Educational Program Assistant 1

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Litchfield County Extension Ct
Categories: Academic Programs and Services


The UConn Extension Center located in Litchfield County is seeking applications for a full-time Educational Program Assistant 1.  This position is responsible for supporting and helping implement high quality, comprehensive, Extension programming at different program sites throughout the region, with specific support to Livestock, Greenhouse, Master Gardener and 4-H programs.  The Educational Program Assistant 1 will work under the Center Coordinator to prioritize programmatic work assignments.


  • Assists and provides support to Extension Educators working with programs which may include but not be limited to Livestock, Greenhouse, Master Gardener and 4-H programs.   
  • Assists in developing educational programs, recruiting, explaining and providing program information and processes to Extension volunteers and participants.  
  • Works with and helps develop and refine program data bases using programs such as Excel and Access, to extrapolate relevant data sets, maintain program enrollments, membership and volunteer records, and provide program reports to the Extension educators as required. 
  • Maintains accurate records on each program and assembles data bases and prepares statistical and/or historical reports for Extension educators/Program Coordinators based on program outcomes.  
  • Performs office support functions in support of educational programsprocesses paperwork, records and files which may be computerized. 
  • Supports Extension Educators/Program Coordinators in implementing and providing off-site educational activities in the community to improve practical understanding and accomplish program goals. 
  • Provides assistance in assembling, arranging, organizing and dismantling program event and activity set-ups and arrangements at various locations and venues, i.e. classrooms, fairgrounds, community centers, etc.  
  • Supports media relations activities for various programs; works with others to write and edit program and promotional materials for hard and soft copy publications and social media platforms. 
  • Assists Extension Educators/Program Coordinators in assessing clients’ capacity to participate in programs and helping to incorporate related knowledge into program activities for greatest learning opportunities.   
  • Assists Extension Educators/Program Coordinators in developing and implementing programs to enhance learning and provide appropriate content based experiences to accomplish program goals.   
  • Under supervision, provides educational training and conducts related support services on an on-going basis, and assists in resolving problems in assigned area of responsibility.  
  • Assists with increasing community collaborations with partner groups.   
  • Performs other related duties as required. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and up to one year of related experience or an Associates degree and two to three years of related experience; or three to four years of profession-based experience in agriculture, sustainable landscapes, education, community nutrition, 4-H or related fields.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and ability to work effectively with communication technologies and the media.  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Access and other data base activities.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity towards diverse youth, families and volunteer clientele to be served.
  • Demonstrated experience providing organizational support in a team environment.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the Cooperative Extension System.
  • Must be able to regularly lift, carryload, unload and transport equipment, supplies, and/or program materials for educational events and workshops such as laptops, projectors, tables, chairs, displays, paper media, etc.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible and irregular hours, including occasional nights and weekends to help conduct programs at off-site locations.
  • Must have reliable transportation to meet in-state travel requirements (mileage allowance provided).  
  • Demonstrated success in public relations utilizing electronic, social and print media and platforms such as Cushy.
  • Experience working with large databasesand generating reports including 4-H Online.
  • Experience participating with collaborative community partnerships.
  • Experience working with UConn administrative processes.
  • Experience with STEM (Science, Technology. Engineering and Mathematics) technology.
  • Bilingual Spanish and English 
Physical Requirements

Incumbents must possess the ability to perform the required duties set forth above. 


This is a full-time position located at the Litchfield County Extension Center in Torrington, CT. The position will be based at the Litchfield County Extension Center, however regular travel within the region will be required. Occasional in-state travel to other UConn campuses, including Storrs, may be required in support of program needs. This position includes an outstanding full benefit package. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidate's background and experience.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494402 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on April 25, 2020. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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