Master Gardener Coordinator (Franklin County)
Penn State University
- Penn State Extension
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
- Job Number:
- Work Unit:
- College of Agricultural Sciences
- Penn State Extension - Franklin County
- Full/Part Time:
Description of Duties: 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. Serves as the main communication link between the county Extension office and the county volunteers. Communicates information from the state Master Gardener Coordinator’s office to all volunteers. Is familiar with information and resources listed in the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Coordinator’s Manual. Provide the information to volunteers when applicable. Oversees 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. Works to recruit, select, and train new Master Gardener volunteers. Oversees the county Volunteer Management System (VMS) used for recording hours and continuing education (CE). Provides volunteer recognition. Evaluates and reports Master Gardener outreach activities; completes the annual report due to The Pennsylvania State University in October of each year. Assures that all volunteers comply with the Master Gardener Policy Statement. Assigns requests for Master Gardener assistance to individual volunteers or to committees. Answers inquiries about the Master Gardener program and serves as spokesperson when needed. Regularly meets with Master Gardener Program Advisory Committee. Coordinates business/program development meetings for all county Master Gardener volunteers. Organizes continuing education opportunities for Master Gardener volunteers. Assures that affirmative action requirements are met when recruiting volunteers. Presents 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. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This position is 20 hours per week. Work schedule is flexible as directed by the county program.
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