimbursement provided) and evening and weekend work is an integral part of this position
  • Please attach the names and email addresses of at least three (3) references. As the application review process moves forward, an e-Reference form may be sent to the references for completion
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply


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