This position will serve as the LITNY Assistant Market Manager for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County and will work under the direction and supervision of the LITNY Market Manager. This position will be responsible for the day-to-day management, organization, and coordination of all aspects of the LITNY Program, which highlights local NY farm products, per the established Plan of Work. This position will supervise temporary program staff and will provide oversight for program volunteers. This position will oversee marketing and communication initiatives in support of the LITNY Program. This position will also assist the LITNY Market Manager responsible for assessing local system needs, trends, marketing, product sources, financial management and record keeping, and will provide support for research, evaluation and documentation of agricultural marketing and agri-tourism strategies.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (Associate's Degree and 2 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.
Master's Degree in Marketing, Ag Development, Business Development or related field.
Knowledge of the organization, operation, philosophy, and objectives of Cooperative Extension and its program at County, State and Federal levels.
Knowledge of basic marketing strategies, advertising and distribution of products.
Experience in purchasing, storing (inventory), and marketing local agriculture and/or retail food products.
Experience in local food display, merchandising, and sales as well as the promotion of agri-tourism.
Experience working directly with famers and artisanal manufacturers.
Demonstrated experience with understanding detailed financial records of sales and marketing trends.
Demonstrated ability to creatively solve problems.
Demonstrated ability to manage inventory, collect recommendations and recognize ‘top-sellers.’
Demonstrated ability to do profit margin and performance analysis for products.
Demonstrated ability to participate in professional team efforts.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means using traditional educational tools and methods.
Demonstrated ability to utilize technology (i.e. computers, internet, social media) effectively.
Demonstrated ability to utilize market and communication apps, QR codes, and other retail related technologies.
Direction - 10 %
Provide input to support the planning of educational programs to include, but not limited to planning the delivery of established educational program goals and planning the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods.
Provide program related information to the budget development process and assist the LITNY Market Manager in allocating budget amounts.
Assist the LITNY Market Manager in the planning of LITNY Program fund development activities, including writing and development of grant applications to secure funding for ongoing/expanded programming efforts.
Provide moderately complex administrative assistance to include, but not limited to, planning for mass media efforts related to the LITNY Program; assisting the LITNY Market Manager in planning effective strategic marketing efforts, including major public affairs events and functions.
Assist the LITNY Market Manager in the development of the staffing plan by providing information as needed.
Assist in developing communication strategies for the for the LITNY Program.
Management - 75 %
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the LITNY Program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures, as needed.
Ensure LITNY Program activities conform with the Association's Plan of Work.
Support the allocation of program resources to accomplish Association program objectives within the LITNY Program.
Monitor the LITNY Program income/expenses to ensure spending is within the program budget constraint.
Provide existing guidance to LITNY Program volunteers in accordance with established practices and procedures.
Provide administrative support in the management and implementation of communication strategies for the for the LITNY Program.
Ensure the LITNY Program meets health, safety and other licensing standards and provide quality program experiences.
Provide management (including recruitment and selection) and supervision (including guidance, performance feedback and annual performance reviews) to designated staff and provide oversight for program volunteers in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocol.
Manage staff and volunteer schedule to ensure program needs are met.
Provide regular staffing updates to the LITNY Market Manager as required.
Manage/Monitor store activities (surveys, sales, foot traffic, and educational programs) to ensure that established objectives are met.
Guide expanding relationships with community members, agri-businesses, local farmers and community leaders to support programming efforts.
Coordination/Operation - 10 %
Provide moderately complex, specialized tasks in guiding the implementation of communication strategies in support of the LITNY Program.
Coordinate effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts; promote local farms through marketing efforts.
Organize and coordinate all implementation efforts, planning and activities related to the LITNY Program.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Coordinate the implementation of messaging, and maintain an interactive kiosk and informational brochures to identify and promote local farms and farm products.
Collect evaluation and program needs assessment data from program participants, including cooperating farms, based on existing evaluation framework and guidelines.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Under the direction of the LITNY Market Manager, provide moderately complex administrative support to accomplish financial goals within the LITNY Program to include, but not limited to: preparing materials for grant/contact proposal submission and providing required information needed in the financial documentation to meet the grant/budget requirements; preparing information and reports for budget preparation and allocation of budget amounts; preparing impact statements impact statements and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board of Directors and others as requested.
Perform record keeping, data management and program reports as required by the Association and contract requirements.
Analyze consumer purchasing trends and assist with detailed reports on sales of products.
Collaborate with Chamber of Commerce sales staff to ensure proper display and merchandising of products.
Maintain inventory and work with collaborating partners to track sales with appropriate software; procure products based on needs and trends and schedule deliveries of products.
This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
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.
Health and Safety-Applied 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-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.
Be aware of, and adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
This is an exempt, full-time position, 100% FTE. There are two positions available.
Pay Rate Type: Salary
HOW TO APPLY:
Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on December 13, 2018 and until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
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