4-H Program Specialist

Apply now Job no: 515701
Classification:Training & Development 2
Grade:Grade 77 (38% GeoDiff)
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF School of Nat Res & Extension
Location: Bethel
Categories: Agricultural/Life Sciences/Vet Medicine, Office/Clerical, Other, Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The Program Aide will Co-manage 4-H after school clubs and serve as the contact person for its participants. In this position you will guide and support 4-H members with club and project work Organize the 4-H after school clubs by coordinating leaders, members and their families to determine a plan of the club's activities and to determine resources needed to carry out the plan.


30Oversee district database for 4-H enrollment. Track impact of programs through evaluations. Complete annual reports and submit in a timely fashion. Participate in statewide 4-H staff audios and meetings. Statewide: Maintain the 4-H online database. Help 4-H staff with issues as they arise with the software. Be the national contact with the administers/owners of the database and communicate state needs. Build and run reports as needed/requested to help with reporting and evaluation requirements.Essential
30Provide leadership to volunteers and youth in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating Bethel 4-H. Utilizing a variety of delivery modes (ie: clubs, after-school 4-H, in-school 4-H, special projects, events, workshops and related activities. The position works independently and runs programs for the area without very little or any guidance from the program leader. The incumbent needs to work independently and make decisions without consultation. Statewide: Develop content and design the templates and web page formats for 4-H staff to use for informal online education: 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) projects.Essential
40Promote 4-H to the Bethel district. Maintain web presence of the Bethel 4-H program. Maintain calendar of events for the Bethel district. Develop timely, brochures, fliers, email/web based notices as needed. Establish and maintain open communication with media and report on upcoming and past programs. Statewide: Maintain volunteer training tracking with Risk Management.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/reports writing, database management, calendars, 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 up 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.

Computer skills including online presence updates, web search, word documents, letter/reports writing, database management, calendars, email.
Serve as a positive role model for members and colleagues.
Enjoy working with people of all ages.
Ability to communicate with youth and adults.
Patience, to work in a very busy environment.
The ability to cooperate and organize.
Complete 4-H leader training.
Basic physical skills.
Ability to follow directions given by supervisors and co-workers
Ability to file and track information
Ability to do a variety of activities like crafts, sewing, cooking, recreation, games, computer and art projects.


Cross-cultural experience
CPR/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.


Associate's degree in related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience. May require licensure and/or certification.
Valid Driver’s License.

This is a full-time, Grade 77, minimum $30.10 hourly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on October 26, 2020.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 10/25/2020.  Applications received after this date may not be considered.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

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

Background Check:

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

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

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.



Advertised: Alaskan Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More

Join a job pool or contact Human Resources

Hiring units such as departments, may wish to establish a pool of individuals who are qualified for positions. These pools are ongoing, meaning they do not have closing dates and accept applications on an ongoing basis.

University of Alaska Anchorage

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska Southeast

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska System

Join Our Job Pool