Position Open - Lyon County
This position works as a team member with ISU Extension and Outreach staff, elected county extension council and community partners. Full-time is based on a flexible 40 hour work week. Expected start date is January 2, 2014. Application deadline is November 20 or until position is filled.
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Job Description and application instructions:
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Program Assistant – Lyon County
Job Purpose: This program assistant will work with youth and adults in Lyon County to deliver ISU Extension and Outreach programming including the Iowa 4-H youth development program and community development. This position works as a team member with ISU Extension staff, elected county extension councils and community partners.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Innovate and vision for creative educational programming opportunities for youth and community
- Direct and conduct educational programming in priority areas including hands-on early elementary science and gardening afterschool programming. Market extension 4-H youth programming opportunities to county audiences, including but not limited to underserved populations
- With the support of community development field specialists, coordinate extension community and economic development programming efforts (like Elder Friendly Communities and community leadership development)
- Coordinate, recruit, and develop adult volunteers to deliver or assist in delivery of extension programming
- Work independently and with other staff to secure necessary resources (volunteers, materials, and donations) to support extension programs.
- Manage resources to ensure the effective delivery of education programs
- Offer comprehensive and complex educational programming to support long-term behavioral change.
- Be recognized locally as an extension professional through public relations and networking
- Provide monthly written comprehensive progress updates to extension councils of activities, programming and impact
- Evidence of salesmanship or advocacy skills
- The successful candidate will network with various community organizations within Lyon County.
- Evidence of good organizational skills
- Evidence of effective teaching or program delivery
- Good written, oral, and customer relation communication skills
- The successful candidate will be expected to successfully manage their schedule including occasional evening and weekend programming
- High school diploma
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and E-mail applications
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
- Pass the background screening to meet the Child Protection and Safety Policy requirements
Additional preferred qualifications:
- 2 or 4 year college degree
- Coursework in education with experience in formal and/or non-formal teaching
- Evidence of excellent performance working with youth in group or classroom settings
- Experience as a user of any extension program
This individual will report to the youth program specialist and the Lyon County Extension Council with support from county office staff.
Job Location and Work Conditions
This position is full time and will be located in the Lyon County extension office at 710 North 2nd Avenue East, Suite 103; Rock Rapids, Iowa. Some programming will take place in other locations i.e. fair, camps, schools, etc. Hours will vary according to the events being planned. Based on a flexible 40 hour work week, hours could involve days, evenings, weekends, and/or overnights. Hourly pay range $12-14. This is a renewable two year term position, based on work performance and availability of funds.
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ISU Extension and Outreach – Lyon County
710 North 2nd Avenue East, Suite 103
Rock Rapids, IA 51246.
Applications will be reviewed on November 20, 2013. Expected start date is January 2, 2014.
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