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Program Coordinator

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Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Program Coordinator
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Position Number 00104524
Work Schedule 40 hours per week with some evening and weekends required
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 111501 - Horticultural Science
Department College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Urban and Consumer Horticulture Unit of the Department of Horticultural Science transfers applied, research based information on gardens, lawns and landscapes to the gardening public of North Carolina in order to promote health and encourage environmental stewardship. The Department works with Extension professionals throughout the state to provide educational opportunities. The educational reach of these professionals is extended through recruiting, training and supervising an effective volunteer workforce called “Extension Master Gardener Volunteers.”

Essential Job Duties

The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate the North Carolina State Extension Master Gardeners program which includes over 4,000 individuals who annually contribute over 171,000 hours of volunteer service and an additional $1.5 million in-kind contributions. This position will support Extension horticulture agents in managing all aspects of the Extension Master Gardeners Volunteer program (EMGV) including policies and procedures, recruitment, training and management. This position will provide technical support and training to horticulture agents managing Extension Master Gardener programs. This position will direct statewide aspects of the program including, awards, fundraising, including the endowment, social media, conferences, evaluation, reporting, budget management, the intranet and public websites as well as coordination with the NC EMGV Association. This position will keep the EMGV faculty advisor apprised of all program components.

  • Program Leadership: Develop, implement, evaluate and report on EMGV programs, events, and workshops. Independently plan, develop, facilitate, provide leadership and evaluate projects. Recruit and lead the EMGV College team in planning an on-campus conference.
  • Communication: Facilitate effective communication via face to face, telephone, email, and web meetings. Represent NC on National EMGV efforts, meeting, and conferences. Identify, gather data, write, and submit state and national reports.
  • Training & Support: Train and support horticulture agents and EMGVs working on statewide projects.
  • Financial Management: Obtain and manage funds from fees, gifts, and grants (including bookkeeping and budget management).
  • Technology: Direct the NC EMGV intranet, public websites, portals and social media.
  • Partnerships: Build collaborative partnerships with horticulture agents, university staff and faculty and with relevant agencies and programs, support and interact with county EMGV advisory groups.
Other Work/Responsibilities

This position will be an active member of the NC State Department of Horticultural Science. The position will participate in training opportunities to remain current in research based information on consumer horticulture, volunteer management and related technology. Other duties as required/assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience

Masters degree in area of assignment, or Bachelor’s degree with 3 years experience related to the area of assignment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Departmental Required Skills

Enthusiastic self-starter with excellent customer service skills.

Proficient in computer technology, social media, online learning and electronic publishing.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Experience as an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer or coordinator of a county or state Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program (or closely related training).

Training in the horticulture and plant pathology of North Carolina.

Excellent skills in organizational development, program and budget management and leadership.

Strong people skills, ability to inspire, effective team management and consensus building.

Required License or Certification

A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

Special Instructions

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date 09/06/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 10/02/2017

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have (or will you have by date of hire) a Master's degree in area of assignment, or a Bachelor's degree with 3 years of relevant related experience in area of assignment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe your experience, if any, as an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer or coordinator of a county or state Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * A valid NC driver's license is required for this position and must be maintained as a condition of employment. Do you have a valid NC driver's license or will you obtain it within 60 days of start date?
    • Yes, I have a valid NC driver’s license and understand that it must be maintained as a condition of employment.
    • Yes, while I do not currently have a valid NC driver’s license, I will obtain it within 60 days of hire and maintain it as a condition of employment.
    • No, I do not currently have a valid NC driver’s license, and I will not obtain it.

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents