Ohio State University Ext Educ, ANR/CD in Columbus, Ohio

Department: Brown County

Summary of Duties:

Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) seeks an Agriculture and Natural Resources/Community Development (ANR/CD) Educator to work collaboratively with county, center, region, and state teams of OSUE professionals and with local agency leaders and volunteers; responsible for a broad range of basic to complex duties that could include but are not limited to: providing guidance and/or leadership for the development of educational programs and applied research in agriculture, natural resources, and community development to meet current and future needs in farm management, livestock and crop production, food security, home horticulture/Master Gardeners, farm land-use issues, innovative agricultural business opportunities, environmental quality and sustainability, renewable energy, bio-based products, economic development, leadership development, and organizational development (i.e. ANR/CD) programming targeted to local and regional needs; utilize appropriate methods, both formal and informal, of community assessment to identify educational needs and opportunities of local community; design, implement, and teach educational programming, based on these needs, to groups and individuals comprised of adults and/or youth; may also convene and facilitate community coalitions focused on those needs; may be required to replicate and adhere to existing programs that meet the needs of their local community; develop promotional materials, work with and/or lead committees and volunteers, and establish and maintain partnerships within the community that support the achievement of the program goals; evaluate educational programs and dissemination methods, as well as utilize existing evaluation instruments to evaluate the teaching effectiveness, program quality, and results of local programs; participate in discussions with county representatives concerning program funding and may be responsible for the management of the county budget; may also be responsible for securing external funds to support local programming; participate as a member of county, multi-county, and/or state Extension teams to further the overall mission, vision, and values of both OSU Extension and Agriculture and Natural Resources/ Community Development.

Position is located in Georgetown, Ohio.

Additional Information for Applicants::

This posting is for an Extension Educator (1, 2, or 3); salary and Educator level for final candidate will be determined by years of experience and education level:

Extension Educator 1 Requires a Bachelor’s Degree Salary Range: $38,004-$48,000

Extension Educator 2 Requires a Master’s Degree Salary Range: $43,504-$53,508

Extension Educator 3 Requires a Master’s Degree and 11+ years of direct or related work experience Salary Range: $51,000-$63,036

Required Qualifications:

An earned Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at the time of hire is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in the field of agriculture, natural resources, public administration, business administration, community planning, community development, applied economics or a related field.

Screening interviews for selected candidates will be held on May 2, 2018 in Columbus, OH.

PLEASE NOTE: If you will receive your UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE degree at the end of the present quarter or semester, we may consider you for this position. Please have your major advisor email bahnsen.9@osu.edu stating that all degree requirements have been met and your expected graduation date.


  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume/Vita
  3. A list of at least five (5) professional references that include names and email addresses (please attach as “other”).
  4. Official graduate and undergraduate transcripts showing the dates conferred. Copies are acceptable. Attach to application or email as pdf to bahnsen.9@osu.edu. 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; electronic copies may be sent to bahnsen.9@osu.edu. Please email bahnsen.9@osu.edu to notify that transcripts have been ordered.

If you should have any difficulty completing and submitting your OSU online application, please call HR customer service at (614) 292-1050 or email hr-EmploymentServices@osu.edu.

Target Salary: $38,004.00 - $63,036.00 Annually

Job Category: Administrative and Professional

Job Appointment (FTE%):


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, and protected veteran status.