UNH Extension Seeks an Administrative Assistant in Strafford County

Under the general supervision of the County Office Administrator, the administrative assistant provides support for the program efforts of UNH Cooperative Extension staff operating in Strafford County.

Summary of Position

In addition to serving as primary contact for clientele, this position manages general office support functions, workshop and program logistics, and other duties based on the program needs of the Strafford County Extension staff including occasional work outside the office. The person in this position will also be expected to support and adhere to civil rights regulations.

Percent Time Information (FTE)



Acceptable minimum level of education

HS or equivalent

Acceptable minimum years of experience

5-7 years

Other minimum qualifications

  • High school graduation
  • also five years of office experience
  • or five years of specialized training
  • or higher education or any combination of experience and higher education equal to five years.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of UNH Cooperative Extension programs
  • Associate degree and/or additional related training or education
  • Office administration and management experience
  • Advanced computer skills Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Teams, ect.), Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, ect.)
  • Database management, social media management

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide