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Laramie, WY 82071-2000

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Program Assistant

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3027

UW Job Family: 36

SOC Code: 21-9093

Pay Grade: 16

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Provides assistance, under direct to general supervision, with educational programs within a designated area.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's degree in a related field



Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

Valid Driver's License 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Program development, needs assessments, and program management methods, concepts and techniques.
  • Organizational methods, practices and techniques.
  • Time and budget management theory, methods, concepts and techniques.
  • Communication theory, methods, and techniques.
  • Training methods, concepts, practices and techniques.
  • Working with diverse populations and a volunteer workforce.
  • Judging methods, concepts and techniques.
  • Writing and publishing techniques and methods.
  • Applicable University, federal and state laws, rules and regulations.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Assist with planning, organizing and maintaining programs for program participants.
  • Provide program documentation and state reports.
  • Effectively communicate and develop interpersonal relationships.
  • Train program participants.
  • Assist with judging, competitions, trips and career exploration for program participants.
  • Assist with leadership training.
  • Move up to 25 pounds regularly.
  • Work as team member and foster a cooperative team work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Assist with planning, organizing and maintaining programs for the residents of a designated area; assist through the development of long-range educational program(s) addressing youth and adult needs.
Conduct educational programs for youth and adult leaders.
Assist with training, judging, competitions, regional and national trips and/or career exploration.
Assist by conducting leader training for volunteers.
Assist by presenting mass media programs such as publishing newsletter(s) or conducting broadcasted programs.

Supplemental Functions:

May assist with special projects, as designated.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort; standard office and classroom/training environment(s). 
Occasional travel required.

Distinguishing Features:

Program Assistant works under direct to general supervision, providing assistance with planning, organizing and maintaining educational programs for youth and adults and leadership training within a designated area. This is the entry or first level within this series.
Program Associate I works under less supervision, providing assistance with planning, organizing and maintaining educational programs for youth and adults and leadership training within a designated area.
Program Associate II works under general to limited supervision, providing services and information to community members that will help solve problems through demonstrations, workshops, seminars, and other methods. This level organizes new programs and projects, develops advisory committees, and participates in managing program budget activity.
Program Associate III works under limited supervision, planning, coordinating and directing activities and training for educational programs at the county, district and state levels requiring expertise in related program(s). This level plans, prepares and manages budget and develops grant proposals and provides a leadership role. This is the highest level within this series.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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