Position Summary

Salary and Other Benefits

Salary range of $45,000 to $55,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Position Description

Provide leadership, coordination, and oversight for the Montana Master Gardener Program including oversight of budget, statewide planning, implementation, teaching, and evaluating the program.
Provide support and training to Montana State University Extension agents pertaining to the Master Gardener program.
Develop, review, update and manage Master Gardener and horticulture publications.
Maintain the Master Gardener website, database, social media page, and other program resources.
Serve as a resource for consumer horticulture questions including yard and garden installation, maintenance, and integrated pest management.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Education, Plant Science, Sustainable Agriculture, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Plant Science, or a related combination of bachelor’s level education and experience. Demonstrated experience leading or coordinating educational programs. Demonstrated experience with gardening and home horticulture. Demonstrated experience in volunteer development. Demonstrated experience with website, social media, and database management

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree relevant to focus of position. Experience with the Master Gardener Program Demonstrated understanding of adult learning theory and its application to community-based education and outreach.

Other Requirements

The Successful Candidate Will Possess excellent human relation skills and a high level of professionalism Have the ability to work effectively with other staff members; Have evidence of good judgment, flexibility and innovation to respond to changing needs of people in Montana, and will be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Will have a familiarity with multi-cultural and different socioeconomic audiences, an interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to the principles of diversity. Have dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness.

Travel Requirements

Position will include some travel throughout the state and occasional travel within the country.

Driver’s license or alternate transportation required?


Contact Name

Abi Saeed

Contact Email


Application Instructions

Apply online at msuextension.org, click on "careers."

Equal Employer Statement(s)

Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterasn/Disabled

About Montana State University Extension

Extension work at MSU is defined as, the creation of partnerships, programs, and plans through Extension, or other community-based research, that leverage the knowledge and resources of the university and the public/private sector to enhance learning, discovery, and engagement; educate and engage citizens; strengthen communities; address locally identified issues and problems; apply and disseminate knowledge; and contribute to the public good.