Program Coordinator

Iowa Falls, IA
Base County
Counties Served

Plan and facilitate educational programming consistent with the objectives of the Hardin County Extension Council, and in harmony with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

  • Facilitates county extension programming, enhances county extension partnerships, and addresses client requests for technical assistance
  • Plans, markets and implements research-based programming based on county needs with direction fromthe extension council, programming committee and regional director
  • Provides programming management and oversight in collaboration with program specialists
  • Maintains and enhances county Extension partnerships and develops partnerships with key stakeholder groups by serving as the face of ISU Extension and Outreach locally
  • Actively seeks out needs in the county and adopts strategies to remain progressive and attentive to the needs of Hardin County while striving to offer programs to underserved audiences
  • Evaluates and reports outcomes and impacts to councils, stakeholders, and ISU Extension and Outreach
  • Manages local data collection in line with program area requirements and inputs into MyData system
  • Works with the Office Director to manage project budgets and secure resources to support county extension programming
  • Represents Hardin County Extension professionally and positively
  • Develops a program of work and attends county, regional and state training as needed
  • Supports and initiates strategies to develop volunteer networks
  • Effectively communicates with clientele of all ages and backgrounds
  • Reports to council at scheduled meetings on county extension programs, partnership activities, and response to clients
  • Associates degree
  • Five + years of work experience
  • Content knowledge in at least one field: agriculture and natural resources, human sciences, youth development, community and economic development
  • Strong written and oral skills
  • Computer (including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Teams, etc.), organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Team player and people oriented
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to travel and access to dependable transportation with proof of vehicle liability coverage
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bilingual; fluent in a second language
  • Experience organizing events and activities
  • Teaching or facilitation experience
  • Experience working with governing boards, councils, and community groups
Additional Information

SUPERVISOR: Office Director

Resume with references, letter of interest and application form can be emailed or mailed to:

Hardin County Extension and Outreach

c/o Missy Crawford

PO Box 818

Iowa Falls, IA 50126

Job Type
Full Time
Wages (type)
Wages (status)

Health insurance package, paid time off and holidays, IPERS, professional development opportunities, and work-related travel reimbursement.

Application Deadline

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.

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