CCE of Columbia & Greene Counties is seeking a part time (21 hours/week) qualified and experienced incumbent responsible for providing youth-centered Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education utilizing a variety of methods for the 4-H club program and community sites including schools, libraries and after-school programs.
The educator also serves as a team member and assists in evaluating the Association's 4-H Youth Development Program. Under the guidance of the 4-H Issue Leader, the educator also performs administrative responsibilities, including providing input into the Association's 4-H program direction and management and also performs program coordination responsibilities.
Please include a cover letter, resume and three references(at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants:Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
All applications must be received on-line by April 19, 2019. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
Bachelor's degree in Youth Development, Education, STEM, or related field. An Associate's degree in related field plus 2 years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for a Bachelor's degree.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Travel Requirements - Ability to meet frequent travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for Association insurance coverage are required. Uses personal and/or Association vehicles to transport self and occasionally youth participants.
Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Program Skills – Ability to effectively deliver related programs and trainings. Serve as an effective subject matter resource. Maintain program data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts, including frequent collaboration with staff, volunteers, and outside organizations.
Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in a typical office environment. In addition, the position frequently lifts, moves, or transports program related materials and equipment. The position regularly works in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat and cold, precipitation, and in environments like county and state fairs, outdoor community events, farms, gardens, and natural environmental settings.
Communication & Marketing Skills - Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with presenters, program participants, employees and others through a variety of media. Ability to effectively market programs through social, print and other media, resulting in robust program participation. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, volunteers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
Coordination Skills – Ability to effectively coordinate program efforts including data management and reporting, scheduling and coordinating programs and events, compiling and maintaining materials and resources, following financial reporting requirements.
Computer Skills - Proficiency or ability to learn and effectively use software including use of the internet, program related software, and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Coursework in Youth Development, Education, or STEM.
Additional youth development experience such as a camp counselor, afterschool program educator, or related experience.
Experience working with volunteers and volunteer management.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 70%
Deliver existing 4-H programming in the STEM subject area, plus related 4-H county, district, and state special events.
Serve as a 4-H/STEM youth development subject matter resource for volunteers and youth participants in an effort to support sustained and robust program participation and 4-H club success in the communities of Columbia & Greene Counties. Provide standard responses and may assist in providing nonstandard responses. Programs include STEM subject area, plus related 4-H county, district, and state special events.
Occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans to deliver educational programs.
Interact with program participants. Present as a positive role model for youth participants in all program activities and programs.
Deliver program orientation and ongoing training for volunteers (4-H club leaders, other volunteers, etc.). Deliver existing youth development programs directly and also by assisting other program staff to deliver programs. May assist in delivering innovative educational programs.
Provide educational program efforts via mass media.
Foster acceptance of the 4-H and youth development programs, methods and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
May be involved in multidisciplinary team and multi-association efforts to deliver program.
Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies.
May assist in ensuring that 4-H and youth development program delivery is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
Program Evaluation - 10%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs and communicate evaluation results and findings with stakeholders.
May assist in designing evaluation framework, analyzing collected program evaluation data and in making recommendations for improvements.
Direction - 5%
Working under the established guidelines, develop and enhance relationships with appropriate volunteers, agencies, organizations, industries and community leaders to promote the 4-H program and to recruit new volunteer leaders in the communities of Columbia & Greene Counties.
Assist with planning local 4-H fundraising efforts.
Assist with establishing program goals and priorities.
Assist supervisor with the planning of educational programs and events.
Assist with development of marketing strategies, public affairs and special events to reach target audiences and meet program objectives.
Assist in identifying community and fiscal resources for program continuance and enhancement.
Provide supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process.
Management - 5%
Recruit volunteers, reaching out to diverse audiences reflective of the community in the communities of Columbia & Greene Counties.
Provide guidance and resources for volunteers.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise within 4-H and youth development programs utilizing appropriate policies and procedures and with supervisor guidance as needed.
Support supervisor in ensuring volunteer management procedures and deadlines are followed according to established policies and procedures.
Assist with identifying, anticipating, recommending and planning for program needs/supplies.
Assist with managing local 4-H fundraising efforts.
Assist with effectively managing the program budget.
Assist in identifying ways to reduce costs and maximize existing resources.
Directly supervise seasonal, part-time staff, working with the supervisor to manage training, time cards, resolve issues, complaints, etc.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of 4-H Programming to include, but not be limited to: ordering and inventory of supplies and marketing of 4-H Programs.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Prepare and submit expense reports.
Assist in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, radio, and multi-media efforts.
On a frequent basis transports self and occasionally transports youth participants on events and field trips.
On a frequent basis lifts, moves and/or transports program materials.
Professional Improvement - 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 perform 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 Columbia & Greene Counties 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.
This is a part-time, 21 hours/week, nonexempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $20 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at 607-255-6120, or via email at: email@example.com.
For additional questions please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (518) 765-3503.
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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