Pierce County Master Gardener Extension Coordinator
Washington State University
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Internal Number: 2500462
Pierce County Master Gardener Extension Coordinator
Title: 1132-YN - Extension Coordinator
Business Title: Pierce County Master Gardener Extension Coordinator
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - OT Eligible
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.
Summary of Duties:
The Extension Coordinator provides overall leadership and management of the Master Gardener program in Pierce County. The primary goal of the Master Gardener program is to empower volunteers to teach the public and answer questions on home gardening. The program coordinator recruits, trains, leads, coordinates, and leverages WSU-trained volunteers to reach Pierce County's growing population through community and special events. In addition, the Extension Coordinator will establish a network of empowered and effectively led teams to execute the program. Consistently work to increase the reach of programming to underserved communities, inclusivity and accessibility of programs, diversity of volunteers, volunteer's understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) principles, work collaboratively with the Pierce County Master Gardener Foundation to ensure a healthy and well-funded operation and compile requested briefings and reports on program outcomes and impacts for the University, Foundation, elected officials, and other stakeholders.
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.
Experience with volunteer management and demonstrated success in developing and managing volunteer programs.
All new Extension employees working with youth and vulnerable adults must be screened through a national background check.
While using a private, rental or motor pool vehicle for official business, 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 have the ability to work flexible hours that includes evenings, weekends, and travel overnight.
Must be able to transport training and educational outreach materials to teaching sites and public venues, locally and statewide.
All new Extension employees working with youth and vulnerable adults will be screened through a national background check.
Demonstrated ability to communicate proficiently using oral, written and listening skills.
Experience developing and demonstrating effective teaching methods for volunteers.
Demonstrated experience in either education or public relations or marketing.
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with a diverse group of volunteers and community partners.
Demonstrated experience in organization and management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and foster teamwork.
Proficient in the use of personal computers and software including word processing, spreadsheets, database management, email, and familiarity with electronic slide presentations.
Area/College: WSU Extension Department Name: WSU Pierce County Extension - Master Gardener Program Location: WSU Pierce County Extension, Tacoma WA Department Link:https://extension.wsu.edu/pierce/ FTE: 100% Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: October 1, 2021
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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