Polk County to Hire a 4-H AmeriCorps Member

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
4-H AmeriCorps Member
Under general supervision, works independently and facilitates out of school educational opportunities for youth. Position is responsible for facilitating at least two after school programs once a week in Des Moines and surrounding areas. The position includes working with schools and community partners to promote 4-H programming and expose new audiences to 4-H.  This individual must be reliable, detail-oriented, a problem-solver, self-motivated, and able to work independently or on a team.

  • Performs key responsibilities in planning and facilitating one after-school program and provide coverage of others in December and January
  • Use computer to prepare lessons, respond to emails and communicate with site coordinators
  • Provide leadership to youth in delivering experiential learning opportunities
  • Administer surveys, gather and report data in compliance with AmeriCorps requirements
  • Contribute to planning and delivering workshops at various camps/events
  • Develop opportunities for recruitment leaders and youth for 4-H programs


  • One year of college completed
  • Reliable transportation
  • Successful completion of  Child Protection and Safety Program/background screening
  • Ability to keep accurate records and communicate effectively
  • Computer skills including email, internet, Microsoft Office programs
  • Maintaining a close working relationship with staff, volunteers and partners
  • Available 2:30-4:30 at least two days a week and available over winter and summer breaks
  • Move and lift at least 40 pounds
  • Completing other duties as assigned
  • Able to complete service days as required by AmeriCorps


  • Experience working with youth
  • Experience working with diverse audiences

Part-time, approximately 20-25hours/week, hours negotiable. Applicant must complete 900 hours within 12 months. Must be available at least two days a week between 2:30-4:30.  Occasional nights and weekends (primarily in summer).
A total living allowance of $6,634 (pre-tax) issued in equal monthly payments on last day of the month. Upon successful completion of the 900 hours of service, AmeriCorps members qualify for $2,864 education award in the form of a voucher. The voucher can be used for accrued education expenses or future educational expenses.
To Apply send resume and cover letter to Lisa Green at lgreen1@iastate.edu.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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