County Extension Educator

The Ohio State University in Ohio

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 25, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

County Extension Educator

County Extension Office

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH


Position will focus on one or more of the following program areas:  ANR / CD / FCS / 4-H

Position Description / How to apply:


Educator position headquartered in county OSU Extension Office.  Position functions as a team member with county, state, region, and EERA OSU Extension professions.  Provides leadership for development and delivery of various program area components of the OSU Extension program.  Works collaboratively with teams of OSU Extension professionals and local agency leaders and volunteers to provide program area programming within one of the nine Extension Education and Research Areas (EERA).  Specific Educator position may include many of the following duties:

  • Works closely with local advisory committees and volunteers to conduct needs assessment and   priority setting to determine emphasis of educational programs.
  • Provides minimum of 25% statewide specialization in a pre-determined program area to the region, state, and EERA Extension professionals.
  • Supports OSU Extensions cost recovery initiatives including seeking grants and contracts for OSU Extensions various program areas.
  • Utilizes variety of education program delivery methods and teaching techniques which may    include: distance education, electronic media, newsletters, individual and group meetings, demonstrations, workshops, seminars, broadcast media, and capacity building to accomplish   educational goals and reach target audiences.
  • Works collaboratively with Extension educators in all program areas (Agriculture and Natural   Resources, 4-H Youth Development, Community Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences), where interdisciplinary efforts are needed to meet broad issues or carry out major programming efforts.
  • Serves as educational advisor and liaison for the Ohio State University Extension and the University to appropriate public issue and program related organizations.  Represents OSU Extension and the University with federal, state and local agencies and educational institutions at the local community level.
  • Ensures diversity among potential clientele and learners and 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.
    • 10% of Educators time will be dedicated to statewide issues.



Earned Masters degree required.  Background checks will be conducted on internal and external final candidates.  Final candidate offer is contingent upon the universitys verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies or practices based upon the criminal background check. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience/credentials.  Must provide own transportation with mileage allowance at the Department of Extension rate.

Other Benefits Offered: Group life, medical-surgical, major medical, hospitalization, vision, dental and disability insurance, retirement plans, Workers Compensation, annual vacation, OSU fee allowance and sick leave.



  1. Ohio State University online application


EMAIL ITEMS 2 - 5 TO: Toni Marie Bahnsen

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Vita
  3. Three professional references with email addresses
  4. Official copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts showing conferred dates


 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 or protected veteran status. TDD# 1-800-559-8292.


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