Positions OPEN at the State 4-H Office

The State 4-H Office is HIRING! Please help us find very well-qualified candidates for the following job openings:

  • 4-H Data Management Program Support Specialist
  • College Student Workers – 3 openings

4-H Data Management Program Support Specialist

This is our 4HOnline and data management support position. Requisition R40628.

Job Overview: Provide primary end user support for the Ohio 4-H enrollment and data management system (4HOnline), providing high quality customer service, training, and troubleshooting; Guide end users in accessing the system for a variety of functions including 4-H events and activities (end users include  parents of 4-H participants, volunteers, and other professional and clerical staff); Develop and deliver Ohio 4-H specific documentation and training (in-person and on-line) for Extension professionals and clientele that supports the effective use of data management systems; Troubleshoot, create and update FAQs for end users; Manage and support 4-H data entry, compilation, analyses, records retention, reporting, and dissemination; Set up and facilitate the use of the data management system for 4-H communications, statewide events and activities; Prepare data and generate reports for grants, proposals, internal and external stakeholders; Manage and support annual background checks for Extension professionals and 4-H volunteers; Provide support for annual 4-H clubs and affiliates IRS reporting; Summarize 4-H program enrollment, background check, IRS-related, and other data to keep administrators, faculty, and staff informed of trends and status; Create correspondence, reports, infographics, and other materials related to 4-H data management; Complete project work independently as well as part of the overall state 4-H team to facilitate the effective and efficient functioning of the unit; Attend meetings with and on behalf of administrators in order to acquire and disseminate information; Interact with University personnel, students, external agencies, 4-H clientele, and the public.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • 2 years prior experience:
    a) creating and developing training/educational materials; b) in business, non-profit, or university setting facilitating clientele communications and support; c) performing program evaluation, statistical data analysis and/or applied research integrating and interpreting data; and d) working with databases, including creating reports.
  • Knowledge of current qualitative and quantitative techniques for collecting and reporting data.
  • Subject matter knowledge to support youth-focused programs.
  • Understanding of importance of data utilization to demonstrate programmatic impact.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, including prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.

Direct Link for External Applicants:  https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/XMLNAME-4-H-Data-Management—Program-Support_R40628-1

For full consideration, applicant must include cover letter, resume, and 3-5 names and contact information of professional references.


State 4-H Office Student Workers – 3 openings

Student Assistant positions, requisition R41252 – open to both OSU or Non-OSU college-enrolled students. Instructions for OSU Students is below. The link for Non-OSU students to apply is: https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Student-Assistant_R41252-1

Provides support and customer service for statewide 4-H activities and events. Prepares materials, assembles program packets, files, and provides general office support. Assists with data entry and generating reports. Assists with updating websites. Assists with social media.

Internal Student Applications

To access and submit an application in Workday, visit https://workday.osu.edu/ or https://compass.osu.edu/ and log into Workday with your name.#. You may enter the requisition number in the Search Bar or look for the career icon — requisition R41252.

After you have found the requisition, follow the prompts to apply. A step by step job aid is located here: https://admin.resources.osu.edu/workday/workday-for-employees/applying-for-internal-jobs

Attention Teens and Young Alumni: Work at the 2021 Ohio State Fair!

The Ohio State Fair is quickly approaching. In the past, each year, hundreds of thousands of our closest friends gathered to make memories and enjoy their fair favorites – food, the butter cow, a visit with Smokey Bear, a performance by the All-Ohio State Fair Band, or a run in the show ring. The 2021 Ohio State Fair will only feature livestock competitions and educational competition such as 4-H project judging.

Ohio 4-H is accepting applications for Educational Assistants for the 2021 Ohio State Fair. This is a paid position. The first day of work would be around July 25 and ending on August 9, 2021. Unfortunately, housing will not be available in the Rhodes Center Dormitory this year.

All applications MUST also be completed on-line in Workday. Applicants can enter the Student Job Board in Workday by completing the following steps:

  1. Log into Workday: https://www.myworkday.com/osu
  2. Enter the Careers Application on the home page.
  3. Select *Search Student Jobs*
  4. Search for the R17134 4-H Educational Assistant job.

Please share this information with those that you think might have an interest.

Help at the Ohio State Fair! 4-H Educational Assistant Applications are OPEN

The 2020 Ohio State Fair is quickly approaching.  The State 4-H Office is still accepting applications for Educational Assistants for the 2020 Ohio State Fair. This is a paid position. The first day of work would be around July 25 and ending on August 9. Free housing is available in the Rhodes Center Dormitory, if needed. Please share this information with those that you think might have an interest. Interested individuals may contact Allen Auck at auck.1@osu.edu.

Two Rabbits – In need of a good home!

Two Rabbits – Free to a Good Home! Harley and Henry Rabbit are in need of a loving home! Harley is a 4-year old Harlequin, and Henry is a 4-year old tan.  Both are friendly and like kids. They are males, raised together, and good buddies. Both underwent recent vet check-up and are in good/condition/health. Please contact Diane at 614-207-1148  to arrange a visit to meet these two cuties! Prefer to give to someone who will take them both so they may continue to stay together. (Carroll area).

Applications open for Ohio State Fair Educational Assistants!

The Ohio State Fair is quickly approaching.  The State 4-H Office is currently accepting applications for Educational Assistants for the 2020 Ohio State Fair. This is a paid position. The first day of work would be around July 25 and ending on August 9, 2019. Free housing is available in the Rhodes Center Dormitory. Please share this information with those that you think might have an interest. For more information, contact Allen Auck at auck.1@osu.edu or 614-247-8148.

OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development is seeking a full-time University Program Assistant (Columbus Campus)

University Program Assistant, 100% FTE, 40 hour work week position in the Ohio State University Extension 4-H Youth Development State office.  Provide assistance and office support to statewide programming efforts.  Works with 4-H faculty and staff to assist teaching and facilitating details of teen leadership training events, registrations, State Leadership Camp, Making eXtreme Counselor (MXC) Workshop, and Teen Leadership Council, including but not limited to the teen luncheon at the Ohio 4-H Conference and state fair events. Assists in the evaluation and selection process of Teen Leaders. Provides office support to 4-H state level camping program, including Camp Facility Director’s training/meetings, affiliate entity reports, camp program director’s training.  Requires occasional evening and weekend hours.  Contact Hannah Epley.24@osu.edu for further information.

For complete position description and online application instructions, please go to www.jobsatosu.com and search by Job Opening Number 451396.  To assure consideration you must apply by July 28, 2019.  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, or protected veteran status.

Ohio 4-H Looking for Host Families for Japanese Youth

Bring the World Home through Ohio 4-H!

Looking for some new fun and educational excitement this summer? How about hosting a boy or girl from Japan in your home for 3½ weeks? (July 24 – Aug. 18) The Ohio 4-H International Program is offering hosting opportunities to 75 families around the state, and Japanese youth on the other side of the world are anxiously waiting to learn who their new family might be! Host families should have their own child aged 10-15 who will serve as the main host sibling. Families will be matched with a Japanese youth of the same gender and approximate age. Special trips and activities are not required. The focus is on everyday family life. Host families provide lodging, meals, and any family activities. Medical insurance is provided. Youth bring money for personal spending (gifts, souvenirs, etc.) For more information, please visit Ohio 4-H International or contact Mary Lynn Thalheimer at thalheimer.1@osu.edu or 614-247-8162.

For Sale: Market Rabbits (Sliver Pond)

Passing on information from Sliver Pond Farm.


Dear Friend of 4H,

It is hard to believe we are in our 11th year supporting our youth with their Fair projects.  For those of you that do not know us, we are Sliver Pond Farm.  We too mentor the kids but our emphasis is primarily on market rabbits.  In my program we educate the kids on the information they actually need to know to keep the animals healthy and on track for success.  We do talk about what makes a good market rabbit, what the judge will be looking for and the judging scorecard plus what faults to look for when selecting their project.  Yes you heard that correct, I do not assign rabbits.  In my opinion the kids need to handle the animals, set them up and select their project based on our discussion.  At the show they are to listen to the Judges’ comments.  If they did not win, ask the winners to feel and compare so they better understand what to select in next year’s project.  As I mentioned, this has been our program from the start.  My new families just can’t believe what they come away with and are very thankful they made the journey.  Many drive several hours!  Those that repeat know what to expect but most participate again as a refresher.  If I learn something new to help them be competitive, I do pass that right along in my sessions.  To me the kids need to learn, have fun with the project and yes, hopefully do really well in your shows!

We are a  major grower of Californian and New Zealand White commercial meat rabbits in Ohio.  We are a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA).  The rabbitry is registered and recognized by the ARBA and specializes in support of 4H and FFA Fair projects in Ohio in the Summer and Arkansas and Texas in the Winter for meat pens, roasters and single fryers. The rabbitry consists of over 250 breeding does supported by over 50 breeding bucks.  We typically house well over 1000 rabbits.   Our Fair breeding program is set after the Fair Manager convention in January so that we might support all County Fairs.  Sliver Pond is a full service rabbitry being a grower, buyer and processor of unwanted rabbits for our meat business.   In 2018 we purchased bid rabbits from two dozen Ohio Fairs.

Visit our websites at www.sliverpond.com, www.marketrabbits.com, www.ohiomeatrabbits.com or www.californianrabbits.com for more information.  To reserve rabbits contact Tony at  419-560-1877 (call/text) or by email to tony@sliverpond.com.

Please pass our information along as a source for project animals.  Attached is a flyer to post or distribute. 2019 Sliver Pond Market Rabbit Post

Thank you for mentoring our young people,

Tony Gregory

Sliver Pond Farm

Mt. Gilead, Ohio