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Apply now Department: 3670010300 Extension Programs
Job no: 517080
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Administrative / Professional, 4-H Youth Development, Extension Agent / Educator
Pay Grade: 06A

About This Role:

Title: Program Assistant

Location:  Manhattan, Kansas (4-H State Office)

4-H Youth Development within K-State Research and Extension is looking for a Program Assistant to provide customer service to local extension units, university partnerships, program participants and families.  This position will also be responsible for assisting volunteer applicants with the online volunteer screening processes and invoicing local extension units related to 4-H programs.


• Provide logistics for Statewide programmatic volunteer screening, invoicing, and local unit extension office communication.

• Support the 4H Online Enrollment Management system.

• Provide administrative support to both state and area faculty members for major department programs.

• Provide customer service to assist our communities with program participation.

Why Join Us:

In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization —empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. and over 74,000 youth in Kansas with the skills to lead for a lifetime. For more information about us, please visit (

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:



Worksite Options:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.


This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:











How to Apply:



Screening of Applications Begins:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and one year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Three years of administrative assistance experience.
  • Experience with on-line enrollment systems.
  • Experience with data collections systems (ie., Qualtrics).
  • Familiarity with 4-H Youth Development Programs.
  • Knowledge of K-State Research and Extension.


Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.


Please submit the following documents:

1. Letter of interest

2. Resume

3. Name, email, and phone number of three professional references


Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by April 17, 2024.


Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$16.04 - $20.00 hourly

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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