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Education Program Coordinator – Colorado Agriculture in the Classroom

Remote • Full-Time • Bachelor's Degree Required

The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture (CFA) is seeking a part-time education coordinator position to manage and implement several existing and new Colorado Agriculture in the Classroom (CoAITC) programs across the state. This position will work with prekindergarten through 12 teachers and students to advance agricultural literacy. This person will primarily be responsible for coordinating the following programs: 1) Colorado Literacy Project; 2) Journey 2050/Farmers 2050; and 3) teacher professional development events. Additional responsibilities would include assisting with the development of content for the Colorado Readers and other educational lessons, and helping manage and process orders received through the CoAITC Online Store.

Position responsibilities:

  • Promote and recruit teacher participation in CoAITC programs

  • Work with teachers and volunteers to ensure successful completion of requested classroom visits

  • Manage databases and coordinate teacher requests for programs

  • Conduct educational presentations in classrooms and at other events as requested

  • Develop agricultural lesson plans and materials to be used in Colorado classrooms, in virtual learning settings, and in-service trainings

  • Plan and lead in-person and virtual professional development sessions for teachers

  • Manage, prepare, and ship resource orders, ensuring accuracy and timeliness

  • Organize and maintain educational resources, supplies, and keep inventory

  • Assist with the stewardship of sponsors and donors of the Foundation

  • Perform other job-related duties or special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, agriculture, or other related field of study

  • Teaching experience and background in education preferred

  • Agricultural background desired, but not necessary

  • Experience in planning and leading education activities with students and teachers

  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, and professionalism are a must

  • Strong written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills

  • Excellent decision-making, time management, and program coordinator skills

  • Proven self-starter with strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Ability to work independently and remotely

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Comfortable installing, navigating, and demonstrating gaming platforms on electronic devices

  • Experience or willingness to learn using various database systems

  • Passion to work in the field of agricultural literacy and to advance the vision and mission of the Colorado Foundation for Agriculture

  • Some travel may be required, including occasional overnight stays

Application procedures:

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to: Jennifer Scharpe, Colorado Foundation for Agriculture Executive Director, Questions may be directed to Ms. Scharpe via email or by calling 720-788-3224.

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