Program Coordinator II

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job TitleProgram Coordinator IIRequisition NumberRE20238Working TitleDepartment Name81090:Forestry and Natural ResourcesWork LocationTP Cooper BuildingGrade Level44Salary Range$41,475-66,373/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Some lifting (up to 25 lbs.); some standing and/or walking; sitting for extended periods of time.


Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Some weekends when needed.

Job Summary

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following areas:

1) Program Development and Implementation – Establishing and overseeing reforestation projects with the Green Forests Work (“GFW”) program; ensuring an availability of planting sites for GFW operations; developing and maintaining relationships with contractors to perform key GFW services; and matching funding opportunities, planting sites, and contractors to ensure that GFW efforts are effectively implemented across the eight states of Appalachia.

2) Fundraising – Creating and implementing a comprehensive development plan; creating and ensuring maintenance of the necessary infrastructure to track, solicit and acknowledge contributors; and utilizing board members and other volunteers to actively assist in all fund development activities and cultivate positive relationships with key stakeholders and funders.

3) Business Administration – Assisting Director of Operations in business activities and recordkeeping; ensuring that reporting and fundraising initiatives are consistent with board policy and comply with Federal and state laws, and policies of the University of Kentucky; overseeing and assuring contracts, service agreements and major purchases are procured and monitored in accordance with Internal Controls and Board policy; and developing an open bidding system.

4) Community Relations – Serving as chief public affairs officer for GFW; creating and implementing an organizational public relations and marketing plan; managing all technical and informational outreach efforts such as media contracts/releases and social networking outlets; producing (or overseeing the production of) reports, documents and publications ranging from quarterly/annual reports to brochures and other written materials; representing GFW as an “official spokesperson” in public appearances, professional meetings, speeches and presentations; and working with existing partners and establishing new partnerships with corporations, philanthropic organizations, energy companies, state forestry and wildlife agencies, federal partners, local government officials and watershed/community groups, landowners, etc.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Computer proficiency including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. MS Windows, Excel, and grant writing.

Driver’s license preferred.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? YesPreferred Education/Experience

A Master’s degree is preferred. Experience with a conservation or wildlife related nonprofit is preferred, but not required. Fundraising, including grant proposal writing experience, is desired.

Deadline to Apply10/03/2019University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you worked with conservation or stewardship projects in Appalachia? If so, please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 9/16/2019
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