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Extension Program Assistant, Lead, 4-H Food Smart Families (Douglas, AZ)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Extension Program Assistant, Lead, 4-H Food Smart Families (Douglas, AZ)
Department Cochise County Office (1522)
Location County Extensions and Farms
Position Summary

The 4-H Food Smart Families Extension Program Assistant, Lead position will assist with the development and presentation of educational activities at in-school and after school settings and the recruitment of volunteers and youth. This position will teach basic nutrition education and simple food preparation on a budget to youth in grades 4-12. In addition, this person will coordinate and implement family events at the in-school and after school sites. This position will also provide assistance for the 4-H Healthy Living Ambassador Club.

Must be able to furnish own transportation and have valid Arizona drivers’ license upon hire. Position is located in Douglas, AZ.

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Work closely with Program Coordinator to facilitate educational in-school programs and other out-of-school time activities.
• Coordinate/facilitate the planning of school family events and distribution of bags of healthy food to participants
• Coordinate the activities of volunteers and AmeriCorps members.
• Lead a project for the 4-H Healthy Living Ambassador (teen) club.
• Collect and maintain evaluation data.
• Serves as liaison between county Extension offices and clientele.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of basic nutrition concepts
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to work effectively with people and teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively
Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule (job requires some evening and weekend work)
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
  • Two years of instructional leadership, volunteer development or community organization experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
  • Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver’s license upon employment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in safe food preparation practices
  • Previous experience in non-profit sector
  • Experience teaching
  • Spanish fluency
  • Experience with record keeping
  • Experience working with youth and program development
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 10
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible No
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $12.00 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23910
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Susan Pater (520)766-3601 or Wendy West (520)458-8278 ext 2140

Open Date 08/31/2017
Review Start Date 09/18/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have two years of instructional leadership, volunteer development or community organization experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Will you have a current Arizona Type D driver's license upon employment?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents