Sheridan County 4-H Assistant Job Opening

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title 4-H Extension Assistant (Rushville, NE)
Department NE Ext Engagement Zone 1-12350
Requisition Number S_240459
Posting Open Date 05/24/2024
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 06/10/2024
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work
4‑H is America’s largest youth development organization—welcoming young people of all beliefs and backgrounds and giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better. 4‑H provides experiences where young people learn by doing.

As the 4-H Extension Assistant, you will:
    • Transform lives by delivering, teaching and managing effective educational programming in 4-H by providing positive youth development to include current and emerging youth issues in assigned area.
    • Engage youth through diverse learning strategies at appropriate places and times.
    • Travel within the service area.

Position is located in Rushville, NE and serves Sheridan county. Valid driver’s license and ability to meet University driving criteria is required.

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we are committed to advancing knowledge, enriching lives, and contributing to the global community.
We invest in our employees through comprehensive benefits including:
  • Tuition remission for full-time employees and dependents
  • Retirement plans with university match
  • Vacation, sick, and holiday pay
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace
We are looking for talented individuals like you to join our team and make a difference!

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:
Minimum Required Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree must be completed by start date.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach, keep accurate records, and prepare reports.
    • Driver’s license and ability to meet University driving criteria is required.

Preferred Qualifications
The following qualifications are preferred, but not required:
    • Bachelor’s degree in youth development, education, agriculture, human sciences, or closely related field.
    • Experience working with youth through other organizations as an employee or volunteer.
    • Previous 4-H or teaching experience.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership, and teamwork skills.
    • Knowledge of spreadsheet and data management software.
    • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills.
    • Social media skills.
    • Ability to speak language(s) other than English, Spanish preferred.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required Yes
Physical Required No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No
Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
Posted Salary $38,000/yr
How to Apply
Click on “Apply for this Job”. You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your resume, cover letter and list of professional references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format.
For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
Danna Walker
Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional
Job Type Full-Time
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5) Evenings and weekends may be required on occasion.
Work Location (City, State) Rushville, NE
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date:
Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please provide a specific example of successfully working with diverse populations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your experiences working with youth, especially in an educational setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your time management skills when working on multiple projects.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents