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 a 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. 4-H Youth Development Educators work with community partners to create and develop 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
- Valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license
- This posting represents a part-time (75%) position. Benefits do apply
- 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