OSU Extension Educator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Wooster, OHIO
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Oct 2020

Position Information

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Number of Positions Available 1
University Title OSU Extension Educator
Working Title Extension Educator
Department Portage County
Department Location Wooster
Requisition Number 461722
Summary of Duties

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 Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) in Wayne County will be responsible for a broad range of duties that could include but are not limited to: providing guidance and/or leadership to the creation of a proactive applied research and education program in agriculture and natural resources to meet current and future needs in farm management, livestock (dairy emphasis) and crop production, with emphasis on forages, pesticide & fertilizer training and recertification, farmland use issues, food security, and environmental quality and sustainability. The current program is very strong with educational opportunities focused on livestock production, forages, pesticide use, nutrient management, and farm financial management. The Educator will plan, teach, deliver, disseminate, and evaluate educational programs and applied research on relevant local issues through pro-active educational programs using innovative educational methods; maintain a high level of visibility and facilitate communications with a wide range of clientele to promote the understanding of agriculture and natural resource issues; maintain a program of individual professional improvement in selected subject areas; ensure a diversity among potential clientele and learners and equal access to programs and facilities; work closely with local advisory committees, commodity groups and volunteers to conduct needs assessment and priority setting to determine emphasis of educational programs; serve as an educational advisor and liaison for the Ohio State University Extension and the University to appropriate public issue and program related organizations; and represent OSU Extension and the University with federal, state and local agencies and educational institutions at the local community level.

Additional Information for Applicants:

This position is located in Wooster, 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

Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in agriculture or natural resources or other educationally-related area(examples are: food science, biology, science education) at the time of hire; strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations; demonstrated success in working as part of a team and initiating collaborative partnerships; leadership ability and strong teaching and subject matter expertise in at least one area of agriculture is necessary; candidates must be willing to work flexible hours with minimum supervision.

Desired Qualifications

Training and work experience related to soil science, agronomy, livestock production, farm management, and natural resources; experience relating to community engagement; experience working with volunteers, advisory committees, and related boards.

Target Salary $38,004.00 - $63,036.00 Annually
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 10/03/2020
Posting End Date 10/18/2020
Dept Contact Name Hill,Melinda Jane
Dept Contact Phone 330/462-6325
Quick Link http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/103476

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