This position will serve as the Entrepreneurship 4-H Educator in support of a partnership with Carthage Central School District's 21st Century Learning Center (CCLC) Program for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County. Specific responsibilities will include implementing an entrepreneurship program in collaboration with the After-School Program Director and Carthage 21st CCLC Administrators and providing student workshops involving workplace, life skills and financial planning educational programming. The entrepreneurship program will challenge youth to envision themselves as business owners, innovators and problem solvers. This position will direct a student-run business, guiding youth in developing business plans and expose youth to entrepreneurs in the community. This position will be responsible for the delivery of established 4-H programming in support of the 21st CCLC program, and will deliver other established 4-H programming and activities, both on-site and off-site in accordance with the 4-H Youth Development Program Area's plan of work. This position will also coordinate administrative aspects of the 21st CCLC program and will assist the After-School Program Director with marketing and fundraising efforts for Carthage 21st CCLC Programming.
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All applicants must apply by close of business on June 27, 2017 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.
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Please contact Jane Pearson, Association Regional HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $16.15. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (Associate's Degree and 2 years of transferrable program/functional 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.
New York State Teacher Certification preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter appropriate to area of programming.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups; adults and youth.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
Demonstrated ability to organize reference materials for programming purposes.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Delivery - 70%
Teach the existing educational program as defined.
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Implement, existing 4-H programming for the Carthage 21st CCLC Program.
Implement existing educational after-school programs and activities as needed in the after-school programs to include, but not limited to: environmental science and natural resources; violence prevention; community service; life skills development; cultural activities (i.e. art, music and theatre).
Implement already-established 4-H Youth Development educational programing and activities in support of other 4-H programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established plan of work.
Occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified.
Serve as a subject matter resource for 4-H Youth Development and provide standard responses.
Provide 4-H educational programs via mass media.
Work to foster acceptance of the Carthage 21st CCLC 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 Youth and Family Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Evaluation - 10%
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.
Assist After-School Program Director in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Direction - 5%
Provide input to the After-School Program Director in planning the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods.
Provide input to the After-School Program Director in planning the delivery of established educational program goals.
Assist in the planning and promotion of major public events and programs including, but not limited to: assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
Assist in identifying opportunities for Carthage 21st CCLC fund development activities.
Management - 5%
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise is the Carthage 21st CCLC Program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Give guidance to volunteers and staff, including those performing similar work utilizing established practices and procedures.
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the After-School Program Director.
Assist the After-School Program Director in ensuring
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Organize and coordinate activities related to Carthage 21st CCLC Programming.
Submit program related expense receipts as necessary.
Coordinate work of Program Educators, teacher tutors, student tutors, interns, and volunteers to in the absence of the After-School Program Director.
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the Carthage 21st CCLC Program to include, but not limited to: ordering and inventory of supplies (including end of year inventory), assist with marketing of Carthage 21st CCLC Program, assist with staff interviews as needed, assist with brochure development and distribution.
Provide administrative support for fund development activities as identified.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Assist in utilizing 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.
Provide administrative support for an Advisory Committee of parents, educators, community members and students to assist with program implementation and planning.
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
This position 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%
Participate in required training to meet SACC (School Age Child Care) licensing regulations.
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 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 Jefferson 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.
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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