This position will serve as the After-School Program Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of St. Lawrence County in support of the Empire State After-School Program at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District. The Empire State After-School Program will provide comprehensive 4-H youth development opportunities for youth in grades K-12 enrolled in the Parishville- Hopkinton School District. The Program Coordinator will provide program coordination and management of the program and assist the 4-H Youth and Family Team Leader in providing program direction and ensuring that the program meets health, safety and licensing standards, and offers quality youth development educational experiences. This position will also assist with After School Program academic improvement initiatives, meeting the program objectives/goals, and evaluation protocols. This position will assist the 4-H Youth and Family Team Leader to structure program planning utilizing existing 4-H curricula, and other established, research-based lessons and activities in accordance with the 4-H Youth Development Program and Empire State After-School Program grant plan of work. The Program Coordinator will provide supervision to Association Temporary Program positions assigned to the Empire State After-school Program.
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on February 21, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application online, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
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This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 40 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 in child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation 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 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.
Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter appropriate to area of programming.
Demonstrated ability to supervise staff, interns, teacher tutors and student tutors.
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 ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Delivery - 5%
Teach the existing educational program as defined.
Implement existing educational after-school programs and activities as needed in the after school programs to include, but not limited to: STEAM, 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 the established plan of work.
Work to foster acceptance of the After School program, methods, and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Utilize established program resources and materials in providing information and resources to program participants in established 4-H programming.
Provide 4-H educational programs via mass media.
Assist the Youth and Family Team Leader in ensuring that program delivery is within scope of the statewide and Association Plan of Work.
Utilizing established materials, serve as subject matter resource in the area of 4-H Youth Development and provide standard responses.
Via established program parameters, communicate and cooperate with school personnel to foster intentional instruction and to address the needs and interests of participating youth.
Assist teachers, as needed, during the academic study portion of the program.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Youth and Family Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed by the Outside Evaluator, New York State Education Department (NYSED) and New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS).
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors within program areas for all After-School Programs offered.
Assist 4-H 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%
Under the direction of the 4-H Youth and Family Team Leader, plan the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods towards fulfilling 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 Youth and Family Team Leader in proposing program budget based on established financial guidelines and/or procedures and assist in the allocation of program budget amounts.
Provide administrative assistance in planning for mass media efforts in the After School Program.
Assist in identifying opportunities for After School Program fund development activities.
Management - 10%
Provide low-complex administrative management of established educational program goals.
Provide moderately-complex administrative tasks in guiding the implementation of the program area budgets.
Provide low-complexity administrative tasks in guiding the implementation of communication strategies.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise is the After School 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 the4-H Youth and Family Team Leader.
Assist the 4-H Youth and Family Team Leader in ensuring
Provide management (including recruitment and selection) and supervision (including guidance, performance feedback and annual performance reviews) to designated staff in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocol, and provide regular staffing updates to the 4-H Youth and Family Team Leader and/or Executive Director as required.
Coordination/Operation - 70%
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Implement established program schedule.
Assist with program evaluation to include: collecting evaluation and needs assessment data from program participants.
Coordinate program implementation efforts, planning and activities.
Organize and coordinate activities related to After School Programming.
Assist in the allocation of program budget amounts.
Prepare and submit expense reports.
Draft standard and non-standard communications requiring only occasional guidance from the 4-H Youth and Family Team Leader.
Provide administrative support for an Advisory Committee of parents, educators, community members and students to assist with program implementation and planning.
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the After School Program to include, but not limited to: ordering and inventory of supplies (including end of year inventory), assist with marketing of After School Program, assist with staff interviews as needed, assist with brochure development and distribution.
Provide administrative support for fund development activities as identified.
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.
Contribute and communicate 4-H news to include, but not limited to: articles of interest to program participants, parents and volunteers, recognition and program information.
Provide basic information to community media representatives regarding individual programs and refer other questions to other staff members as appropriate.
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%
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 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.
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