The 4-H Center is seeking a 4-H Center Manger. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. The 4-H Center is located in a rural area north of Salem. The position is a part of the OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program, affiliated with OSU's College of Public Health & Human Sciences (CPHHS). Reappointment is at the discretion of the 4-H Program Leader and/or CPHHS Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement.
4-H Program Mission The Oregon Extension and 4-H Youth Development Programs reach close to 100,000 young people annually through out-of school, after-school, and in-school programming. 4-H provides young people with intentional, high quality learning experiences that promote positive interactions with adults and peers, sustained and active participation across time, and opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the world around them. This mission is accomplished through the work of volunteers, parents, and professionals who organize and conduct learning experiences in club, group, community and family settings.
The Oregon 4-H Center property is used to extend the 4-H mission of helping young people become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society.
4-H Center Mission and Purpose The Oregon 4-H Center is operated by Oregon State University in support of the Oregon 4-H Youth Development Program. This all-season, residential camping facility provides a venue for young people to build stronger connections with their peers, caring adults, and the broader world through educational programs, which focus on life skills, leadership, and environmental education. While the primary purpose of the Oregon 4-H Center is to serve the needs of OSU’s 4-H Youth Development Program, it's also made available to outside groups that share similar goals.
The Oregon 4-H Center property, just 8 miles from downtown Salem, Oregon, in the Eola Hills of Polk County, was acquired by the Oregon 4-H Foundation from Ivan Stewart.
The Oregon 4-H Center has been offering educational, camping and conferencing services since 1968. The 4-H Center supports a large core area of facilities to support the needs of many types of groups from, summer camps, outdoor schools, weddings, conferences and private retreats, housing up to 280 people at a time, providing catered meals and personalized meal plans.
Oregon 4-H Center maintains accreditation by the American Camp Association and complies with all Federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to the operation of such a facility. In addition, 4-H programs which use the facility are required to meet OSU standards established for the operation of youth programs, especially those that ensure the safety and well-being of young people to its care.
Purpose of the Position The 4-H Center Manager is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the 4-H Center. This role carries with it a strong sense of investment in establishing a clean, efficient, inclusive and safe facility for all user groups, adhering to the 4-H Center mission and purpose, and providing the utmost in customer service as an OSU/4-H Youth Development facility. The 4-H Center Manager will be responsible for maintaining a safe work environment and must be able to prioritize a heavy workload, work independently and efficiently with other support staff members, and oversee multiple projects simultaneously.
Strong communication and planning skills are required to be successful in this position. The 4-H Center Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Oregon 4-H Center maintains its American Camp Association accreditation.
The 4-H Center Manager is expected to provide leadership, supervision and direction for 4-H Center workers (including full- time, part-time and/or seasonal classified employees, temporary and student employees) to complete Center operations tasks, prioritize and supervise work so it is completed in an efficient and timely manner, following best and most current practices. This includes planning, assigning and reviewing work, establishing goals for each position and assessing performance through completion of evaluations.
The 4-H Center Manager will incorporate expectations for advancing equity, inclusion and diversity in the evaluation of workers. Oregon State University and the OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of the OSU Extension Service are responsible for helping to ensure that these commitments are achieved. In addition, this Manager will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities.
Bachelor's degree in related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years' supervisory experience. Two years' experience in farm/facility operations.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Business Administration, Hospitality, Education, Environmental Education or closely related field.
Minimum of two years' supervisory experience.
Minimum of two years of event planning and coordination.
Demonstrated general working knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, electricity, landscaping, and safety.
Demonstrated general knowledge of food service for groups.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals both verbally and in writing, in small groups and in public settings.
Demonstrated ability to make timely, thoughtful, information-based decisions and be accountable for them.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member with other professionals and volunteers.
Demonstrated ability to lead groups and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program and office management. Able to set priorities and manage multiple projects, activities and deadlines simultaneously.
General knowledge of computers, including proficiency in word processing and other data management programs.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion.
This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.
Must be available “on call” to handle emergencies during off duty hours. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Must be willing to live on site. Housing is included at $0 per month as a part of the 4-H Center Manager position. There is a no-cost rent lease between the Manager and Oregon 4-H Foundation, the landlord.
The house is a manufactured home installed in 2013. It has a master bedroom suite on the south end and 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the north end with a kitchen and great room in the middle. Manager pays for utilities. Pets must be negotiated.
Position requires traveling as well as having transportation to and from work site.
Ability to transport up to 30 lbs. of food, chemicals, supplies, firewood and other items.
Salary (Minimum): $41,664
Salary (Maximum): $70,704
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Education and Experience
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