Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County has an opening for a part-time (35 hrs per week) 4-H Youth Development Educator.
Serve as a member of the 4-H Youth Development team to assist with planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the 4-H Youth Development programs. Educator will be responsible for promoting program objectives and plans in all areas of 4-H Youth Development programming with emphasis on Agriculture in the Classroom, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Life Skills and Workforce Preparation, as well as Community Service and Leadership.
Master's Degree with experience relevant to the role of the position. Bachelor's Degree plus 4 years transferrable relevant evidence-based research experience may substitute.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Experience, ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and tactfully through verbal, written and electronic methods.
Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information.
Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
Coursework in Education, Agriculture and/or Human/Youth Development.
Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in Spanish.
Experience in oversight and collaboration with volunteers.
Ability to identify and develop volunteer leadership.
Program Development - 15%
Assist Supervisor with development of 4-H Youth Development educational programs with emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Life Skills and Workforce Preparation, as well as Community Service and Leadership to meet identified needs and diverse interests of participants and volunteers.
Assist Supervisor with development of Ag in the Classroom programming initiatives.
Assist Supervisor in research, identification and selection of existing resources.
Assist Supervisor in creation of program materials to address identified needs.
Assist Supervisor in making programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes and to meet changing local priorities.
Assist Supervisor in structuring programs to meet the needs of diverse program participants.
Program Delivery - 50%
Deliver high quality 4-H Youth Development educational programs and events that address local, regional and statewide 4-H Youth Development programming priorities with emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Life Skills and Workforce Preparation, as well as Community Service and Leadership. Events and programs may require involvement of volunteers.
Deliver Ag in the Classroom programming.
Deliver programs and participate in special projects including but not limited to the 4-H Leader trainings, County Fair, State Fair, 4-H Fundraising, Public Presentations, Achievement Night, enrollment campaign, and other extension association activities, as assigned.
Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning to deliver program.
Serve as subject matter resource.
Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Provide educational program efforts via mass media including contributing articles to 4-H newsletter, utilizing emails, phone messages, and website postings.
Interact with program participants representing CCE in a professional manner at all times.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Assist in the creation of program evaluation framework.
Interact with program participants, association staff, program committees, county/community leaders, and other key stakeholders to collect evaluation data for improving programs.
Assist in analyzing collected program evaluation data for reporting and program improvement purposes using standard, established policy, procedure and methods.
Assist with making recommendations for program changes to strengthen and improve programs.
Communicate evaluation results and findings.
Administrative Direction - 10%
Assist with establishing program goals and priorities that align with Association and statewide Plan of Work.
Assist with development of marketing strategies, public affairs and special events to reach target audiences and meet program objectives.
Assist in identifying community and fiscal resources for program continuance and enhancement.
Provide supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process.
Assist with identifying key relationships to build/sustain with community leaders and stakeholders.
Assist with identifying program, activity, and resource needs necessary to implement initiatives and projects.
May provide input to planning budget based on program feasibility needs and assist in identifying opportunities for 4-H fund development activities.
Administrative Management - 10%
Assist in monitoring program to ensure that educational content conforms to policies and objectives of the association and is research based.
Assist with monitoring program financial status to ensure compliance with funding requirements, program budget, grant specifications, and adherence to association strategies/plan of work.
Effectively manage program budget allocations. Assist with identifying ways to reduce costs and maximize existing resources within the Association.
Make recommendations to Supervisor regarding program budgetary needs.
Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise within the 4-H Youth Development program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Assist with ensuring volunteer direction and management procedures are followed according to established policies and procedures by providing guidance, leadership and resources for volunteers and volunteer leaders including recruitment, screening, orientation, training, evaluation, and management.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
Coordinate identified administrative tasks to support the delivery of established educational program goals; i.e. confirming events; gathering materials and resources for program delivery; and ensuring delivery to offsite program locations.
Maintain and prepare teaching materials necessary for 4-H Youth Development programs applying existing subject matter knowledge.
Maintain communication with constituents and the community through variety of methods such as newsletters, e-mails, electronic technology, internet, social media, website postings and content.
Assist with coordination of marketing and promotion of 4-H Youth Development through public relation initiatives and networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational and other organizations.
Act as contact for Volunteers and Volunteer Leaders within the County.
Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
Process, track, and maintain event and program registration and monies as per established policy.
Collect and reconcile event and program receipts and monies. Prepare program expense reports.
Maintain records of class participants, complete reports, and accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required.
Prepare and submit expense reports and vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
Maintain confidentiality of participant information and data collected.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
This position may require the transport of program self and/or program materials/resources in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
In cooperation with the Supervisor, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to local fairs, community activities, etc. Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applies to all duties and functions
Support the association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar 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 - Applies to all duties and functions
Conduct all programming and activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and regional affirmative action plans.
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.
Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension policies, procedures and Cornell Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive and receptive manner.
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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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