4-H Summer Assistant

Penn State University

Penn State Extension
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Penn State Extension - Centre County
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Extension is seeking a 4-H Summer Assistant to support the 4-H programs within Centre County. The individual will work with the 4-H Educator in maintaining and expanding the 4-H program in the county through a variety of programs. The 4-H Summer Assistant will be responsible to the 4-H Educator. Job expectations include: Plan, implement and evaluate age appropriate 4-H events, activities and projects with youth at local, area and state 4-H events, as well as various day camps and overnight camp; Monitor children and be responsible for the whereabouts, supervision, and safety of all children registered for the program; Participate in regional or state events as appropriate; Provide support at traditional 4-H events by recording registration, chaperoning, conducting workshops and assisting with the management of shows and contests; Write news releases, social media posts and assist with general marketing to increase public awareness and participation; Assist with survey data entry as needed; Work cooperatively with other staff in planning and conducting programs, activities and other special events; Assist the Educator in reaching new audiences in accordance with The Pennsylvania State University Affirmative Action Policy; Submit work time by due date; Establish and maintain summer files; Complete end of summer reports of time, contacts and impact reports. Qualifications: The position requires excellent organizational and time management skills, the ability to work independently, and the ability to plan and teach activities and educational programs. Must be a team player who can work with diverse youth and adults. Preference will be given to applicants with undergraduate coursework in education, agriculture, the sciences or other related fields. Previous experience with the 4-H program is preferred. This position requires the applicant to operate a motor vehicle as part of the 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 (Child Abuse, PA Criminal and FBI Clearances) to work with minors. Applicant must also be willing to work flexible hours.

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