| This position will serve as the 4-H Youth Development Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Cayuga County as a member of the 4-H Youth Development team to assist with planning, developing, and evaluating the 4-H Youth Development programs. The 4-H Youth Development Educator will also be responsible for delivering and promoting program objectives and plans in all areas of 4-H Youth Development programming with emphasis on Teen Leaders, Conservation, Shooting Sports, Plant Science, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Program (STEM), specifically in Electricity and Woodworking, and School Programming.|
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:
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All applicants must apply by close of business on May 3, 2017 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact Peggy Lillie, Association Operations Coordinator at 315-255-1183 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE. The hourly rate is $17.95 for 37.5 hours. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
- Master's Degree or equivalent education (Bachelor's Degree and four (4) years transferrable relevant evidence-based research experience).
- Experience relevant to the role of the position.
- Valid NYS driver's license and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
- Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
- Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
- Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
- Coursework in education, agriculture and/or Human/Youth Development.
- Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
- Experience in directing and collaborating with volunteers.
- Ability to identify and develop volunteer leadership.
- 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.
- Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
- Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
- Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
- Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
- Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
- Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
Development - 20%
- Assist Supervisor with development of 4-H Youth Development educational program with emphasis on Teen Leaders, Conservation, Shooting Sports, Plant Science, STEM (Electricity, Woodworking), and School Programming to meet identified needs and diverse interests of participants and volunteers.
- Assist Supervisor with development of STEM related 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.
Delivery - 45%
- Assist with identifying activities and resources necessary to implement initiatives and projects once program priorities have been identified.
- Deliver high quality with emphasis on Teen Leaders, Conservation, Shooting Sports, Plant Science, STEM (Electricity, Woodworking), and School Programming.
- Deliver programs and participate in special projects including but not limited to the 4-H Leader trainings, County Youth Fair, State Fair, 4-H Fundraising, Public Presentations, Achievement Night, enrollment campaign, and other extension association activities, as assigned.
- Deliver STEM related programming
- 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.
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.
- Recommend program changes to strengthen and improve programs.
- Communicate evaluation results and findings.
Direction - 10%
- Assist with establishing program goals and priorities
- 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.
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.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
- 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.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 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 Cayuga 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.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Job Title:Association Subject Educator II
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Jerilynn Sharrott
Number of Openings:1
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.