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Master Gardener Coordinator - Albemarle County

Apply now Job no: 514256
Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Northern District Coop. Extension
Location: Other - Virginia
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

The Master Gardener Coordinator will partner with ANR agents in planning district 10 (Albemarle, Greene, Louisa and Fluvanna counties), to provide program leadership & development, evaluation, and public relations support. They support approximately 200 Master Gardener volunteers in their community educational efforts and focus on strengthening volunteer engagement and enjoyment to reduce attrition. This position provides direct supervision and training to the Master Gardener program assistant and collaborates with the Albemarle Unit Coordinator and the Greene Co. Horticulture Agent to achieve and then set new goals for the consumer horticulture program.

Position is part-time and county funded for up to 29 hours per week.

Required Qualifications

Experience in horticulture, botany, landscaping or related field; experience working with volunteers; experience working in a supervisory capacity; required to obtain VA pesticide certification (category 10).

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in horticulture or plant science preferred; Field experience with ornamental and edible plants preferred.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

January 15, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

Must have a driver's license check

Must have a safe and acceptable driving record

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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