Position Summary

Descriptive Title

Brighter Futures College and Career Readiness Program

Position Description

Develop an aggressive Brighter Future program to prepare youth 9 – 12th grade for college and career readiness. The program will be research-based, emphasizing program design, implementation, and evaluation. Programs should be relevant, welcoming, and inclusive for all audiences.

Build Oklahoma 4-H Brighter Future Clubs through marketing and interactions with Extension Educators, 4-H Volunteers, and pre-service teachers in every county.

Develop both online and hands-on Brighter Future Curriculum to prepare students for a successful college and career transition.

Implement educational activities to build positive relationships between Brighter Future families and OSU. Assist families with campus transition by helping to answer basic questions or concerns and connecting families with the correct support on campus.

Deliver Brighter Future lessons to youth and in-service education to county Extension educators and club leaders across the state.

Work as a liaison between Oklahoma 4-H and OSU Student Affairs, Admissions and Enrollment Management.

Build networks and work collaboratively with staff and faculty across Oklahoma State University.

Required Qualifications

Master's in education, youth development, leadership or related field with at least one degree in education, youth development, leadership or related field Five (5) or more years of successful professional work experience Proven leadership and program development experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to relate effectively with county and state staff and lay leaders. Demonstrated organizational development and management skills; knowledge of and the ability to utilize electronic communications and computer technology skills for communication and program management. Willingness to work within a flexible time frame, which may include evenings and weekends, and travel throughout the district, state, and occasionally out of state. Valid driver’s license. Reliable transportation for travel connected with official duties. Reimbursement for official travel.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?


Contact Name

Steve Beck

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Application Instructions

Formal applications are via electronic submission at https://jobs.okstate.edu; search for req16800. To apply, candidates 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, and 3) contact information for three references

Equal Employer Statement(s)

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 https:///eeo.okstate.edu

About Oklahoma State 4-H

Oklahoma 4-H, the youth development program of OSU Extension, provides opportunities for all youth to reach their fullest potential by developing and enhancing skills for living. In support of this effort, 4-H continually evolves to provide formal and non-formal community-focused experiential learning. The focus is on developing life skills, fostering leadership, civic engagement, volunteerism, and career exploration in youth through numerous project areas ranging from livestock to robotics. All of which is offered with research-based knowledge from the land-grant university system.