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Program Coordinator, Master Gardener (Part-time)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Program Coordinator, Master Gardener (Part-time)
Department Maricopa County Office (1537)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The program coordinator position will assist with the management and coordination of the activities of the Maricopa County Horticulture Program. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Urban Horticulture agent and Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Senior to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with established program policies and procedures. This position will organize and manage program events and fundraising initiatives and well as training and education opportunities for both program and community members.

This benefits-eligible position is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The position will start at 0.75 FTE but will be reduced to 0.50 FTE after the Urban Horticulture Agent position is filled.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Recruit, train, coordinate, monitor and supervise the activities of Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteers.
  • Develop and implement new or revised program goals and objectives.
  • Develop and schedule program work plan in accordance with specifications and funding limitations; oversee daily operations and coordinate activities of program; determine priorities.
  • Monitor and approve program expenditures ensuring that budget allocations are not overspent.
  • Confer with and advise staff, volunteers and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, answer to questions and program goals and policy interpretation; refer to appropriate department person when unable to respond.
  • Coordinate activities of the Master Gardener program with interrelated activities of other programs, departments or staff to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures and specifications.
  • Prepare periodic reports, financial statements and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods; devise evaluation methodology and implements; analyzes results and recommend and/or take appropriate action.
  • Review applications and other program documents independently or in conjunction with supervisor to determine acceptance of applicants and other necessary program related decisions.
  • Recruit program participants, members and volunteers utilizing most appropriate promotional or marketing methods, such as individual letters, brochures or presentations at meetings.
  • Develop, compile and write communications and promotional literature for distribution such as newsletters, brochures or flyers; coordinate process from development through printing and distribution.
  • Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings or conferences; coordinate logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
  • Interact and maintain liaison with volunteers, faculty, staff and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.
  • Supervise the horticulture help desks and hotlines at the main office and satellites.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally, via email, voicemail, and social media as well as in writing.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of organizational practices.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Knowledge of volunteer management practices and principles.
  • Skill in organizing work of self and others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to multi-task.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, Six years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong event planning and management skills.
  • Strong fundraising skills.
  • Strong marketing skills.
  • Strong program development, organization and management skills.
  • Demonstrated success in effective grant and budget management.
  • Demonstrated success in conference and meeting planning.
  • Demonstrated success in managing volunteers and staff.
  • Demonstrated success in attracting and working with ethnically, socio-economically and developmentally diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated success in building and managing effective teams and coalitions.
  • Positive relationships with partner organizations.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong computer and web skills.
  • Some Spanish speaking abilities.
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 30 down to 20
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $35,000 Annually (to be prorated between .75 to .50 FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24415
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 01/29/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Mary Conner at

Open Date 12/22/2017
Review Start Date 01/10/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
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Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years of administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents