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CCE of Livingston County Ag in the Classroom Educator - Mt. Morris, NY
Location: New York State, New York
Internal Number: WDR-00032020
This position will serve as the Ag in the Classroom Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Livingston County and under the leadership and oversight of the Youth Development Team Leader. This position will provide program development, evaluation, and delivery to the Ag in the Classroom Program. This position will assist the Youth Development Team Leader with the assessment of programming and resources and will coordinate and implement programming for a menu of Ag in the Classroom programs and program activities. Ag in the Classroom programming will foster awareness, understanding, and appreciation of how food and fiber is produced, how people eat, and how people live by helping teachers, students, and their communities learn about and engage in agriculture, food systems and the environment. The Educator will develop new or utilize established curriculum in program work. This position will coordinate programming and activities that foster relationships that engage community leaders as integral partners in outreach efforts and will work closely with the Youth Development Team Leader to expand/develop strong Ag in the Classroom programming. The Educator will work with Public School Districts and private schools in Livingston County to provide education related to agriculture. The Ag in the Classroom Educator will serve as a member of the 4-H Youth Development team to assist with implementation and evaluation of the 4-H Youth Development educational programs and activities. Educator will be responsible for promoting program objectives and plans in 4-H Youth Development programming area with emphasis on Agriculture in the Classroom.
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All Internal Applicants: Those who are currently employed by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting must apply online via their employee Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
All applications must be received on-line by 11:59 pm on 8/18/2022. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
Master's Degree in Education, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Science, or relate discipline 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.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read, and write proficiently) in English.
Strong Interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
Experience with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Experience, ability, and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders.
Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information.
Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
Demonstrated ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Demonstrated ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
Demonstrated ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
Ability to work in a typical office environment which may include lifting, moving, and/or transporting office supplies, work related materials, and equipment with or without accommodation. 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.
Coursework or experience in Education, Agriculture, and teaching to a youth audience.
Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Assessment - 5 %
Apply subject matter knowledge to assist with identifying needs, gaps, and trends in the community in collaboration with supervisor, program committees, staff, Cornell faculty, agency partners, and other community constituents within scope of the Association and Statewide Plan of Work.
Assist in making recommendations for programmatic offerings, enhancements, and/or improvements based upon assessment
Program Development - 25 %
Apply subject matter knowledge to develop high quality educational programs and materials to address the needs of the program using proven educational methodologies.
Develop innovative Ag in the Classroom educational programming and strategies.
Research, identification, and selection of appropriate resources for program use.
Structure Ag in the Classroom programs to meet the diverse needs of the community and program participants.
Develop Extension/Cornell University faculty connections for guidance with program development.
Assist Youth Development Team Leader to make program changes as needed based on evaluation outcomes.
Work in cooperation with Supervisor and other 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture in the classroom team members to help develop programming for the Ag in the Classroom Program.
Program Delivery - 25 %
Apply subject matter knowledge to deliver innovative, high-quality, Ag in the Classroom educational programs and events that address identified programming priorities using a wide variety or proven educational methodologies in program delivery efforts.
Serve as subject matter expert in programming area to staff and participants, community organizations, and the general public.
Work to foster acceptance of the Ag in the Classroom Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Ensure delivery of Ag in the Classroom programs and activities are in support of the established Plan of Work.
Provide Ag in the Classroom educational program efforts via mass media.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Youth and Family Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Program Evaluation - 10 %
Apply Ag in the Classroom subject matter knowledge to evaluate educational program.
Analyze and interpret program data, and based on that analysis, make recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Interact with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs.
Direction - 15 %
Work in cooperation with team members to help establish local program priorities and objectives for the Ag in the Classroom Program.
Plan the structure and delivery of established Ag in the Classroom Program goals via various methods.
Make program related recommendations to the budget development process based on program feasibility needs and assist in identifying opportunities for 4-H fund development activities.
Assist the Supervisor and other 4-H Youth Development/Agriculture in the Classroom team members in planning major public events and programs, including the planning of mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
Management - 10 %
Provide moderately complex administrative management support of established educational program goals and to the overall organization.
May give guidance to volunteers and staff, including those performing similar work.
Monitor staff time to ensure program needs are met.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the operation of the unit, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Monitor program to ensure compliance with policies and objectives of the Association, funding requirements, grant specifications, and adherence to Association strategies/Plan of Work.
Monitor program income and expenses to ensure spending is within the constraints of the program budget, and effectively allocate financial resources to accomplish program objectives.
Coordination/Operation - 5 %
Provide moderately complex administrative support to the implementation of the assessment, development, delivery, and evaluation of established educational program goals.
Compile and prepare presentation materials necessary for program delivery.
Collect program needs assessment data based on existing framework.
Coordinate and organize program activities that foster community involvement and participation/support of community leaders in Ag in the Classroom programming efforts.
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Assist with the coordination of 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.
Collect evaluation data and program needs assessments from program participants based on existing evaluation framework and guidelines.
Prepare and submit required reports related programming activities and accomplishments to communicate results to appropriate stakeholders.
Prepare and submit accurate expense reports, mileage reports, receipts/supporting documentation, and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
Maintain confidentiality of all information and data collected, accessed and/or maintained.
Provide data and information to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories for funders, advisory committees, Board, and others as requested.
This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
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
Conduct all programming and activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and regional affirmative action plans.
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.
Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Livingston County 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.
At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive, and receptive manner.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
This is a full time (37.5h/week), non-exempt position.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal leave
NYS Health Insurance Program (including free Dental Insurance)
NYS Retirement (NYSERS)
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
Flexible Spending Accounts
Group Universal Life Insurance
Personal Accidental Insurance
Legal Plan Insurance
Long Term Care Insurance
Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
New York's College Savings Program
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
For additional questions please contact Kelsey James, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (585) 991-5425.
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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