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University of Arkansas

4-H Program Assistant



$23,547.00 - $27,079.00


Full Time

On Site


Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:Clerical

Workstudy Position:

Job Type:Regular
Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:

Institution Name: Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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Department:CEA * Staff Chair * Jefferson County

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Summary of Job Duties:The 4-H Program Assistant works for an assigned county Extension program under the supervision of a county agent in such areas of 4-H youth development.

Quality and Quantity of Work
Maintains 4-H Clubs. Periodically attends 4-H Club meetings.
Maintains working relationship with all 4-H leaders, members, and parents.
Recruits adult volunteer leaders, youth, and volunteers to form 4-H clubs and grow the county 4-H enrollment/program
Follows up promptly with questions and requests for information.
Maintains accurate 4-H records and submits reports by deadlines.
Displays a knowledge of 4-H policies and procedures.
Stays informed of all county, district, and state 4-H events, competitions, camps, activities, etc. Informs 4-H leaders, members and parents of all county, district, and state 4-H events, competitions, camps, activities, etc. Assists 4-Hers in preparation for events and competitions.
Plans, organizes, sets-up, conducts, and cleans-up after all 4-H events, competitions, and activities in the county.
Conducts regular 4-H leader training meetings.

Program Delivery
Shows sensitivity to individual needs based on culture, race, gender and age.
Coordinates with agents to conduct educational programs in schools and the community.
Evaluates the county 4-H program for impact.

Communicates the benefits and goals of the 4-H program to clientele.
Makes sure youth, parents and adult leaders are aware of events, activities, meetings and any registration deadlines.
Uses social media, virtual tools and newsletters to communicate.
Uses local newspaper, social media and other tools to promote 4-H.
Listens to feedback and acts to improve.

Shares information, expertise and resources with others.
Is part of the county Extension Service team to insure success of the whole Extension program.

Organizes and prioritizes tasks effectively.
Deals appropriately with interruptions.
Uses good judgment and decision-making skills.
Follows attendance and leave policies.
Practices emotional control.
Exhibits professional behavior and appearance.
Ability to work without close supervision.

Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent required. Must agree to comply with the Youth Protection policy, including authorized release of relevant Arkansas Child Abuse & Neglect Central Registry records. Ability to work without close supervision is required. Transportation for use on the job with liability insurance in effect is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to conduct programs & work with all clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally & in writing. Ability to keep accurate records & submit timely reports of activities. Ability to respond positively to supervisor direction. Ability to work without close daily supervision.

Salary Information:

23,547 - 27,079

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Resume

Optional Documents:

Additional Information:

Special Instructions for the Applicant:

For consideration, applicants must upload a Resume, Cover letter, and three (3) Letters of Recommendation. If you have technical issues uploading a document or if you would like to provide additional documentation after submitting your application, contact Human Resources at

Recruitment Contact Information:

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site [Register to View] target="_blank">[Register to View]

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:N/A
Frequent Physical Activity:Driving, Hearing, Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Talking
Occasional Physical Activity:N/A
Benefits Eligible:Yes