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Part-Time Office Assistant

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Dickinson County
1600 15th Street
Spirit Lake IA 51360

Job Description:
Position: Office Assistant
Reports to: Dickinson County Extension Council

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Meet, greet and assist walk-in and phone customers in a friendly and professional manner
• Assist and support county staff with acquiring supplies, communicating with clients and carrying out county-led programs; this may include helping with registrations, coordinating logistics, meals or room reservations, ordering supplies, copying material and other responsibilities as assigned
• Help carry out the mission of ISU Extension and Outreach in Dickinson County
• Assist with bookkeeping, including development of county budget and filing of necessary budget paperwork
• Assist with 4-HOnline and FairEntry program
• Process child protection and safety policy screenings for staff and volunteers, as requested
• Manage the county extension calendar and help maintain county website and social media
• Work with county staff in maintaining an organized, positive work environment

Minimum Qualifications:
• High school diploma
• Demonstrated communication and organizational skills
• Valid driver's license
• Ability to pass a criminal background screening and to meet child protection and safety policy
• Desire to work as a team member with other extension staff

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous experience in bookkeeping or accounting
Hours: 24
Shifts: Days
Additional Information:
Hours: 24 Hours/Week
Days/Hours of Employment: Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with some flexibility

Terms of Employment:
• The position reports directly to the personnel committee of the Dickinson County Extension Council
• Position will be based at the ISU Extension and Outreach Dickinson County office located at 1600 15th Street in Spirit Lake
• Starting wage will be commensurate on experience
• Preferred work hours will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with some flexibility available
• Mileage and other approved travel expenses will be reimbursed monthly at the IRS rate

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa, 50011, (515) 294-7612, email

Interested applicants are asked to complete the required application found at and submit it electronically with resume and cover letter to Cheryl Heronemus at Questions can be directed to Cheryl at 712-240-2472. Guaranteed consideration date for applications is December 10, 2019.

Cheryl Heronemus

11/20/19 through 12/10/19

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