Extension Program Coordinator - University of Illinois Extension - Bloomington, IL (144724)

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Extension Program Coordinator– University of Illinois Extension
Units 12 & 13 Cluster - Bloomington, IL (McLean County - Unit 12) UC3432
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 develop strategic decisions to ensure Extension and 4-H brand images are recognizable to the public, are well represented online and are consistent offline in print, radio, or television. The Extension Program Coordinator works collaboratively with Extension staff to develop targeted strategies, identifying the programming needs of the unit and then work collaboratively to address those needs.

  • This position under the leadership of the Unit County Director determines promotional methods, compiles information, and provides delivery of materials and reports to enhance the visibility of University of Illinois Extension
  • Assists with the development of marketing plans and goals to recruit participants for Extension educational activities? develops advertising and publicity for the activities, which may include newsletters, fliers, displays, and web-based content
  • Creates a photo file of pictures and videos from local activities/programs to utilize when creating marketing and program reports
  • Participates in program development as requested in all Extension program areas in collaboration with the County Director, Extension Educators, other staff and volunteers. This includes working with unit and statewide staff in the identification of needs and priority issues, and the development of program opportunities to address those needs.
  • Networks and/or collaborates with local advisory groups and community organizations to assess needs and develops educational activities to address those needs
  • Facilitates program related meetings and workshops
  • Assists with obtaining financial support (e.g. seeking sponsors and fundraising) for programs or activities. May also be required to collect and record registration fees
  • Disseminates educational information provided by Extension professionals to the public and to stakeholders? helping to coordinator the gathering of information needed to complete the annual impact report. Assists in program evaluation and utilizes that data to improve ongoing programs, or to justify discontinuing programs
  • Compiling the media list and contacts for use in marketing programs as well as for Federal Civil Rights Compliance
  • Assist with the creation of annual report for the Unit, as well as presentations
  • Submits all required activity and program reports
  • Complies with Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of University of Illinois Extension work
  • Perform other related duties that are within this job category as assigned
  • Participates in staff development and professional development opportunities as prescribed to maintain professional competence, pending funding. These will include local, regional, and state

(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
    • Volunteer/work experience coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities
    • 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 – Bloomington, IL Extension 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 – Bloomington, IL Extension UC3432. 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.

In order to be considered as a candidate, you must submit a Civil Service Exam Request form for this position. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.

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 12 Category:9-Off-Campus Title:Extension Program Coordinator - University of Illinois Extension - Bloomington, IL (144724) Open Date:04/06/2021 Close Date:04/29/2021 Organization Name:Unit 12




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Job No:
Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 4/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time