4-H After-School Educator - Indian River High School - Agriculture Program Educator - Watertown, NY
August 2, 2018
H After, New York
This position will serve as the Indian River After-School Program Agriculture Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will provide comprehensive youth-based Agriculture Programs for youth in grades 9-12 in the Indian River Central School District, specifically Indian River High School. This position will provide established guidance and direction for program participants and after-school agricultural activities. This position will utilize existing program resources and materials in program work, assist in the creation of program lesson plans, utilize a variety of delivery methods and assist in delivering innovative educational programs as assigned. Program topics include, but are not limited to: hydroponics, animal science, horticulture, agricultural research, invasive species, small farm business and entrepreneurship. This position may also provide staffing and/or programming coverage, as needed, for other Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County After-School Programs.
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on August 16, 2018 to be considered for this position. All applicants must submit a complete application, 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 Jane Pearson, Association Regional HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.
This position is a part-time non-exempt position - 50% FTE, 20 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $15.35. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
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 meet acceptable background check standards (After-School Checks – Grant Based).
Ability to meet all School Age Child Care (SACC) and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) licensing requirements (i.e. Tuberculosis Test, physical exam, training requirements).
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Coursework or experience in Education, Agriculture and teaching to a youth audience.
Demonstrated initiative, reliability and dependability.
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.
Delivery - 85%
Utilize established program resources and materials in providing information and resources to program participants in established youth-based agriculture programming.
Teach a menu of existing educational programs and activities as defined in support of youth-based agriculture programming efforts including, but not limited to: hydroponics, animal science, horticulture, agricultural research, invasive species, small farm business and entrepreneurship
Assist After-School Program Coordinator in the creation of lesson plans and assist in teaching innovative educational programs as assigned.
Assist After-School Program Coordinator and other Program Educators in providing established youth-based agriculture educational programs via multi-media, as assigned.
Utilizing existing program materials, familiarize program participants with educational programs and services of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County and other area agencies.
Utilize a wide variety of educational technologies and strategies to conduct outreach and reach audiences.
Via established program parameters, communicate and cooperate with school personnel to foster intentional instruction and to address the needs and interests of participating youth.
Provide staffing and/or programming coverage, as needed, for other Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County After-School Programs.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Youth and Family Development Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed by the Outside Evaluator and New York State Education Department (NYSED).
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes within program areas for all After-School Programs offered.
Assist in the interpretation of evaluation data and in the communication of evaluation results to constituencies as assigned.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Under the direction of the After-School Program Coordinator, 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.
Based on pre-determined program data parameters, collect and provide feedback to After-School Program Coordinator regarding trending educational technologies and strategies to conduct outreach and reach audiences.
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%
Participate in required trainings to meet School Age Child Care (SACC) and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) 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 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 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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