Oregon State University invites applications for the full-time (1.00FTE) Director for 4-H Youth Development and Program Leader (4-H Program Leader) within the Division of Extension and Engagement (Division). This position is located in Corvallis, Oregon and reports to the OSU Vice Provost of the Division of Extension and Engagement/Director of Extension Service.
OSU Extension Service engages the people of Oregon with research-based knowledge and educational programming that strengthens communities and economies, sustains natural resources, and promotes healthy families and individuals. The mission of the OSU 4-H Youth Development Program (4-H Program) is to provide young people with intentional, high quality learning experiences statewide that promote positive interactions with adults and peers, sustained and active participation across time, opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the world around them. Youth programming also focuses on reducing the opportunity gap in populations of Oregon youth. The mission of positive youth development is accomplished through the work of volunteers, youth, community members, and professionals who organize and conduct learning experiences in club, group, community and family settings.
As a member of the OSU Extension Service leadership, this OSU Extension Service 4-H Program Leader provides leadership and oversight of the 4-H Program and its volunteers. The 4-H Program Leader is responsible for creating five year rolling strategic actions that are tied to the university's strategic plan 4.0, the Extension Service strategic actions; and in collaboration with 4-H employees, other Extension Service leaders, partnering organizations and stakeholders. This leader administratively directs the strategies, resources, operations, and ensures the compliance of the 4-H Youth Development Program. In addition, this individual is responsible for the 4-H Program budget and providing leadership of employees. As 4-H Program Leader, this individual serves as the liaison for building relationships with internal and external partners.
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence: Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, this leader provides overall program leadership to ensure compliance with the appropriate equity and civil rights regulations. This includes increasing program capacity for access.
Please visit the following webpages for more information on our commitment to inclusive excellence:
OSU Extension Service https://extension.oregonstate.edu/about/diversity-equity-inclusion OSU Moving Forward Together https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/president/moving-forward-together
Typically requires Master's degree in related field. 6-8 years' experience in management responsibilities
Master's degree in youth or human development, education, social science, or related field.
Demonstrated five (5) years of experience working with a youth program(s) with decision making authority.
Demonstrated experience in leading equity, diversity, and inclusion programming initiatives.
Demonstrated experience in implementing youth development curricula that has an equity lens.
Demonstrated creation and implementation of professional and volunteer education curricula that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion within a youth development program.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse audiences, communities, and stakeholders that could include other youth organizations, school districts and their leaders.
Demonstrated five (5) years of relevant experience with budget and financial management,
Demonstrated five (5) years of relevant experience with administrative ability and competence in any or all of the following:
public relations and development
program evaluation and assessment
leading equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives
Demonstrated experience supervising individuals.
Excellent oral communication/facilitation skills.
Excellent written communication skills.
Demonstrated experience managing a volunteer-led program.
Demonstrated knowledge or experience in youth safety and risk management.
Demonstrated experience successfully participating in, building and leading effective work teams.
Demonstrated experience with problem solving and conflict resolution.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030 et seq.
Travel is required.
Non-standard work hours (evenings and/or weekends) required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.