The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Youth Development Educator will serve as a member of the 4-H Youth Development team to assist with planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the 4-H Youth Development programs. Educator will be responsible for promoting program objectives and plans in all areas of 4-H Youth Development programming with emphasis on Livestock (Beef, Sheep, Swine), Poultry, Rabbits, Goats, Dog, Horse, Tractor and Farm Safety, conservation Education, Family and Consumer Science and Cloverbuds.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Master's Degree. Bachelor's Degree plus 4 years transferrable relevant evidencebased research experience may substitute. * Experience relevant to the role of the position. * Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position. * Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate. * Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English. * Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and tactfully through verbal, written and electronic methods. * Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity. * Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information. * Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines. * Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel. * Proficiency with virtual communication platforms such as zoom or Microsoft teams. * Ability to work in a typical office environment which may include lifting, moving, and/or transporting office supplies, work related materials, and equipment with or without accommodation. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. * Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor. * Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Coursework in education, agriculture and/or Human/Youth Development. * Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations. * Experience in guiding 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 to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community. * Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders. * Experience in adult and youth education or other relevant work experience. * Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Program Development - 20% * Assist Supervisor with development of 4-H Youth Development educational programs to meet identified needs and diverse interests of participants and volunteers. * 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.
Program Delivery - 45% * Deliver high quality 4-H Youth Development educational programs and events that address local, regional and statewide 4-H Youth Development programming priorities. Events and programs will require involvement of volunteers. * Deliver programs and participate in special projects including but not limited to the 4-H Leader trainings, County Fair, State Fair, 4-H Fundraising, Public Presentations, Achievement Night, enrollment campaign, and other extension association activities, as assigned. * 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 CCE 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.
Program 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. * Communicate evaluation results and findings. * Assist in recommending program changes to strengthen and improve programs.
Administrative Direction - 10% * Assist with establishing program goals and priorities * Assist with identifying activities and resources necessary to implement initiatives and projects. * Assist with development of marketing strategies, public affairs and special events to reach target audiences and meet program objectives. * Assist with development of marketing and promotion of agricultural resources through public relation initiatives and networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational and agricultural organizations. * Assist in identifying community and fiscal resources for program continuance and enhancement. * Provide supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process. * Assist in developing and/or enhancing/expanding relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, industries and community leaders for the program.
Administrative 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, grant specifications, and adherence to association strategies/plan of work. * Assist with effectively managing 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.
Administrative 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 the Supervisor, 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. * Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required. * Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position. * Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to local health fairs, community activities, etc. * 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 Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned. * Maintain regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.
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 * Conduct all programming and activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and regional affirmative action plans. * 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. * Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner. * Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association policies, procedures and Cornell Skills for Success. * Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner. * At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive and receptive manner.
COMPENSATION and BENEFITS: Hourly wage of $17 to $20 per hour commensuarate with experience.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including: * Vacation, Sick and Personal time * Paid Holidays * NYS Health Insurance Program (including no cost 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
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