4-H Program Aide

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Classification:Temporary Clerical
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 75
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Agr Nat Res & Ext
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Agricultural/Life Sciences/Vet Medicine, Education/Instructional, Office/Clerical, Other

Position Summary:

Get involved with 4H and your community! Fairbanks 4H is seeking an energetic, self starter to work with 4H members and families in organizing after school clubs! Use your creativity and leadership skills to guide members in club and project work! Join the Fairbanks 4H team and make a difference.


100PROGRAM DELIVERY Under the direction of the Fairbanks 4-H Youth Center Director, provide leadership for planning, staging and reviewing outside of school time K-12 programming activities and events for school age participants, making 4-H programming attractive to diverse local audiences. Plan, coordinate and manage an annual calendar of 4-H Youth Center activities focused on the essential elements of 4-H: Belonging, Independence, Generosity and Mastery. Plan, implement and review 4-H club programming, 4-H staff teamwork and development, personal needs for performing responsibilities. Be familiar with existing 4-H curriculum and curriculum needs. Supervise members attending the program and promote safety and respect amongst all participants. Ensure a friendly and supportive atmosphere is maintained by developing appropriate strategies to support members in managing their behavior. Respond to the individual needs of members and establish stable and consistent relationships with each member and their families/caregivers. Daily delivery of the meal program, counts and reporting. Collect and monitor member registration and fees as needed. Assist members individually or in small groups with homework help, listening to members reading, building math skills. Cleaning and tidying of the facility and ensuring the safe storage of equipment.Essential


  • Show high standards of professionalism in personal contacts, appearance and work habits.
  • Exhibit qualities of independent judgement while working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work as a team member in a dynamic, complex environment and organize time and workload effectively.
  • Computer skills including online presence updates, web search, word documents, letter/report writing, database management, calendars and email.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of staff, the public and program participants while maintaining objectivity.
  • Complete 4-H Leader training.
  • Some degree of physical activity is required to conduct programs (e.g. setting and cleaning up from programs, handling animals, carrying materials and equipment).
  • Knowledge of basic phone skills and etiquette.
  • Skilled at providing excellent customer service.
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot basic office equipment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to maintain composure when dealing with irate individuals.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and flexible hours.

Required Experience:

  • Cross-cultural experience
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Experience working with children grades K-12
  • Ability to do a variety of activities like crafts, sewing, cooking, recreation, games, computer and art projects.

Typical Education or Training:

  • High School Diploma/G.E.D.
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Satisfactory criminal background check

Review Date:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time on September 26, 2021.

Required Application Materials:

Please attach a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references (with emails and phone numbers), and a copy of current CPR and First Aid Certifications.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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