Education Program Coordinator

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • State College, PA, USA
Full Time Academia Program Management

Job Description

Education Program Coordinator


The Pesticide Education Program is seeking to hire an Education Program Coordinator who will assist with the coordination and oversight of several key programs in addition to the development of educational resources and programs. This position requires collaboration with Extension Teams and third-party vendors to deliver educational programming and required training.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:


  • Leading the efforts of several ongoing programs including: FieldWatch, Respirator Fit Test and Airblast Sprayer Programs, and Pesticide Applicator Short Course. This includes: planning, advertising, promotion, venue selection or remote learning details and arrangements, speaker arrangements, and other components to ensure the success of these ongoing training activities.
  • Participating in the creation of pesticide applicator training manuals of various categories. Responsibilities include researching, writing, reviewing, and editing chapter outlines and drafts.
  • Presenting pesticide safety and pest management-related topics at meetings and conferences at various in-person and web-based events across the state throughout the year.
  • Helping team to facilitate and staff outreach events. Work actively as part of the Pesticide Education Program team to deliver and support all program activities to diverse audiences, including consumers and youth.
  • Keeping updated on state and federal regulations that govern pesticides. Attending and presenting relevant information at professional meetings where appropriate.
  • Addressing questions from the public and industry and having the knowledge and understanding of pesticide safety and pest management concepts.


Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher. Preferred background and experience in Entomology, Plant Pathology, Horticulture, or Crop and Soil Sciences with a broad knowledge of pests, pest management, and pesticide safety.


In addition, the candidate is expected to have excellent presentation, writing, and communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The individual must be able to work effectively in a team and with diverse audiences within the state. Position requires effective time management skills, strong organizational communication and interpersonal skills and attention to details. Proficiency in the use of computer software packages such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Candidate must have the ability to carry equipment, educational materials, and supplies with or without accommodation. The individual must possess a valid driver's license since travel throughout the state is required. This position requires the following clearances: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check. Since this position requires operation of a motor vehicle as part of the job duties, successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to the three clearances.


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Education Requirements

Associate Degree