The 4-H Program Manager for Cornell Cooperative Extension Westchester County will work under the direction and supervision of the Association Executive Director to provide direction, organization, coordination, and management of all aspects of the assigned 4-H Youth Development Programs, to include, but not be limited to: Animal Science including Dog, Rabbit, Sheep, Poultry, and Goat; Incubation & Embryology Program, School and After-School programming; community programs; and other 4-H Educational Programs, including public presentations administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Westchester County. This position will manage and coordinate collaborations with 4-H clubs and 4-H Showcase as part of the 4-H Youth Development team. This position will be responsible for enhancing 4-H programs, resources and collaborations with the 4-H school and after-school programs and their staff members, as well as providing guidance as well as oversight to 4-H volunteers. Represents the Association to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University.
Bachelor's Degree with course work in Education, Science, Animal Science and/or Youth Development related field.
Minimum one year of relevant work experience.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable motor vehicle/driving record requirements.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to analyze issues and to initiate, plan, organize, implement & evaluate informal educational programs addressing diverse audiences in assigned areas.
Ability to utilize computer technology to author reports and proposals, communicate internally and externally, prepare visuals, access information and learn and teach.
Experience with public presentations in small and large groups.
Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, and clientele groups.
Ability to utilize resources effectively.
Ability to identify and develop volunteer leadership.
Ability to identify and utilize program resources within the community.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
Ability to design and implement an effective marketing plan for assigned responsibilities including element of program marketing, legislative/sponsor marketing and organizational marketing.
Ability to transport visual aids, tables, meeting materials, etc.
Ability to carry out tasks requiring physical fitness, such as lifting heavy boxes, moving program supplies and setting up/taking down displays, loading/unloading materials and equipment into vans.
Coursework or experience in volunteer management and/or youth development.
Ability to communicate in Spanish both verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of incubation & embryology of chicks and ducks.
Program Development - 5%
Apply 4-H Youth Development subject matter knowledge to provide input in the development of educational strategies for assigned programs to included, but not limited to: Animal Science, Embryology and Incubation, Dog, Rabbit, Sheep, Poultry & Goat; School and After-School Programs; and Community Programs.
Influence the creation of program materials to address the needs of the youth participants in the above mentioned 4-H Youth Development programs.
Program Delivery - 25%
Apply subject matter knowledge to create innovative lesson plans in the following assigned 4-H Youth Development programs: 4-H Animal Science, including but not limited to Dog, Rabbit, Sheep, Poultry & Goat, as well as Incubation and Embryology of chicks and ducks; 4-H School & After School Programs; 4-H Club Program; 4-H Community Programs.
Teach innovative, developmentally appropriate 4-H programming with discretion in accordance with the established Plan of Work.
Teach innovative, developmentally appropriate, 4-H School & After-school programs and activities with discretion in support of programming initiatives at all school sites in accordance with the established Plan of Work.
Teach innovative, developmentally appropriate 4-H Youth Development educational programing and activities programs to include: 4-H Club Program, 4-H Animal Science Program, Incubation & Embryology, and other 4-H Education Programs as identified/needed to support the established Plan of Work.
Effectively utilize all forms of mass media, including social media, for the innovative delivery of 4-H educational programs.
Work to foster acceptance of 4-H Youth Development program, methods, and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and 4-H Youth Development Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors within program areas for all programs offered.
Analyze program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making improvements in programming.
Based on program parameters, interpret evaluation data to constituents as appropriate.
Direction - 25%
Plan the delivery of educational programs for School and Afterschool programs and Animal Science programs, including but not limited to Dog, Rabbit, Sheep, Poultry, Goat, and Incubation & Embryology based on program evaluation data and changing local priorities.
Establish program goals and priorities, including providing input from the community on program needs.
Develop marketing strategies, public affairs and special events to reach target audiences and meet program objectives.
Provide supervisor with program related information for the budget development process, including strategies for fund development via grants, contracts, fees, contributions and other sources of revenue.
Strategize ways to expand effective 4-H Youth Development networks.
Provide input into the planning of all programs to consider the needs of diverse program participants.
Provide input for the development of written marketing materials to highlight program/s.
Management - 30%
Demonstrate judgement and discretion to independently solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the 4-H Youth Development Program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures, as needed.
Recruit and oversee volunteers to assist with programming.
Develop and enhance networks of volunteers and/or professional and non-professionals to extend program implementation.
Responsible for maintaining and managing program budget in collaboration with supervisor.
Guide the implementation of program budget including assistance to identify community and fiscal resources for program continuance and enhancement.
Manage the implementation of communication strategies to expand program and build awareness.
Manage conformance to the Volunteer Involvement Policy (VIP), including the recruitment, involvement and management of volunteers in the 4-H Program.
Provide management (including recruitment and selection) and supervision (including guidance, performance feedback and annual performance reviews) to designated staff in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocol.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Compile and prepare teaching materials necessary for 4-H Youth Development programs.
Utilize mass media efforts related to program implementation and communication strategies.
Implement, execute and maintain communication with constituents and the community through a variety of methods such as newsletters, emails, electronic technology, internet, social media, website postings and content.
Distribute program materials to inform communities of program/s.
Collect program data and maintain accurate records of program participants.
Act as contact for volunteers and volunteer leaders within the county; provide complex responses to inquiries.
Prepare reports demonstrating program progress, accomplishments and the impact on the community.
Serve as liaison with community to expand 4-H Youth Development networks.
Coordinate program referrals and ongoing outreach efforts in accordance with established Plan of Work.
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 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 Westchester 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 full time, exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $52,000 to $60,000 per year, dependent on qualifications. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
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 of Westchester County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
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All applications must be received on-line by April 15, 2020. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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