Administrative Coordinator Community Food Systems & Small Farms
Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Classified
Pay Range: $15.70 per hour or higher depending on experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The administrative coordinator will support statewide efforts to increase the number and success of beginning small farmers, ranchers and female farmers in Idaho, as well as scaling up of fruit and vegetable production on the Palouse through in-person and online educational programming. The administrative coordinator will work closely with the Northern Idaho Community Food Systems Area Extension Educator and the Bonner County Horticulture and Small Acreage Farms Extension Educator to provide support and coordination for other related educational programming and outreach efforts.
Bachelors degree OR 2 years related work experience in administrative support and coordination. Experience in effective written communications and organizing electronic documents. Experience examining documents for accuracy and completeness; managing time effectively in a hectic environment. Experience using computer software and applications for word processing, developing spreadsheets, email and internet research. Experience creating and editing content for print, digital, web and social media.
Appropriate degree AND 2 years work experience in sustainable agriculture, agriculture education, or related field. Experience in situations requiring creative and analytical thinking. Demonstrated interpersonal skills while working under pressure and among diverse individuals and groups. Ability to work independently and as a team player. Ability to independently solve problems and perform liaison activities in a work setting. Self-motivated, able to meet multiple deadlines, flexible and good at conflict resolution. Experience promoting sustainable agriculture and small farms or community food systems outreach through traditional, digital and social media channels. Willingness and ability to work independently on self-directed projects and in cooperation with team members. Experience in outreach or education targeted to agricultural producers and/or other community stakeholders.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Ability to travel locallyPhysical ability to: bend, stoop, lift and/or otherwise move items weighing up to approximately 50 pounds. Some nights and weekends may be required depending on events and/or recruitment activities. Possess: valid drivers license.
Posting Number: SP002356P
Posting Date: 11/19/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Review of applicants will begin on 12/05/19 and continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by this date.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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