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OSU Extension Educator

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Position Information

Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
Message to Applicants
Number of Positions Available 1
University Title OSU Extension Educator
Working Title Ext Educ, FCS
Department Cuyahoga County
Department Location Wooster
Requisition Number 430814
Summary of Duties

The Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) in Cuyahoga county, will provide overall leadership to FCS programming targeted to local and area needs; work collaboratively with the team of Extension professionals to provide FCS programming within the Western Reserve Extension Education and Research Area (EERA); give leadership to proactive program development in the broad areas of FCS; collaborate with appropriate agencies and organizations to provide proactive educational programming for individuals, families, agencies, organizations, schools, and businesses; identify and prioritize needs and measure impacts of programming; utilize a variety of education program delivery methods and teaching techniques including distance education, electronic media, newsletters, individual and group meetings, demonstrations, and capacity-building to accomplish educational goals and to reach target audiences; ensure diversity among potential clientele and learners; seek grants and contracts for OSU Extension FCS educational programs and interdisciplinary efforts to expand programming offered to clientele or to reach new audiences; work collaboratively with Extension Educators in all other program areas (Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Development), where interdisciplinary efforts are needed to meet broad issues or carry out major programming efforts; develop community support and recognition for the SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education), including program, policy, system, and environmental change components; provide opportunities to serve as spokespersons advocating for OSU Extension, and to serve as key leaders in Train-the- Trainer efforts.

Additional Information for Applicants:

Position is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

This position has been reposted.

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

An earned Master’s degree at the time of hire is required with at least one degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or closely related area and with appropriate course work (examples are: Human Development/Family Science, Community Nutrition, Family Financial Management, Social Work/Counseling).

Screening interviews for selected candidates will be held on December 13, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: If you will receive your graduate degree at the end of the present quarter or semester, we may consider you for this position. Please have your major advisor email stating that all degree requirements have been met and your expected graduation date.


1)OSU Online Application – please select “Apply for this Posting” above and follow directions for new or return user.

EMAIL ITEMS 2 – 5 TO:; be sure to reference the job requisition number in your email

2. Cover letter
3. Resume/Vita
4. A list of at least five (5) professional references that include names and email addresses.
5. Official graduate and undergraduate transcripts showing the dates conferred. Copies are acceptable. Email as pdf. If transcripts must be ordered, have them sent to: Ohio State University Extension, Human Resources, Attention: Toni M. Bahnsen, 2120 Fyffe Road, Room 10, Columbus, Ohio, 43210

Desired Qualifications
Target Salary $43,500.00 - $63,036.00 Annually
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 07/29/2017
Posting End Date 11/26/2017
Dept Contact Name Wilkins,Jacqueline Kirby
Dept Contact Phone 330/263-3831
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What prompted you to apply for this position at The Ohio State University? Please be as specific as possible (i.e. OSU Website, CareerBuilder, Monster, Internal OSU Referral, Professional Journal, Dispatch, Chronicle, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you related in any way to a faculty/staff member in the unit of the position for which you are applying?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Select the box that best represents your educational training:
    • Attended school but did not receive high school diploma or GED
    • High school diploma or GED, but no college credit hours
    • Completed less than 45 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 45 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 90 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 135 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 180 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed an Associate's degree
    • Completed a Bachelor's degree
    • Completed a Master's degree or higher
  4. * Select one box that best represents your number of full years paid employment:
    • Some, but less than one full year of employment
    • 1 full year or more of employment
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 or more years
  5. * Do you have an earned Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or closely related area and with appropriate course work (examples are: Human Development/Family Science, Community Nutrition, Family Financial Management, Social Work/Counseling). An earned Master’s degree in one of these fields is required at the time of hire.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Have you emailed the following materials to cover letter, resume, list of at least five professional references including email addresses, and official copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts showing the awarded dates?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * This position works as a part of the Extension team in Cleveland, Ohio. Are you willing to work in Cleveland, Ohio?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * What date would you be available to start?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Do you have experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other