NOW HIRING: Full-Time K-12 Program Coordinator

Position: K-12 Program Coordinator
Hours: 40 hours/week (including flexibility to work some evenings and weekends)
Based in: Primghar, Iowa (with some travel required)
Reports to: O’Brien County Extension Council
Job Purpose: Plan, coordinate and conduct innovative educational programming opportunities for O’Brien County youth and communities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct and conduct hands-on educational programming in 4-H and Youth Development priority areas in cooperation with the O’Brien County Youth Coordinator. (Examples of educational programming may include: STEM Summer Camps, Sewing or Photography workshops, Clover Kids after-school sessions, etc.)
  • Coordinate community and economic development programming efforts with the support of Community Development Field Specialists from Iowa State University.
  • Work with county staff to market programming opportunities to residents of the county, including but not limited to underserved populations.
  • Assist with adult volunteer recruitment and development to deliver or assist in the delivery of ISU Extension and Outreach programming.
  • Work independently and with other staff to secure necessary resources (volunteers, materials, donations, etc.) to support ISU Extension and Outreach programs.
  • Manage resources and partnerships to ensure effective delivery of educational programs.
  • Assist with the O’Brien County Fair.
  • Provide comprehensive and complex educational programming to support long-term behavioral change.
  • Be recognized locally as an ISU Extension and Outreach professional through networking, community involvement and public relations.
  • Provide monthly written progress updates to the O’Brien County Extension Council of activities, programming and impact.


  • Evidence of effective teaching and program delivery, specifically to youth.
  • Coursework in education with experience in formal and/or informal teaching.
  • Evidence of networking, advocacy and salesmanship skills.
  • Strong organization, communication and customer relation skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and basic computer programs.
  • Ability to successfully manage schedule including some evening, weekend and overnight programs.
  • Four-year degree preferred, or associate degree with related job experience.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Ability to pass background screening to meet the Child Protection and Safety Policy requirements.
  • Experience as a user of Extension programs a plus, but not required.

Terms of Employment:

  • Position will be based at the ISU Extension and Outreach O’Brien County office located at 340 2nd Street SE in Primghar, with some travel necessary for events and programming.
  • The position reports directly to the personnel committee of the O’Brien County Extension Council.
  • Starting wage will be $16.25 per hour, plus benefits.
  • Work hours will be flexible, including some evenings, weekends and overnights, not to exceed 40 hours per week.
  • Mileage and other approved travel expenses will be reimbursed monthly at the IRS rate.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested applicants are asked to complete the required application (WORD) (PDF) and submit it electronically to or mail to ISU Extension and Outreach O’Brien County, PO Box 99, Primghar, IA 51245. Position 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, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa, 50011, (515) 294-7612, email

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