Extension Program Coordinator - University of Illinois Extension - Oregon, IL (138593)

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Extension Program Coordinator – University of Illinois Extension
Units 2 & 3 Cluster - Oregon, IL (Ogle County - Unit 2)
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.


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 at Urbana-Champaign.

(Specialty Factor) Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in marketing communications and/or event planning/coordination.

Primary Position Function/Summary:

The Extension Program Coordinator works with aspects of marketing to ensure Extension and 4-H brand images are recognizable, consistent, and well represented to the public. The Extension Program Coordinator implements educational programs that are designed to foster the acquisition of knowledge and enable people to improve their lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work. The Program Coordinator works collaboratively with Extension staff to identify community needs and develop programming strategies that meet those needs and align with strategic initiatives.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works under the leadership of the Unit County Director to enhance the visibility of University of Illinois Extension in the community by compiling information, creating promotionalmaterials, maintaining the unit website, participating in community presentations, assisting with the annual impact report, reporting program impacts to stakeholders, and collaborating with local community organizations.
  • Assists Extension Educators in developing and delivering programming opportunities that meet community needs and align with Extension mission and priority initiatives.
  • Assists Extension Educators with program planning, marketing, registration, event logistics, collection and compilation of program evaluation data, and the dissemination of educational materials. Facilitates programs and ensures the safety and welfare of participants.
  • Maintains media and contact lists for program promotion. Creates marketing materials using various mediums. Maintains a photo file of releases, pictures and videos from local activities to utilize when creating marketing and program reports.
  • Secures financial support (Extension agreements, grants, sponsorships, cost recovery, and donations) for program activities. Utilizes financial reports to evaluate program viability.
  • Maintains educational kits and displays, maintains a clean safe working environment.
  • Coordinates local Master Gardener and Master Naturalist programs.
  • Recruits, screens and selects participants for programs? orients volunteers regarding program philosophy, risk management and program policies and procedures? facilitates volunteer trainings and provides continuing educational opportunities? maintains contact with volunteers on a regular basis through meetings, calls and correspondence? provides opportunities for volunteer recognition? enforces standard operating procedures for all program activities, to ensure the safety and welfare of all volunteers.
  • Complies with all Extension policies and procedures including but not limited to fiscal and personnel policies, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity requirements, and programming guidelines.
  • Complies with all University of Illinois Extension and USDA policies and procedures in programs and employment.
  • Participates in staff development and professional development opportunities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Assume additional related responsibilities to enhance the mission of the unit.

(Specialty Factor) Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in marketing communications and/or event planning/coordination.

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 Coordinator- Unit 2- Oregon, 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.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

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

College Name or Administrative Unit:Unit 02 Category:9-Off-Campus Title:Extension Program Coordinator - University of Illinois Extension - Oregon, IL (138593) Open Date:10/15/2020 Close Date:11/09/2020 Organization Name:Unit 02




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Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 11/9/2020
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