Employment Opportunities at UMaine Extension in Hancock County

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County is hiring for two positions based in the Ellsworth office:

Administrative Specialist CL1

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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County is seeking to fill the position of Administrative Specialist CL1.  This position will provide a variety of administrative support contributing to the success of the 4-H youth development program and staff in Hancock County. Tasks are performed within well-defined procedures. Use of a variety of computer online programs, such as WordPress, Mailchimp, and social media programs will be required. The work done in this position is essential to the mission of Cooperative Extension because it supports the positive youth development program, 4-H, which is focused on educating and empowering youth ages 5-18 through positive and sustained relationships between youth and adults, activities that build important life skills, and opportunities for youth to use these skills as participants and leaders in valued community activities.  This position is contingent on funding.   Part-time, 20 hours per week, 5 days per week. Daily work hours worked will be between Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pay – $15.95 per hour.

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Community Education Assistant CL2

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The Community Education Assistant CL2 with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension is a full-time, fiscal-year, regular appointment. This position is responsible for supporting and delivering the local 4-H program in Hancock County, which includes facilitating 4-H educational programs, planning and organizing county 4-H events, supporting and training volunteers, and collaborating with local youth-serving organizations.

The Community Education Assistant will also be responsible for managing the Eat Well Volunteers program, which includes coordinating the training and outreach of volunteers who provide interactive education and distribute fresh produce (grown by Master Gardener Volunteers) at food pantries.

4-H is the positive youth development program of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and is focused on educating and empowering youth ages 5-18 through positive and sustained relationships between youth and adults, activities that build important life skills, and opportunities for youth to use these skills as participants and leaders in valued community activities. The Eat Well Volunteers Program focuses on improving food self-sufficiency skills of emergency food recipients by offering volunteer-led food preparation, food preservation, and food safety education at Hancock County food pantries. This is a full-time, regular position, 40 hours per week, 5 days a week. Daily work hours Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm with a half-hour for lunch. This position pays $17.26/hour.

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