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Summer Camping Program Assistant - WVU Extension Service, Kanawha County

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Charleston, West Virginia
Extension and Outreach


WVU Kanawha County Extension Services is currently accepting applications for a temporary Summer Camping Program Assistant.

About the Opportunity

In collaboration with county Extension Agents, determine summer program needs based on county and community needs assessments, observations, and discussions with community leaders, youth, and 4-H volunteers.

What You'll Do

Program Support

  • Provide assistance in developing, expanding, conducting and implementing summer 4-H camping programs to reach diverse audiences.
  • Establish relationships with the families of youth to build a stronger sense of understanding surrounding the value of the 4-H Youth Development and camping programs. Address family and cultural concerns, barriers, etc.
  • In collaboration with faculty, staff, and the Evaluation and Communication Specialist, assist in facilitating the evaluation of summer programs and activities to identify areas of needed improvement.
  • Develop and distribute age-appropriate materials for camps and other summer programs designed to enhance the effectiveness of leaders in conducting high quality programs.
  • Serve on camp staff and teach classes at 4-H residential (overnight) and day camps.
  • Assist in managing campers and camp staff/ volunteers during camps.

Office Support

  • Answer telephone, screen calls and clearly communicate messages to faculty and staff by determining the nature of the call. Respond to inquiries regarding camps and summer programs.
  • Monitor summer program materials and supplies for agents and reorder, when needed.
  • Contact community supporters and volunteers for Extension programs, when requested.
  • Stay current on software and applications related to Extension programs.
  • When requested, provide letters, reports, charts, graphs, manuscripts, forms and memorandums related to summer programs.
  • Attend office group meetings, when necessary.
  • Prepare bulk mailings and distribute flyers and other promotional literature related to camps and summer programs.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Adhere to WVU Youth Protection guidelines and policies and become a vetted volunteer with WVUES.
  • Participate in mandatory training sessions relevant to job responsibilities.

Pay Grade: 13

Length of Assignment:3 Months

  • Associate degree or equivalent semesters of post-secondary education in youth development, health, science, finances, humanities or a related field, required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience involving:
    • Planning and conducting age appropriate youth educational programs, including residential (overnight) and day 4-H camps.
    • Working with community organizations and volunteers.
    • Communicating (written, oral, formal/informal) with a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to market and promote Extension summer programs and camps to local constituents.
  • Ability to learn the policies and procedures of the program centers, WVU Extension Service, WVU, state auditor's office, and the Kanawha County Commission and Board of Education.
  • Ability to assess current situations, determine the best course of action, monitor for needed changes and ask for assistance, if needed.
  • Excellent communication abilities, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheets and database programs to complete and coordinate submission of appropriate reports and information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization and the general public.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills to plan and organize tasks related to summer programs and camps.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Public speaking abilities to present and market Extension Service programs to local constituents.
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to travel and work occasional nights and weekends, as required.


Valid driver's license for independent travel throughout the county and occasionally the state.

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting: May 6, 2022

Posting Classification: Temporary

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: No
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