Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references (at least 2 previous employers) as one document when applying. All candidates who are current employees of CCE Tompkins must apply as internal applicants. Please note that changes cannot be made to an application once it is submitted. The application deadline for this position is May 30, 2017. For more information about how to apply, pay rate, and benefits, please see the message at the bottom of this posting.
This position is responsible for working as a team member on energy and energy efficiency programs. The energy educator will collaborate with his/her supervisor and other Energy Team members and will lead the work to inform residents and commercial entities of the options for adopting renewable energy systems and energy efficiency strategies. Work includes establishing relationships and working with community leaders in institutions of higher education, agencies and the business sector to identify barriers to adoption of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency strategies, and identify and propose solutions. This person will also work with community groups, Energy Team members and supervisor to develop engaging programs and deliver the resulting educational programs, including training, engaging and supervising volunteers and interns in program delivery. This person will also serve as a subject matter expert and carry out administrative tasks that support the educational program and fulfill funding requirements.
- Master's Degree.
- 2 years of work or volunteer experience relevant to position.
- Experience working independently and as a team member.
- Ability and willingness to build relationships and work with diverse audiences, environments and settings while maintaining cultural competency.
- Demonstrated experience and skills in verbal and written communication.
- Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
- NYS driver's license and ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
- Meets acceptable background check standard.
- Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends.
- Experience with educational programing about energy efficiency or renewable energy.
- Experience establishing and working with an advisory committee.
- Experience working as a volunteer or as a volunteer supervisor.
- Experience working with agency staff at regional and state levels.
Responsibilities/ Essential Functions:
Program Assessment (5%):
- Assist supervisor and Energy Team to scan the environment for new trends, technology advancements and state policy developments in order to identify upcoming programming needs for energy education, as part of assessment.
Program Development (20%):
- Using in-depth expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency, work alongside the energy team to create innovative programs to address barriers including engaging diverse partners and collaborators.
- Create or adapt materials to address program needs.
- Structure program to meet the needs of diverse program participants including those with a low to moderate income, rural residents and small commercial organizations.
- Make changes to program content based on evaluation feedback.
- Maintain working relationships with community members, Cornell University and other interested groups to collect and develop program materials.
Program Delivery (40%):
- Apply subject matter experience and information gained during program assessment and development to deliver the resulting program.
- Use a variety of delivery methods including workshops, public events, articles, web pages and social media to deliver program.
- Represent the Energy Team to the public and community leaders in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
- Adapt materials created by the Energy Team to create lesson plans that meet local community and individual needs, and consider diverse audiences.
- Assist in maintaining linkages with Cornell and other SUNY institutions as part of program delivery.
- Engage volunteers and interns in program delivery using established materials.
- Serve as subject matter expert to respond to questions about renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Program Evaluation (10%):
- Interact with program participants and advisory committees to gather informal program evaluation information.
- Work with the Energy Team to interpret evaluation information and make recommendations for improvement.
Program Direction (5%):
- Assist in the design of a system of ongoing involvement of an advisory committee and other stakeholders who represent and communicate the demographics of the community.
- Assist supervisor and Energy Team in planning for program expenses, communications and strategic marketing.
- Plan effective strategic external and internal communication efforts.
- Monitor and report on program expenses to ensure spending is within program budget constraints, including meeting match requirements.
- Recruit, train, direct and support volunteers involved with program outreach and delivery including matching tasks to the individuals, providing informal feedback, problem-solving and regular communication.
- Using priorities set by the Energy Team, supervise the work of interns, who will work full time during the summer and part time during the academic year.
Coordination/ Operation (5%):
- Collect, compile and submit to Energy Team Leader the information needed for narrative and financial reports to meet funding agency requirements.
Professional Improvement and other duties as assigned (5%):
- In cooperation with supervisor and/or Issue Leader, 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.
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):
- 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 of Tompkins County policies and procedures.
- Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
- Vacation, Sick and Personal time
- Paid Holidays
- NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
- NYS Retirement
- 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
- Vision Access Program
How To Apply:
Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations other than Tompkins) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
IMPORTANT! All applicants must submit a COVER LETTER (please reference the position you are applying for), a RESUME and indicate in your cover letter, resume or other document three individuals who may be contacted as REFERENCES.
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.
All applications must be received on-line by May 30, 2017. Position closing date may be extended based on Association needs.
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.
The successful candidate must pass criminal background, sex offender registry, and driver history checks.
Job Title:Association Subject Educator III
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Krystal Watson
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.