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AgrAbility Virginia Program Coordinator

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Ag, Leadership&Community Education
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

Housed in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, the AgrAbility Virginia Program Coordinator will have the primary responsibility of assisting the Program Director and AgrAbility Virginia Partnership (VT, VSU, and Easterseals) in all educational, outreach, communication, training, grant reporting, and program evaluation responsibilities related to this statewide Virginia Cooperative Extension program. The coordinator will especially be responsible for conducting and monitoring site assessments on farm; making referrals; recommending assistive technologies and funding sources as farmer services; leading farm safety, health, and wellness trainings and workshops; tracking program outcomes; disseminating AgrAbility outreach materials; and promoting AgrAbility at related conferences, workshops, and community events. The Coordinator will take leadership with program evaluation and outcome reporting by implementing continuous evaluation plans and reports for state and national AgrAbility stakeholders. The Coordinator will also be responsible for the co-development of educational and training materials and peer-reviewed publications. As an anchor program of VT Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation, the AgrAbility Virginia Coordinator position also includes expectations to participate in related food systems programming, outreach initiatives, and community-based research projects as a Center Associate.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s in an agricultural science, community development, or related food systems field
• Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating community-based education and outreach programming for farmers and professional agricultural organizations.
• Demonstrated understanding of farm safety, health, wellness, and accessibility needs and factors.
• Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
• Experience providing high-level administrative support in a professional office environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Proficiency in outcome assessment and program evaluation
• Community-based research experience
• Demonstrated experience working with historically underserved and vulnerable farming communities

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Salary Information

45,000 - 53,000

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Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

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