Extension Program Coordinator - University of Illinois Extension - Anna, IL (136965)

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Extension Program Coordinator – University of Illinois Extension
Units 24 & 27 Cluster - Anna, IL (Union County - Unit 27)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

WE TRANSFORM LIVES. Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence. Be a part of our story. Through learning partnerships that extend knowledge and change lives, University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs aimed at making life better, healthier, safer and more profitable for individuals and their communities. Illinois Extension has operated continuously for more than 100 years connecting the citizens of Illinois to their land-grant university by providing educational programming around the state. University of Illinois Extension is based in the College of ACES and works with all colleges and units of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Under general supervision, implements assigned educational programs that are designed to foster the acquisition of knowledge and the development of individuals and communities.

(Specialty factor) Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in agriculture and/or natural resources

Primary Position Function/Summary:

The Extension Program Coordinator (EPC) will support and assist in the management of the Master Gardener/Master Naturalist volunteer programs and other Agriculture /Natural Resource Extension related programs for adults and youth.

  • Coordinate the planning of educational activities for the program with collaboration from the County Director or Educator.
  • Identify critical priority needs and issues, with the assistance of other staff, to be addressed through Master Gardener/Master Naturalist programs.
  • Conduct evaluation of program activities and make appropriate changes or recommendation for continuation or discontinuation of the program.
  • Provide leadership, as primary contact, to volunteers in support of local Master Gardener/Master Naturalist programs and their activities.
  • Provide leadership for the local Expansion and Review Committee.
  • Work with Unit staff, Extension volunteers, and Extension clientele to create and/or maintain administrative records.
  • Disseminate education information provided by Extension professionals.
  • Maintain required records and data.
  • Provide monthly reports to the County Extension Director.
  • Recruit, screen and select Master Gardener/Master Naturalist volunteers
  • Orient volunteers to the philosophy of the Master Gardener/Master Naturalist programs, risk management, policies, procedures, and materials.
  • Coordinate volunteer trainings related to program offerings and continuing educational opportunities.
  • Maintain contact with volunteers on a regular basis through meetings and correspondence, including email and phone.
  • Formulate and implement standard operating procedures for all program activities, to ensure the safety and welfare of all volunteers and participants.
  • Develop and implement a marketing plan and objectives to recruit adult volunteers and youth participants for Master Gardener/Master Naturalist opportunities.
  • Utilize a variety of promotion methods including, personal contacts, social media and printed materials.
  • Network and collaborate with other community organizations to assess needs and develop programs to meet those needs.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities.
  • Attends staff meetings as scheduled, and provides updates to Extension staff and Extension Council on accomplishments and activities.
  • Complies with Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of University of Illinois Extension work.
  • Comply with all University of Illinois Extension and USDA policies and procedures in programs and employment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

(Specialty factor) Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in agriculture and/or natural resources

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school graduation or GED
  2. Any one or any combination that equals four (4) years/ 48 months of responsible volunteer or professional work experience in coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities
    1. Volunteer/work experience coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities
    2. College coursework in any field of study
      • 60 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)
      • 90 semester hours equals three (3) years (36 months)
      • 120 semester hours or more equals four (4) years (48 months)

For more information about this Civil Service classification:

This Extension Program Coordinator position is a 100%-time, benefits-eligible Civil Service position. The work schedule is to be determined (37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year). The minimum salary is $ $19.48 per hour.

Application Procedures:
To apply, submit a Civil Service application at jobs.illinois.edu and an Exam Request form for Extension Program CoordinatorAnna, IL Extension. Please include all relevant work/volunteer experience coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities. This information should be included in the Experience portion of the application. Documents such as college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver’s license (copy of both sides), professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.

Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from [email protected] and [email protected].

For further information regarding application procedures, contact Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or [email protected].

This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

College Name or Administrative Unit:University Extension Category:9-Off-Campus Title:Extension Program Coordinator - University of Illinois Extension - Anna, IL (136965) Open Date:09/11/2020 Close Date:10/01/2020 Organization Name:Unit 27




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Posted: 9/18/2020
Application Due: 10/1/2020
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