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Program Coordinator II

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Program Coordinator II
Requisition Number RE25124
Working Title
Department Name 81090:Forestry and Natural Resources
Work Location Virginia and Pennsylvania
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $41,475-66,373/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Some lifting (up to 25 lbs.); moderate amounts of standing and/or walking; sitting for extended periods of time; and intermittent job-related travel.


Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, and some weekends when needed.

Job Summary

The College of Agriculture, Food & Environment department of Forestry & Natural Resources seeks a Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following areas:

1) Program Development and Implementation – Establishing and overseeing reforestation projects with the Green Forests Work (“GFW”) program; ensuring an availability of planting sites for GFW operations; developing and maintaining relationships with contractors to perform key GFW services; and matching funding opportunities, planting sites, and contractors to ensure that GFW efforts are effectively implemented across the eight states of Appalachia.

2) Fundraising – Creating and implementing a comprehensive development plan; creating and ensuring maintenance of the necessary infrastructure to track, solicit and acknowledge contributors; and utilizing board members and other volunteers to actively assist in all fund development activities and cultivate positive relationships with key stakeholders and funders.

3) Business Administration – Assisting Director of Operations in business activities and recordkeeping; ensuring that reporting and fundraising initiatives are consistent with board policy and comply with Federal and state laws, and policies of the University of Kentucky; overseeing and assuring contracts, service agreements and major purchases are procured and monitored in accordance with Internal Controls and Board policy; and developing an open bidding system.

4) Community Relations – Serving as chief public affairs officer for GFW; creating and implementing an organizational public relations and marketing plan; managing all technical and informational outreach efforts such as media contracts/releases and social networking outlets; producing (or overseeing the production of) reports, documents and publications ranging from quarterly/annual reports to brochures and other written materials; representing GFW as an “official spokesperson” in public appearances, professional meetings, speeches and presentations; and working with existing partners and establishing new partnerships with corporations, philanthropic organizations, energy companies, state forestry and wildlife agencies, federal partners, local government officials and watershed/community groups, landowners, etc.

Job responsibilities for this position will be primarily located in the states of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. This will require intermittent job related travel.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Computer proficiency including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. MS Windows, Excel, and grant writing.

Driver’s license preferred.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience

A Master’s degree is preferred. Experience with a conservation or wildlife related nonprofit is preferred, but not required. Fundraising, including grant proposal writing experience, is desired.

Deadline to Apply 11/18/2020
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2020-11-04 Expires: 2020-12-04

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