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Oregon State University
Extension and Engagement
Central Point
Posted: 08/29/2022
Agricultural Master Gardener & Home Horticulture Coordinator
Salary: $44,496 - $75,516

The Division of Extension and Engagement – Jackson County is seeking an Agricultural Master Gardener & Home Horticulture Coordinator. This is a full-time 1.00FTE, 12-month, professional faculty position. The anticipated starting salary for this position is in the range of $54,000 - $60,000, commensurate with education, training, and experience.

This Master Gardener Coordinator position is based at the Oregon State University Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center (SOREC) in Central Point, Oregon. The position is affiliated with the OSU Department of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural Sciences. This position reports to the Regional Director assigned to the Southern region in which the position is based. Decisions regarding this position are made in consultation with the supervision team which includes the Extension Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Program Leader.

As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research and outreach and engagement, OSU promotes economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world. This position contributes to the mission of the College of Agricultural Sciences, with principal responsibility for needs assessment, Extension program development, delivery, and evaluation, and for conducting applied research to support Extension activities.

This Master Gardener Coordinator serves as the local expert for gardeners in the Rogue River Valley and across Jackson County, and is expected to grow expertise in regionally- relevant gardening topics, such as waterwise gardening or regionally relevant plant materials. This individual provides leadership for the Jackson County Master Gardener volunteer program. In this role this individual oversees volunteer recruitment, training and retention; organizes volunteer middle managers; and collaborates with the local Master Gardener Association. The individual is also expected to develop community horticulture classes for the general public and use the most appropriate tools to reach all audiences.

Oregon State University is committed to practicing and delivery of tools for state-of-the-science interaction and engagement of partners and stakeholders. This individual is required to use modern learning tools including online and hybrid classes, employ and practice engaged scholarship, promote integration of programs across disciplines that are demand-driven and use open source tools that continually align with innovation and shifts in educational program delivery.

Active and effective communication with colleagues and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position. This position will require traveling.

College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student/learner success by engaging them in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for Extension and Engagement are likewise committed to student/learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audiences.

About the division:

The Division of Extension and Engagement (Division) is core to Oregon State University’s mission. The Division helps create real solutions and positive impact across Oregon and beyond. The Division is aligned under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Extension and Engagement. To learn more about our Division and its core units and initiatives, please visit our website:

OSU Extension programs, partnerships and volunteer opportunities are focused on:

· Healthy communities and economies

· Resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems

· Sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening

· Thriving youth, individuals, and families

Commitment to inclusive excellence:

Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining compassionate and inclusive learning and working environments for all learners, visitors and employees. We envision collaborative community environments that enhance civility and embrace diversity. All employees are responsible for achieving this commitment. This commitment includes, but is not limited to, complying with Civil Rights and Language Access regulations. In addition, this individual will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that educational programs and outreach activities serve diverse populations, including those that have been historically marginalized/excluded from participation.

To review posting and apply, please visit our website. Apply to posting # P059991UF. Closing Date: 09/25/2022. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.