Master Gardener Coordinator Butler County

Penn State University
Full time Full day
Vandergrift, PA

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Penn State Extension is seeking a Master Gardener Coordinator in Butler County to oversees the general function and activities of the volunteer program. The coordinator works under the supervision of the Area Coordinator and State Master Gardener Coordinator

Specific Duties:

1. Serve as the main communication link between the county Extension office and the county volunteers. Communicate information from the state Master Gardener Coordinator’s office to all volunteers

2. Become familiar with information and resources listed in the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Coordinator’s Manual. Provide the information to volunteers when applicable

3. Oversee Master Gardener volunteer projects either directly or by communicating with committee chairs. Approve/disapprove proposed activities based on their educational purpose, the current volunteer manpower available for new projects, and liability

4. Work to recruit, select, and train new Master Gardener volunteers

5. Oversee the county volunteer management system used for recording hours and continuing education. Provide volunteer recognition

6. Be responsible for evaluating and reporting of Master Gardener outreach activities; complete the annual report due to the Penn State University in October of each year

7. Assure that all volunteers comply with the Master Gardener Policy Statement

8. Assign requests for Master Gardener assistance to individual volunteers or to committees

9. Answer inquiries about the Master Gardener program and serve as spokesperson when needed

10. Chair (or advise) the county Master Gardener Advisory Committee, if applicable

11. Coordinate business/program development meetings for all county Master Gardener volunteers

12. Organize continuing education opportunities for Master Gardener volunteers

13. Assure that affirmative action requirements are met when recruiting volunteers

14. Present Master Gardener requests for funding (project materials, travel, registration fees, educational resources, etc.) to the Business Operations Manager for approval

Qualifications:

1. Typically requires a Bachelor’s Degree or higher; Master’s Degree preferred plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

2. Applicant must be familiar with the Master Gardener Program and have experience managing a program of 75 or more volunteers

3. Strong organizational and communication skills are required

4. Applicant must have the ability to work well with individuals, committees, and supervisors

Terms of Employment:

T his is an 75% full -time equivalency (FTE) job. Will work 30 hours per week. Work schedule is flexible as directed by the county program. Full Penn State benefits included

This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in ad dition to the clearances checks

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.



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