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4-H Program Assistant - Southampton County

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: 4-H Program Assistant - Southampton County
Role Title: Education Support Specialist II
Posting Number: SW0180101
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Position Summary:

Performs duties in support of the 4-H program under the direction of the Extension Educator. Duties include assisting in organizing and providing support to community 4-H clubs, after school programs, in-school 4-H programs, Jr. 4-H camp programs, recruitment and management of 4-H volunteers and preparing written materials and data using a computer.
This employee must exhibit qualities of independent judgment. Work is performed under general supervision. Assists in planning, organizing, scheduling, and conducting 4-H training for youth and adult volunteer leaders by providing them with program ideas and materials related to the locally defined needs of 4-H within Southampton County. 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:

Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills; experience working with the public; ability to organize and effectively implement Extension programs under the direction of an Extension Agent; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines; to work independently; ability to recruit volunteers; experience interacting effectively with youth and adults; familiarity and working experience with computers including Windows and Microsoft Word; ability to work flexible hours to include some nights and weekends. Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
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. Ability to supervise the work of others. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, e-mail, telephone, and electronic communications media that is best used to communicate with clientele.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference given for knowledge and background in teaching and knowledge or experience with 4H programming.
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 criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Hourly wage staff, limited to 1500 hours a year.

Flexible schedule not to exceed 29 hours per week.

Employment Comments:

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

How to Apply for this Job:

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Posting #SW0180101

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: Southampton, VA
Location Zip Code: 23837
Work Schedule: Flexible
Posting Date: 02/13/2018
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Job Close Date: 02/28/2018
Restricted to university employees only? No
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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

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

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