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Summer 4-H and Youth Program Assistants

Posted: 11/06/2022

START/END DATE:  May 30, 2023 (as available) to August 4, 2023 - may flex based on applicant’s schedule and office workload.  Summer, temporary positions, 40 hours per week. Approximately 400 hours during summer.  Application packets will be accepted through January 9, 2023 or until filled. Please send a cover letter, application, and references to  (Office Manager)
Reports to:                 ISU Extension and Outreach – County Youth Coordinator and Educator
Location:                    28061 Fairground Rd Adel, IA 50003
Compensation:             Hourly commensurate with education and experience; Wage: $13.50 per hour
Performs a key role in the organization, preparation and implementation of 4-H activities.  Will work with Fair Entry system verifying fair entries, prepping show catalog and entering results.
Helps provide support to 4-H families with Fair Entry questions and with requirements for animal and non-animal exhibits.  Will assist with summer camps and other youth educational programming for youth K-12. Will also help with general office duties as needed.

  • High school diploma plus, a minimum of 1 year post-High School Diploma studies or equivalent experience in youth development, education, public relations or related fields 
  • Employment contingent on successful screening in Child Protection Safety Program
  • Enjoys working directly with youth and leading educational activities 
  • Must be available for the Dallas County Fair (July 12 through July 16, 2023)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs and Online database systems
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere with minimal supervision
  • Proficient in computer, organizational, and communication skills and the ability to prioritize tasks
·         Licensed driver with reliable transportation
  • 4-H background either as a member or volunteer
  • Experience working directly with youth
Reporting of Activities:
The Summer Youth Program Assistant will attend regular staff meetings and work closely with the Dallas County Youth Coordinator and Youth Outreach Educator and other staff. Accountable to the Dallas County Extension Council and all its policies.
  • Assist in letter writing, preparing brochures/booklets and other communications
  • Collection and management of registrations, entries and other program data
  • Daily customer service- distributing information and handling transactions with clients via email, mail, phone and in-person
  • Other clerical duties as needed to support programming
  • Assist with delivery of summer 4-H & youth camps
  • Prepare and organize workshop/camp materials as needed
  • Attend workshops/camps to help carry out programming
  • Assist in planning, organizing and conducting the 4-H/Youth activities at the Dallas County Fair.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: preparing paperwork, assisting with livestock shows and sale, data entry and management, and general support of livestock and exhibit hall activities. During the fair, additional hours will be required 
  • Any other related duties deemed necessary
  • Participate in positive youth development training
  • Participate in training on each summer camp that will be delivered
  • Starting Salary: $13.50 hour for up to 400 hours.  (40 Hours per week for 10 weeks) May involve overtime during county fair.
  • Mileage for use of personal vehicle in the performance of approved duties will be paid at the current Dallas County travel allowance rate
  • Internship and College Credit: If enrolled in college and in need of college credit, with prior approval, Extension staff will cooperate with your institution in filling this need

For more information or questions, please contact:
Ann Torbert, Regional Director                                 
ISU Extension and Outreach Dallas County                         
28061 Fairground Rd
Adel, IA 50003
(515) 993-4281           

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