NOW HIRING: Part-Time Office Assistant/Assistant Bookkeeper

Position: Office Assistant/Assistant Bookkeeper
Reports to: Region 1 Extension Director

This part-time position provides effective administrative support to ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County. The position requires a positive team player who works with other staff and clients to provide successful services.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with county staff and volunteers to carry out the mission of ISU Extension and Outreach in Sioux County
  • Meet, greet, and assist walk-in and phone customers in a friendly and professional manner
  • Assist outsourced bookkeeper with bookkeeping, including development of county budget and filing of necessary paperwork
  • Assist county staff with acquiring supplies, communicating with clients, and carrying out county-led programs; may require availability for assistance on some evenings or Saturdays
  • Responsible for opening and closing office on days worked
  • Serve as the primary office support for the Regional Director and Extension Council
  • Provide administrative support for Extension Community and Economic Development programming
  • Provide administrative support to the Sioux County 4-H Foundation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Ability to pass a criminal background screening and to meet child protection and safety policy
  • Valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to multi-task and positively interact with clients and staff
  • Ability to perform assistant bookkeeper tasks with accuracy and timeliness
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skillsand desire to work as a team member with other extension staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced education
  • Previous experience in bookkeeping or accounting

Professional Growth:

  • Opportunity to attend regional and state professional development meetings
  • Participate in monthly staff meetings
  • On-going in-service training related to job responsibilities

Terms of Employment & Benefits:

  • Position will be based at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office located at 400 Central Ave. NW in Orange City, Iowa.
  • Typical work schedule will be three days per week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; however, work hours may vary some.
  • Wage will be hourly, funded by county funds, commensurate with experience and education.
  • Employer’s share of FICA and IPERS.
  • Paid Time Off, based on number of hours worked.
  • Work-related mileage and other approved travel expenses will be reimbursed monthly at the IRS rate.
  • The position reports directly to the Regional Extension Director.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested applicants are asked to complete the required application and submit it electronically, along with resume and cover letter, to Cheryl Heronemus at Guaranteed consideration date is April 9, 2021, but position will be 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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