Job Descriptions

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Title: 4-H Program Assistant - Out of School Programs
Department: MSU Extension
Wage Range: Not Available

Under the supervision of the MSUE District Coordinator, this position is responsible for promoting, developing, maintaining, managing and evaluating the St. Clair County MSU Extension 4-H Out-Of-School programs.  Specific initiatives include 21st Century Schools and MDH&HS Before and After School grant programs.



Supervision is received from the MSUE District Coordinator.






Strong organizational and communications skills.

Strong technical and people skills.

Self-motivated and disciplined.

Experience with project organization.

Uses sound independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.

Knowledge of formal education systems.

Knowledge of non-formal education methodology and experience planning educational programs for youth preferred.

Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards.

Significant background in youth development and activities.

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted within the course of work.

Experience and proven ability working productively with a team.



Graduation from an accredited high school (GED acceptable), supplemented by a minimum of 2 years of completed undergraduate work in a field related to youth development, or 2-4 years of directly relevant experience in a related field in the absence of completed undergraduate coursework. 

Demonstrated experience working with formal educational systems, volunteers and youth, and diverse audiences is required.

Possess a valid State of Michigan Operator’s License, an operable insured automobile for authorized travel, and maintain eligibility to drive as per the County’s vehicle policy throughout employment in this position.

Proficiency in the use of technology (e.g. web research, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, distance technology, etc.) for day to day work and educational program delivery.


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: (An employee in this classification may be called upon to perform the following tasks which are illustrative and not exhaustive in nature.)

Work collaboratively with other MSUE programs and local school districts.

Assist in the identification and implementation of garden activities.

Identify and develop youth activities following accepted 4-H guidelines.

Implement program activities at school sites.

Organize and coordinate physical activities and others as identified by the program.

Assist with community events related to youth activities.

Facilitate program evaluation.

Attends staff and committee meetings, workshops and in-service training to provide or receive information on changing programs, goals, and methods to meet the needs of participants.


Special Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a part-time flexible work schedule position (12-15 hours per week) supported by the 21st Century Afterschool Grant, which is evaluated for renewal every three (3) years.  The position will not evolve to a full time status.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, stand, talk, hear and operate a computer.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move materials up to 50 pounds.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is moderate with many interruptions.  The position requires working with a very diverse cross-section of the public.



The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position.  Additional duties may be assigned. 


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Human Resources
200 Grand River Avenue, Ste. 206
Port Huron, MI 48060

Phone: (810) 989-6910
Fax: (810) 985-3493
Email: Human Resources