Extension Service with West Virginia University (WVUES) is seeking applications for a Program Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Research, this position is responsible for serving as the program director for the award-winning statewide Energy Express summer reading and nutrition program for early elementary-aged children at West Virginia University Extension Service. As part of Extension youth programming, this position will provide innovative leadership and engage in strategic planning to oversee the development, implementation, and management of Energy Express.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Oversee the development, implementation, and management of the Energy Express program to include program requirements and reporting compliance.
Serve as the p rimary grant writer for federal, state, corporate, and private Foundations.
Coordinate and manage site supervisor applications and the selection process.
Coordinate and assist with site application training for county contacts/Energy Express site teams.
Coordinate with Director of Development to maintain and acquire programmatic financial support through grants, donations, and other resources, while strengthening relationships with current funding sources.
Coordinate with the director of communications to address media requests and for public relations and media training for volunteers and staff.
In collaboration with the Academic Success Specialist and Evaluation and Research Specialist, coordinate and p rovide guidance on program evaluation of the Energy Express program.
Serve as the primary contact for County Agents.
Represent the Energy Express program at state and national levels such as with legislators, CNCS, VWV, foundations, and more.
Assist in developing and maintaining the Community Coordinator and Program policy manuals.
Oversee the recruitment, retainment, and management of Energy Express volunteers.
Serve as liaison to the Office of Child Nutrition.
Provide oversight of community service projects that are designed and implemented by the Energy Express site teams.
Partner with the Academic Success specialist and other faculty members to develop and implement strategic initiatives to make Energy Express impactful and sustainable.
Participate in the strategic planning, program development and budget decision making process for Energy Express which includes setting goals and objectives in terms of resource allocation, recommending budget expenditures and developing strategies to meet current and future goals.
Conduct needs assessments to determine best practices and appropriate strategies to strengthen the Energy Express program.
Develop networks and relationships with public schools, state and federal agencies, organizations, and key stakeholders to support Energy Express.
Collaborate with leadership within Extension Service to exchange information, resolve existing issues, and identify potential problems that may affect Extension Service and the Energy Express program.
In collaboration with the HR Partner, the Program Coordinator will:
Cultivate and maintain diversity initiatives by comprising a strategically aligned approach considering the needs of the organization.
Review vacant positions to determine a course of action for recruiting that aligns with the strategic goals and initiatives of Extension Service and WVU.
Collaborate with WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to ensure proper training and reporting of incidents occur within Energy Express.
Bachelor's Degree Education, Youth Development, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership or related field required.
Master's Degree preferred.
At least five (5) years of experience is required in the following:
Leadership and supervision in early and elementary education, academic, or higher education.
Resource development and team leadership.
Documented evidence of success in providing leadership for in-school and out of school experiential education programs and child development programs.
Management of personnel with documented successful leadership experiences.
Demonstrated knowledge of early and elementary education.
Ability to provide leadership in a child development program.
Exceptional resource development and grant-writing skills.
Ability to apply analytical and critical thinking skills to achieve the institution's long-range strategic goals.
Excellent interpersonal skills to form positive working relationships staff, program stakeholders and program users.
Ability to lead, coach, consult with, and influence others towards success and effectiveness.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, write coherently and concisely, and use appropriate grammar and spelling.
Ability to coordinate projects and people, prioritize and track multiple projects simultaneously, and meet critical deadlines.
Demonstrated time management and organizational skills.
Ability to identify objectives, set priorities, and develop plans with attainment of goals.
Exceptional strategic consulting, facilitation, coordination, and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to develop, interpret and apply complex policies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to maintain objectivity and composure for professional interaction with a variety of persons.
A valid driver's license is required in order to travel to meet with county Extension faculty. Overnight travel may be required at program sites, conferences, professional development sessions, etc.
WVUES is a primary outreach division of West Virginia University, embracing the heart of the University's land-grant mission. With offices in each of the state's 55 counties, Extension helps West Virginians improve their quality of life and solve problems through the application of research and evidence-based knowledge. Our educators and volunteers build and help sustain collaborations and partnerships with people and organizations across the state to improve their lives and communities.
West Virginia University is a place to grow, explore, interact, and learn. It's a place where innovation meets passion, where potential meets talent. It's a place that makes a difference in the world. And do you know why? Because it's a place with you. This University is only capable of such big things because of our employees. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and tireless efforts toward progress. We love having you here. Let's go!
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Oct 23, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 214565
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.
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