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Extension State Master Gardener Coordinator

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The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) State Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Coordinator is responsible for working collaboratively with the Extension Master Gardener Program Director. This position will coordinate statewide aspects of the program including development of traditional and digital training opportunities, an annual statewide EMG conference, distribution of training and other programmatic materials, efforts to expand program diversity, marketing for volunteer recruitment and retention, serve as the VCE liaison to the Virginia Master Gardener Association (VMGA), and serve as the primary point of contact for EMG related inquiries. This position will work collaboratively with the EMG Program Director, and report regularly.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Required Qualifications

M.S. degree in horticulture, leadership, agricultural education or closely related field; or, a B.S. degree in horticulture, leadership, agricultural education or closely related field with significant relevant work experience; A master's degree in horticulture, leadership, agricultural education or closely related field is required within 5 years of employment; Proficient computer skills and a willingness to learn new applications. Ability to organize and manage events, both virtual and in-person. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills; Day and limited weekend and overnight travel are expectations of this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced social media skillset, online learning development, video production and virtual meeting management; Demonstrated superior organizational skills, program management, budget management, and time management skills; Ability to build, manage, and be engaged with effective, diverse teams; Experience working with volunteer groups composed of diverse volunteers.

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Salary Information

50,000 - 60,000

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Mr. Ed Olsen at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 18, 2024
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