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Requisition ID:  6223

Extension Educator - 4-H Healthy Living - Marion 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.

 

Extension Educators provide the link between Land Grant University research and 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 community organizations to analyze needs, develop, implement and oversee vibrant and sustainable research based educational programs, and provide resources and expertise to the local community.

 

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 Healthy Living Educator, you help young people see themselves as unique, resilient, life-long learners who actively participate in their own future – setting personal goals, practicing self-determination and developing skills to make healthy decisions and lead healthy lifestyles. The 4-H Healthy Living Educator works with community partners to create and develop educational opportunities centered on empowering youth to be healthy in body and mind. Healthy mind content includes substance use and abuse prevention, mental health, and social-emotional health. Healthy body content includes fitness, health, nutrition and safety. The 4-H Healthy Living Educator enables youth to be teachers by growing their leadership skills and serving as champions of health in their communities. They provide healthy living leadership to the county 4-H program, focusing on organized and sustained youth groups, positive youth development 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 Healthy Living Educator is to recruit, train and develop the content volunteers who work closely with the youth population.

 

Preparing youth to lead healthy and productive lives is a growing issue in Marion County. Teaching them to make healthy choices helps them to more easily practice skills in communication, leadership, teamwork and problem solving transferable to many jobs and careers. Extension 4-H youth development programs, when intentionally structured to prepare youth for lifelong health, can contribute to a healthier and more productive workforce. This position works to establish and support a 4-H niche in Marion County’s health and wellness sectors.

Requirements:
  • Work with state, local and community- or neighborhood-based advisory committees in conducting needs assessments to identify critically important issues
  • Develop effective and contemporary approaches to plan, deliver and evaluate programming
  • Utilize 4-H curricular materials with healthy living in mind
  • Ensure all efforts are made to reach diverse audiences and provide equitable access to programs and facilities
  • Identify, recruit and develop the volunteer leadership and health living mentorship necessary to help carry out the mission of Purdue Extension and the goals of this specific position
  • Develop regular and effective communications and working relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders within the health and wellness community
  • Quantify, communicate and promote the value of Extension education to key stakeholders, partners and decision-makers
  • Develop and cultivate external funding sources to enhance educational programming
  • Participate in and/or lead teams to enhance the scope and reach of Extension programming
  • Interface with all four Extension program areas to foster applicable healthy living content and skill building experiences in related jobs and careers
  • Other responsibilities as required
Extension Educator

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 degree
  • Experience working youth in an urban setting
Extension Educator, 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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