NOW HIRING: Youth Program Summer Assistant

Job Purpose

The Youth Program Summer Assistant supports ISU Extension and Outreach with the preparation and delivery of summer educational programs in O’Brien County.

Job Responsibilities

  • Primary focus of work will be assisting staff in a fast paced environment on projects that are leading to an educational event, presentation, 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 programing at the O’Brien County Fair.
  • Report to staff in an efficient manner in all aspects of program details relevant to program success.
  • Post pictures and updates from programs on Extension social media and in the 4-H App following official guidelines.
  • Provide excellent, professional customer support in and out of the office.
  • O’Brien County Fair – July 24-29, 2021 - assist in all duties and be available during fair week with increased hours
  • Arrange communication scheduling
  • Arrange and assist judge schedules
  • Recruit judge’s assistants
  • Help with setting up and tearing down of Non-Livestock Building
  • Assist with inputting fair results
  • Assist with Fashion Review/Clothing Selection
  • Other duties as assigned by the O’Brien County Extension Council.


  • Be able to communicate 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, telephone and fax machine.

Other Information:

  • Hourly position, 35-40 hours per week average, with variation depending on activities and projects in process (work week negotiable, within normal office hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
  • Minimum pay $12.00 per hour, negotiable depending upon qualifications and budget.
  • Entry level position.  
  • Opportunity for personal growth and career development in a dynamic, positive, education environment.

How to Apply:

  • Submit cover letter, resume and 2 references to: Marsha Rehder, Office Assistant, at .

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

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