Master Gardener Coordinator
- Penn State Extension
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
- Job Number:
- Work Unit:
- College of Agricultural Sciences
- Penn State Extension - Erie County
- Full/Part Time:
The College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State Extension Erie County seeks to hire a part-time Master Gardener Coordinator. The Master Gardener Coordinator oversees the general function and activities of the volunteer program. The coordinator works under the supervision of the Interim Area Coordinator and State Master Gardener Coordinator. Specific Duties Include: 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. Become familiar with information and resources listed in the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Coordinator’s Manual. Provide the information to volunteers when applicable. 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. Work to recruit, select, and train new Master Gardener volunteers. Oversee the county Volunteer Management System (VMS) used for recording hours and continuing education (CE). Provide volunteer recognition. 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. Assure that all volunteers comply with the Master Gardener Policy Statement. Assign requests for Master Gardener assistance to individual volunteers or to committees. Answer inquiries about the Master Gardener program and serve as spokesperson when needed. Chair (or advise) the county Master Gardener Advisory Committee, if applicable. Coordinate business/program development meetings for all county Master Gardener volunteers. Organize CE opportunities for Master Gardener volunteers. Assure that affirmative action requirements are met when recruiting volunteers. Present Master Gardener requests for funding (project materials, travel, registration fees, educational resources, etc.) to the Business Operations Manager for approval. Qualifications: Applicant must be familiar with the Master Gardener Program. Strong organizational and communication skills are required. Applicant must have the ability to work well with individuals, committees, and supervisors.
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