Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator - Chatham County

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Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator - Chatham County


CAES Coastal Botanical Gardens

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM with possible nights and weekends

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Location of Vacancy:

Savannah Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]

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Teacher AD



Job Family:

Outreach Services



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field.

Position Summary:

The County Extension Educator position is an exempt professional staff role within UGA Extension responsible for coordinating and delivering specific components of the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) program in the county office. This employee works cooperatively with all Extension faculty and staff where applicable and is administratively responsible to the County Extension Coordinator and the District Extension Director and programmatically responsible to the District Program Development Coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

· A high level of independent judgment is required to effectively carry out the essential duties of the job
· Possess or develop adequate computer skills to enhance communication to the public and Extension data management.
· Maintain consistent and effective work habits to make efficient use of time and resources.
· Ability to relate effectively to all clientele (youth and adults).
· Proficiency in current word processing and data management and accounting software programs (e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
· Exceptional organizational skills
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county, district, and state staff, local government employees, and clientele.
· Ability to successfully complete screening requirements.

Physical Demands:

Some lifting, standing for long periods of time, work outside in varying conditions, driving

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Assist in the coordination and teaching of the county ANR program.

Coordinate efforts with the District Program Development Coordinator and the County Extension Coordinator to establish community partnerships with agencies and organizations that will facilitate the delivery of ANR program in the assigned county.

Conduct ANR programs with prepared curriculum that meets the needs of the communities.

Incorporate the results of program evaluations and feedback in planning future programs and techniques used in implementing programs.

Coordinate reporting with County Extension Coordinator (CEC) and make reports to appropriate clientele and public officials through media, personal contacts, and/or group meetings to provide information on progress of ANR programs.

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Achieve and maintain skills in teaching, communicating, and promoting ANR programs using current and up‐to‐date research‐ based data/information and staying abreast of the county’s emerging issues.

Submit accurate, complete reports on time in Georgia Counts, and to District Office as required and provide supplemental documentation useful in evaluating and improving educational programs as needed.

Express thoughts clearly and concisely through written and verbal communication.

Show high standards of professionalism in personal contacts, appearance, and work habits (as a professional, it is understood that the work effort is frequently extended past the eight hour work day and forty hour work week including nights and weekends).

Set goals to improve the personal level of competence in relation to the requirements of the job; and develop and pursue a continuous program of professional improvement that may include professional education, formal course work, in‐service trainings, involvement in professional organizations, and other methods that are relevant to the position.

Attend and participate in training sessions/activities overnight and on weekends as directed by the County Extension Coordinator or District Extension Director.

Use local mass media to publicize ANR events and accomplishments.

Assist in the management and assignment of Master Garden Volunteers.

Use county website and internet media to increase ANR program outreach.

Participate in staff conferences for planning and evaluation of joint activities and share ideas among all co‐workers, leaders, district staff, and specialists.

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Conduct all duties in accordance with The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Equal Opportunity plan that ensures all educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or veteran status.

Perform specific tasks and assume leadership for certain program areas as specified by the County Extension Coordinator or District Extension Director.

Demonstrate personal interest and involvement in local community by joining local civic organizations (or supporting their efforts) and networking with community leaders.

Work with county staff to ensure allocated funds so that equipment, supply, travel expenses, and other program supports are within limits and seek additional resources for programs.

Performs related work.

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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 7/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time