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Requisition ID:  18880

Assistant Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development - Howard County

Job Summary

Extension Educators provide the link between Land Grant University research and Indiana residents by creating innovative learning opportunities that address local issues. 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 an Assistant 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. Assistant 4-H Youth Development Educators work with community partners (create and develop – remove and add deliver) educational opportunities centered on science, citizenship and healthy living. They 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. 



  • Deliver effective and contemporary approaches for Extension programming
  • Work with Area Directors in conducting needs assessments to identify critically important issues in the county
  • Ensure all efforts are made to reach diverse audiences and provide equitable access to programs and facilities
  • Deliver regular and effective communications and working relationships with colleagues, partners and stakeholders within the community
  • Communicate and promote the value of Extension education to key stakeholders, partners and decision-makers
  • Participate in teams to enhance the scope and reach of Extension programming
  • Identify and recruit the volunteer leadership necessary to help carry out the mission of Purdue Extension


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Academic training and/or professional experience relevant to position responsibilities
  • 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
  • Effective communication, leadership, mentoring, teamwork and group process skills
  • Flexibility and creativity in the workplace
  • Have an appreciation for the diversity of agricultural pursuits/enterprises
  • Travel
  • Valid U.S. or Canadian driver's license


Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position
  • A background check and BMV check is required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Travel using personal vehicle (mileage reimbursement provided) and evening and weekend work is an integral part of this position.
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply

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