This position will serve as the Agriculture Outreach Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Franklin County and will provide program outreach education to the Franklin County agricultural community. This position will make calls on individuals involved with production agriculture to familiarize individuals with all existing agricultural educational programs and services; refer questions to appropriate specialists within Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County or the state-wide Extension System or to other agencies (i.e. Franklin County Soil and Water, Farm Service Agency, and various financial organizations). 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.
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on June 17, 2021 to be considered for this position. All applicants must submit a complete 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 Lindsey Kelly, Human Resources Representative at 518-483-7403 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position, 35 hours per week. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, NYS retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Associate's Degree or Equivalent Education (GED/High School Diploma and one year 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 work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
At least four (4) years of related agricultural experience.
In-depth knowledge of production agriculture as practiced in Franklin County, with specialization in dairy farming
Demonstrated ability to utilize program resources within the general community.
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.
Program Delivery - 80%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Teach the existing educational program as designed.
Work to foster acceptance of the Agriculture program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Utilizing already-established materials, serve as subject matter resource in agriculture and provide standard responses.
Utilize a variety of delivery methods to deliver educational programs. Delivery methods include, but are not limited to: workshops, farm visits, individual sessions, etc.
Assist in providing Agriculture educational programs via mass media.
Based on pre-determined program parameters, make in-person calls on agricultural producers in Franklin County.
Utilizing existing program materials, familiarize agricultural producers and other customers with educational programs and services of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County and other area agencies.
Based on established program framework, refer questions to appropriate Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County Educators and to other agencies.
Teach already-established Agriculture educational programing and activities in support of other Agriculture programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established Plan of Work.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Agriculture and Natural Resources Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Assist in the interaction with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of all Agriculture programs.
Applied Research - 5%
Under the direction of the supervisor, assist in conducting applied research in conjunction with assigned Land Grant University Faculty, when identified/required.
Assist in the collection and processing of diagnostic lab samples, if needed.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Compile, edit and format existing program resources and program materials.
Compile, tally and format evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.
Assist in the preparation of program 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, and multi-media efforts.
Organize and coordinate activities related to Agriculture Programming.
Based on pre-determined program data parameters, collect and provide feedback to Educators regarding trending educational technologies and strategies to conduct outreach and reach audiences.
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 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 Franklin 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 supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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