Marketing and Program Assistant

Iowa City
Base County
Counties Served

This full-time position is responsible for marketing Johnson County Extension and Outreach programs through social media, news releases, newsletters, flyers, etc. This position will also assist Human Science and Community Economic and Development programming and provide front office support to ISU Extension and Outreach of Johnson County.
This position may deliver county program content, with supervised training by Program Specialist and approval from the Regional Extension Education Director (REED).

  1. Collaborate with county program and state program staff to develop marketing goals, timelines, and ideas.
  2. Create social media posts, webpage articles, and online registration forms to advertise and market Extension programs.
  3. Update and maintain social media platforms and website.
  4. Prepare correspondence for distribution of newsletters, flyers, and electronic formats etc. 
  5. Lead initiatives in web and general computer program support, data entry, and audio/visual equipment
  6. Duplicate and assemble materials using office copy machines
  7. Support ISUEO program specialist within Human Sciences and Community Economic Development with program needs including registration and a variety of clerical functions
  8. May deliver and lead Human Sciences and Community Economic Development programs with training and approval from Regional Director and program specialists.
  9. Assist clients by furnishing information concerning (ISUEO) programs and lead clients to the resources available from ISUEO Program Specialists, researched based websites, and cooperating agencies
  10. Assist with front office duties as needed or assigned
  1. Bachelor’s degree with experience required
  2. Computer literacy (Fluent with e-mail, MS Office programs: Word, Excel, Publisher and web systems) 
  3. Ability to work in a fast-paced team atmosphere
  4. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to set priorities and handle multiple projects efficiently to meet deadlines.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills and critical thinking skills. 
  6. Proven media relations experience; ability to be creative in identifying and executing media opportunities.
  7. Experience working both independently and, in a team -oriented environment is essential.
  8. Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation, to fulfill the duties of the position
  9. Must pass ISU Extension and Outreach background check and be approved by the Johnson County Agricultural Extension District Council
Additional Information


  1. This is a 40 hour per week position with normal work hours 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.  Monday through Friday with a 1-hour lunch break, some evenings/weekends required. The position requires additional overtime hours during the month of July for the Johnson County 4-H and FFA Fair.
  2. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This position requires routine office demands, including possibility of lifting of moderate weights


  1. Wages will be determined based on experience and/or budgetary limitations
  2. This is a full-time position. The employee will receive paid holidays and vacation/sick leave in accordance with the current Office Policy
  3. The employer will pay its portion of FICA and IPERS
  4. Employer provides an individual insurance plan in accordance with the current Office Policy
  5. Mileage for work related travel reimbursed at the federal rate


  1. The Program Associate position is accountable to the employer, Johnson County Agricultural Extension District Council
  2. The Regional Extension Education Director supervises this position in cooperation with the Office Coordinator. Programmatic supervision provided by Program Specialists

Please complete the application and return it to: Johnson County Extension and Outreach, c/o Katharinna Bain, 3109 Old Hwy 218 S., Iowa City, IA 52246
-OR- e-mail to no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 15th
Please include a completed application, cover letter, resume and list of references for our review. 

Again, thank you for your interest. Only prospective applicants that include an application, resume, letter of application and references will be considered. 

Johnson County- Cover Letter

Johnson County- Job Description Marketing and Program Associate

Johnson County- Employment Application

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