Oklahoma State University
Newkirk, Oklahoma, United States
30+ days ago
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Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Extension Educator Family and Consumer Sciences/4-H Youth Dev

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

Position Number:


OSU Campus:

Cooperative Extension


Kay County Ext Center

Location Address:

PO Box 430, 226 S. Maple Ave, Newkirk, OK 74647-0430

Hiring Supervisor:

Nancy Johnson

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

Commensurate with education and experience

Work Schedule:

Work schedule to be determined by supervisor.

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

About Us: Oklahoma State University (OSU) Extension educators are the "front door" to the University, providing a link between OSU and the people of the state in all 77 Oklahoma counties. OSU Extension represents a federal, state, and county partnership working since 1914. The mission of OSU Extension is to disseminate information to the people of Oklahoma and encourage the adoption of research-generated knowledge. Extension educators provide research-based information to clientele in the areas of agriculture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community and rural development.

Explore a career with the Oklahoma Extension. Join our team and make a difference in the lives of Oklahomans!
Who Are We: https://extension.okstate.edu/about-us.html
Why OSU Extension: https://extension.okstate.edu/extension-careers.html
OSU Agriculture: https://agdivision.okstate.edu/

There are lots of great reasons to work at OSU, check out our great benefits and eligibility at https://hr.okstate.edu/prospective-ee.html

Position Details:
This position is located in the Kay County Extension Office, Newkirk, OK. Position provides leadership to family and consumer sciences (FCS) and supports the 4-H youth development programs with approximately 90% of time spent in FCS and 10% of time spent in 4-H youth development work. Participates as a cohesive OSU Extension team member to involve local clientele and advisory groups to plan, implement, and evaluate the total county program.

Extension educators comply with all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, etc., related to equal opportunity, civil rights, and affirmative action. Extension educators are hired into the organization not into a specific geographic location. It is possible that future circumstances may require relocation.

Base annual salary for full-time, entry level educators who have a bachelor's degree is $42,000; a master's degree is $46,000. Starting salary is based upon education and prior relevant work experience. Extension educators hired with only a bachelor's degree are encouraged to work toward completion of an approved master's degree.

Continuation of employment is based upon need, performance and available county funding.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit: 1) a 1-2 page cover letter summarizing their experience and expertise related to the position's goals and required qualifications, 2) resume, 3) contact information for three references, and 4) copy of college transcript showing degree conferral.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, public health, or similar health-related field is required. Extension experience is desirable.

For candidates without a degree in FCS, must be able to successfully obtain the noted certifications below within two years of employment: (certification expenses not covered by employer)

No FCS or Education Degree
Take two approved education courses (Pedagogy & Classroom Management)
Pass PPAT within two years
Pass FCS OSAT within two years

No FCS Degree, but an Education Degree
Pass FCS OSAT within two years
Provide proof of passing PPAT

No FCS Degree, but Alternatively Certified in FCS and three years teaching
No special requirements

Valid Drivers License. Reliable transportation for travel connected with official duties. Reimbursement for official travel.

Demonstrates ability to effectively listen, communicate, and foster a professional image of OCES by displaying a positive view of the organization both internally and externally.
Demonstrates willingness and ability to effectively manage time and resources and foster community development and engagement, and adapts well to changing priorities, situations, and day-to-day demands.

Possesses writing, communication, and organizational skills.
Affirms a commitment to continued personal professional development.
Demonstrates leadership ability in designing, promoting, presenting, and evaluating programs and the to work directly with the community and diverse audiences.
Provides evidence of ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively with clientele, advisory groups, volunteers, other professionals, and other key stakeholders.
Demonstrates competency and effective use of computing and computer-based communications technology.

Exhibits willingness to work extended hours including evenings and weekends. Occasional overnight travel is required. Available personal transportation is required and a travel allowance is provided.

Preferred: Master's in Family and Consumer Sciences. Previous experience in Cooperative Extension or closely related work is desirable.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit eeo.okstate.edu.

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