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4-H Program Assistant - Isle of Wight

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: 4-H Program Assistant - Isle of Wight
Role Title: Education Support Specialist II
Posting Number: SW0180100
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Position Summary:

The Isle of Wight 4-H program assistant will contribute to 4-H Positive Youth Development educational programming for Virginia Cooperative Extension. The program assistant will collaborate with other VCE employees and partners to deliver and communicate educational programming, volunteer coordination and other services to support the needs of the youth.

Assists in planning, organizing, scheduling, and conducting 4-H training for youth (5 – 19) and adult volunteer leaders by providing them with program ideas and materials related to the locally defined needs of 4-H. Attends local, district, and state 4-H program activities and events in the place of the local Extension Agent where applicable. Assists the local Extension Agent by researching and providing information requested by clients. Performs related work as required.

Required Qualifications:

Ability to relate effectively with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge and experience in education or in the 4-H program area. Knowledge of the interests and behavior of 4-H program participants. Skill in planning a variety of programs for the target audiences. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, e-mail, telephone, and electronic communications media that is best used to communicate with clientele.

Proficiency in computer skills and Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access and Publisher.

Experienced in the use of standard office equipment.

Ability to work independently.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written; excellent phone etiquette.

Ability to adhere to time schedules and work flexible hours.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, City residents and general public.

Requires willingness to learn new skills; ability to work with diverse populations and attention to details.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with program management/coordination, positive youth development, Volunteer coordination and creative thinking. Previous experience in a K-12 environment.

Graduation from a two year college or vocational/technical school with course emphasis in human relations and/or youth development or other relevant subject matters and experience in program planning; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Employment Conditions: Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:

Applicants are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, and list of references.

How to Apply for this Job:

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Posting #SW0180100

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
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Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Southeast District Coop. Extension
Work Location: Other - Virginia
Location, if not Blacksburg: Isle of Wight, VA
Location Zip Code: 23397
Work Schedule: Variable
Posting Date: 02/13/2018
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Job Close Date: 02/28/2018
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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