Office Assistant

Fort Dodge
Base County
Counties Served

The 4-H Extension Office Assistant will provide general office support, as well as assistance to the 4-H County Youth Coordinator in the areas of programming, event planning, customer service, and marketing. The 4-H Extension Office Assistant reports to the County Youth Coordinator and is under the supervision of the Webster County Extension Council and Regional Director. Submit a job application, resume, and cover letter by Tuesday, April 30, 2024, to



· Gather, organize, market, restock, and disassemble materials for events and county fair

· Preparation and execution of county fair activities

· Accurately enter and organize county program data

· Assist in delivering youth programming as needed

· Youth leadership activities

· Answer office phone and assist with walk-in clients as needed

· Report any safety problems or event issues immediately to the County Youth Coordinator

· Other duties as assigned



· High School graduate or equivalent

· Good written, verbal, and customer relations and communication skills

· Reliable and prompt, with strong work ethic

· Ability to collaborate, problem-solve, and quickly adapt

· Maintain confidentiality

· Proficiency in basic computer and technology operations

· Hours are flexible, including some nights and weekends

· Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation

· Must pass the Child Protection and Safety Policy background screening

Preferred Qualifications


· Experience working with youth and knowledge of youth development

· Knowledge of 4-H, Extension and Outreach, and/or the county fair

· Currently enrolled in a higher education program working toward a degree in education, communication, agriculture, or a related field

Additional Information


This is a year-round, part-time position working approximately 24 - 30 hours from June 1 – mid August. During the academic year, mid-August – May 30, the schedule will include approximately 10-12 hours weekly. A typical work schedule for the summer months will be 10am – 4:30pm Monday - Thursday and the schedule for the academic year is 1:30 – 4:30pm three to four afternoons a week. More hours may be required during fair week, July 15-21, 2024. The hourly wage for this position is $15.00 per hour with reimbursement available for work-related travel expenses.

TO APPLY: Send a job application, resume, and cover letter to or to the Webster County Extension Office, 822 Central Ave, Ste. #102, Fort Dodge, IA, 50501. Download the application at The preferred deadline for application materials is Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to

Job Type
Part Time
24-30 hrs. June 1 - mid August; 10-12 hrs. mid August - May 30
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Wages (status)
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.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to