Greetings, Master Gardeners! It has been a pleasure to get to know some of you over the last months and to support all your good work! I write to update you on the front office staffing changes and reorganization. You may have already met Sandy O’Neill, our new Administrative Program Assistant. She is not “the new Sheila,” but rather is in a new position dedicated to marketing and program support, which involves creating flyers and other outreach materials; managing the SOREC Facebook, webpage, and other social media outlets; registering participants; answering program-related questions from the public; and providing support to program coordinators.
And now with Jackie’s absence, we hope to post a position soon that will fulfill many of her duties, including front office administrative support such as assisting callers and walk-ins; scheduling rooms and events; ordering and managing supplies; business functions such as paying invoices, accepting payments, generating reports, contracts, and managing office records; and providing administrative support to the 4-H program.
As Administrative Office Manager, I am responsible for the overall fiscal and administrative functions of the Extension office, in collaboration with the SOREC Director, Rich Roseberg, as well as community engagement for the Extension office. I have learned so much in the last year, especially while covering many duties in the various open positions we have had, including the Master Gardener Program Coordinator position, which we hope to fill soon. It has been a wild ride, and I look forward to continuing to support our many fantastic programs! If you have questions about office procedures or whom to ask for what type of assistance, please don’t hesitate to give me a call or stop by my office.