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Temp Program Coordiator

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Position Details

Position Information

Vacancy Type Temporary
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Temp Program Coordiator
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range $15/hr
Position Number 11ASO961
Work Schedule TBD
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) .5
Department 111501 - Horticultural Science
Department Horticultural Science
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties

North Carolina 4-H and the JC Raulston Arboretum are collaborating to create and deliver Project PLANTS (Planting Leaders in Agriculture and Nature Through Science), a two part program that immerses students in an intensive one week summer program broadening their knowledge of horticultural sciences and an after-school program that extends their exploration through the school year. Activities during the summer will build upon the rising seventh grade students’ knowledge from their sixth grad studies and strengthen their critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and scientific research abilities. In addition to increasing their attitude toward the sciences, the program aims to foster connections between students and higher-level education institutions and the industry. Students will participate in hand-on learning that weaves life skills development into the sciences and research. The summer experience will generate a research project for each student to develop and conduct during the school year with guidance from mentors. The culminating event will be a Garden Symposium where students present their research alongside researchers from universities, public gardens, and the industry.

Overall, Project PLANTS is a program designed to increase students’ excitement for the sciences, elevate students’ image of horticulture from gardening to the dynamic scientific field it truly is, and connect middle school students to higher level education opportunities and industry in the state.

The Program Coordinator will work with Project Managers to collectively plan and implement the project. Their responsibilities will include; coordinating weeklong summer program agenda and logistics, including scheduling of speakers, field trips, transportation, and food. They will work with Project Managers to create a content flow and assist faculty, staff and grad student facilitators in developing engaging, experiential workshops. The program coordinator will provide primary leadership to monthly, afterschool club programming, including content, scheduling, participant communication and other logistics. Duties will also include working with project partners to promote and recruit participants and develop relationships with local schools. The Project Coordinator will additionally assist with the documentation of programming materials for eventual dissemination.

Other Work/Responsibilities

n/a

Minimum Experience/Education

-Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment (horticulture, agronomy, soils, ag education, education); and at least three years experience working with middle school youth teaching science, environmental education or agriculture. The degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
-Must have experience designing and implementing experiential lessons that are aligned to science standards and the Common Core.
-Experience in project or even coordination that manages personnel, communication, details and logistics are essential for this position.

Departmental Required Skills

-Be creative, enthusiastic and energetic educator for youth horticulture.
-Must be self-initiating and able to successfully multi-task.
-Must be able to work collaboratively as well as independently and hold effective oral and written communication skills for lay and professional audiences.
-Must have experience in working with diverse audiences and understand positive youth development principles and stages.
-Have strong interpersonal communication, team building, problem solving and relationship building skills.
-Fluent in Microsoft and Google applications

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

-Experience with program evaluation, data analysis, sharing program outcomes to multiple audiences.
-Experience with 4-H, Cooperative Extension or other youth agriculture education organizations.
-Teacher licensure in middle grades, STEM, or science subjects
-Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite applications, website and social media management and other educational technologies.

Required License or Certification

-Valid Drivers License

Special Instructions

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  • Cover Letter
Job Open Date 09/11/2017
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.
09/15/2017
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 09/18/2017
AA/EOE

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 www.wes.org. 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 Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • 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
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • 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 posses a Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment (horticulture, agronomy, soils, ag education, education) and have at least three years experience working with middle school youth teaching science, environmental education or agriculture? (Degree must be received from appropriate accredited institutions)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience designing and implementing experiential lessons that are aligned to science standards and the Common Core?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience in project or event coordination that manages personnel, communication, details and logistics?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you a creative, enthusiastic and energetic educator for youth in horticulture?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you self-initiating and able to effectively multi-task?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you able to work collaboratively as well as independently and hold effective oral and written communication skills for lay and professional audiences?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you able to work with diverse audiences and understand positive youth development principles and stages?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you possess strong interpersonal communication, team building, problem solving and relationship building skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Are you fluent in Microsoft and Google applications?
    • Yes
    • No

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
Optional Documents