Extension Program Coordinator (ANR) - University of Illinois Extension at University of Illinois

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Bloomington, Illinois

Job Description:

Extension Program Coordinator (ANR) - University of Illinois Extension

Extension Unit 12, Bloomington


Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence.

Be a part of our story. Through learning partnerships that extend knowledge and change lives, University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs aimed at making life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities. Illinois Extension has operated continuously for more than 100 years connecting the citizens of Illinois to their land-grant university by providing educational programming around the state. University of Illinois Extension is based in the College of ACES and works with all colleges and units of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Job Summary

The Extension Program Coordinator will support and assist in the management of the Master Gardener Volunteer programs and other Horticulture Extension related programs for adults and youth.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Volunteer Management Duties
    Perform the following volunteer management duties including but not limited to:
    • Coordinate the recruitment, training, communications, reporting, and recognition of the Master Gardener volunteer organizations.
    • Serves as primary staff liaison for Master Gardner programs and assists the volunteers in their activities as needed, including expansion of curriculum and public-teaching opportunities.
    • Ensure compliance and maintenance of local program policy and by-laws for the Master Gardener, as needed.
    • Set up and attend volunteer meetings. Reports to Educators on volunteer activities.
    • Develops plans to involve volunteers in specific educational activities, which include recruitment and training.
    • Coordinates the logistics and activities for volunteer program-related tasks, such as travel arrangements, food, equipment, facilities, and other supplies.
    • Works with social, civic, and local organizations to develop partnerships, where appropriate, to develop and/or utilize volunteers.
  • Horticulture Duties
    Perform the following Horticulture duties including but not limited to:
    • Assists with the planning of educational activities in ANR in conjunction with other staff and volunteers.
    • Assists with the development of marketing plans and goals to recruit targeted ANR participants for educational activities; assemble mailing database; and develop advertising and publicity for the activities in conjunction with Educators, Unit Publicity, and Promotion Specialists.
    • Assist with educating the public about ANR program offerings, including creating and setting up displays at county/community fairs and festivals.
    • Assists in formulating and ensuring the implementation of standard operating procedures for program activities, including guidelines to ensure the safety and welfare of participants.
  • Data Reporting
    • Conducts the evaluation of program activities, develops impact statements, and recommends continuation, modification, or discontinuance of the program.
    • Works with staff and volunteers to collect, process, and maintain program records and data.
    • Submit contact reports, activity reports, and program reports monthly.
  • Miscellaneous
    • Complies with all Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of Extension work; assists Unit staff with data collection for Affirmative Action, Gender, and Targeted reports.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned by County Extension Director and Horticulture Educator.
    • Participates in staff development and professional development opportunities.

Additional Physical Demands

To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion. Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation. A valid driver's license is preferred. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) by contacting hr@aces.illinois.edu.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or GED
Any one or any combination that equals four (4) years/ 48 months of responsible volunteer or professional work experience in coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities
Volunteer/work experience coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities
College coursework in any field of study
60 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)
90 semester hours equals three (3) years (36 months)
120 semester hours or more equals four (4) years (48 months)

Specialty Factors

Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in agriculture and/or natural resources.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Skills in communicating and collaborating with diverse audiences (ethnicity, socioeconomic, ages).
  • Ability to work effectively with others individually and in groups.
  • Ability to operate computer systems
  • Attention to detail and prioritize tasks. Ability to multi-task.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 0929 - Extension Program Coordinator position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible. Salary is $22.051283/hour.

For more information on Civil Service classifications, please visit the SUCSS web site at https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/default.aspx .

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (Central Time) on May 29, 2024. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment. For further information about this specific position, please contact kbuckley@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

Out-of-state candidates must establish Illinois residency within 180 calendar days of the start date for this position. Illinois residency requires proof of a valid Illinois Driver's License or state of Illinois ID Card. Failure to produce the required documentation within 180 calendar days will result in immediate termination of employment.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify .

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal , or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu .

Requisition ID: 1024580
Job Category: Off-Campus
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu

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