K-State Research & Extension

7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita , KS
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Growing Growers Program Manager

K-State Research & Extension
Wichita, KS Full-time
Posted on October 4, 2018


  • Ability to work with farmers and adult learners
  • Competent working knowledge of computer software, including: Microsoft products, Constant Contact, and online research and data management tools
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Facebook and other social media platforms
  • Ability to communicate clearly through public speaking and written communications
  • Experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license, insurance, and reliable transportation. High school diploma or equivalent


  • Experience working on a produce farm
  • Experience working with farmers and adult learners
  • Course work in college level horticulture, communications, or education
  • Experience in gardening, horticulture, or a related field
  • Associates or Bachelors’ degree in an applicable field


  • Part-time, avg. 19 hours per week, occasional weekends and evenings required. Schedule can be negotiated. This is a two year, grant-funded position.

Duties Include:

  • Recruit apprentices and host farms
  • Evaluate and select apprentices and host farms
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate Growing Growers Apprenticeship Program and Workshops
  • Track and evaluate progress of apprentices
  • Visit program host farms and apprentices to check program progress
  • Work with supervising agent on program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Coordinate communication between apprentices, host farms, and program partners
  • Other duties as assigned

Pay and Benefits:

  • $14.00 per hour; mileage reimbursement; position can be flexible except during peak periods


K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.