2024 4-H Program Summer Assistant

Base County
Counties Served

The 4-H Summer Program Assistant’s role is to work for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) in Wayne County to provide educational youth programming. The Assistant will support ISUEO efforts to provide positive youth development programs, assist county 4-H staff with work as prescribed, support volunteers in their work, assist with preparation and implementation of Wayne County Fair 4-H activities, and build positive working relationships with volunteers, youth, and partners. This position is for 250-280 hours, from May through August and is based on a flexible schedule dependent on scheduled events and youth programmatic needs.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist County Youth Coordinator to organize scheduled programs, deliver day camps, and administer evaluation materials
  • Assist in planning, organizing, and conducting Wayne County 4-H and youth activities and events, including but not limited to: 4-H Educational Presentations, Extemporaneous Speaking, Working Exhibits, Clothing Event and Fashion Show, Livestock Shows, and general support of livestock and exhibit building activities
  • Prepare press releases, program brochures, schedules, mailings, and other information materials to be used by youth programs
  • Complete planning process for youth programs including familiarizing oneself with curriculum for program facilitation, shopping/ordering supplies, printing copies, preparation of physical site, and administration of parent and student evaluations
  • Manage registration process and maintain attendance records and medical/release forms
  • Recruit, train, lead, and work with volunteers for youth and 4-H activities in a team atmosphere
  • Coordinate efforts to report other youth activities externally to the community and highlight club opportunities for Iowa 4-H
  • Assist with preparation and delivery of other ISUEO of Wayne County programs


  • High school diploma or equivalent required, post-secondary education preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Wayne County 4-H Program and Wayne County Fair preferred
  • Experience in leadership positions associated with youth development programs
  • Capable of working independently with limited supervision
  • Energetic, imaginative, self-starter who works well in a multi-tasking environment
  • Strong written and verbal skills and ability to effectively communicate with all age groups
  • Computer literacy required (MS Office including Word, Excel, Publisher, and fluent with e-mail programs)
  • Interest in working directly with youth and leading educational activities
  • Organizational skills, multi-tasking capabilities, and ability to achieve deadlines
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Experience in managing groups of 15-20 youth


Preferred Qualifications


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must hold valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Must pass ISU Extension and Outreach background check and be approved by the Wayne County Agricultural Extension District Council
  • Ability to read, write, & speak English
  • Must be available to participate in summer staff orientation
Additional Information

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  • Employee will work 250-280 hours during the months of May, June, July & August
  • Exact service dates will be determined and agreed upon by the employee, County Youth Coordinator, and the Wayne County Agricultural Extension District Council
  • Approximately 24 hours per week. Must be able to work variable hours as needed


  • The Summer 4-H Intern is accountable to the employer, Wayne County Agricultural Extension District.
  • The Regional Director supervises this position. Programmatic supervision provided by the YPS, and County Youth Coordinator

To Apply:

  • Please submit an application, cover letter, and resume to:

Wayne County Extension and Outreach

c/o Courtney May, 220 East Jefferson, Corydon, IA 50060 (641) 872-1755

or by email to:  Courtney May, Region 25 Director, at cjmay@iastate.edu

Applications due by 4:30pm, February 16th.  Download an application here.

Job Type


  • Wages will be determined based on experience and/or budgetary limitations
  • This is a part time, temporary position; therefore, the employee will not receive paid holidays, vacation, or sick leave in accordance with the current Office Policy
  • Mileage for work related travel reimbursed at the federal rate
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.