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University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2023

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Posting Number: SRGV6721
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: College of Sciences/ Sustainble Agr & Rural Advncmt
FLSA: Exempt

Scope of Job:
The Program Coordinator will assist in the operation of a program and/or multiple projects focusing on developing cooperative marketing and supply chain opportunities for agricultural businesses, exercising independent judgment and authority as required. Responsible for all phases of the program, including program deliverables, budget recommendations, program selection, staff supervision, recommendations for future planning, and innovation. To coordinate and be a resource for small- and mid-size farms in Texas to access opportunities for increased revenue.

Description of Duties:
  • Coordinates program activities with external project partners to identify supply chain opportunities for farmers and ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with specified grant objectives.
  • Coordinates various outreach and training activities of the program.
  • Provides education and technical assistance on establishing cooperatives for marketing and distribution options.
  • Supervises and organizes seminars, conferences, and presentations to agricultural producers and organizations.
  • May plan, develop, organize, and coordinate research and survey designs.
  • Drafts fliers, brochures, letters, and agendas.
  • Develops, cultivates, and maintains working relationships with internal/external departments/agencies and other organizations associated with and/or receiving benefit from the program.
  • Provides appropriate reports for funding agencies as required for the project or program.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, and seminars related to the program’s mission and goals.
  • Supervises and manages the day to day activities and personnel of the assigned program.
  • Assists with developing and implementing multiple projects or programs.
  • Participates in budget planning and is responsible for controlling expenditures in accordance with budget allocations for the program.
  • Coordinates long and short term programs, including performing feasibility studies and estimating the cost of the program.
  • Reviews program records and reports of activities and recommends modifications to methods or procedures as required.
  • Provides ongoing staff development, on site demonstrations and field-based experiences related to project or program.
  • Conducts formal training or gives instruction regarding program policies and procedures.
  • Represents department in official function.
  • May coordinate and oversee tutorial, counseling, teaching, and/or training activities of the program.
  • Assists others in writing and developing proposals for funding grants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General direction from the assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Supervises assigned staff.

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

Preferred Education:


Required Experience:
  • Three (3) years of experience performing closely related duties, including program planning/coordination or related experience in the appropriate field of the program, or
  • One (1) year of the required experience with a Master’s degree, or
  • Five (5) years of the required experience with an Associate Degree or 60 hours of College Credit, or
  • Seven (7) years of the required experience with a High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Experience:

As specified for the particular job.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Normal office or classroom or outside environment. Some travel and weekend work is required. Particular project or program may require ability to drive a car for local or distant travel for consultation, training, meetings, or on site demonstrations. Must be able to bend, stoop, reach and lift for retrieving/maintaining files and for setting up multimedia equipment. Must be able to move between buildings, offices and classrooms.

Ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students and the public. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated interpersonal skills. Independent decision making and problem solving ability. Must demonstrate effective project promotion skills, and, the ability to develop and maintain strong working relations with internal and external agencies and entities.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 01/01/2023
Grant Funded Position: Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 12/31/2027

EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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