The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) State Assistant Master Gardener (MG) Coordinator is responsible for working collaboratively with the Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Specialist assisting with providing statewide leadership and training for the local VCE-MG Coordinators in managing the VCE-MG volunteers who conduct VCE horticultural educational programs and in the development of consumer horticulture resource materials. The person in this position will be responsible for supplying local coordinators with statewide resources (handbooks, pins, certificates); assist with planning and implementing training sessions for VCE Agents and local MG Coordinators; and, be responsible for record keeping and reporting on VCE-MG management. This person will also be responsible for assisting with the annual State VCE-MG College and working with the MG College Advisory Team.
The suitable candidate must have an M.S. degree in Horticulture or related field or a combination of a BS Degree and extensive applicable experience. Expertise in consumer horticulture content in order to assist with the development and creation of consumer horticulture resources. An understanding of consumer horticulture and sustainable landscape management, and knowledge of Cooperative Extension, its educational mission and the role of Master Gardners in supporting the mission. Record keeping, and some web site maintenance experience. Experience with computer applications and software such as Excel, PowerPoint, MS Word. Ability to organize and manage events. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Overnight and day travel may be required.
Additional skills with Adobe Creative Suites including InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat and Photoshop are helpful.