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Horticulture Coordinator

Company: Iowa State Job Bank
Location: SIOUX CITY
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description: Horticulture CoordinatorOBJECTIVE: To plan and deliver programming in the program area of agriculture and natural resources. Specifically, to work with staff and volunteers to plan, implement, market and evaluate horticulture education programming, including the promotion of local foods and local producers in Woodbury County and the Woodbury County Master Gardener program.RESPONSIBILITIES:i Provides direct instruction of education and experience.i Plans, coordinates, and implements educational programming in a specific program area in collaboration with program specialists, regional director, county director and councils.i Builds community collaborations and partnerships in the county.i Inform supervisor of county projects and project outcomes.i Support and initiate strategies to develop volunteer networks.i Manages local data collection in line with program area requirementsi Manages project budgets within the program area.i Maintain a positive working relationship with staff and clients in the county.i Continually develop and enhance relevant skills and understand current professional standards.i Other duties as assigned.Consumer Horticulture1. Coordinate Master Gardener volunteers to answer clientsi yard and garden questions.2. Personally, answer clientsi yard and garden questions with ongoing professional development.3. Keep informed of universityis current research and publications in horticulture.4. Make sure program and volunteer records are kept up to date.5. Assist with education for youth through summer camps and learning opportunities incorporating the Marilyn Engel Teaching Garden.6. Assist with community garden outreach and education.7. Respond to requests for public speaking on the topic of horticulture by presenting or coordinating a local Master Gardener volunteer to assist.8. Explore Junior Master Gardener Program as an opportunity for the county; potential for specialty 4-H Garden Club.9. Host the Master Conservationist course as interest is shown.10. School Garden 101 needs to be offered consistently; utilizing volunteers to teach.11. Coordination of the Siouxland Garden Show with committee.i i ia. Selection of speakers and education for the show.i i ib. Evaluate each educational session.i i ic. Coordinate committee and lead effort of volunteersi coordination for the show.12. Assist other counties in the region with garden related programming as requested, per contract agreement.Master Gardener Volunteer Management:1. Connect with Master Gardener Intern class in Woodbury countyi i ia) Recruit members to the online statewide training course.i i ib) Coordinate and create new opportunities for interns with volunteer opportunities to give back to the community.2. Work to expand and maintain the Woodbury County Master Gardner Program.3. Maintain Certified Master Gardener files using the Volunteer Reporting System.4. Maintain all correspondence for the horticulture and/or Master Gardener program.5. Maintain all Woodbury County Master Gardener program records.6. Send monthly Master Gardener newsletter with timely information and ongoing community volunteer opportunities.7. Ensure background checks are up to date for volunteers.Local Foods Programming:i Plan and host at least two educational events each year for county participants (i.e. local foods dinners; wine tours; vegetable potting classes)i Provide educational opportunities for producers and buyers (Farmeris Market Vendors)i Presence at the Sioux City Farmeris Market seasonally.i Coordinate the Power of Produce Club at local Farmeris Market seasonally.i Plan and provide a culinary education event each year. (i.e. Bike-N-Bite)i Regional Food Systems Working Group meetings quarterly.i Serve as a representative for Extension on the Farmeris Market Board of Directors.i Work on grant applications to secure additional funding for the program.i Assist County Directors, Regional Director, and Field Specialists on programs as directed.QUALIFICATIONSi

Keywords: Iowa State Job Bank, Sioux City , Horticulture Coordinator, Other , SIOUX CITY, Iowa

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