CCE of Saratoga County Capital/Mohawk Regional Invasive Species Management Partnership Team Leader – Ballston Spa, NY
July 4, 2018
New York State, New York
CCE of Saratoga County is seeking a full time qualified and experienced incumbent responsible for program oversight, administration and expansion of the Capital/Mohawk Regional Invasive Species Management Partnership (‘CapMoPRISM’). The Team Leader supports partner organizations in their efforts while fulfilling the obligations of a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (‘NYSDEC’) 2018-2022 contract. A firm understanding of invasive species management is essential for success in this position.
The Team Leader supervises programs staff, ensuring they are meeting the program requirements.
This position serves as high-level subject matter expert and represents the CapMoPRISM and the Association before the public, community leaders, community organizations, and local government officials.
Please include a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants:Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
All applications must be received on-line by July 20, 2018. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
Master's degree in in natural resources, environmental science, biology, botany, ecology, or related field and two years of experience working in the field of invasive species control, outreach, or management and a high level of understanding of the invasive species issues facing the Capital District/Mohawk Region.
Experience in effective supervision and management.
Ability to meet the frequent travel requirements of the job. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
Ability to accommodate flexible working hours including nights and weekends as needed.
Ability to meet background check requirements.
Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, administer and evaluate informal education programs.
Demonstrated ability to manage resources.
Demonstrated ability to lead and participate effectively in professional team efforts. Demonstrated experience and ability to work with internal and external partners at multiple levels within organizations and across communities.
Knowledge of local county and regional needs and the services provided by other agencies that relate to the program area(s).
Knowledge of statewide and/or national initiatives related to invasive species management.
Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, agencies and clientele groups.
Demonstrated initiative, reliability, and dependability.
Demonstrated skills in effectively communicating information through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools as well as innovative applications of electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
Ability to identify and secure funding that supports programs, including grant writing, developing public and private partnerships.
Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines.
Coursework in research methodology, education and management experience highly preferred.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Assessment- 10%
Lead the application of subject matter knowledge to identify gaps and trends in invasive species management.
Lead the development of the CapMoPRISM program needs assessment. Analyze program needs.
Make recommendations for CapMoPRISM programmatic offerings, enhancements or improvements.
May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts to assess program.
Maintain direct linkage with NYSDEC and Cornell University faculty and program units for program assessment guidance.
May have direct linkage with other Land Grant University faculty and program units for program assessment guidance.
Ensure NYSDEC program assessment is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
May be involved in multi-association team efforts to assess program.
Program Development - 10%
Work with partners to develop CapMoPRISM specific invasive species management plans with prioritized objectives throughout the region.
Provide leadership for CapMoPRISM partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) program utilizing program development needs assessment process.
Lead the application of invasive species subject matter knowledge to develop CapMoPRISM educational strategies.
May apply high level of disciplinary subject matter knowledge to develop CapMoPRISM educational strategies.
Lead the development of the innovative educational program.
Research, identify and select existing resources for the CapMoPRISM program.
Lead the development of the CapMoPRISM program materials to address public needs.
Interpret NYSDEC, Association, and University program direction to create educational programs.
Ensure CapMoPRISM program development is within scope of the NYSDEC and the statewide Plan of Work.
Structure NYSDEC programs to meet the need of diverse program participants.
May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts to develop program to address priority issues.
May be involved in multi-association team efforts to develop program to address priority issues.
Maintain direct linkage with NYSDEC and Cornell University faculty and program units for program development guidance.
May have direct linkage with other Land Grant University faculty and program units for program development guidance.
Use a system of ongoing involvement of citizens in the program development process which expresses the demographics of the community.
Develop program to meet changing CapMoPRISM regional issues. Develop program to meet changing regional issues.
Program Delivery - 10%
Serve as subject matter expert in invasive species management; provide highly complex nonstandard responses.
Represent CapMoPRISM and CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
Provide PRISM updates or ID proxy to provide updates during monthly NYS PRISM conference calls, quarterly PRISM Coordinator calls and as needed
Foster acceptance of CapMoPRISM program, methods and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Lead the application of subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans to deliver CapMoPRISM educational program.
Teach the existing educational program as defined.
Teach the innovative educational program with discretion.
Provide CapMoPRISM educational program efforts via mass media.
Interact with program participants as part of program delivery
May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts to deliver program.
May be involved in multi-association team efforts to deliver program.
Maintain direct linkage with NYSDEC and Cornell University faculty and program units for program delivery guidance.
May have direct linkage with other Land Grant University faculty and program units for program delivery guidance.
Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies. Ensure program delivery is within scope of the NYDEC and the statewide Plan of Work.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Lead the application of subject matter knowledge to evaluate CapMoPRISM program.
Design or create program evaluation framework.
Implement program evaluation process.
Analyze collected program evaluation data.
Make recommendations for improvements.
May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts to design or analyze program evaluation.
May be involved in multi-association team efforts to design or analyze program evaluation.
Maintain direct linkage with NYSDEC and Cornell University faculty and program units for program evaluation guidance.
May have direct linkage with other Land Grant University faculty and program units for program evaluation guidance.
Interpret evaluation data to the constituencies.
Communicate evaluation results and findings. Interact with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs.
Ensure program evaluation is within scope of the NYSDEC and the statewide Plan of Work.
Applied Research - 10%
Collaborate the applied research process under the leadership of NYSDEC and Cornell University faculty as outlined in CCE program definition and standard.
Collaborate with NYSDEC and Cornell faculty to design or create applied research collection framework as outlined in CCE program definition and standard.
Collect and process diagnostic laboratory samples.
Maintain direct linkage with NYSDEC and Cornell University faculty and program units for guidance in applied research.
May have direct linkage with other Land Grant University faculty and program units for guidance in applied research.
Communicate social and economic changes to Cornell University specialists that may be studied and/or acted upon.
Ensure applied research is within scope of the NYSDEC and the statewide Plan of Work.
Direction - 20%
Program Direction - Provide complex administrative tasks to plan the educational program. Provide leadership to the interpretation of Association program direction to plan educational programs. Provide leadership to the interpretation of University program direction to plan educational programs. Provide leadership to the planning of the delivery of established educational program goals. Provide leadership to the planning of the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods. May assist in the design of a system of ongoing involvement of citizens which expresses the demographics of the community.
Financial Direction - Provide moderately complex administrative tasks in anticipating or planning for program expenses. Anticipate or project expenses to develop a unit budget. Propose unit budget based on established financial guidelines or procedures. Allocate unit budget amounts. Plan effective strategic funding efforts. May assist in establishing financial strategies.
Communications/Marketing Direction - Provide moderately complex administrative tasks in planning for mass media efforts related to program/ function. Plan effective strategic external and internal program communication/ marketing efforts. Plan for mass media efforts related to program/ function. Assist in developing and/or enhancing/ expanding relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, industries and community leaders for program/ function. Assist in developing an Association's marketing program, keying in on successes, research initiatives and flagship programs. Assist in planning major public affairs events and functions.
Staffing Direction - Perform complex tasks related to supervisory responsibility as applicable. May plan organizational leadership strategies. Develop unit staffing plan.
Management - 20%
Program Management - Provide complex administrative management of established educational program goals. Manage CapMoPRISM contract with NYSDEC to ensure all program deliverables are met, develop and manage subcontracts to conduct priority invasive species projects and all associated invoices. Provide PRISM updates or ID a proxy to provide updates during monthly NYS PRISM conference calls, quarterly statewide PRISM Coordinator calls and as needed and facilitate several PRISM calls each year. Manage PRISM involvement in invasive species conferences and research symposiums. Manage access to private and public lands, throughout the PRISM region. Manage and track all partner invasive species related projects including but not limited to educational programs, number of sites, and acres treated; summarize post-treatment monitoring data, if any; summarize in annual report. Organize and facilitate working group (agriculture, aquatics, conservation, and educational/outreach committees) meetings as appropriate to discuss specific invasive species issues, such as communications and aquatic invasive species monitoring. Work to support and communicate an early detection reporting network among partners. Identify and pursue other grant opportunities as they relate to appropriate CapMoPRISM projects. Manage the collection and reporting of data by PRISM partners. Monitor program to ensure that educational content conforms to research base, policies and objectives of the Association and is research knowledge-based. Manage program activities to Association Plan of Work. Provide leadership for CapMoPRISM program volunteers including ongoing supervision, program planning and implementation. Identify, develop, enhance and engage networks of volunteers and volunteer leaders. Lead volunteer recruitment and involvement.
General Management - Provide moderately complex administrative management support to the overall organization. Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the operation of the unit, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Financial Management - Provide complex administrative tasks in guiding the implementation of the program budget. Assist in reviewing funding opportunities and grant proposals. Monitoring income/ expense to ensure the spending is within budget constraint. Manage allocation of resources according to established financial strategies. Manage compliance to established financial requirements, including grant and contract.
Communications/Marketing Management - May provide moderately complex administrative tasks in guiding the implementation of communication strategies on particular program/ function. Draft and work with partners to create an annual report. Oversee the process to develop and maintain effective working relations with legislators, government leaders, community leaders, funding agencies, etc.
Staffing Management - Perform complex tasks related to supervisory responsibility as applicable. Supervises 2 full time Program Coordinators. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Association's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and hiring staff; planning, assigning, and directing work; providing continuous feedback, coaching, and performance management; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Jointly develop and review progress of assigned staff development plans as needed to increase staff competency. Assures positive, team-based employee relations. Effectively allocate human resources and align appropriate staff skill sets and performance level under established staffing plan, to accomplish program objectives. Provide supervision to program/ non-program staff and interns. Assigns work and provides performance feedback on a shared administrative assistant position in CCE of Saratoga County. Provide guidance to volunteers and staff, including those performing similar work.
Coordination/Operation - 10%
Program Coordination - May provide complex administrative support to the implementation of the assessment, development, delivery, research and evaluation of established educational program goals. Work with CapMoPRISM Steering Committee Chair to schedule and organize Steering Committee meetings and agendas. Organize quarterly CapMoPRISM meetings. Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses to promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts. Maintain, distribute, and post meeting minutes and notes of PRISM program activities. Prepare and submit required reports related programming activities and accomplishments to communicate results to appropriate stakeholders. Coordinate program implementation activities and planning efforts. Carry out ongoing program need assessment. Provide administrative leadership to the coordination of assessment, development, delivery, research and evaluation of established educational program goals. Collect program needs assessment data based on existing framework.
Financial Coordination - Provide moderately complex administrative support to accomplish financial goals within assigned program/ function. Prepare and submit grants and contract proposals to secure funding actively involving Executive Director, finance staff, and program staff as necessary. Ensure grant and funding proposal completion. Ensure grant funding requirement is met.
Communications/Marketing Coordination - Provide moderately complex administrative support to conducting mass media efforts related to program/ function.
Staffing Coordination - Perform moderately complex tasks related to supervisory responsibility as applicable. Provide orientation and training to staff related to specific job responsibilities and/or areas of improvement as necessary. Provide leadership to develop program unit staffing plan.
On a frequent basis transports self, also lifting, moving and/or transporting program materials and resources to Association sites and additional community based settings in either personal or Association vehicles.
Professional Improvement - 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions.
Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar with and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, Association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions.
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Saratoga County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
This is a full time, exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $44,000 annually. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at: email@example.com.
For additional questions please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (518) 765-3503.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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