The Master Gardener Program is volunteer program within the UW Madison, Division of Extension's Horticulture Program. The Master Gardener Program has around 3000 volunteers that contribute 200,000 hours of community service, using gardening to improve lives and the environment across Wisconsin.
The Program Coordinator position provides leadership for the program by serving as the face and point of contact for the volunteers, developing strategies to recruit and recognize volunteers, maintaining efficient systems for identifying and reporting volunteer activities, and connecting volunteers to training and professional development opportunities.
The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented and have the ability to be self-directed and work independently as well as in teams.
||Delivers and assists with planning outreach program activities, strengthens partnerships, ensures adherence to policy, and assists with program administration to promote stable and productive relationships between the university and local community. Strives to expand and ensure access to programs, facilities, and educational services to diverse audiences. May assist with tracking and managing the outreach program budget.
- 20% Identifies, promotes, and maintains external partnerships to support the outreach program
- 10% Schedules and secures resources and communicates logistics in support of an outreach program
- 10% Delivers outreach program content and materials to community members
- 10% Researches, develops, and facilitates outreach program content and materials
- 10% Develops and evaluates curriculum and programs and provides recommendations for improvement
- 5% May assist with the monitoring of outreach program budget spending
- 25% Leads the implementation of programs, policies, and procedures through oversight of day-to-day activities for program staff and student and community volunteers
- 10% Communicates plans, activities and achievements to the Horticulture Program Manager, partners, and relevant stakeholders
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- At least 2 years of relevant professional experience
- Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills;
- Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology;
- Experience managing multiple tasks, timelines, and schedules while maintaining high quality work;
- 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
- At least 5 years of relevant professional experience
- Experience managing and / or marketing a volunteer and / or credentialing program;
- Demonstrated experience developing effective partnerships or coalitions with community partners and local governments;
- Experience with gardening and / or horticulture
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Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
|Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Office location is negotiable within WI, providing adequate space can be located.
|How to Apply:
We are eager to learn more about how your experience and passion may align with this position. Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background. Please keep in mind, applicants need to articulate all required qualifications in their cover letter and/or resume. Applicants who have preferred qualifications should share those too in the cover letter and/or resume. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.
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