NOW HIRING: K-3 Program Coordinator

Position: K-3 Program Coordinator
Hours: 40 hours/week (including flexibility to work some evenings and weekends)
Based in:Orange City, Iowa with some travel required
Reports to: Sioux County Extension Council
Job Purpose: Plan, coordinate and conduct innovative educational programming opportunities for Sioux County youth.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Direct and conduct hands-on educational K-3 programming. Examples of educational programming may include: Summer Camps, Library programs, Clover Kids after-school sessions, etc.
  • Assist in 4th through 12th grade events and community 4-H club programming and training as needed in cooperation with the Sioux County Youth Coordinator.
  • 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 Sioux County Youth 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 Sioux County Extension Council of activities, programming and impact.
  • Four-year degree preferred, but associate degree will be considered with adequate experience.
  • 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.
  • 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 Sioux County office located at 400 Central Avenue, NW, Suite 700 in Orange City, with some travel necessary for events and programming.
  • The position reports directly to the personnel committee of the Sioux County Extension Council.
  • Starting wage will be $16-17 per hour (depending on experience), 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 Anita Jeltema at or mail to ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County, 400 Central Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Orange City, IA 51041.
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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