Summer Program Assistant/Intern

Town/City
Bloomfield, IA
Base County
Davis
Counties Served
Davis
Objective

Davis County Extension is looking for a reliable and energetic program assistant. This 15-25 hour per week, 12-week position (240 hours) provides organization and delivery of day camps. The day camps will target elementary-aged youth, allowing them to engage in STEM-focused activities during the summer break. This position will also be responsible for assisting the county youth coordinator during the Davis County Fair (July 16-21, 2024) and assisting other staff with programs and projects as needed.

Responsibilities
  • This position provides assistance to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Davis County for the organization and delivery of day camps and youth programs.
  • The summer program assistant will help plan and execute up to 6-day camp programs. These programs target elementary-aged youth, allowing them to engage in STEM-focused activities during the summer break, with an emphasis on gardening, health, and nutrition.
  • Provide assistance to the County Youth Coordinator during the week of the Davis County Fair (July 16-21, 2024).
  • Provide assistance to the office staff where needed, support county fair prep, support/help 4-H programs/tasks, and any other office functions needed.
Qualifications
  • The position requires skills in written and oral communication and the ability to deliver a wide variety of topics relating to STEM education, healthy choices, gardening, and nutrition.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Employment contingent on successful background screening
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision from professional staff and supervise volunteers
  • Ability to work as a team to develop and deliver programs
  • Willing to learn new skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Educational background in education or youth development, nutrition, and/or agriculture preferred
Additional Information

This is a 12-week position, starting in mid-May

To apply, email the completed application, resume with cover letter, and three references to jseaman@iastate.edu. The subject line must read Davis County Summer Assistant. All application materials must be received by Thursday, February 29, 2024.

For questions about this position, please contact Cindy Hall, Region 26 Director at 641-751-6753.

 

Job Type
Temporary
Hours
15-25 hours/week (240 hours total)
Wages (type)
Hourly
Wages (status)
non-exempt
Wages
$12/hour
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.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext.