This position will serve as the Agriculture and Energy Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Clinton County and will implement Agriculture and Energy programming for a menu of existing Agriculture and Energy educational programs and activities. This position will be responsible for the delivery of established Agriculture and Energy programming and activities, both on-site and off-site in accordance with the Agriculture and Energy Program Area's Plan of Work. This position will serve as the local connection for Regional Ag Specialists, enhancing the Association's communication with the agriculture community as well as the general public in Clinton County. This position will perform on-site farm visits with individuals involved with all aspects of agriculture to familiarize individuals with existing agricultural programs and promote education programs of Cooperative Extension; refer questions to appropriate specialists within Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County, regional specialists, the state-wide Extension System, or to other agencies as appropriate. This position will also coordinate assigned administrative aspects of the Agriculture and Energy program and will assist the Regional Ag Specialists, Agriculture Program Committee and Association Executive Director with marketing and efforts for Agriculture and Energy Programming.
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on November 14, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an 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 Liz Revette, Association Operations Coordinator at 518-561-7450 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 87.5% FTE, 35 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $18.39. 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/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Experience or familiarity with Energy Programming.
Demonstrated understanding and familiarity with animal science, field crops, farm business management and/or other facets of agriculture production.
Demonstrated understanding and familiarity with the agriculture community in the region.
Demonstrated on-farm experience.
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.
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 - 70%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Teach, existing Agriculture and Energy programming, to include, but not limited to: livestock, agriculture awareness, general agriculture, NYSERDA and CEEP.
Teach already-established Agriculture and Energy educational programming and activities in support of other Agriculture and Energy programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established Plan of Work.
Teach already-established Agriculture and Energy education programming and activities in a variety of delivery methods to include, but not limited to: farm visits, one-on-one sessions, group classes and workshops, social media, written communications, etc.
Provide already-established information to local farmers and producers to include, but not limited to: farm tours, on-farm demonstrations, meetings, events, discussion groups, livestock producers, etc.
Occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified.
Provide Agriculture and Energy educational programs via mass media.
Work to foster acceptance of the Agriculture and Energy 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, Agriculture and Energy 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 classes within program areas for all Agriculture and Energy Programs.
Assist Association Executive Director and Agriculture Program Committee 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 of major public events and programs (i.e. livestock discussion groups, farm tours, on-farm demonstrations, Annual Ag Tour, Food From the Farm, Farm Bureau, Ag in the Classroom, Traffic Safety, Adirondack Harvest, NYSERDA, CEEP), including, but not limited to: assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
Assist in identifying opportunities for agriculture and energy fund development activities.
Management - 5%
Provide existing guidance to program volunteers in accordance with established practices and procedures.
Assist Association Executive Director in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials).
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Organize and coordinate activities related to Agriculture and Energy Programming (i.e. livestock discussion groups, farm tours, on-farm demonstrations, Annual Ag Tour, Food From the Farm, Farm Bureau, Ag in the Classroom, Traffic Safety, Adirondack Harvest, NYSERDA, CEEP, special meetings events and projects, research projects).
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the Agriculture and Energy Program to include, but not limited to: preparation of monthly newspaper and newsletter articles on agricultural and energy topics of interest; preparation of mailings of announcements and events; assist with the marketing of Agriculture and Energy Programs.
Assist the Agriculture Program Committee to coordinate and facilitate connections between Regional Ag Specialists and local farmers to address local issues and needs.
Provide administrative support for fund development activities as identified.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Assist in coordinating and 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 in support of public events and programming (i.e. discussion groups, farm tours, on-farm demonstrations).
Serve as the location connection for Regional Ag Specialists, enhancing the Association's community with the agricultural community as well as the general public.
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 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 Clinton 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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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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