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Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Dev.

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK

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Position Title:

Extension Educator, Agriculture/4-H Youth Dev.

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

Position Number:


OSU Campus:

Cooperative Extension


Choctaw County Ext Center

Location Address:

415 E Rena, Hugo, OK 74743-2640

Hiring Supervisor:

Claude Bess

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: OSU Extension: Agriculture: are lots of great reasons to work at OSU, check out our great benefits and eligibility at
Position Details:
This position is located in the Choctaw County Extension Office, Hugo, Oklahoma. Position covers Choctaw and Pushmataha counties. Provides leadership to agricultural and 4-H youth development programs in a dual assignment with approximately 90% of the time spent in agriculture and 10% of time spent in 4-H youth development work. Participates as a cohesive team member to involve local clientele and advisory groups to plan, implement, and evaluate the total Cooperative Extension 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 entry level educators who have a master’s degree is $45,000 and $41,000 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. 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. 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.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor's in Agriculture or related.

No experience required. Starting salary is based upon education and prior relevant work experience.

Valid Drivers 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 OSU Extension 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. Must possess strong writing, communication and organizational skills. Commitment to continue personal professional development. Evidence of ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively with clientele, advisory groups, Oklahoma Home & Community Education (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.

Preferred: Master's in Agriculture

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


Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that prepares students for success. Orange is the Answer. Through leadership and service, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 264,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. 

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 50 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression,  national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.

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