The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service engages the people of Oregon with research-based knowledge and education that strengthens communities and economies, sustain natural resources, and promote healthy families and individuals. This full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Community Horticulture and Master Gardener Educator position will serve the OSU Extension Wasco County Office. This position will be affiliated with the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. This position will be based in The Dalles at the OSU Extension Wasco County Office.
This Outreach Program Coordinator will provide leadership and coordination for the OSU Extension Wasco County Master Gardener and Community Horticulture programs. This includes assessing the needs, teaching, facilitating, and evaluating educational programs in community horticulture. This individual will be responsible for training, managing, and supporting active groups of Master Gardner volunteers and developing educational programs in noxious weeds and integrated pest management, community gardens, and other community horticulture related needs of the public in Wasco County.
Oregon State University and OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of OSU Extension Service are responsible for helping to ensure that this commitment is achieved. This commitment includes, but it is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, this position will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities.
The commitment of OSU Extension Service to maintain and enhance a collaborative and inclusive community should be exemplified in all interactions and duties performed. Educational programs and outreach activities should serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.
Typically requires Bachelor's Degree in field relevant to program focus. May require certification or licensure as appropriate to the position.
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Education, Natural Resources, Horticulture, or closely related field. Degree must be completed by application date.
Demonstrated experience in community horticulture teaching and program design.
Demonstrated teaching, written and oral communication skills including the effective use of electronic (traditional and web-based) and printed mass media.
Must have or be able to obtain an Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticide Consultant License within six months of employment and maintain it throughout employment.
Ability to lead groups, create partnerships, and to plan, organize, evaluate, manage, and delegate details associated with program management.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
General ability to use common computers, including proficiency with information technology, web sites and social media.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030 et seq.
Duties will require travel to various sites to deliver programs.
Ability to transport field and office equipment and materials up to 40 lbs.
May require weekends and evening hours depending upon programming needs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience.
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