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Cook County AITC  (District 2)  - Director of Ag Literacy

The Cook County Farm Bureau is seeking to hire a fulltime Director of Ag Literacy to fill a staff position due to an upcoming summer retirement.

Major responsibilities include directing the Cook County Farm Bureau and Foundation Ag Literacy programming in area schools, developing curriculum and presentations for classroom and non-classroom use, working with volunteers and partners to deliver agriculture program experiences and partnering with other organizations/groups to enhance agricultural literacy in the county.

Criteria include:

  • Four-year college degree
  • Teaching knowledge, experience – classroom or organizational
  • Strong verbal, written and electronic communication skills and knowledge
  • Mature and calm individual who can multitask in a busy work environment
  • Self-motivated with ability to prioritize based on organizational goals
  • Some Agricultural knowledge and understanding of consumer farm-related product choices and consumption is helpful

A competitive salary will be offered based on experience.

Benefits include group medical/dental/vision cost share, 2X term life, disability coverage, cafeteria plan, defined benefit retirement plan, 401(k) and PTO schedule.

 
Contact Person

Individuals interested in the position should submit a letter of application, resume and references or inquiries by email to:

Bob Rohrer, Cook County Farm Bureau Manager 

6438 Joliet Road, Countryside, Il. 60525  

ccfb1920@gmail.com

 


Kankakee Co AITC  (District 2)  - Ag Literacy Coordinator

The Kankakee County Farm Bureau is currently accepting resumes for a part-time Education Coordinator at the Farm Bureau office in Kankakee.  This will be for part-time employment as Agriculture Literacy Coordinator.

Qualified candidates must possess strong oral and written communication skills as well as excellent organizational skills.  Candidate must be self-motivated and be able to prioritize work.  Knowledge of agriculture is important and a background in education is helpful.

A competitive hourly wage will be offered and benefits will be available for purchase.  The Kankakee County Farm Bureau is a small office environment with excellent working conditions.

Application deadline is April 22, 2022.

 
Contact Person
Interested applicants may send their resume and references, or their inquiries, to kankfb@sbcglobal.net
 


University of IL Extension - Adams County  (District 3)  - AITC & Natural Resources, Energy, Environment Programs

Extension Program Coordinator – University of Illinois Extension
Units 14 & 15 Cluster – Quincy, IL (Adams County – Unit 14)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visithttp://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

 

WE TRANSFORM LIVES.

Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence.

 

 

Be a part of our story. Through learning partnerships that extend knowledge and change lives, University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs aimed at making life better, healthier, safer, and more profitable for individuals and their communities. Illinois Extension has operated continuously for more than 100 years connecting the citizens of Illinois to their land-grant university by providing educational programming around the state. University of Illinois Extension is based in the College of ACES and works with all colleges and units of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

Primary Position Function/Summary:
Support and assist in the delivery of Ag in the Classroom and Natural Resources programs.

 

(Specialty Factor) Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in agriculture and/or natural resources.

 

·         Coordinate the planning of educational activities for the Ag in the Classroom and Natural Resources, Energy and Environment programs with collaboration from the County Director and Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Educator.

·         Conduct evaluation of program activities and make appropriate changes or recommendation for continuation or discontinuation of the program.

·         Provide leadership, as primary contact, to volunteers, Master Naturalists in support of local Master Naturalist programs and their activities.

·         Work with Unit staff, Extension volunteers, and Extension clientele to create and/or maintain administrative records.

·         Disseminate educational information provided by Extension professionals.

·         Maintain required monthly program reports, records, and data.

·         Provides monthly reports to the County Extension Director and Ag in the Classroom organization.

·         Coordinate and schedule loan of materials to teachers for classroom instruction, including deliver and pick up.

·         Purchase supplies and maintain supply inventory as needed for program delivery.

·         Identifies critical priority needs and issues, with the assistance of other staff, to be addressed through Master Naturalist programs.

·         Work with county director and natural resources educator to identify and secure external funding (grants, sponsors, and program fees).

·         Recruit, screen and select Master Naturalist volunteers.

·         Recruit, screen and select volunteers for the AITC program delivery as needed.

·         Orient volunteers to the philosophy of the Master Naturalist programs including risk management, policies, procedures, and materials.

·         Coordinate volunteer trainings related to program offerings and continuing educational opportunities.

·         Maintain contact with volunteers on a regular basis through meetings and correspondence, including email and phone.

·         Formulate and implement standard operating procedures for all program activities, to ensure the safety and welfare of all volunteers and participants.

·         Develop and implement a marketing plan and objectives to recruit adult volunteers and youth participants for Master Naturalist opportunities.

·         Utilize a variety of promotion methods including, personal contacts, social media and printed materials.

·         Network and collaborate with other community organizations to assess needs and develop programs to meet those needs.

·         Build and maintain relationships to establish classroom program delivery in Adams County schools.

·         Participates in professional development opportunities.

·         Attends staff meetings and provides updates to Extension staff and Extension Council on accomplishments and activities.

·         Complies with Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines in all aspects of University of Illinois Extension work.

·         Comply with all University of Illinois Extension and USDA policies and procedures in programs and employment.

·         Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

(Specialty Factor) Demonstrated experience and/or coursework in agriculture and/or natural resources.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

1.      High school graduation or GED

2.      Any one or any combination that equals four (4) years/ 48 months of responsible volunteer or professional work experience in coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities

• Volunteer/work experience coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities

• College coursework in any field of study

• 60 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)

• 90 semester hours equals three (3) years (36 months)

• 120 semester hours or more equals four (4) years (48 months)

 

For more information about this Civil Service classification:
https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/ViewSpec.aspx?tblCS_SeriesID=18  

 

This Extension Program Coordinator position is a 100%-time, benefits-eligible Civil Service position. The work schedule is to be determined (37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year). The minimum salary is $19.48718 per hour.

 

Environmental Demands:

To perform the functions of this position, the employee will be required to perform work both within an office and outside in the communities that are served, and must have the capability to travel from one location to the other in a timely fashion.  Employee is responsible for securing personal transportation.  A valid driver’s license is preferred.  Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends.  When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground.  In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may occasionally weigh up to forty (40) pounds and frequently weigh up to twenty (20) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements.  More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) by contacting hr@aces.illinois.edu.

 

Out-of-state candidates must establish Illinois residency within 180 calendar days of the start date for this position. Illinois residency requires proof of a valid Illinois Driver’s License or state of Illinois ID Card. Failure to produce the required documentation within 180 calendar days will result in immediate termination of employment.

 

 

Application Procedures:
To apply, submit a Civil Service application at jobs.illinois.edu and an Exam Request form for Extension Program Coordinator – Quincy IL Extension. Please include all relevant work/volunteer experience coordinating educational and/or community programs or activities. This information should be included in the Experience portion of the application. Documents such as college transcripts (unofficial are accepted), resumes, driver’s license (copy of both sides), professional licenses, and certifications should be uploaded to the application by the time you submit an exam request, as these documents may be required for your exam.

 

In order to be considered as a candidate, you must submit a Civil Service Exam Request form for this position. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.

 

Exam scores for this credential assessment will be based on materials submitted, rather than a written exam.

 

Please monitor your email (including spam or junk mail) for testing and other correspondence from SHR-TESTING@mx.uillinois.edu and IHR-General@illinois.edu.

 

For further information regarding application procedures, contact Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137 or jobs@illinois.edu.

 

This is a security-sensitive position. Comprehensive background checks, including but not limited to a criminal conviction information check, a CANTS check, and a review of the Registered Sex Offender list, will be conducted.

 

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. Other pre-employment assessments may be required, depending on the classification of Civil Service employment.

 

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

 

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

 

 
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Edgar County Ag in the Classroom  (District 4)  - Ag in the Classroom Coordinator
Filled by Jenna Tally
 
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