Business Title: King County Master Gardener Coordinator
Location: KING COUNTY EXTENSION - BLACKRIVER
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The Extension Coordinator provides overall leadership and management of the Master Gardener program in King County. The primary goal of the Master Gardener program is to empower volunteers to teach the public and answer questions on home gardening. The extension coordinator recruits, trains, leads, coordinates and utilizes over 600 WSU-trained volunteers to reach the growing population in King County through more than 50 community locations and special events. Establish a network of empowered and effectively-led teams to execute the program. Work collaboratively with the Master Gardener Foundation of King County to ensure a healthy and well-funded operation. Briefings and written reports expected for the University, Foundation and elected officials and other funders on program outcomes and impacts.
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.
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.
The ability to work flexible hours that includes evenings, weekends, and overnight travel is expected and required.
Ability to work with short timelines, and frequent changes to plans and schedules.
Ability to use a computer, prepare teaching materials in a timely fashion, give concentrated attention to adequate preparation of teaching materials and classroom presentations over prolonged periods of time.
Ability to transport training and educational outreach materials to teaching sites and public venues, locally and statewide.
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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at email@example.com or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
4583.35 | Commensurate upon qualifications and experience.
Position Type: Permanent
Screening Begin Date:
This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin May 26, 2022.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
2) Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
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