Texas A&M University Program Coordinator I in College Station, Texas
Position Title Program Coordinator I
Posting Title Program Coordinator I
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department HORTICULTURAL SCIENCES / 02-130008
Posting Number O00138FY17
Pay Basis Hourly
Job Close Date
Geographic Location College Station
Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Part-Time
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No
EEO AA Statement
The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Position Summary Information
The Program Coordinator I, under general supervision, coordinates the planning, development and implementation of assigned program.
Major/Essential Duties of Job
Working in the Department of Horticultural Sciences, this part-time Coffee Training Program Coordinator (Program Coordinator I) will assist in the coordination of the new Center for Coffee Research and Education (CCRE). Lead the coordination of the Coffee Training Program, which is targeted for the general public, members of the coffee industry, and the TAMU community, including students. Coordinate and promote events, design and promote seminars, field days, online tutorials, etc.; and coordinate special visits on and away from campus, as well as duties related to the interaction between the Center and the public and/or other coffee related individuals and institutions. Assisting in the development of training events and educational programs, such as the Coffee Umbrella Project (CUP) and a Coffee Certificate, which will be offered to TAMU students with special interest in credentialing themselves for future work within the coffee industry, or close coordination with a Coffee Education Program Coordinator. (40%) Lead, coordinate and direct training activities focused on any aspect of the coffee supply chain, from production to sales, marketing and sensory, including community/industry outreach and educational events. Develop a coffee curriculum and assist with the promotion of or a 2-day coffee short course to be offered on campus. Work with CCRE Director and scientists in expanding the connections to the coffee industry to increase visibility of the CCRE and raise funds to support the CCRE programs. Assist in the preparation of 1-2 lab exercises for the coffee processing course. Assist in the reorganization/remodeling of the post-harvest lab to house a coffee roaster and other equipment to be used for the coffee training program. Work with CCRE’s graduate students and staff to promote coffee oriented research activities within the mission of the CCRE. Work with CCRE Communication Manager to promote training programs and events. Assist in the development and application of the Certificate of Coffee Science.(40%)
Plans and implements program events such as conferences, seminars, lectures, meetings and workshops. May assist in preparation and monitoring of budgets for programs and events. Responds to inquiries regarding program offerings. Coordinates program communications and marketing. Compiles program statistics. May develop and update training materials and deliver training sessions. Maintains program records and databases. May assists in identifying funding opportunities. Plans and implements programs and assists in their evaluation. Supervise student workers and graduate students conducting research related to coffee processing.(20%)
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent combination of training and experience. Two years of experience in program management or coordination and training programs.
Preferred Education and Experience
Master’s degree or higher in relevant field. Experience in the coffee sector, coordination of training programs; seminars, field days, etc.
Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Microsoft software certifications.
Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency with spreadsheet and database software (Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). Detail oriented and strong organizational skills. Good problem-solving, analytical and interpersonal skills. Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Strong familiarity with the sourcing, roasting and marketing of coffee. Knowledge of global agriculture issues, especially on historic and contemporary issues and obstacles in coffee production and marketing. Ability to collaborate and approach tasks, such that events and programs will produce results benefitting the CCRE and TAMU. Proficient in both written and spoken Spanish and English languages.
Other Requirements or Other Factors
Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors