TRAVIS COUNTY Educational Instructional Specialist in AUSTIN, Texas

JOB SUMMARY: This role will develop, present and coordinate educational activities, projects and programs for the social services programming for 4-H CAPITAL. 4-H CAPITAL inspires youth to develop into inquiring scientists, citizens of character, partners in service, and engaged community members through participation in project-based learning experiences and collaborative community involvement. Supports the 4-H CAPITAL Animal Science Program and other STEM areas (Gardening, Engineering and Technology and Natural Resources) and coordinates and supports AmeriCorps members working in these curricular areas at schools in the Travis County area for afterschool and day-time enrichment. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops or creates training educational program and materials. Administers classroom management principles. Organizes, promotes, coordinates, plans and conducts specific programs and activities for individuals, groups and community events. Recruits students. Maintains relationship with school personnel and parents and develops and implements programs that address community, school and individual needs and other projects. Prepares classroom lessons, assignments, curriculum, activities, or other materials. Participates in research of curriculum development, planning and implementation. Teaches technical subject matter in one or more related areas. Reviews and evaluates effectiveness of teaching methods and work activities. Answers inquires and provides information relating to completion of forms, meetings, materials and record keeping. Conducts public information activities, including making presentations, and prepares various media written material, as required. Networks with professional government and non-profit organizations, providing visibility to program, as required. Collects and directs data gathering activities, including design and administration of program evaluation, analysis, gathering information and statistical data and generating reports. Orients incoming students, as required. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Education or a directly related field AND two (2) years of practical subject work or instructional experience; OR, Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job. Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements: Valid Texas Driver's License. Preferred: Youth and 4-H experience. Experience teaching animal science strongly preferred. WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER INFORMATION: Physical requirements include the ability lift/carry up to 10-50 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. May be subject to outside elements, contact with dust, foul odors, animal fecal matter, insects and rodents. This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position. Work Hours: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Monday through Friday Works some weekends Grant Funded until 7/31/18 and may be renewed Department: Co. Agricultural Ext. Services Eligibility contingent on a National Sex Offender Check, a Statewide Criminal History Check and a FBI Fingerprinting Check. Criminal and Education Background Check R