Extension Assistant 3 (4H Horse Program Associate)

Penn State University

Eastern Part of Pennsylvania
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – F – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Animal Science
Full/Part Time:


Assist state youth equine extension specialist and 4-H Horse Program Development Committee to provide support to county extension educators, volunteers and youth for 4-H Horse Program development at the county, regional, district and state levels. Responsibilities include: maintain, develop and teach programs for youth, volunteers, and extension educators; plan, coordinate, promote and conduct events and activities and evaluate effectiveness of programs. Activities may include but are not limited to: Horsemanship Skills clinics, camps, recreational riding programs, as well as volunteer and youth training. Assist specialist and the 4-H Horse Program Development Committee as needed to plan and conduct activities and events, address program needs and participate in state activities. Respond to questions from the public via telephone, email, or written correspondence that pertain to designated 4-H activities and events. Manage social media for programs and events. In addition, this position will work closely with the State 4-H Animal Science Team to development curriculum and programs. This position will be based in the Eastern portion of Pennsylvania and will include significant travel in the counties in this area. Salary will be competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Applicants should upload a letter of application, including a summary of how they meet the qualifications, resume, academic transcripts, a brief statement of professional career interests, and the name, address, telephone number and email address of at least three references. Inquiries may be directed to Andrea Kocher at alg917@psu.edu. Reviews of applications will start continue until the position has been filled. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional years of work-related experience is preferred. Experience with educational methods for working with youth and adult extension clientele is desired. Extensive hands on experience in the equine industry is required. The interview process may include demonstration of horsemanship and equine handling ability. Willingness and ability to work independently and travel is required. Excellent communication, organizational, project management, teaching and problem solving skills are required. In addition, experience with MS Office applications, computer and internet operations, social media, and database management is necessary. The ability to work not only as a team member, but also as a self-starter, is imperative. Since this position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties, a valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This position is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088