Summer Youth Educator

Base County
Counties Served

The Summer Youth Educator will provide educational opportunities for the youth in Buchanan County with curriculum provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

  • Create and maintain partnerships in the county (libraries, day cares, schools, etc.) that provide areas of education for youth
  • Become familiar with school enrichment and after-school curriculum available through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
  • Implement curriculum and lesson plans for several 6-hour summer day camps in the county
  • Work in partnership with staff to prepare sign-in sheets and confirmation system for returned completed forms and payment
  • Prepare and organize materials needs for camps including registration and supplies
  • Conduct evaluations and collect/report information for annual statistics
  • Attend regular staff meetings, pre-fair, and post fair meetings
  • Assist Extension staff with organizing and carrying out duties and activities in preparation for and during the Buchanan County Fair
  • Work cooperatively with the Buchanan County Extension Staff and Council, Buchanan County Fair board, and other associated organizations in the community
  • Represent Buchanan County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in a positive manner and serve as a positive role model in the community to the youth
  • Meet with Extension staff regularly to review and discuss programming and performance
  • High school diploma
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Products including Excel)
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle with proof of vehicle liability coverage.
  • Successful completion of background check
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to work with youth
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Problem solving skills, organizational skills, and multiple task capabilities
  • Ability to complete scheduled tasks on time
  • Effectively communicate with all age groups
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience working with youth
  • Minimum one year of college completed
  • Pursuing associate or bachelor’s degree in youth related field
Additional Information

Mid-May – Mid-August

Scheduled to be determined upon hire, additional hours may be scheduled during the County Fair and may include overtime.

Please submit cover letter and resume to

Job Type
Up to 35/week
Wages (type)


Application Deadline
This position will remain open until filled

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.

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