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Outreach Programs Administrator

Employer
Auburn University
Location
Auburn, Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024


Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number
S3624P

Home Org Name
Human Sciences Administration

Division Name
College of Human Sciences

Position Title
Outreach Programs Administrator

Job Class Code
CA06

Appointment Status
Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term
Yes

Limited Term Length
5 years

Job Summary

This is a five year limited term appointment. Continuation of employment will be contingent upon availability of funding.

Hunger Solutions Institute ( HSI ) in the College of Human Sciences seeks an Outreach Programs Administrator to coordinate program operations and support strategic development of local and regional food systems serving Alabama and the southeast.

About HSI :
HSI was established by the College of Human Sciences and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station at Auburn University in February 2012. A foundational principle of HSI is that hunger is a solvable problem, but only when the relevant knowledge from all academic disciplines is combined with the abilities and strengths of all sectors. HSI seeks to leverage collective efforts to promote development, adoptions, and advancement of innovative, best practices to address food and nutrition security.
To learn more about the Hunger Solutions Institute, please visit: https://hsi.auburn.edu/ .

About Auburn : At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Why employees choose Auburn : Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn .

Essential Functions
  • Coordinate day to day operations as primary contact of HSI’s Hunger and Food Systems efforts, including developing and coordinating activities to accomplish work plan(s); answering daily emails from stakeholders, partners and interested partners; meeting with HSI Managing Director and other HSI Outreach Programs Administrators; collaborating and meeting with partners, interested partners, funders, etc.; maintaining accurate and up-to-date records; participating in appropriate professional societies and groups; attending virtual and/or in-person local, state, regional, and national events; leading research group and advisory board in conjunction with HSI Managing Director.
  • Assist with strategic development of local and regional food systems serving Alabama and the southeast, including but not limited to:
    • developing and maintaining partnerships with historically underserved businesses and enterprises within the Alabama and southeast value chain, integral partners to fill gaps in local and regional food systems, technical assistance providers who can support improved food systems;
    • supporting grant application, grant making, and grant monitoring for businesses, enterprises, and others who support strategic development of local and regional food systems serving Alabama and the southeast; and
    • supporting business plan development of businesses and enterprises who support strategic development of local and regional food systems.
  • Supervise partners for compliance with funders/grant guidelines, identify areas of improvement, and provide training and technical assistance during conferences, site visits and virtually.
  • Monitor overall budget spending and support management of sub-awards, reimbursements, and/or invoice payments to partners and vendors using appropriate Auburn University systems.
  • Collaborate with partners and funders to design, implement, analyze, and report program information, including evaluation.
  • Communicate design and promotion needs to communications/marketing specialist and approve promotional materials, timelines, and vendor quotes.
  • Assist Managing Director in identifying potential funding opportunities and drafting application narratives to support program expansion.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Level I: Master’s degree in Agriculture, Business, Supply Chain, Nutrition, Food Systems, Public Policy, Public Administration, Public Health, or a related field.

Level II: Master’s degree in Agriculture, Business, Supply Chain, Nutrition, Food Systems, Public Policy, Public Administration, Public Health, or a related field plus 2 years experience in the design, implementation, delivery and management of educational programs/services.
Experience must include at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.

Level III : Master’s degree in Agriculture, Business, Supply Chain, Nutrition, Food Systems, Public Policy, Public Administration, Public Health, or a related field plus 4 years experience in the design, implementation, delivery and management of educational programs/services. Experience must include at least 2 years at the preceding level or equivalent.

Substitutions allowed for Experience:
When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Professional and/or academic background in food systems, value chain and/or business; knowledge of public and private funding available for local and regional food systems enhancements; basic understanding of program coordination within a partnership and institution of higher education

Minimum Technology Skills

Knowledge of desktop computer operations and Microsoft Office

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid Driver’s License and personal vehicle for travel between sites; ability to complete CITI training within 60 days of hire

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work both independently and within a team; attention to detail; ability to tailor training and outreach messages to different audiences; ability to build and foster partnerships with local, state, and national entities, ability to manage multiple tasks

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$34,500 - $72,200

Job Category
Administrative

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

City position is located in:
Auburn

State position is located:
Alabama

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date
05/17/2024

Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quick Link for Internal Postings
https://www.auemployment.com/postings/45536
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
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    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University:
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee within probationary period
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee outside of probationary period
    • Current part-time Auburn or AUM employee
    • Not an Auburn or AUM employee
  3. * Do you have a Master's degree or higher in Agriculture, Business, Supply Chain, Nutrition, Food Systems, Public Policy, Public Administration, Public Health, or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No


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