Faculty Extension Assistant

College Park, Prince Georges County
Jan 31, 2014
Posting Details Posting Number: F0004125 Title: Faculty Extension Assistant Functional Title: Faculty Extension Assistant Position Number: 119822 Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: 100 Unit: AGNR-UME-Baltimore County Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Position Summary/Purpose of Position: This position in located at the University of Maryland Extension – Baltimore County office in Cockeysville, Maryland. The Faculty Extension Assistant-Horticulture will administer all aspects of the Baltimore County Horticulture program which includes the following: - Coordinate the Master Gardener Program in Baltimore County which includes volunteer recruitment and training, and coordination of community-based projects. - Develop, conduct, and evaluate educational seminars, classes, workshops, and other presentations related to horticulture. - Respond to clientele requests via phone, office visits, email, etc., for information on lawn care, landscape plants and trees, fruit and vegetable production, pest control, and other subjects related to home horticulture, providing appropriate literature and advice in a timely and professional manner. This may include home/site visits when deemed necessary and appropriate. - Identify plants, insects, and other horticulture samples submitted by clientele and respond with information and recommendations in a timely and professional manner. - Provide pest control and fertilizer recommendations in accordance with University of Maryland guidelines. - Disseminate horticulture information to county residents through news releases, website updates, etc. Minimum Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree in a related field. •Demonstrated leadership and management abilities. •Evidence of excellent teaching and communication skills. •Knowledge and use of computer technology for educational programming and management. •Personal transportation and valid driver’s license for travel within the county and the state. •Flexible working hours; must be available for evening and weekend programs and meetings. Preferences: •Experience working with volunteers and diverse audiences of all socio-economic levels is desirable. •Major area of study in fields related to horticulture, agriculture education, applied plant science, agronomy. Additional Certifications: Additional Information: Posting Date: 01/24/2014 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 02/21/2014 Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.