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Ohio State University Extension Educator, FCS in Columbus, Ohio

Department: Paulding County

Summary of Duties:

The Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) seeks an Educator to work collaboratively with county, area and state teams of OSUE professionals and with local agency leaders and volunteers. The Educator will be responsible for a broad range of basic to complex duties that could include but are not limited to : Providing guidance and/or leadership for Family and Consumer Sciences programming targeted to local and regional needs including: human and family development and relationships, mental health education, food and nutrition; and consumer sciences. Utilize appropriate methods, both formal and informal, of community assessment to identify educational needs and opportunities of local community. Provide educational programming, based on these needs, to groups and individuals comprised of adults and/or youth. May also convene and facilitate community coalitions focused on those needs. The Educator may be required to replicate and adhere to existing programs that meet the needs of their local community. The Educator will develop promotional material, work with and/or lead committees and volunteers, and establish and maintain partnerships within the community that support the achievement of the program goals. The Educator evaluates educational programs and dissemination methods, as well as utilizes existing evaluation instruments to evaluate the teaching effectiveness, program quality and results of local programs.

Participate in discussions with county representatives concerning program funding. May be responsible for securing external funds to support local programming. Participate as a member of county, multi-county, and/or state Extension teams to further the overall mission, vision, and values of both Ohio State University Extension and Family and Consumer Sciences.

Actively work to ensure a diversity among potential clientele and learners, as well as equal access to programs and facilities without regard to age, race, creed, color, handicap, sex, sexual orientation, developmental disability, national origin, marital status, arrest or non-program related conviction record.

Additional Information for Applicants::

This position is located in Paulding County, Ohio.

Extension Educator 1 Requires a bachelor’s degree $38,004-$48,000

Extension Educator 2 Requires a master’s degree $43,500-$53,508

Extension Educator 3 Requires a master’s degree and 11+ years of direct or related work experience $51,000-$63,036

Required Qualifications:

An earned bachelor’s or master’s degree at the time of hire; basic computer skills.

Desired Qualifications:

An earned bachelor’s or master’s degree at the time of hire in Family and Consumer Sciences or other educationally-related area (examples are: Human/Development/Family Science, Community Nutrition, Family Financial Management, Public Health, Social Work/Counseling); successful candidate must be able to utilize a variety of teaching methods that include lecture, interactive discussion, demonstration, role play, etc.; must be able to utilize a variety of teaching methods to deliver program content to diverse groups of learners; knowledge and/or ability to learn concepts, processes, ideas, and methods of Family and Consumer Sciences; experience effectively assessing, replicating and teaching research-based educational programs to diverse audiences; experience in building and maintaining relationships with various group of individuals, including peers, support staff, volunteers, and local committees, in an effort to achieve common programming goals; successful individual will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations; candidates must be willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends, have effective time management, organization and prioritizing skills, and be able to work with minimal supervision.

Target Salary: $38,004.00 - $63,036.00 Annually

Job Category: Administrative and Professional

Job Appointment (FTE%):


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.