Extension Temporary Technical

Fairbanks, Alaska
05 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Ext Temporary Technical
Grade: Temporary Staff Grade 77
Work type: Temporary
Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit: School of Nat Res & Extension
Location: Palmer
Categories: Office/Clerical, Other

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Natural Resources & Extension is the state's gateway to its university system. Major program areas include agriculture and horticulture; health, home, family, and community development and 4-H and youth development; natural resource management; and agricultural and forestry experiment station. You can learn more about Cooperative Extension and its programs by viewing the website at www.uaf.edu/snre. The 4-H Program Assistant will manage district 4-H programming, activities and events and serve as the contact person for its participants. In this position you will guide and support 4-H volunteers, committees, clubs, members and and projects, providing timely information, educational opportunities, outreach and resources via email, social media and print.


Oversee district database for 4-H enrollment. Tract impact of programs through evaluations. Complete annual reports and submit in a timely fashion. Participate in statewide 4-H staff audios and meetings.
Promote 4-H to the Mat Su/Copper River district. Maintain web presence of the district 4-H program. Maintain calendar of events for the Mat Su/Copper River district. Develop timely district newsletters, brochures, fliers, email/web based notices as needed. Establish and maintain open communication with media and report on upcoming and past programs.

Provide Leadership to volunteers and youth in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating Mat Su/Copper River 4-H district programs, activities and events. 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.


  • Knowledge of UAF, Cooperative Extension Service and most importantly the 4-H program.
  • Experience working with volunteers, particularly in a leadership role.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Experience in planning and organizing programs/events.
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Experience working with media, social media and web pages.
  • Demonstrated computer and technology experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Must be a self starter and be able to work independently.
  • Ability work some nights and weekends.
  • Preferred knowledge of how positive youth development programs and non profits work.
  • Applies broad understanding of programs, organizations, system, and/or client needs to resolve highly complex problems.
  • Identifies new services and opportunities for process improvement.
  • Serves as a strategic adviser.
  • Is a team or project leader.
  • Plans and directs activities/functions for multiple operations, programs or projects.
  • Projects typically impact critical programs, operations, systems, major work groups, or multiple functional areas.

Required Experience:

  • BS degree or equivalent education and experience in a related field.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • May need to work evenings and weekends.
  • May need to travel occasionally.

Typical Education or Training:

Sufficient to perform duties outlined.

This is a full-time, Grade 77, minimum $20.47 hourly, DOE, 12-month position. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on June 30, 2019.   To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 05/19/2019.  Applications received after this date may not be considered. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.


If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact SNRE Human Resources at 907-474-2716. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact UAF Human Resources office at 907-474-7700.

Background Check:

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


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.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:  http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination