Consumer Horticulture and State Master Gardener Program Coordinator

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Consumer Horticulture and State Master Gardener Program Coordinator

WELCOME TO CLEMSON!

 

Clemson is calling...are you ready to answer the call?  

One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University attracts and powerfully unites students, faculty and staff whose greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Clemson has recently been named a top 25 public college in the country by the Wall Street Journal, a top South Carolina employer by Forbes and a Military Friendly Employer for five years running. Through our research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects, Clemson University and its employees are driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond.

So,... are you ready?

WELCOME TO CLEMSON!

 

Clemson is calling...are you ready to answer the call?  

One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University attracts and powerfully unites students, faculty and staff whose greatest desire is to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Clemson has recently been named a top 25 public college in the country by the Wall Street Journal, a top South Carolina employer by Forbes and a Military Friendly Employer for five years running. Through our research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects, Clemson University and its employees are driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond.

So,... are you ready?

JOB SUMMARY:

 

This posting is for an Open Rank Extension Position which will be classified in one of the following (UK41-Extension Associate, UK39-Master Extension Associate, or UK65-Asstant Extension Specialist) depending on education and experience. 

The selected candidate will work cooperatively with county and state staff to plan, teach, and evaluate Extension educational programs in the area of consumer horticulture and coordinate statewide aspects of the South Carolina Master Gardener Volunteer (SCMGV) Program. Train Extension agents, volunteers, and other stakeholders about consumer horticulture topics.  Other duties as assigned. 

JOB DUTIES:

 

60% - Essential - (UK41) Collaborate with subject experts, agents, and volunteers to coordinate and deliver new consumer horticulture programming and resources to address emerging needs in South Carolina. Coordinate, manage, and evaluate the South Carolina Master Gardener Volunteer program at the statewide level. Provide training and support to local Master Gardener coordinators, agents, and program assistants and coordinate advanced Master Gardener volunteer training.

(UK39) Develop and implement a statewide consumer horticulture programming plan of work. Collaborate with subject experts, agents, and volunteers to coordinate and deliver new consumer horticulture programming and resources to address emerging needs in South Carolina. Coordinate, manage, and evaluate the South Carolina Master Gardener Volunteer program at the statewide level. Provide training and support to local Master Gardener coordinators, agents, and program assistants and coordinate advanced Master Gardener volunteer training.

(UK65) Develop and implement a statewide consumer horticulture programming plan of work. Collaborate with subject experts, agents, and volunteers to coordinate and deliver new consumer horticulture programming and resources to address emerging needs in South Carolina and for the Southeastern Region. Coordinate, manage, and evaluate the South Carolina Master Gardener Volunteer program at the statewide level and collaborate with national Master Gardener program efforts. Provide training and support to local Master Gardener coordinators, agents, and program assistants and coordinate advanced Master Gardener volunteer training.

20% - Essential - (UK41) Establish yourself as a content expert by producing and disseminating scholarly outputs and products (publications, videos, expert presentations, validated evaluation instruments, applied research outputs, etc.) that support consumer horticulture and the SCMGV program. Serve as a resource to Extension agents and clientele within SC.

(UK39) Establish yourself as a content expert n the Southeastern region by producing and disseminating scholarly outputs and products (publications, videos, expert presentations, validated evaluation instruments, applied research outputs, etc.) that support consumer horticulture and the SCMGV program. Serve as a resource to Extension agents and clientele within the Southeastern US.

(UK65) Establish yourself as a content expert at the National level by producing and disseminating scholarly outputs and products (publications, videos, expert presentations, validated evaluation instruments, applied research outputs, etc.) that support consumer horticulture and the SCMGV program. Serve as a resource to Extension agents and clientele within the US.

10% - Essential - (UK41) Collaborate with horticulture team members, statewide program efforts (Home & Garden Information Center, School & Community Gardening program, Making It Grow, South Carolina Botanical Garden, etc.), and other Extension program teams in program development and delivery. Responsible for program resource development and management.

(UK39) Collaborate with horticulture team members, statewide program efforts (Home & Garden Information Center, School & Community Gardening program, Making It Grow, South Carolina Botanical Garden, etc.), and other program teams in program development and delivery. Responsible for resource development, management, and sustainability to support Extension educational programming to include grants, contracts, legal agreements, gifts, in-kind support, sponsorships, revenue generated, local and state appropriated funds and/or other types of funding.

(UK65) Collaborate with horticulture team members, statewide program efforts (Home & Garden Information Center, School & Community Gardening program, Making It Grow, South Carolina Botanical Garden, etc.), and other program teams in program development and delivery. Collaborate with regional and national consumer horticulture programming efforts. Responsible for resource development, management, and sustainability to grow Extension educational programming to include grants, contracts, legal agreements, gifts, in-kind support, sponsorships, revenue generated, local and state appropriated funds and/or other types of funding.

15% - Essential - (UK41) Attend program specific, office, and Extension team meetings and trainings as assigned by supervisor. Identify and participate in opportunities for self-improvement and professional development such as professional and in-service trainings. Communicate effectively, both verbally and through written correspondence to Extension and program administrators.

(UK39) Attend or lead Extension team meetings and trainings as assigned by supervisor.  Identify and participate in opportunities for self-improvement and professional development at the state and regional levels. Communicate effectively, both verbally and through written correspondence to Extension and program administrators.

(UK65) Attend or lead Extension team meetings and trainings as assigned by supervisor.  Identify and participate in opportunities for self-improvement and professional development at the state, regional, and national levels. Communicate effectively, both verbally and through written correspondence to Extension and program administrators at the state and national levels. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education: Masters Degree (for UK4100, 3900, 3700) 


UK4100- Minimum experience: Two years of demonstrated experience in educational program delivery, volunteer management, or similar. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

UK3900- Minimum experience: Five years of demonstrated experience in educational program delivery, volunteer management or similar. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated skills in effective program evaluation. Demonstrated resource development success in support of programming efforts.

UK3700- Minimum experience: Five years of demonstrated experience in educational program delivery, volunteer management or similar. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated skills in effective program evaluation. Demonstrated resource development success in support of programming efforts. Administrative/supervisory experience. Demonstrated skills in team leadership and problem solving.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education - Doctoral / Professional Degree - horticulture or closely related field

Direct experience in Extension program development and evaluation

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

JOB KNOWLEDGE
Fundamental Job Knowledge - Fundamental working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to apply in varied situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises Work of Others - Supervises work of others and may offer recommendations for hiring, termination and pay adjustments but does not have responsibility for making these decisions.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitors Budget - Does not provide input but is responsible for monitoring the departmental budget and may oversee fund allocation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Stand for prolonged period
Walk or move about
Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc
Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder)
Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl)
Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
Recognize or inspect visually
Move, transport, raise or lower
Extends hands or arms in any direction
Use taste or smell to detect or determine particular flavors or odors

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

Exposure to heat or cold
Exposure to dust/fumes
Wet or humid
Noise
Overnight Travel
Exposure to heat or cold
Exposure to dust/fumes
Wet or humid
Noise
Vibration
Overnight Travel

WORK SCHEDULE:

 

Standard Hours: 37.5

COMPENSATION INFORMATION

 

Expected Salary Range ($62,600 - $91,900)

Salary is dependent upon several factors including, but not limited to, a candidate's previous experience, knowledge, skills and performance in accordance with Clemson's compensation guidelines.

ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL LEVEL

 

Essential Level 2 Employee

Required to maintain/resume essential support functions, deliver direct care services, and/or provide recovery support before normal operations resume. Some positions in this category may be required to work remotely or be on-call.

JOB LOCATION:

 

Flexible within South Carolina

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

 

Review of applications will begin immediately, but this position will remain posted until filled.

MILITARY AND VETERAN:

 

MILITARY EQUIVALENCY:
Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.

VETERAN PREFERENCE:
South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.      

State policy for veteran preference states that for qualifying, full-time permanent positions, a veteran applicant may receive preference if they meet the job's minimum qualifications, were discharged under honorable conditions from the military, and submit their DD-214 for confidential review by the Office of Human Resources.

To claim Veteran Preference for qualifying positions, email hrjob@clemson.edu upon submission of your application.         

CLOSING STATEMENT:

 

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.