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PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM

Apply now Job no: 229979-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:EXT/ANR/AGR/HORT/MSTR GARDENE
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement

Position Summary:

The Program Coordinator position is an integral part of the UW-Madison Division of Extension and works alongside the people of Wisconsin to improve lives and communities. Extension serves the people and communities of Wisconsin by addressing local, statewide and national issues, improving lives through research-based education, fostering partnerships and action, and facilitating positive impacts.
This position is a part of the Division of Extensions Agriculture Institute. The Agriculture Institute facilitates and develops research-based educational programs and informational materials around agricultural and horticultural topics for farm businesses, individuals and families in Wisconsin.
The Program Coordinator works collaboratively with the statewide Master Gardener Program to advance and support volunteers that extend Extension?s horticulture programming to general audiences. This position will focus on developing and implementing program policies and procedures to achieve modern, meaningful, and measurable volunteer projects and activities. This position is a part of the Agriculture Institutes Master Gardener Program.
The ideal candidate will be adept at building and maintaining trust-based relationships, engaging stakeholders and applying an equity lens towards transforming lives and communities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelors degree required. Masters degree peferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required:
1. At least 2 years of relevant field and work experience in the area of programming and service delivery;
2. Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills;
3. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional work environments;
4. Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology;
5. Ability to effectively work with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity
6. Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work;

Preferrred:
1. At least 5 years of relevant field and work experience in the area of programming and service delivery;
2. Experience with project management in relation to volunteers. Including creating standard operating procedures, and risk management and mitigation policies
3. Experience with volunteer management including identification, selection, utilization, recognition, and evaluation;
4. Demonstrated experience with board/committee leadership or development;
5. Bilingual, especially with fluency in both English and Spanish;
6. Demonstrated success in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs for diverse audiences utilizing a variety of educational techniques, methods, and modes; and
7. Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments.

Additional Information:

1. The primary accountability relationship for this position is the Outreach Program Manager (Master Gardener Program) for supervision, compensation and benefits and performance reviews
2. This positions primary programming focus is statewide; however, some multistate and national programming will also be conducted.
3. Expectation to make arrangements for transportation adequate to meet position responsibilities and essential job functions;
4. Work evenings or weekends as needed to meet programming needs.

Office Location: Negotiable, could potentially work anywhere in Wisconsin, depending on the availability of local office space.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Mike Maddox, mike.maddox@wisc.edu. For technical questions or assistance, please contact UW Service Center at (888) 298-4159. For all other questions please contact asu.exthr@ohr.wisc.edu.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

Department(s):

A473171-EXTENSION/ANR/AGR/HORT/MSTR GARDENE

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $42,500 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, click the Apply Now button.

You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.

As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references.

Contact:

Daniel Mccusky
daniel.mccusky@wisc.edu
608-262-2034
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Official Title:

OUTREACH SPECIALIST(S92DN) or ASSOC OUTREACH SPEC(S92FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

229979-AS

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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