Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County (CCETC) is seeking an Energy Resource Educator. As part of the Clean Energy Communities program, a New York State effort to promote municipal clean energy actions, this position is responsible for leading projects focused on promoting energy efficiency, renewables, clean transportation and climate adaptation and resiliency strategies for municipalities in Tompkins, Broome, Chenango, and Delaware Counties.
The Energy Resource Educator will collaborate with the Clean Energy Communities Southern Tier Program Manager based in CCE Tompkins and other members of the regional Clean Energy Communities team on assessment, development, delivery and evaluation of the program.
This is a full time, 40 hour per week, benefits eligible exempt position.
The search will remain open until July 29, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Ability and willingness to build and maintain relationships and work with diverse audiences, environments and settings, while maintaining cultural competency.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Experience with educational programming about energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate adaptation, and/or climate resiliency.
Familiarity with communities in Tompkins, Broome, Chenango, and Delaware Counties, including city, town and county government officials; academic institutions; business organizations; energy and environmental groups
Experience working with municipal and agency staff at local, regional and state levels.
Valid New York State Driver's License
Program Assessment - 20%
Apply subject matter knowledge to work within a team led by a Clean Energy Communities Southern Tier Program Manager and with an advisory committee to identify gaps in knowledge and other barriers to adoption of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency practices.
Assess the environment for new trends, technology advancements and state policy developments in order to identify upcoming programming needs for energy education.
Maintain knowledge about local municipal and county needs, as well as statewide and national initiatives related to energy education to assess needs for comprehensive and relevant programs.
Program Development - 20%
Utilizing in-depth subject matter knowledge and expertise in clean energy topics, work with team members and an advisory committee to create innovative and educational programs to address barriers to municipal adoption of clean energy goals and to develop solutions including engaging diverse partners and collaborators.
Apply in-depth subject matter knowledge, experience and information acquired during assessment to create and develop the resulting educational program.
Develop and adapt materials to address program needs.
Based on evaluation feedback from Clean Energy Communities Southern Tier Program Manager, structure programs to meet the need of diverse program participants and changing local issues.
Create and maintain working relationships with project partners, municipal leaders, community members, the University, municipalities and other interested groups to create and develop program materials to address client needs.
Program Delivery - 20%
Use a variety of delivery methods including workshops, public events, private meetings, articles, web pages and social media to deliver the innovative educational program.
Represent the CCE team before the public, municipal and community leaders in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Adapt existing materials to create lesson plans that meet local community and individual needs, and consider diverse audiences.
Utilizing proven educational program delivery methods and established materials, engage Interns and/or Work Study Students.
Serve as subject matter expert and respond to questions about renewables, energy efficiency, and municipal energy programs.
Program Evaluation - 10%
With guidance from Clean Energy Communities Southern Tier Program Manager, design a program evaluation framework which includes collection of program data, methods for evaluation protocols, implementing the evaluations, analyzing data, and communicating results to stakeholders.
Interact with program participants and advisory committees to collect program evaluation data.
Collaborate with CCE team members and program participants to analyze and interpret the evaluation data; make any recommendations for improvement; communicate the results to stakeholders.
Program Direction - 10%
Design a system of ongoing collaboration with external stakeholders who represent and communicate the demographics of the communities to support the planning of the educational program.
Provide input to the planning of the program budget based on feasibility needs and expenses.
Plan effective strategic external and internal communication and marketing efforts.
Management - 10%
Manage program expenses to ensure spending is within program budget constraints, including meeting match requirements.
Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise in the program/function, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Supervise and support Interns and/or Work Study Students involved with program outreach and delivery providing regular communication, coaching and feedback regarding performance.
Manage appropriate work schedules for Interns and/or Work Study Students.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Provide moderately complex administrative support to the implementation of the assessment, development, delivery and evaluation of the established educational program goals.
Prepare required program and financial narrative reports and submit to Clean Energy Communities Southern Tier Program Manager for review and to meet funding agency requirements.
Create and implement appropriate program work schedules for Interns and Work Study Students.
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 in programming and association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform 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 Association of Tompkins County policies and procedures, and 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, 40 hour per week, benefits eligible exempt position.
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
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All applications must be received on-line by July 29, 2021. 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 607-255-6120, or via email at: email@example.com
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