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Full Time Position, School & Community Gardening Coordinator,Maricopa County, AZ (Phoenix)

Full Time Position, Program Coordinator, Senior

If you know anyone who might be interested, please share this information 
on the positions and the application process.
We will begin reviewing applications on March 29, 2001.

Position  Announcement

Job Application Forms

Job No. 21224

Extended Temporary Classified Staff
Job Title:  Program Coordinator, Senior, Pay Grade: 42
Department: Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
Wage:   $16.17 - $20.03
Benefits: Yes
Hours: 40 per week
Opening:  3/22/01
Closing:  Open until filled

Position Summary:

Independently coordinates activities and functions of the Maricopa County 
Urban Horticulture School & Community Gardening program to ensure that 
goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time 
limitations, funding limitations or other specifications. Controls budget 
and supervises subordinate staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Monitors or supervises the activities of subordinates.

Develops and independently implements new or revised program goals and 

Performs needs assessment and analyzes and studies participant, member and 
community needs for basis of program development.

Develops and schedules a plan of work 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; recommends equipment and resources for 

Prepares proposal for funding and/or funding continuation from outside 

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, volunteers 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 it; 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, volunteers 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 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, organization and management skills.
Demonstrated success in effective grant and budget management.
Skill in budget preparation and forecasting.
Demonstrated success in conference and meeting planning.
Demonstrated success managing volunteers.
Demonstrated success supervising staff.
Skills 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 developmentally diverse populations.
Demonstrated success in building and managing effective teams and coalitions.
Excellent communication skills.
Strong research skills.
Knowledge of child nutrition education as it pertains to the garden.
Community development skills as related to the garden.
Positive relationships with partner organizations.
Detail oriented.

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

Maricopa County Cooperative Extension The University of Arizona 4341 East 
Broadway Road Phoenix, Arizona 85040-8807

Please reference job number 21224.

Review of materials will begin 3/29/01 and will continue until position is 
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

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