Staff Coordinator

University of Maine Cooperative Extension - Orono | Orono, ME, United States

Posted Date 5/03/2024

Staff Coordinator

Orono, Maine

Cooperative Extension - OCES

The Staff Coordinator with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will work with the Assistant Director of Employee Engagement to coordinate and support recruitment, hiring and onboarding, design and develop training tools and programs and execute personnel actions for Extension staff. This position also serves as Extension’s Internship Program Coordinator which meets the needs of local high school students, current UMaine students and beyond. Typical hiring range for this position is $45,000 to $48,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.



* Bachelor’s Degree

* Knowledge of how to develop job aides, web page content and training

* Experience in event planning, coordination and promotion

* Demonstrated effective communication skills both orally, in writing and via electronic methods

* Experience with the Microsoft Suite of software

* Ability to establish and maintain an online file system, including confidential information

* Ability to learn and utilize appropriate search and hiring software (such as HireTouch, ORACLE)

* Ability to travel both in-state and out of state, usually requiring a valid driver’s license


* Knowledge of adult education theory

* Experience developing job aides and developing and delivering training

* Experience evaluating the effectiveness of training and procedures

* Knowledge of Cooperative Extension structure and programs

* Knowledge of UMS human resource policies

* Experience working with a diverse audience

Other Information

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Estimated timeline:
Review of applications to begin: June 3

Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: June 11-12
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: N/A
Tentative start date: July 23

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Beth Hawkyard,

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Salary45,000.00 - 48,000.00 Annual
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