Position Details: CDC HOP Extension Educator with a full-time, 12-month assignment over a 5-year grant project period, with a start date of October 2023. The HOP Extension Educator works under the direction of the Northeast District Program Specialist and HOP Assistant Extension Specialist, and immediate supervision of the HOP Program Coordinator. The scope of work for the HOP Extension Educator is 100% on the CDC HOP project. Responsibilities include working with community partners to address health disparities related to poor nutrition, physical activity, and obesity using policy, systems and environmental changes to promote food and nutrition security and safe and accessible physical activity in community and early care and education settings. The position’s office location is the County Extension Office in the assigned county.
The position covers Adair and Sequoyah Counties. The position will be housed in County Extension Office in one of those counties.
Who we are: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) 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. The OCES represents a federal, state, and county partnership working since 1914. The mission of OCES 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 Cooperative Extension Service. Make a difference in the lives of Oklahomans! Visit http://www.extension.okstate.edu/ for more information. Learn more about us video: https://youtu.be/VULZ1uq4x70
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Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit: 1) a 1-2 page cover letter summarizing their experience and expertise related to the above project goals and required qualifications, 2) resume, 3) contact information for three references, and 4) copy of college transcript showing degree deferral. Please note that applications may be reviewed as they are received, and a candidate may be selected before the closing date. The position will be filled as soon as possible.
Bachelor of Science in the area of family and consumer sciences, public health nutrition, public health, obesity prevention programs or closely related field.
Base annual salary for entry level educators who have a master’s degree is $41,000 and $37,000 with a bachelor’s degree. 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.
* Excellent work ethic, highly motivated and a working knowledge of community/public health nutrition and/or obesity prevention programs.
* Ability to plan and facilitate meetings.
* Ability to coordinate activities across community organizations.
* Ability to collaborate with individuals and groups from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
* Ability to work independently and make decisions within the framework of established guidelines.
* Ability to organize projects and set priorities to complete tasks within established timelines.
* Ability to adapt well to changing priorities, situations and day-to-day demands.
* Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written and social media forms.
* Ability to organize and maintain project records.
* Ability to collect and retrieve data to prepare program reports.
* Ability to develop proposals to support leveraged funding.
Valid driver’s license;
Reliable transportation for travel connected with official duties. Reimbursement for official travel.
*Demonstrated ability to listen and communicate effectively, and to foster a professional image of OCES by displaying a positive view of the organization both internally and externally. *Demonstrated ability to adapt well to changing priorities, situations and day-to-day demands. *Demonstrated ability and willingness to effectively manage time and resources. *Commitment to continue personal professional development. *Evidence of ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively with clientele, advisory groups, OHCE members, and other professionals, etc. *Demonstrated competency and effective use of computing and computer-based communications technology. *Demonstrated leadership ability in designing, promoting, presenting and evaluating educational programs and the desire to program to reach diverse audiences.
* Master of Science degree in family and consumer sciences, health care administration, public health promotion, public health nutrition or closely related field.
* Experience with community-based participatory research.
* Experience using policy, systems and environmental approaches to improve health outcomes.
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