Community Outreach Professional I (Part Time) (Phoenix, AZ)
Maricopa County OfficeDepartment Website Link:
Greater Phoenix AreaAddress:
Phoenix, AZ USAPosition Highlights:
This is a part time position, supervised by the Area Agent for Field Crops IPM (the faculty) to develop and implement priority Extension programs for Urban Agriculture and Beginner Farmer Program in Maricopa County. The Program Coordinator (Community Outreach Professional I) will plan, coordinate, manage, implement, and evaluate programs in cooperation and under the faculty's supervision. Specific activities may include planning and coordinating training events, developing curriculum, teaching, developing Extension publications and other outputs, coordinating and assisting with field demonstrations, identifying program priorities, and evaluating program impacts.
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!
The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.Duties & Responsibilities:
- Work with the faculty to identify and prioritize work tasks and duties.
- Coordinate or monitor the activities of Program staff and students.
- Develop, implement, deliver, and evaluate relevant Extension programs based on locally identified needs for Urban Agriculture and Beginner Farmer target audiences using diverse methods and media, including presentations to colleagues and stakeholders using electronic and print media.
- Creatively apply own knowledge, skills, and experience to solve problems and deliver solutions for the urban agriculture community and beginner farmers in collaboration with the faculty and other staff.
- Build collaborations with other agencies and organizations to solve urban agriculture community and beginner farmer problems in Maricopa County.
- Organize, develop, and assist in on-farm demonstration tactics and strategies in collaboration with the faculty and other staff.
- Coordinate activities of the program to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures, and specifications.
- Review applications or other program documents independently or in conjunction with supervisor to determine acceptance or make decisions pertaining to the program.
- Recruit program participants, members, and volunteers utilizing appropriate promotional or marketing methods, such as individual letters, brochures, or presentations at meetings.
- Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings, or conferences; coordinates logistics, scheduling, and participant communications.
- Interact and maintain liaison with students, faculty, staff, and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.
- Stimulate, lead, and participate in new and existing efforts to secure competitive funds, including grant-writing, budgeting, and reporting with assistance and input from the Program faculty and staff.
- Manage and assist in preparing reports of all Program efforts in collaboration with the Program faculty and other staff.
- Ability to plan, conduct, deliver, and evaluate successful Extension Programming related to the urban agriculture and beginner farmer needs in Maricopa County.
- Provide and/or facilitate providing the latest unbiased, science-based information for Program clientele.
- Use traditional ways and new technology to communicate with Program clientele, stakeholders, and University collaborators.
- Ability to communicate appropriately for comprehension and use by a wide variety of diverse audiences; write for clear comprehension by both program clients and academicians; and collaborate productively with peers and professionals both within and outside the University system.
- Network and build relationships among diverse groups and individuals.
- Ability to work independently, interact effectively and directly with stakeholders and team members, and travel throughout the state and region.
- Ability to be responsive to changes in the competitive climate of grant-funding.
- Proficiency in use of computers and related technology, including but not limited to word processing, Powerpoint, Excel, desktop publishing software.
- Proven oral and written communication skills, with an understanding of agricultural practices, and the ability for professional development.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
- One (1) year of relevant work experience is required.
- Must have a reliable, personal vehicle.
- Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
- Experience with relative agriculture, urban cropping system, and beginner farmer concepts.
- Experience with issues pertaining to area of assignment.
- Experience with budgeting and accounting principles.
- Experience in organizational practices.
- Experience with supervisory practices and principles.
- Must be able to organize work of self and others.
Non-ExemptFull Time/Part Time:
Part TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week:
Outreach and Community EngagementBenefits Eligible:
Yes - Full BenefitsRate of Pay:
5Career Stream and Level:
Cmty OutreachJob Function:
Outreach & Community EngageType of criminal background check required::
Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)Number of Vacancies:
1Target Hire Date:
4/5/2021Expected End Date:
Contact Information for Candidates:
3/16/2021Open Until Filled:
YesDocuments Needed to Apply:
Resume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant:
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