Job Opening: Master Gardener Coordinator – Tolland County

Master Gardener logoThe UConn Extension Master Gardener Program is seeking applications for the position of Master Gardener Tolland County Program Coordinator. This is a 16-hour-per-week position and is a temporary, six-month appointment. Renewal is optional pending coordinator review and availability of program funding.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing leadership for the base county Master Gardener program. The successful candidate will coordinate the development, staffing, and recognition of program mentors, volunteers, and interns; coordinate and assist with the annual classroom portion of the program; work with UConn Extension center/county-based faculty and staff, as well as university-based faculty and staff as needed. Will also work with allied community groups and Extension partners such as the CT Master Gardener Association and Extension Councils; train and supervise interns in the Extension center when classroom teaching is completed; arrange and conduct Advanced Master Gardener classes each year; create, develop and coordinate outreach programs and projects in the county. They will prepare annual reports on program activities, impacts, incomes, and outcomes (number of clientele contacts); and communicate effectively with the state coordinator, other county coordinators, center coordinators, and support staff.

Preference will be given to candidates who are Certified Master Gardeners, or with a degree in horticulture, botany, biology, or equivalent experience. Interested applicants should possess strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills and be able to show initiative. They should be able to demonstrate experience in working collaboratively as well as independently and be willing to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office and familiar with the online class experience. Volunteer experience is desired. Monthly reports shall be communicated to the state coordinator and topical information may be shared with others as requested.

Submit a letter of application, resume, and names of three references to:

Sarah Bailey, State Extension Master Gardener Coordinator at Please put the Master Gardener Coordinator Position in the subject line.

The screening will begin immediately.