UConn Extension New London County- Educational Program Assistant 1

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Work type: Full-time
Location: New London County Extension Ctr
Categories: Administrative Services


UConn Extension, a part of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut, seeks applicants for a full-time Educational Program Assistant 1 to work at the Department of Extension – New London County Extension Center in Norwich CT. The Educational Program Assistant 1 will report to the Center Coordinator of the New London County Extension office who will assist in prioritizing work assignments among the programs carried out in that office.  


  • Assists and provides support to Extension Educators working with programs which may include but not be limited to Agriculture, Healthy Homes, EFNEP, Master Gardener, 4-H, and other programs as needed. 
  • 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 databases 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 databases and prepares statistical and/or historical reports for Extension Educators/Program Coordinators based on program outcomes.
  • Performs office support functions in support of educational programs; processes paperwork, records, and files which may be computerized.
  • May support Extension Educators/Program Coordinators in implementing and providing off-site educational activities in the community to improve practical understanding and accomplish program goals as time allows.
  • May provide 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. as time allows.
  • Supports media relations activities for various programs; assists 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 the 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 ongoing basis, and assists in resolving problems in assigned areas of responsibility. 
  • Assists with increasing community collaborations with partner groups. 
  • Assists Extension Educators/Program Coordinators on digital communications including website content updates, social media post creation and scheduling, and review communications analytics to ensure compliance with university branding standards.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in related fields and up to one year of related experience or an associate's degree and two to three years of related experience; or four to five years of profession-based experience in agriculture, community nutrition education, 4-H, administrative, communications, or related fields.
  2. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and ability to work effectively with communication technologies and the media.
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and other database activities. 
  4. Demonstrated sensitivity towards diverse youth, families, and volunteer clientele to be served.
  5. Demonstrated experience providing organizational support in a team environment.
  6. Knowledge and familiarity with the Cooperative Extension System. 
  7. Must be able to regularly lift, carry, load, unload, and transport equipment, supplies, and/or program materials for educational events and workshops such as laptops, projectors, tables, chairs, displays, paper media, etc.
  8. Must be willing and able to work flexible and irregular hours, including occasional nights and weekends to help conduct programs at off-site locations. 
  9. Must have reliable transportation to meet in-state travel requirements (mileage allowance provided).


  1. Experience working with large databases and generating reports including 4-H online registration.
  2. Experience participating in collaborative community partnerships.   
  3. Experience working with UConn administrative processes.
  4. Experience with STEM (Science, Technology. Engineering, and Mathematics) technology.
  5. Demonstrated success in public relations utilizing electronic, social, and print media and platforms.
  6. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.


This is a full-time, permanent position with a primary work location at the New London County Extension Center in Norwich, CT. This position will require you to travel in-state and may work irregular hours to conduct programs at off-site locations. 

The University offers a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: https://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-beyond-pay/. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


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


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #498450 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 16, 2024. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

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