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Maricopa County Urban Horticulture Job Listing

  • Subject: [cg] Maricopa County Urban Horticulture Job Listing
  • From: "Anna Wasescha" <ariel@tc.umn.edu>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 13:59:36 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

Posted for Lucy Bradley:

 

Greetings,

As you may have heard Emma Sirois will be leaving the Maricopa County Urban Horticulture program to return to school full time in the fall.  This is great news for Emma, but she will be leaving a huge hole in our Youth and Community Gardening program which she has deftly managed for the past year.  We hope to refill the position as soon as possible. Review of applications will begin
7/15/02 and will continue until the position is filled.  I would appreciate your assistance in recruiting the strongest possible candidate for the job.  Please share the position description and application information with anyone who might be interested.

Job announcement
http://www.hr.arizona.edu/24636xadxproxoutx.htm

Employment Application Form
http://www.hr.arizona.edu/01_rec/forms/empapplication.pdf

Job Application Process
http://www.hr.arizona.edu/01_rec/approcess.php

Job No.

24636

 

Extended Temporary Classified Staff

 

Job Title:

Program  Coordinator, Senior,
Pay Grade: 43

 

 

 

Department:

Maricopa County Cooperative Extension

 

 

 

Wage:

$17.51 - $21.76 per hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits:

Yes

 

Hours:

40 per week

Opening:

7/8/02

 

Closing:

Open until filled




Position Summary:
Incumbent will independently coordinate activities and functions of the Maricopa County Urban Horticulture Youth & Community gardening program to ensure that goals and objectives specified for the program are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time limitations, funding limitations or other specifications. Controls budget and subordinate staff.
Duties and Responsibilities:
·       Monitors or supervises the activities of staff.
·       Develops and independently implements new or revised program goals and objectives.
·       Performs needs assessment and analyzes and studies participant, member and community needs for basis of program development.
·       Develops and schedules a program work plan in accordance with specifications, objectives and funding limitations; oversees daily operations and coordinates program activities through assigned staff; prioritizes and delegates work activities.
·       Prepares budget proposals and recommendations and establishes budget control system for controlling expenditures; controls expenditures in accordance with budget allocations and recommends equipment and resources for program.
·       Prepares proposal for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors.
·       Prepares periodic reports, financial statements and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
·       Confers with and advises staff, students and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to questions and program goals and policy interpretations; refers to appropriate department or person when unable to respond.
·       Evaluates program effectiveness to develop and implement improved methods; devises evaluation methodology and implements; analyzes results and takes proper action based on outcome.
·       Reviews applications or other program documents to determine acceptance or make decisions pertaining to program.
·       Recruits program participants, members and volunteers utilizing the most appropriate promotional or marketing methods such as individual letters, brochures or presentations at meetings.
·       Develops, compiles and writes communications and promotional literature for distribution such as newsletters, brochures or flyers; coordinates process from development through printing and distribution.
·       Develops and facilitates workshops, meetings or conferences with high impact on program and/or participants; coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
·       Interacts and maintains liaison with faculty, staff and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.
Minimum Qualifications:
·       Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years administrative/coordinative program experience; OR,
·
       Master's degree in a field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years administrative/coordinative program experience; OR,
·       Eight years of progressively responsible administrative/ coordinative program experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
·       Strong program development skills.

·       Organization and management skills.
·       Knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles.
·       Skill in budget preparation and forecasting.
·       Knowledge of organizational practices.
·       Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
·       Ability to effectively communicate.
·       Demonstrated success in effective grant and budget management.
·       Demonstrated success in conference and meeting planning.
·       Demonstrated success managing volunteers.
·       Demonstrated success supervising staff.
·       Skill in demonstrating and teaching others about vegetable gardening in the Sonoran Desert including plant identification, cultivation, insect identification and pest management.
·       Demonstrated success in obtaining partnerships and support to fund programs.
·       Demonstrated success in attracting and working with ethnically, socio-economically and developmental diverse populations.
·       Demonstrated success in building and managing effective teams and coalitions.
·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
·       Strong research skills
·
       Knowledge of child nutrition education as it pertains to the garden.
·       Community development skills as related to the garden.
·       Ability to develop positive relationships with partner organizations.
·       Detail oriented.
·       Fluent in English and Spanish.

To apply, please submit an official UA job specific application to:

Maricopa County Cooperative Extension

4341 East Broadway Road

Phoenix, AZ 85040-8807

Please reference job number 24636.
Review of materials will begin 7/15/02 and will continue until position is filled.







~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lucy K. Bradley
Extension Agent, Urban Horticulture
Maricopa County
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
4341 E Broadway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ  85040-8807

Phone:  (602) 470-8086 ext 323
Fax:  (602) 470-8092
email:  BradleyL@ag.arizona.edu
http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/

 

 

Anna Wasescha

1312 Dayton Avenue

Saint Paul, Minnesota  55104

651.646.8733 (phone)

651.646.0034 (fax)

ariel@umn.edu

 





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