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University of Maine Community Education Assistant CL2 4-H in Orono, Maine

Position Title:

Community Education Assistant CL2 4-H (id:84091)




Cooperative Extension - OCES

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Augusta ME

Statement of the Job:

Position is available to employees of the Associated C.O.L.T. Staff of the University of Maine from 05/09/2024 through 05/15/2024 and open to external applicants thereafter.

The Community Education Assistant CL2 in 4-H with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in the Kennebec County office supports 4-H clubs, groups, and activities in Kennebec County. Duties include recruiting new youth and volunteers, helping to train 4-H volunteers and support them in carrying out the educational mission of the 4-H program, coordinating volunteer efforts, delivering educational programs using established curriculum, and organizing county 4-H events. This position is part-time, one-year fixed-length, 16 hour per week, schedule to be determined in consultation with the supervisor. Position is based out of the Kennebec County Cooperative Extension office in Augusta, Maine.This position pays $18.22 per hour or applicable ACSUM transfer rate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruits and supports 4-H Youth and 4-H Volunteers in Kennebec County

  • Offers research-based youth development information to parents, community, and school partners

  • Assists with training and ongoing support for 4-H Volunteers

  • Collaborates with local youth serving organizations to offer 4-H youth development programming

  • Regularly participates in local Extension staff meetings

  • Develops and maintains professional relationships that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect

  • Builds productive relationships with internal and external constituencies

  • Utilizes coaching and mentoring methods that provide an environment that is anticipatory, supportive, and encourages constructive feedback on performance

  • Commits to organizational improvement by identifying opportunities to improve and recommending possible alternatives for a situation

  • Plans and adapts educational materials for delivery to different audiences

  • Maintains records, files, and submits regular reports. Adheres to civil rights requirements and tracks and reports civil rights activities as required by federal sponsor

  • Promotes Extension programs in the community through outreach as well as contributing to newsletters and press releases

  • Operates computer and audiovisual equipment

  • Undertake professional development training as negotiated with supervisor

  • Performs other reasonably related duties as assigned

    About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at umaine.edu.

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits (http://www.maine.edu/about-the-system/system-office/human-resources/benefits/) for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here (https://www.bangorregion.com/) .



  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)

  • Approximately three years of volunteer management or youth teaching experience

  • Effective written, oral, electronic, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to prepare, organize, and maintain records, files, reports, teaching aids, and materials

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word or Google Docs

  • Ability to travel normally requiring a valid driver's license

  • Formal or informal teaching experience

  • Classroom or group management skills

  • Strong organizational and customer service skills

  • Skills in working well and effectively with a diverse population in a variety of settings

  • Previous experience working in a team-oriented environment

  • Demonstrated sound judgment, attention to detail, initiative, and commitment to confidentiality

  • Ability to provide both office-based and off-site program support


  • Associates Degree or relevant coursework in education, social work or related fields.

  • Experience with social media and/or the ability to learn Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more.

  • Prior experience working with volunteer programs and volunteer recruitment.

  • Training as a 4-H Volunteer

  • Experience working with diverse audiences; knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion; and understanding of equal opportunity, affirmative action and civil rights policies.

    Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position 2.) a resume/curriculum vitae 3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows: To receive full consideration, applications must be received by: June 3, 2024 Interviews to begin no earlier than: June 10, 2024 Tentative start date: July 8, 2024

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Alisha Targonski; alisha.r.targonski@maine.edu

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV