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Ag In The Classroom Coordinator Vacancy - Jackson County in Murphysboro

Monday, July 01, 2013

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Vacancy     Jackson County in Murphysboro
Position     AITC Coordinator
Description     The Ag Literacy Coordinator will work with the County Farm Bureau Manager and the Jackson County Advisory Council on projects set forth in the plan of work for the year. The Ag Literacy Coordinator will work with local school districts to deliver specific programming in agricultural literacy exploration, experimentation and growth.

The Ag Literacy Coordinator reports directly to the Jackson County Farm Bureau Manager. The County Farm Bureau Manager is responsible for supervision and performance reviews of the Ag Literacy coordinator with input from the Jackson County Advisory Council.

1. Develop and conduct in-school and group educational programs
2. Prepare, assemble lesson plans and packets
3. Organize and work with volunteers to make educational presentations
4. Conduct volunteer and county and/or district teacher workshops and institutes
5. Use a variety of methods to reach targeted audiences (field trips, demonstrations, presentations, media, newsletters, exhibits, contests, etc)
6. Complete duties as assigned by the Manager.
See attached calendar.

• Interest and basic knowledge of agriculture
• Ability to work “hands-on” with students, teachers and volunteers
• Good communications skills
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to organize/motivate volunteers

-Coordinator will be hired as Independent Contractor.
-There will be no office provided, but rooms available on occasion at the Murphysboro Farm Bureau Building.
-Contract will run from September 1-May 31 & may be extended depending on work needed.
-Coordinator sets own hours/schedule but is paid $600/mo. & is reimbursed up to $250/mo. for mileage and supplies.
-Will be given a Form 1099-Misc. at the end of the year to file with their taxes.

Prior to July 15, please US mail or email a cover letter and resume to:

Lindsay McQueen, Manager
Jackson Farm Bureau
220 N 10th St
Murphysboro, IL 62966-2132

Phone: (618) 684-3129
Fax: (618) 687-4405

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The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is found. 

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