O’Brien County 4-H and Youth Programs Summer Assistant

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Counties Served

To provide support to local Extension staff as needed. This will include, but is not limited to, support for summer camps, county fair and other programming.

  • Primary focus of work will be assisting staff in a fast-paced environment on projects that are leading to an educational event, workshop and/or other delivery of Extension subject matter.
  • Assist in summer educational programing and provide other support as needed.
  • Work with Extension office personnel and 4-H families to organize, prepare, and deliver    4-H activities at the O’Brien County Fair.
  • Report to County Youth Staff in an efficient manner in all aspects of program details relevant to activity and program success.
  • Post pictures and updates on Extension social media and in the 4-H App following official guidelines.
  • Provide excellent and professional customer support in and out of the office.
  • O’Brien County Fair – July 22-27, 2023 - assist in all duties and be available during fair week with increased hours.
  • Perform various Fair duties such as organizing and scheduling events, recruiting judges and assistants, and inputting fair results.
  • Help with setting up and tearing down of Non-Livestock Building at Fair.
  • Other duties as assigned by the O’Brien County Extension Council.

  • Be able to communicate professionally and 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.
Additional Information
  • Start date end of May through early August.
  • Hourly position, 30-35 hours per week depending on activities and projects in process. Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, if needed. The weeks before, during and after county fair will require more hours of work.
  • Minimum pay $13.00 per hour, negotiable depending upon qualifications and budget.
  • Entry level position.  
  • Opportunity for personal growth and career development in a dynamic, positive, education environment.

For first review, submit completed application to Marsha Rehder, mrehder@iastate.edu, by February 15, 2023. 

Job Type
30-35 hours/week
Wages (type)
Minimum pay $13.00 per hour, negotiable depending upon qualifications and budget.
Application Deadline

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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