This position will serve as a 4-H Afterschool Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of St. Lawrence County and will provide comprehensive 4-H Youth Development opportunities for students in the Extended School Day (ESD) Program in three (3) school districts (4th-8th grades) using established 4-H curriculum and activities in the areas of agriculture and animal science; environmental science and natural resources; science, technology engineering, and math (STEM); healthy life styles and food systems; as well as a variety of other 4-H related topics. This position will work closely with the Team Leader and Association program staff to deliver a highly effective 4-H Afterschool Club Program which addresses the needs of local youth while employing the most current educational resources available.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on January 24, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application online, 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 Badra, Association Finance and Personnel Manager at email@example.com or at 315-379-9192 with questions.
This position is a part-time non-exempt position - 50% FTE, 20 hours per week. 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 New York State 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.
Knowledge in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program areas.
Coursework and/or experience related to experiential learning; outdoor education and recreation; agriculture and animal science; environmental science and natural resources; science, technology engineering, and math (STEM); healthy life styles and food systems
Demonstrated ability and experience working with the public, with an emphasis on youth and experiential learning.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff, and to participate in professional team efforts.
Demonstrated ability to organize reference materials for programming purposes.
Demonstrated ability to utilize program resources within the community.
Demonstrated ability and familiarity with a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to utilize program resources within the community.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Delivery - 70%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Create learning opportunities based on pre-determined educational resources.
Teach, existing 4-H programming, to include, but not limited to: Jr. Master Gardener Program, Youth Leadership, Outdoor Education, and Team Building.
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.
Work to foster acceptance of the 4-H Youth Development 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 all programs offered.
Assist Youth and Family Team Leader 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 planning social media and marketing activities related to Association and 4-H Youth and Family initiatives.
Collaborate with community partners to plan/create volunteer opportunities focusing on citizenship and leadership that extend program outreach.
Assist in identifying and pursuing opportunities for 4-H fund development.
Management - 5%
Provide program guidance to program staff and interns in accordance with established practices and procedures.
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Youth and Family Team Leader.
Work to enhance a network of volunteers within each school district that will extend and sustain the program into the future.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Organize and coordinate activities related to 4-H Youth and Family Programming, including, but not limited to: Jr Master Gardener, agriculture and animal science, natural resources, healthy life styles, and Team Building.
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.
Assist in the promotion of major public events and programs, including, but not limited to: assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
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 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 St. Lawrence 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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