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Hartford County Extension Center

1800 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117-2600
(860) 570-9010
Fax (860) 570-9008


Take I-84 east or west to Exit 43, Park Road. Turn right onto Park Road and immediately left onto Trout Brook Drive. Beyond the intersection of Trout Brook Drive and Asylum Avenue, on the right, are visitor's parking lots. Campus is on the left.

Hartford County Programs

Hartford County 4-H Fair 
August 14, 15 and 16, 2015
Four Town Fairgrounds
Egypt Road, Somers CT
Adults $5  - Kids 7-12 & Seniors $3  -  Under 6 FREE
Active Military and Veterans Free Friday with ID


Program Assistant Position
Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR)
The Department of Extension at the University of Connecticut is seeking one part-time, temporary program assistant to teach in 4-H afterschool educational programs in Hartford and New Britain. These positions are funded by the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) grant program. The CYFAR program is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture and provides research based, quality 4-H educational programming in after school programs.
The successful candidates will work under the direction of the CYFAR Grant Team.  In addition to teaching in Hartford and New Britain, successful applicants will do planning, record keeping, and program related tasks at the Hartford County Extension Center.  Hours will be in the afternoon between approximately 1-5:30 pm and up to 17 hours per week.
Training for these positions will take place in Fall 2015. Teaching will begin in Fall 2015 and will end in May 2016. Positions may be renewable starting in Fall 2016, depending on grant funding and job performance.
Candidates must have their own reliable transportation. They must be available to meet regularly with supervisors. Background checks will be required.
Teaching experience 1 year or more
Interest in working with school-age children
Punctual and reliable
Good organizational, time management, and communication skills
Good computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office
Maintain agreed upon hours in the Hartford County Extension Center
Good classroom management skills
Ability to accept instructions to meet program goals
Ability to accept constructive criticism and work as a team to meet program goals
Experience in working with diverse and at-risk populations
Experience in working with iPads or similar tablets 

Duties and responsibilities include the following:
Teach a provided curriculum on healthy living to youths in grades 4 through 6
Collect data through pre- and post-tests and compile results
Organize and maintain all materials for each session
Sign out and return (sign in) all equipment in good working order
Assist with outreach or promotional activities
Confer weekly with supervisor(s) regarding program delivery and activities
Attend required trainings, including  trainings in CPR/First Aid and curriculum content
Perform related duties as required 

Please send a letter of interest along with your resume to Diane LaBonia ( at the Hartford County Extension Center, 1800 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117 by August 10, 2015.

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Contacts: Hartford County Extension Center

Sarah Bailey Master Gardener 860-570-9023
Candace Bartholomew Pesticide Safety Education 860-570-9067
Joan Bothell Healthy Homes Program 860-570-9068
Angela Caldera EFNEP - Nutrition 860-570-9063
LaShawn Christie-Francis Urban 4-H Youth 860-570-9080
Marilyn Diaz Support Staff 860-570-9012
Mary-Margaret Gaudio Healthy Homes 860-570-9072
Sharon Gray EFNEP - Nutrition 860-570-9061
Diane LaBonia Support Staff 860-570-9011
Heather Pease EFNEP - Nutrition 860-570-9065
Robert Ricard Natural Resources 860-570-9257
Carl Salsedo Sustainable Landscapes 860-570-9060
Master Gardener Office Master Gardener 860-570-9010
UConn Extension
University of Connecticut,
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4036
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4036
Phone: 860-486-9228
Fax: 860-486-0264