Extension Leadership Team Minutes February 17, 2017

Extension Leadership Team Minutes
102B Libby Hall – Orono

Facilitator: John Rebar
Note taker: Jon Prichard

Extension events calendar
Our recently updated web-based calendar is an important place for the public to view upcoming events, and also is a valuable place for Extension staff to see the full range of activities happening statewide.  If you haven’t visited the calendar recently take a look.  Staff are encouraged to post events. https://calendar.umaine.edu/events/category/cooperative-extension/

Client experience workshops
Staff are encouraged to attend one of two upcoming customer service workshops titled The Ultimate Client Experience. As Extension staff we know that excellent customer service is crucial to developing and maintaining positive relationships with our clients and coworkers, promoting a positive image of Extension and solidifying our credibility within the communities and with the people we serve. These things are essential to our organizational sustainability. Fran Sulinski has designed two workshops, one in Orono (April 11) and one in Lisbon Falls (April 13).  More information is available in a recent allstaff email from Fran.

ES237 Report
Lisa gave the ELT a useful overview of the annual ES237 Report to National 4-H (NIFA).  She agreed to write up a summary paragraph that could be used to concisely share the value of Maine 4-H as reflected in this report.

Search Updates
4-H Youth Development Professional – Franklin County –
4-H Youth Development Professional – Knox/Lincoln Counties – Advertising
4-H Youth Development Professional – Oxford County –
Job description in review by HR
4-H STEM SpecialistOrono – Job description in review by HR
Ornamental Horticulture Specialist – Orono
Assistant Extension Professor & Extension Plant Pathologist – OronoReviewing applicants
Integrated Pest Management Technician – Aroostook –
Job description in review by HR
Parent Educational ProfessionalKnox/Lincoln Counties – Offer tentatively accepted
Accounting Support Specialist CL2 – OronoReviewing Applicants
Administrative Specialist CL1 – Cumberland CountyOffer made – waiting for HR approval
Administrative Specialist CL2 – Pest Management, Orono – Job description in review by HR
Community Education Assistant CL2 (Food System Aide) – Penobscot County – Screening applicants
Marine Extension Associate (Joint appointment with Sea Grant) – Coastal Maine –  Search committee formed

ELT Meeting Dates –2017– Meetings are from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm – unless otherwise noted.

Facilitator Notes Location
March 14 Prichard Harrington Orono – 102B Libby Hall
March 29 Harrington Brzozowski Augusta – 218 RSTC
April 19 Brzozowski Sulinski Orono – 102B Libby Hall
May 3 Sulinski Phelps Orono – 102B Libby Hall
May 16 Phelps Rebar Orono – 102B Libby Hall
May 31 Rebar Prichard Augusta – 218 RSTC
June 21 Prichard Harrington Falmouth