Summer Assistant

Base County
Counties Served
  • Assist Extension staff in the planning, coordination, and implementation of all summer youth educational programming – including county fair related activities and short programs
  • Oversee the planning of 4-H Communications Day and 4-H Fashion Day with direction from the 4-H Youth Coordinator and Project Superintendent(s) including scheduling, correspondence with judges and participants, logistics and execution
  • Assist with 4-H events with direction from county staff and Project Superintendent(s) including scheduling, correspondence with judges and participants, logistics and implementation.
  • Prepare letters, emails and other communication with clients and volunteers
  • Assist with daily office procedures as needed
  • Assist in maintaining a professional atmosphere through courteous and efficient service in the office and on the phone
  • Any other related duties deemed necessary
  • High School diploma/equivalent plus at least 1-year post-secondary education by start date
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Team Player and People Oriented
  • Problem-Solving Skills, Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks.
  • Computer literacy required (MS Office, data entry, fluent with e-mail programs)
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle with proof of vehicle liability coverage
  • Must be able to be approved under our child protection policy with a background check

May not exhibit at the Boone County Fair in 4-H/FFA shows in 2023

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience planning or coordinating events or programs
  • Experience working with youth
  • Experience with 4-H, Extension programs or FFA

Additional Information

To be guaranteed for consideration, please fill out and return the application, cover letter and a current resume to Jess Soderstrum, County Director, at or by mail to 1327 SE Marhsall St, Boone, IA 50036 by March 17, 2023.


Job Type
32 hours per week during the business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F
Wages (type)
Wages (status)
$12 per hour
This position will remain open until filled

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