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Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
50.0 FTE%
Meigs County / Pomeroy, Ohio

Job Req: 380936
Deadline: April 20, 2014
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Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
100.0 FTE%
Athens County / Athens, Ohio

Job Req: 380962
Deadline: April 20, 2014
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Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
75.0 FTE%
Trumbull County / Cortland, Ohio

Job Req: 380974
Deadline: April 20, 2014
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Program Management


Program Manager, OMK
100.0 FTE%
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
Columbus, Ohio

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The Program Manager will provide leadership to plan and manage all aspects of the Operation: Military Kids program in Ohio and will serve as its primary spokesperson. Operation: Military Kids is part of a national initiative to support youth in families experiencing a service member’s deployment, especially those in the National Guard and Reserves. Operation: Military Kids is a contract with the U.S. Army Morale, Recreation, and Welfare and Ohio State University 4-H Youth Development. Availability of position is dependent upon continued funding. Position Responsibilities: 40%: Plan, coordinate, market, implement and supervise all aspects of a yearly calendar of major statewide events, activities, and programs, including youth and family residential camps, military family appreciation events, community service projects, and teaching educational workshops (e.g., Speak Out for Military Kids). Serve as on-site Camp Program Director of Camp Kelleys Island Youth Camp conducted on Kelleys Island each summer. Coordinate and manage fully the involvement of the state advisory team and its meetings. Participate in curriculum development. Develop strategic marketing campaign including a presence through social media and website. 20%: Actively identify, recruit, orient, train, and sustain program volunteers in support of programs, events, and activities (including camp counselors, partner organizations, and state team members). Manage the volunteers as an integral component of the program delivery, including the provision of additional training, recognition, corrective action, and possibly dismissal of those who violate Ohio State University and Ohio 4-H policy. 15%: Manage program expenses (e.g. purchase orders, p-card, payment requests), maintain records, and provide accountability in a timely and efficient manner to State 4-H Leader and Project Director. 10%: Conduct periodic needs assessment and evaluate program effectiveness. Plan and manage data collection systems and preparation of monthly, annual, and program-specific reports. 10%: Interview, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate day-to-day activities of student assistants. 5%: Develop fundraising campaigns, identify potential funding sources and manage donor stewardship. Internal and external applicants are required to accurately self-disclose all criminal convictions when they apply. Final candidate offer is contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies or practices based upon a criminal background check. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree or equivalent experience; considerable program management experience, particularly at a statewide level; experience working with youth programs; good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work alone and on a team; problem solving, organizational, and critical thinking skills; organized, detail oriented, and flexible; ability to work with a diverse group of people. Occasional evening and frequent weekend work involving statewide travel; some work involves overnight and occasional out-of-state travel. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Degree in education, youth development, human development, public administration or related field; knowledge and/or experience with 4-H and/or military youth programs.
Job Req: 381180
Deadline: April 20, 2014

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