NOW HIRING: 2021 Youth Program Summer Assistant


The Youth Program Summer Assistant supports Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with the preparation and delivery of summer educational programs. Primary responsibilities include support and coordination of K-12 youth programs, especially in relation to the Clay County Youth Fair preparation as part of the 4-H Youth Development Program in Clay County to improve the effectiveness and efficient delivery of programming to the citizens and youth of Clay County.


  • Primary focus of work will be assisting staff in a fast-paced environment on projects that are leading to an educational event, presentation, workshop and/or other delivery of Extension subject matter.
  • Assist in summer educational programs and provide other support as needed.
  • Work with Extension office personnel and 4-H families to organize and prepare 4-H programing at the Clay County Fair.
  • Report to staff in an efficient manner in all aspects of program details relevant to program success.
  • Provide excellent, professional customer support in and out of the office.
  • Clay County Achievement Fair - Assist in all duties and be available during week of Achievement Fair (Arrange communication scheduling; Recruit judge’s assistants; Help with setting up and tearing down of Exhibit Building; Assist with inputting fair results; Assist with Fashion Review/Clothing Selection)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Clay County Extension Council.


  • Be able to communicate effectively in verbal and written form with clients and staff members.
  • Work effectively and efficiently with others (teamwork) in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize events and activities for the best possible outcomes.
  • Ability to manage and maintain details to ensure efficient and speedy completion of projects.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Basic computer skills using Microsoft Office programs, e-mail, internet and social media knowledge.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle are required.
  • Ability to be approved through the Background Screening Program.
  • Proficient with office machines, i.e. computer, copier and telephone.


  • Hourly position, 20-30 hours per week average, with variation depending on activities and projects in process (work week negotiable, within normal office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Pay $12 per hour
  • Entry level position. 
  • Opportunity for personal growth and career development in a dynamic, positive, education environment.


Submit cover letter, resume and references to: Michele Hogrefe, Office Manager, via email at by March 2, 2021 for first review.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to

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