Program Coordinator, Senior (Pinal County Office)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Tucson, ARIZONA

Position Details

Position Information

Title Program Coordinator, Senior (Pinal County Office)
Department Pinal County Office (1541)
Location County Extensions and Farms
Position Summary

The Program Coordinator Senior coordinates activities and functions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed) – Nutrition and Physical Activity Education in Pinal County, ensures that goals and objectives specified for the program are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, time limitations and funding limitations. This position also acts as Regional Coordinator for Pinal, La Paz and Yavapai Counties for University of Arizona SNAP-Ed program.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Assists in coordinating and monitoring the activities of subordinates in the SNAP Ed program in Pinal County.
• Develops and recommends new or revised program goals and objectives.
• Develops program work plan activities with team members in accordance with specifications and limitations; oversees daily operations and coordinates activities of program within Pinal County; determines priorities.
• Monitors and approves program expenditures for Pinal County SNAP-Ed to ensure that budget allocations are not overspent.
• Assists in preparation of proposal for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors.
• Confers with and advises staff and others to provide technical advice, interpretation of program goals; refers to appropriate department person when unable to respond.
• Coordinates activities of program with interrelated activities of other programs, departments, or staff to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures and specifications.
• Prepares periodic reports, financial statements, and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
• Evaluates program effectiveness to develop improved methods; coordinates and/or completes evaluation surveys as required by program; reviews area results and recommends and or takes appropriate actions.
• Reviews applications or other program documentation independently or in conjunction with their supervisor to determine acceptance or make decisions regarding the program.
• Assists staff in recruiting program participants utilizing most appropriate promotional or marketing methods, such as individual letters, emails, brochures, flyers, or presentations at meetings.
• Develops, compiles and writes communications and promotional literature such as newsletters, brochures, or flyers utilizing approved template formats; maintains electronic records of marketing materials for audit purposes; coordinates process from development through printing and distribution.
• Develops and facilitates workshops, meetings or conferences; coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communication.
• Interacts and maintains liaison with supervisor, faculty, staff and community agencies in facilitating program objectives.

Duties as Regional Coordinator:
• Acts as liaison between the University of Arizona administrative team and respective region’s counties.
• Supports the semi-annual reporting/grant requirements.
• Nurtures burgeoning programs and relationships in counties, and assists in the compliance of subcontracts.
• Assists with Policy, System, and Environmental (PSE) efforts at the Operations level, including planning, evaluating and reporting PSE activities within their respective county work plans.
• Attend monthly administrative meetings for information exchange and strategic planning and host conference calls/meetings with respective county staff to gather and disseminate information.
• Work with the region’s counties to increase the reach of nutrition education in support of PSE efforts.
• Travel to regional counties to provide training, staff development opportunities and assist with county SNAP-Ed management.
• Liaise with AZ Health Zone to disseminate pertinent information to respective counties assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of issues pertaining to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program –Nutrition Education.
• Knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles.
• Knowledge of organizational practices.
• Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
• Skill in organizing work of self and others.
• Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years of administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, Master’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years of administrative/ coordinative program experience; OR, eight years of progressively responsible administrative/ coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience budgeting for and coordinating federal nutrition education programs.
• Experience designing and writing work plans for federal nutrition education programs.
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint.
• Experience working in a Cooperative Extension environment.
• Demonstrated skill in developing and coordinating PSE strategies and initiatives.
• Demonstrated skill in working independently and within a team environment.
• Skill in organizing work of self and others.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and problem solve.
• Demonstrated skill in community relationship building to create strong partnerships.

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40+
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $39,173 - $48,628 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S26489
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Cathy L. Martinez
520 836-5221, 203

Open Date 02/15/2019
Review Start Date 02/19/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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