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Extension Assistant I (Part Time) (Maricopa, AZ)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Extension and Outreach

Posting Number: req17538

Department: Maricopa County Office

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: Phoenix, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Urban Agriculture Production and Field Crops Team is seeking candidates for Program Aide (Extension Assistant I) position for the Fall semester, and other time of the year, as available. Incumbent will work directly with and be supervised by UArizona Cooperative Extension faculty and team in the area of urban agriculture, field crops, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), help with building website, social media and data entry and analyses, and agriculture production and technology. Every effort will be made to match applicants who are students with a project that enriches their experience and understanding of agriculture production, sustainability, and technology in Arizona. This position is intended to provide candidate with real-world experience addressing issues of sustainability and technology of agriculture production in urban and rural communities in Arizona. The position is not limited to any particular degree areas. Position location is in Phoenix.

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs routine work for the delivery of extension programs to relevant program communities by helping with hosting various Extension events and activities and applied research.
  • Help with developing evaluation criteria and metrics to measure own outcomes as well as knowledge gained through implementation of project.
  • Interacts mostly with immediate peers within assigned work
    group communicating straight forward information to perform assigned duties. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience is required.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 19.6

Job FTE: 0.49

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Agriculture and Extension

Benefits Eligible: No Benefits

Rate of Pay: $15

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family


Job Function

Agriculture & Extension

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Expected End Date: 9/5/2025

Contact Information for Candidates

Vanessa Parra

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Finalists will need to provide 3 references upon request.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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