Extension Coordinator for Benton-Franklin Counties Volunteer Programs
Title: 1132-YN - Extension Coordinator
Business Title: Extension Coordinator for Benton-Franklin Counties Volunteer Programs
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
This position coordinates and leads the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program and provides assistance to the Master Food Preserver Program in Benton-Franklin Counties under the supervision of an assigned WSU Extension Faculty member.
Furthermore, this position is the liaison between the Master Gardener Foundation of Benton-Franklin Counties and the WSU Master Gardener Program.
Facilitates, in an advisory capacity, the annual budget development process for financial support from Master Gardener Foundation of Benton-Franklin Counties to ensure support for the Benton-Franklin Master Gardener program, projects and office support.
Communicates effectively to build and maintain working relationships with Master Gardener Foundation of Benton-Franklin Counties.
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant extension program discipline and two (2) years of related program experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Relevant disciplines include but are not limited to science education, horticulture, entomology, and pathology.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams; demonstrated work experience using these programs and other software for data collection and storage.
While using a private vehicle for official business, the successful candidate must have current automobile liability insurance (meeting the requirements described in RCW 46.30.020 and RCW 46.29.090) and possess a valid driver's license.
Must successfully pass the WSU Background screening process.
Experience leading, recruiting, and engaging volunteers.
Knowledgeable in science education, horticulture, entomology, pathology, and volunteer leadership
Knowledge of, and/or experience with WSU Extension programs.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
Three (3) years of related program experience which includes supervisory level experience.
Experience in mediation services.
Ability to act with professional discretion when resolving programmatic conflicts.
Strong demonstrated written skills requiring limited editing and supervision in preparing reports, evaluations, press releases, synthesis of a broad range of materials, and effective written conveyance of program information to the public and program participants.
Strong demonstrated verbal communication and listening skills: public speaking, effective conveyance of program information to the public, program participants, and decision makers.
Experience working/collaborating with multiple public agencies, NGOs, and individuals in partnerships.
Knowledge of, and/or experience with, program assessment and evaluation.
Experience developing curriculum.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced and creative environment emphasizing youth and adult development.
Demonstrated ability to relate to and collaborate with a wide range of people from varied social and economic levels, ages, races, ethnic backgrounds as well as in rural, suburban, and urban settings.
Demonstrated ability to use database software.
Extended teaching experience in informal or formal (i.e., school) settings.
First Aid and CPR certified.
Language and cultural competency in Spanish.
Familiarity with social media.
Area/College: WSU Extension Department Name: Ag & Natural Resources City, State, Zip: Benton-Franklin Counties Department Link: https://extension.wsu.edu/benton-franklin/ Monthly Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience FTE: 100% Permanent/Temporary: Temporary Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on December 31, 2022. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment. Screening: This position has been reposted as open until filled, screening of applicants will begin July 22, 2021. Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check. Application Instructions:
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application
Required Documents: Resume and Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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