Extension Assistant II (4-H)(Sierra Vista, AZ)

Tucson, AZ
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Cochise County Office

Department Website Link:



County Extensions and Farms


1140 N Colombo Ave, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 USA

Position Highlights:

Assist the residents of Arizona by bringing University research and support to Arizona's families to improve their lives, communities, and the economy.

Working collaboratively with faculty, specialists, associates and the community, design and implement educational and informational programs throughout the state. As the primary outreach arm of the University, develop and conduct 4-H Youth Development programs that meet the needs of individuals and communities across the state.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Primary outreach arm of the University, which deals with the educational advancement of the community in 4-H Youth Development.
  • Responsible for the delivery of extension programs (4-H Youth Development) to the Arizona communities at large, typically hosting meetings and informational sessions.
  • Utilizes online, virtual, and digital programming to develop and deliver specialized content and support the 4-H Youth Development program goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for recruiting, training, and supporting new 4-H volunteers by employing innovative approaches to expand 4-H programs to under-served audiences throughout the county. Engage with the community to build awareness of 4-H programming through public events and youth engagement activities.
  • Responsible for collecting annual program metrics, management of club renewal and financial information.
  • Position will include working with volunteers on periodic reports, financial statements and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for program management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability

  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions.
  • Training or teaching skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy found here - https://risk.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/fleetsafetypolicy.pdf.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in volunteer management.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Agriculture and Extension

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:


Job Function:

Agriculture & Extension

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Peter Hooper
[email protected]
(520)458-8278 Ext. 2181

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

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. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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.

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