NOW HIRING: Youth Program Summer Assistant


Job Purpose: The Youth Program Summer Assistant supports Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with the preparation and delivery of summer educational programs. Primary responsibilities include support and coordination of K-12 youth programs, especially in relation to the Sioux County Youth Fair preparation and delivery as part of the 4-H Youth Development Program in Sioux County to improve the effectiveness and efficient delivery of programming.

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 programming 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 Sioux 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.
  • Sioux County Fair - 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 staff the Fair Office; Assist with inputting fair results; Assist with Fashion Review/Clothing Selection & 4-H Awards Night; and Help with clean up, set up and tearing down.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Sioux 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:

  • Position will begin June 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020.
  • 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-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 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: Jackie Jiskoot, Office Assistant, at by March 20, 2020 for first review.

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