This position will serve as the After-School Makerspace Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County in support of the Indian River School District, specifically Indian River High School. The Makerspace Program is an individualized open learning environment that operates in the school's makerspace. The program allows high school students the opportunity to learn how to use technology to create prototypes and custom products using equipment such as 3D printers, laser engravers, woodworking tools and more. The Educator will work with the Indian River 4-H After-School Program Site Coordinator, as well as school district staff to design and implement a Makerspace Program curriculum, oversee safety procedures when working with tools and help students design products. This position will represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the general public, community leaders and government officials in a professional manner. Will appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers, and the public. This position is responsible for carrying out other professional duties as assigned to fulfill the policies and priorities of the Association. This position will support the Association to maintain a safe working environment and act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified. This person supports and complies with affirmative action policies and procedures and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Associate's Degree or equivalent education (GED/High School Diploma and 1 year transferrable/program 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.
Experience with woodworking, power tools and CAD (computer aided design) software (highly preferred).
Willingness to be trained to safely utilize woodshop and engraving equipment.
Familiarity of subject matter appropriate to area of programming.
Demonstrated ability to organize, implement, and teach informal educational programs.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Demonstrated ability to participate in professional team efforts.
Program Delivery - 80%
Work with supervisor, as well as school district staff to implement a Makerspace Program.
Assist students in the design of projects for the Makerspace Program.
Teach the existing educational program as defined.
Serve as subject matter resource and provide standard responses.
Interact with program participants.
Assist teachers, as needed, during the academic study portion of the program.
Via established program parameters, communicate and cooperate with school personnel to foster intentional instruction and to address the needs and interests of participating youth.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Youth and Family 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.
Assist in the interpretation of evaluation data and in the communication of evaluation results to constituencies as assigned.
Management - 5%
Oversee safety procedures when working with power tools and equipment.
Ensure safety procedures are followed by all participants.
Provide input to supervisor for budget preparation.
Identify educational program needs of targeted audiences through supervisor, community agencies and program participants and make appropriate referrals as needed.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Coordinate and assist with program projects and program outreach efforts as instructed per already established program parameters.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Provide administrative assistance in the marketing and promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
Provide administrative assistance in the completion of reports as required by the funding sources and/or the Association.
Effectively communicate with parents of school districts as needed to achieve program goals.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
This program may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
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 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 Jefferson County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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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.
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