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University of Arkansas

4-H Program Assistant



$23,547.00 - $27,079.00


Full Time

On Site


Barling, Arkansas, United States

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Workstudy Position:


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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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CEA * Staff Chair * Sebastian 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 the area of 4-H & youth development.

Conduct/assist with 4-H competitions, activities, and workshops. Attend training to learn rules and regulations of all 4-H competitions. Inform and train 4-H members, leaders, and parents the rules and regulations of all 4-H competitions. Compile necessary equipment, secure location, and promote each competition, activity, or workshop. Secure awards for 4-H competitions.

Maintain 4-H Clubs. Maintain working relationship with all 4-H leaders, members and parents. Stay informed of all county, district, and state 4-H events, competitions, camps, activities, etc. Inform 4-H leaders, members and parents of all county, district, and state 4-H events, competitions, camps, activities, etc. Complete monthly 4-H newsletter to inform 4-H members, leaders, and parents of all 4-H opportunities. Plan, organize, set-up, conduct, and clean-up after all 4-H events, competitions, and activities in the county. Attend local 4-H Club meetings. Conduct regular 4-H leader training meetings.

Maintain 4-H Records. Ensure new 4-H enrollment and volunteer cards are completed each year. Ensure sign-in sheets are completed for every 4-H event, activity, workshop, meeting, etc. Complete AIMS monthly report. Compile and place order for 4-H member project books. Assist county agents and Administrative Office Supervisor with monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. Maintain a clear and concise record system of enrollment cards, sign-in sheets, and orders placed and received, etc.


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 and 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 and in writing. Ability to keep accurate records and 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:

Applicants for this position are requested to upload a Resume, Cover letter, and three (3) Letters of Recommendation prior to submitting the application. Once an application is submitted, the applicant will not be able to edit the application or upload additional documents.

If you have technical issues uploading a document or if you would like to provide additional documentation after submitting your application, email documents to [Register to View] Documents will be uploaded to your profile after receipt of confirmation.

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:

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:

Driving, Hearing, Kneeling, Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, N/A, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Driving, Kneeling, Lifting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Benefits Eligible: