Master Gardener Coordinator of Union/Snyder County

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Union, NEW JERSEY
Job Type: PartTime

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

This individual will coordinate the Master Gardener Program in Union and Snyder County and will work closely with the Master Gardeners to provide education on sustainable horticulture practices to the residents of the county. This position is part-time.

This position is administratively responsible to area Master Gardener Coordinator and the Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator. As Master Gardener (MG) Coordinator, direct and coordinate the operations of the MG volunteer program in Union/Snyder Counties and work with the Area MG Coordinator to maintain a strong program in the county. Also coordinate with other county MG Coordinators as appropriate. Serve as the MG spokesperson. Serve as the liaison between the County Extension offices, the state-level MG Program and the volunteers. With the assistance of the MG volunteers, provide community outreach to educate consumers about horticultural and environmental issues in the county.

Work with Master Volunteer Committees to: Initiate, staff, manage, evaluate, and prepare program impact reports; recruit, select, and train new volunteers; assure volunteers’ compliance with Penn State policies; oversee volunteer projects; identify and promote volunteer professional development opportunities; manage business/program development meetings for volunteers; manage volunteer fiscal matters. Engage community members as appropriate to promote Extension, the Master Gardener Program and Penn State. Develop revenue enhancement strategies to obtain additional resources for the Master Gardener Program.

Identify opportunities and educational needs of consumers and stakeholders and strengthen or extend the program by maintaining a working relationship with the county and other organizations as appropriate. Demonstrate competency in knowledge of computers and applicable software. Use technology, mass media and personal contacts in the delivery and management of high quality extension educational programs. Ensure compliance with the affirmative action plan. Through public notification and “All Reasonable Efforts,” make all programs accessible to clientele without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator. Required Qualifications: College degree in Horticulture, Environmental Science or similar field, ability to manage volunteers, ability to inspire and develop leadership in individuals and committees, ability to build and maintain community partnerships, strong organizational and communications skills (both oral and written). Computer literacy including Microsoft Word, SharePoint, email and Web browsers, ability to lift up to 30 pounds with or without accommodation.

Preference will be given to candidates who have: experience managing volunteers, horticulture background, environmental science or related education, experience in adult or non-formal education, competency in Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and databases.

This job requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid US driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Must have access to a personal vehicle.

This job requires the following 3 publicly available clearances:

  • PA State Police Criminal Background Check
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form
  • FBI Criminal Background   Check

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

This individual will coordinate the Master Gardener Program in Union and Snyder County and will work closely with the Master Gardeners to provide education on sustainable horticulture practices to the residents of the county. This position is part-time.

This position is administratively responsible to area Master Gardener Coordinator and the Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator. As Master Gardener (MG) Coordinator, direct and coordinate the operations of the MG volunteer program in Union/Snyder Counties and work with the Area MG Coordinator to maintain a strong program in the county. Also coordinate with other county MG Coordinators as appropriate. Serve as the MG spokesperson. Serve as the liaison between the County Extension offices, the state-level MG Program and the volunteers. With the assistance of the MG volunteers, provide community outreach to educate consumers about horticultural and environmental issues in the county.

Work with Master Volunteer Committees to: Initiate, staff, manage, evaluate, and prepare program impact reports; recruit, select, and train new volunteers; assure volunteers’ compliance with Penn State policies; oversee volunteer projects; identify and promote volunteer professional development opportunities; manage business/program development meetings for volunteers; manage volunteer fiscal matters. Engage community members as appropriate to promote Extension, the Master Gardener Program and Penn State. Develop revenue enhancement strategies to obtain additional resources for the Master Gardener Program.

Identify opportunities and educational needs of consumers and stakeholders and strengthen or extend the program by maintaining a working relationship with the county and other organizations as appropriate. Demonstrate competency in knowledge of computers and applicable software. Use technology, mass media and personal contacts in the delivery and management of high quality extension educational programs. Ensure compliance with the affirmative action plan. Through public notification and “All Reasonable Efforts,” make all programs accessible to clientele without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator. Required Qualifications: College degree in Horticulture, Environmental Science or similar field, ability to manage volunteers, ability to inspire and develop leadership in individuals and committees, ability to build and maintain community partnerships, strong organizational and communications skills (both oral and written). Computer literacy including Microsoft Word, SharePoint, email and Web browsers, ability to lift up to 30 pounds with or without accommodation.

Preference will be given to candidates who have: experience managing volunteers, horticulture background, environmental science or related education, experience in adult or non-formal education, competency in Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and databases.

This job requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid US driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Must have access to a personal vehicle.

This job requires the following 3 publicly available clearances:

  • PA State Police Criminal Background Check
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form
  • FBI Criminal Background   Check

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

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Mifflinburg, PA

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