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Profiles

Agent
"I like working with and being an integral part of a community. The relationships built with farmers, 4-H'ers, and community leaders really make this career enjoyable."
Adam Probst, Woodford County

Agent
“If you have a program idea but don't know how to get started, chances are that somewhere within the nationwide network of extension agents is someone who can help you." -Kevin Lindsay, Fayette County

Beth Wilson
“As an agent, you are trained to give the best possible solution to a real-world problem. There's a lot of satisfaction in that. You are not micromanaged by a supervisor. You must be internally driven to provide information to residents of your county and to address issues vital to your own community."
-Beth Wilson, Pulaski County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Assistants

4-H Program Assistant

Job Description

Under the supervision of the County Extension Agents, serve as a member of the county staff team. Accept responsibility for 4-H club organization and management in the county or designated area of the county. Work with other appropriate salaried and volunteer staff. Conduct promotional activities, recruit volunteer leaders and youth and assist groups in organizing 4-H clubs. Provide support and guidance to existing 4-H clubs.

Regular Duties of the Job

* Promote and organize new 4-H clubs, recruit members and volunteer leaders.

* Maintain regular personal contacts with and support local 4-H club organizational leaders.

* Conduct leader orientation meetings.

* Recruit volunteers to conduct educational events and activities.

Qualifications

* Knowledge of community organizations and agencies.

* Ability to plan, conduct and evaluate education events.

* Oral and written communication skills and organizational and process skills.

* Ability to relate effectively with adults and youth.

Special Requirements

* High School Diploma

* One year experience in Youth Development programs as a volunteer or salaried staff member.

* Available to work evenings and weekends.

* Possess a valid Kentucky driver's license and insured automobile for business mileage reimbursement.

Extension Assistant for the Expanded Food and Nutriion Education Programs (EFNEP Assistant)

Job Description

Under the supervision of the County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, the person filling the position will be responsible for teaching homemakers, individually and in small groups, about food selection and preparation for an adequate diet. Other topics include food safety and planning food purchases within available funds to provide maximum nutritional value.

Regular Duties of the Job

* Recruit youth and homemakers to participate in the EFNEP Program.

* Recruit and support volunteer leaders for 4-H type nutrition related programs.

* Recruit youth to attend special interest and camping programs and assist with presenting food demonostrations and information at these programs.

* Refer to County Extension Agents, the names, needs, and interest of potential 4-H members and leaders and potential adult participants in areas other than nutrition.

* Keep and submit required records promptly.

* Attend all training conferences.

Qualifications

* Knowledge of community organizations and agencies.

* Ability to plan, conduct, and evaluate educational events.

* Oral and written communication skills and organizational and process skills.

* Ability to relate effectively with adults and youth.

Special Requirements

* High School Diploma

* Possess a valid Kentucky driver's license and insured automobile for business mileage reimbursement.

 

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