This position will serve as the Farm Business Management Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Lewis County and will implement Farm Business Management programming for a menu of existing Farm Business Management educational programs and program activities. This position will implement already-existing educational programming to the Lewis County agricultural community in the areas of recordkeeping, business analysis, and farm labor management. This position will be responsible for the delivery of established Farm Business Management programming to community groups, and will deliver other established Agriculture programming and activities, both on-site and off-site, in the community, in accordance with the Agriculture Program Area's plan of work. This position will also coordinate all administrative aspects of the Farm Business Management Program and will assist the Executive Director with marketing efforts for Farm Business Management programming. This position will have multi-county responsibilities for Farm Business Management programming, specifically in Jefferson County.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on June 28, 2018 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.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact Joanne Salmon, Association Senior Administrative Assistant at 315-376-5270 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 37.5 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $16.15 to $18.60 based on experience. 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 two (2) years transferrable program/function 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.
Demonstrated ability to learn Dairy Farm Business Summary Program.
Demonstrated ability to learn new software programs relevant to business recordkeeping and business analysis.
Demonstrated ability to work and relate to farm families and agribusiness on an individual, group and mass-media basis.
Good mathematical and organizational skills.
Willingness to learn new subject matter as it relates to programming.
Demonstrated ability to utilize program resources within the community.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal education programs through a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups, including adults and youth.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to use standard computer programs.
Delivery - 70%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Implement already-established Farm Business Management educational programing and program activities in support of other Agriculture programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established plan of work.
Assist in providing existing information to bring awareness to the public in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/annual reports, and news releases, etc.
Teach and implement already-established programming in the area of business analysis utilizing the computer software available.
Teach one to two seminars per year on farm labor management.
Occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified.
Under the direction and oversight of the Executive Director, occasionally adapt already established curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
Provide Farm Business Management educational programs via mass media.
Respond to inquiries in the area of Farm Business Management and provide established research based information in areas such as recordkeeping, business analysis, farm labor management, etc.
Work to foster acceptance of the Farm Business Management Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Assist the Executive Director in multi-association team efforts in the implementation of multi-disciplinary programs and program activities to deliver the Farm Business Management Program.
Serve as a subject-matter resource in the area of Farm Business Management to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Agriculture Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
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 Farm Business Management Programs.
Assist Executive 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%
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 the Executive Director in multi-association team efforts to deliver the Farm Business Management Program.
Management - 10%
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Executive Director.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the operation of the Farm Business Management Program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Give guidance to volunteers and staff, including those performing similar work.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Organize and coordinate program activities related to Farm Business Management Programming (i.e. workshops, seminars, tours, consultations, etc.)
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the Farm Business Management Program to include, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, maintain files, etc.
Coordinate one to two seminars per year on farm labor management.
Coordinate and organize summary meetings for producers and agribusiness.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Assist the Executive Director in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of Farm Business Management programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
Effectively maintain existing 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%
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 performother duties as assigned.
Participate in required orientation programs; work with supervisor and work team staff to gain pertinent skills and information for specific on-job skills.
Attend relevant in-service education programs.
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 Lewis 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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Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
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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