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Extension Assistant II (Part Time)

Company:
The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Category:
Extension and Outreach
Type:
Adjunct/Part-Time

Posting Number: req19889

Department: Greenlee County Office

Location: County Extensions and Farms

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Program Coordinator Senior provides leadership and coordinates educational aspects of the Home Horticulture Program in Greenlee County. The individual uses a variety of dissemination methods to share research based yard and garden information and its application with the public to address priority needs of the county. The individual will partner with community entities to enhance program objectives and will supervise up to three AmeriCorps volunteers a year to help with program implementation.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruits program participants utilizing list-serves, brochures, newspaper articles, etc.
  • Develops and teaches at workshops and meetings with high impact on program and/or participants; coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
  • Answers questions on home horticulture from clients.
  • Plan and deliver programming in support of this program including classes, diagnostics, site visits, educational seminars, website, and general calls.
  • Evaluates program effectiveness to develop and implement improved methods; analyzes results and takes proper action based on outcomes.
  • Collaborates with other program areas as appropriate.
  • Monitors or supervises the activities of community volunteers.
  • Supervises up to three part-time AmeriCorps volunteers per year who assist with programs including the seed libraries, school gardens, video filming and editing, and the Extension Demonstration Garden. AmeriCorps volunteers also assist in preparation for monthly gardening workshops. Provides periodic evaluation of their work and oversees their progress.
  • Prepares periodic reports on program activities, progress, impacts or other special reports for administrators, the Extension Advisory Board, or the county Board of Supervisors as requested. Some of these include monthly reports to the County Director, county annual report, and annual performance reporting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Basic understanding of wells, irrigation systems, and irrigation timers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy. Must also be able to provide own transportation when necessary and be able to travel statewide using all modes of transportation.
  • Must be able to work one Saturday per month to conduct educational classes.
  • Must be able to acquire and DPS Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 30

Job FTE: .75

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Agriculture and Extension

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $16.50 - $20.63

Compensation Type: hourly rate

Grade

3

Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.

The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

Grade Range Minimum

$16.5

Grade Range Midpoint

$20.63

Grade Range Maximum

$24.75

Career Stream and Level

OC2

Job Family

Extension

Job Function

Agriculture & Extension

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

If you have questions, please contact Kim McReynolds at 520-766-3602 or email kimm@arizona.edu

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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. As a Hispanic-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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.

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