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4-H Program Assistant

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service does not support permanent residency for employees. This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. Screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance. A resume, cover letter, transcript, and three letters of recommendation are required for consideration for this position. A valid email address for a minimum of three (3) references must be provided at the time of application. An email collecting the reference will be sent directly to the reference provider upon completion of your application. Additional reference letters or documentation can also be sent directly to Human Resources at jobs@uaex.edu For questions, contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or email jobs@uaex.edu FOR CONSIDERATION, applicants must certify and submit an application on our organization’s jobs portal at http://jobs.uaex.edu

Posting Details

Posting Number

Posting Number 589

Position Information

Working Title 4-H Program Assistant
Annual Salary/Hourly Rate 20,788
Position Number C99040
Pay Grade Level C108
Split Appointment
Benefits Category Full-Time
Position Type Classified

Department Information

Position Location Russellville - Pope County
Contact Person Phil Sims
Contact Email psims@uaex.edu
Contact phone/extension 479-968-7098
Contact fax 501-671-2251

Nature of Position

Summary

The Cooperative Extension Service Program Assistant works for an assigned county Extension program under the supervision of a county agent in such areas as 4-H youth development, urban storm water education, horticulture, or the Expanded Food & Nutrition Program (EFNEP).

Job Duties

Market the 4-H Program. Promote 4-H at every school program conducted. Write news articles for local newspaper and website. Place posters and signs in high traffic areas around county. Recruit new 4-H members ages 5-19 and new 4-H leaders who are willing to complete required paperwork. Conduct promotion activities throughout the year. Maintain office hours to meet prospective members and return phone calls.

Conduct/assist with 4-H competitions, activities, and workshops. Attend training to learn rules and regulations of all 4-H competitions. Inform and train 4-H members, leaders, and parents the rules and regulations of all 4-H competitions. Compile necessary equipment, secure location, and promote each competition, activity, or workshop. Secure awards for 4-H competitions.

Maintain 4-H Clubs. Maintain working relationship with all 4-H leaders, members and parents. Stay informed of all county, district, and state 4-H events, competitions, camps, activities, etc. Inform 4-H leaders, members and parents of all county, district, and state 4-H events, competitions, camps, activities, etc. Complete monthly 4-H newsletter to inform 4-H members, leaders, and parents of all 4-H opportunities. Plan, organize, set-up, conduct, and clean-up after all 4-H events, competitions, and activities in the county. Attend local 4-H Club meetings. Conduct regular 4-H leader training meetings.

Maintain 4-H Records. Ensure new 4-H enrollment and volunteer cards are completed each year. Ensure sign-in sheets are completed for every 4-H event, activity, workshop, meeting, etc. Complete AIMS monthly report. Compile and place order for 4-H member project books. Assist county agents and Administrative Office Supervisor with monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. Maintain a clear and concise record system of enrollment cards, sign-in sheets, and orders placed and received, etc.

Skills

Ability to conduct programs & work with all clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally & in writing. Ability to keep accurate records & submit timely reports of activities. Ability to respond positively to supervisor direction. Ability to work without close daily supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent required. Must agree to comply with the Youth Protection policy, including authorized release of relevant Arkansas Child Abuse & Neglect Central Registry records. Ability to work without close supervision is required. Transportation for use on the job with liability insurance in effect is required.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL BY THE ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR EXTENSION.

Preferred Qualifications
Does this position require frequent driving (once a week or more)? Yes
Background Check/Drug Screen Criminal Background Check Only
Work Hours M-F, some weekend work; hours may vary
Posting Date 07/18/2017
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date

Additional Information

Special instructions to applicants

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service does not support permanent residency for employees.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. Screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position.

Employment is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

A resume, cover letter, transcript, and three letters of recommendation are required for consideration for this position. A valid email address for a minimum of three (3) references must be provided at the time of application. An email collecting the reference will be sent directly to the reference provider upon completion of your application. Additional reference letters or documentation can also be sent directly to Human Resources at jobs@uaex.edu

For questions, contact Human Resources at 501-671-2219 or email jobs@uaex.edu

FOR CONSIDERATION, applicants must certify and submit an application on our organization’s jobs portal at http://jobs.uaex.edu

References

References

Accept References? Yes
Minimum Number of References 3
Maximum Number of References 5
Cut off Date?

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 4
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Other Document 3

Supplemental Questions

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