The Parenting & Family Life Educator works independently under the general program supervision of the Sr. Issue Leader to provide program delivery, including development, evaluation, planning, management and coordination, for the parenting education program in SULLIVAN County. The main objective is to provide prevention focused and research informed parenting education programs to meet the diverse needs of SULLIVAN County, youth, families, and professionals. The position is responsible for using current research based information to enhance the child rearing and caregiving practices of those who live, work or interact with children, in order to promote safe, stable and nurturing homes and communities. In collaboration with the Sr. Issue Leader, this position is responsible for the direct teaching of the parenting and family life workshops and workshop series in SULLIVAN County. This individual represents Cornell Cooperative Extension's parenting education and family life programs to the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University. This position is grant funded.
Master's degree or equivalent in field related to child and family wellbeing, including but not limited to: Human Development, Child Development, Health, Home Economics/Family and Consumer Sciences, Psychology, Sociology or Public Health, and two years relevant experience. Bachelor's degree and six years' transferrable evidence-based research experience is acceptable.
Previous experience in program coordination and direct teaching.
Experience with public speaking in small and large groups.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools as well as electronic and social marketing/media technology.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to effectively lead and participate in professional and volunteer team efforts.
Ability to identify and manage volunteer staff.
Ability to transport visual aids, tables, and meeting materials to program sites.
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.
Bilingual in Spanish (read, write, speak).
Related college credits or coursework in Human Development & Family Studies, Child Development (prenatal to age 21), Adult Learning, Experiential Education/Group Learning, Diversity Education.
Knowledge and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with Sullivan County schools and agencies.
Ability to utilize current Association computer technology to author reports and proposals, communicate internally and externally, prepare visuals, access information and export educational materials.
Program Development - 20%
Assist in the development of educational strategies as required by funders.
Assist in the research, identification and selection of existing resources for the program while ensuring programs are within the scope of association and statewide plan of work.
Assist in maintaining direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program development guidance.
Assist in the development of program to meet changing local issues and evaluation outcomes.
Program Delivery - 40%
Deliver educational workshops and/or trainings in the area of parenting and family life to Sullivan County parents and caregivers.
Deliver parenting and family life educational programs and/or trainings to professionals in Sullivan County.
Deliver basic parenting and family life information in response to requests (telephone, email, etc.) from individuals and professionals.
Serve as a subject matter resource for the Sullivan County community in the area of parenting and family life.
Provide parenting and family life educational messages to media (print, radio and web).
May assist with maintaining linkages with Cornell University faculty and Parenting Work Team (PWT) for program delivery guidance.
As part of program delivery, represent CCE before the public, community leaders and government officials.
Program Evaluation - 10%
With the Sr. Issue Leader assist in development of program evaluation framework.
Implementation program evaluation as designed, interpret data and communicate results and findings to funders and University faculty.
Direction - 10%
May assist with planning the delivery of educational programs to meet the diverse needs of Sullivan County parents and caregivers.
Work with communication and support staff to assist with planning effective strategic external and internal communication efforts, including strategic marketing efforts.
May assist in developing, enhancing, and expanding relationships with local partners to meet parenting education needs and opportunities.
Make program related recommendations to assist in the budget development process.
Make recommendations to staffing plan development process as the program grows.
Management - 5%
Support the recruitment and involvement of volunteers to assist with parenting education offerings.
Support volunteer management including recruitment, training, oversight and direction.
May provide complex administrative tasks in guiding the implementation program budget.
Assist the monitoring of program income/expense to ensure the spending is within the program budget constraint.
Support the financial resource allocation to accomplish the program objectives.
May provide low complexity administrative tasks to assist in guiding the implementation of communication strategies on particular program/function.
Support the human resources allocations to accomplish program objectives.
Monitor and schedule staff time to ensure program need is met.
May give guidance to volunteers and staff, including those performing similar work.
Coordination/Operation - 10%
Assist in coordinating program implementation activities and planning efforts including outreach and recruitment activities.
Coordinate meeting locations and logistics, supplies, resources, etc.
Work with local agencies and organizations to coordinate guest presenters for caregivers and youth as appropriate
Refer families for outside services as appropriate
May assist with grant writing to enhance funding for educational programs related to parenting and family life by providing ideas and collecting data.
Compile existing resources into educational program materials;
Implement established program schedule;
Provide basic office tasks such as copies, filing, mailing, ordering food and program supplies, and submitting and tracking expenses for the program budget
Provide information for program flyers, brochures, press releases, website, social media, as well as participate in radio and television interviews to promote the program
Transport self and materials to program and recruitment/outreach sites
Prepare materials for report submission to meet funding agency requirement.
Provide required information needed in the financial documentation to meet the grant or budget requirement.
May perform moderately complex tasks related to supervisory responsibility as applicable.
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 in programming and association priorities.
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 Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Attend training in Cornell University curriculum related to the position subject matter.
Attend additional inservice, community and Extension meetings and trainings as necessary to stay current and involved.
Attend required new staff orientation, computer training as necessary to maintain or enhance work knowledge and skills.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
Be aware of, and adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension policies and procedures.
Seek professional development opportunities for self, to promote the use of current and research based resource materials and curriculum.
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 SULLIVAN 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 part time, 20 hours per week, non-exempt, benefits eligible position. Compensation paid at the rate of $20.77 per hour. 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
How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting. For instructions, visit:
All applications must be received on-line by September 13, 2018. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
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 Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.
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