Community Outreach Assistant III (Extended Temporary) (Casa Grande, AZ)

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Aug 31, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Under the direction and with the support of the Agent in Urban Horticulture, this position is responsible for the coordination of the Pinal County Master Gardener program including daily operations, volunteer recruitment, training and retention; vent organizing, fundraising, budget management, and cultivating community partnerships. the program coordinator serves as the "team captain" and ensures high-quality, science-based training for prospective Extension Master Gardener volunteers and works with the Agent to develop new, science-based educational activities in response to community needs. The Program Coordinator works with Master Gardner volunteers to produce educational resources and learning opportunities for community members interested in home horticulture and assists the Agent in program evaluation and demographic data collection.
This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.
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 and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Maintains relationships with donors, partners, volunteers and University colleagues, in Arizona and beyond.
  • Serves as principal liaison for community partners and point of contact for volunteers and the public.
  • Uses data on the programs to identify appropriate programs or services.
  • Submits monthly demographic, financial & program reports to agent.
  • Sets schedule for office hours and volunteer staffing.
  • Maintains inventory program equipment, tools, and technology
  • Make referrals for families to community partners.
  • Administers the Master Gardener program maintaining financial record.
  • Oversees program budget and communicates cash flow updates to volunteers.
  • Works with agent to administer and monitor grant funded projects and track expenses and budgets for events, outreach activities and special projects.
  • Tracks annual budget of program materials needed for operations, and procures materials for multiple volunteers and activities.
  • Collects money from the public and volunteers for program fees, services and products. Documents purchases and invoices and generates refunds as necessary.
  • Review applications, administer and review Master Gardener certification exams, Communicates program policies and direction to large volunteer base.
  • Hold monthly meetings with MG committee chairs.
  • Provides training and oversight to outreach activities of 230 community volunteers.
  • Coordinates the class schedule for the annual MG program in collaboration with the Horticulture Agent.
  • Develops communications materials to promote programs in communities;  creates articles for departmental newsletters and collaborates with local partners.
  • Collects data for Extension reports on program evaluation and development.
  • Set up, deliver and break down classes.
  • Answer questions from the public on issues related to sustainable home horticulture
Minimum QualificationsHigh school diploma and 5 years of relevant experience
Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation upon employment with the Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
Must have reliable transportation to travel throughout Pinal County.Preferred QualificationsBachelor’s degree and 1 year of relevant experienceFLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimePart TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week20 Job FTE.50Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryOutreach and Community EngagementBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$15.00Compensation Typehourly rate Grade4 Career Stream and LevelOC3Job FamilyCmty Outreach Job FunctionOutreach & Community Engage Type of criminal background check required:Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesParker Filer Assistant Agent, Horticulture
[email protected] 520 621-5161
Open Date8/19/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant Diversity StatementAt the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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