Extension Program Coordinator - University of Illinois Extension - Lewistown, IL (144726)

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Extension Program Coordinator – University of Illinois Extension
Units 8 & 11 Cluster - Lewistown, IL (Fulton County - Unit 11)
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.

(Specialty Factor) Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in volunteer management, working with youth audiences, and/or developing youth programming.

Primary Position Function/Summary:

The Extension Program Coordinator is a non-academic staff position under general supervision of the County Director. The staff member implements quality research-based educational programs primarily in the area of 4-H youth development for residents of Fulton, Mason, Peoria and/or Tazewell counties as developed by Extension Educators.

  • Identifies critical priority needs and issues, with the assistance of other staff, to be addressed through Extension programs
  • Facilitates the planning of educational activities in an assigned area in conjunction with other staff and volunteers
  • Coordinates the logistics and activities for specific program-related tasks, such as travel arrangements, food, equipment, facilities and other supplies
  • Assists in formulating and insuring the implementation of standard operating procedures for program activities, including guidelines to insure the safety and welfare of participants
  • Disseminates educational information provided by Extension professionals
  • Conducts the evaluation of program activities and recommends continuation, modification, or discontinuance of the program
  • Works with staff and volunteers to collect, process and maintain program records and data
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of programmatic support for the implementation of activities and related services
  • Develops plans to involve volunteers in specific educational activities, which includes recruitment and training
  • Assists with the development of marketing plans and goals to recruit participants for educational activities? develops advertising and publicity for the activities
  • Utilize a variety of promotion methods including, personal contacts, social media and printed materials. Networks and/or collaborates with appropriate designated organizations and groups to assess needs and develops educational activities to address those needs
  • Participates in staff development and professional development opportunities
  • Attends staff meetings as scheduled, and provides updates to Extension staff and Extension Council on accomplishments and activities
  • Complies with all Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of Extension work? assists Unit staff with data collection for Affirmative Action, Gender, and Targeted reports
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

(Specialty Factor) Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in volunteer management, working with youth audiences, and/or developing youth programming.

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 – Lewistown, 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.

Exam scores for this credential assessment will be based on materials submitted, rather than a written 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 11 Category:9-Off-Campus Title:Extension Program Coordinator - University of Illinois Extension - Lewistown, IL (144726) Open Date:04/06/2021 Close Date:04/15/2021 Organization Name:Unit 11




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Job No:
Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 4/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time