This position will serve as the 4-H Program Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and under the leadership and oversight of the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and the 4-H Program Educator, will provide program implementation and administrative direction, management and coordination to the 4-H Program. This position will assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator with the planning and development of programming and resources, and will coordinate and implement programming for a menu of 4-H programs and program activities. This position will work closely with the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator to expand/develop science, technology, engineering and math programs for delivery during evenings, weekends and in the after school programs and will provide program implementation and administrative direction, and coordination for all aspects of 4-H volunteer efforts to include, but not limited to: utilizing existing volunteer programming resources to recruit new 4-H volunteers; provide orientation and training of 4-H volunteers; and provide ongoing follow-up to volunteers that ensures initial and continued 4-H club success.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on October 30, 2017 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, 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 Jane Pearson, Association Regional HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $16.85. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Master's Degree or equivalent education (Bachelor's Degree with four (4) years transferrable relevant evidence-based research 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 work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Familiarity with 4-H Clubs, including science, technology, engineering and math experience.
Familiarity with military, county and city areas, and community organizations.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach youth, 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 to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Development - 10%
Assist Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator in the development of innovative 4-H Youth Development educational programming and strategies.
Assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator in research, identification and selection of existing resources for program use.
Assist Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator in structuring 4-H Youth Development programs to meet the diverse needs of the community and program participants.
Assist Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator with developing/maintaining Extension/Cornell University faculty connections for guidance with program development.
Assist Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator to make program changes as needed based on evaluation outcomes.
Work in cooperation with 4-H Youth Development Issue Leader, 4-H Program Educator and other 4-H Youth Development team members to help develop programming for the Youth and Family Program area.
Delivery - 55%
Teach existing innovative 4-H Youth Development educational programs as defined.
Utilize a wide variety of proven educational methodologies in program delivery efforts.
Apply existing subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans necessary to deliver high-quality educational programming.
Serve as subject matter resource in the area of Youth and Family Development to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
Work to foster acceptance of the 4-H Youth Development program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Implement and facilitate a menu of educational after-school activities, as needed, at the after-school programs to include, but not limited to: environmental science and natural resources; violence prevention; community service; life skills development; cultural activities (i.e. art, music, and theatre).
Implement and facilitate 4-H programming and activities, to include, but not limited to: County and State Fair; Ag Extravaganza; Environmental Awareness Days (EAD); Student Government; Fort Drum Outdoor Adventure Day; Farm Safety Day, Dairy Festival.
Provide educational program efforts via mass media.
Deliver educational programs as a part of multi-association efforts when identified/appropriate.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Youth and Family Program staff to achieve Association goals.
Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data.
Assist Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator 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 - 10%
Work in cooperation with team members to help establish priorities and objectives for the Youth and Family Program area.
Assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator with planning the delivery of established 4-H Youth Development Program goals.
Assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator in the design of a system of ongoing involvement of 4-H volunteers and community members which express the demographics of the community (including Fort Drum).
Assist Youth and Family Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator in planning educational programs and program delivery initiatives in assigned programming areas.
Assist Youth and Family Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator in the planning of 4-H fund development activities as appropriate.
Assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader, 4-H Program Educator and other 4-H Youth Development team members in planning major public events and programs (i.e. County Fair, Fort Drum Outdoor Adventure Day), including the planning of mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
Management - 10%
Provide support for the 4-H Volunteer Program to include: Recruitment of new 4-H volunteers and ensure all volunteers have the required screening documentation; Provide volunteer orientation and training; Serve as an accessible resource to volunteers by providing follow-up support to ensure initial and continued 4-H Club success.
Provide support to 4-H volunteers utilizing existing resources, including, but not limited to: implementation of all aspects of the Volunteer Involvement Policy (VIP), providing support to 4-H Leaders, contributing to newsletters, distributing 4-H club enrollment packets and providing 4-H project resources and instruction as appropriate.
Provide support and assist with problem solving when needed, to program volunteers in accordance with established practices and procedures, involving the Youth and Family Development Program Leader and4-H Program Educator when appropriate.
Assist Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator in managing 4-H fund development activities as appropriate.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Assist Youth and Family Development Issue Leader, 4-H Program Educator and other 4-H Educators in organizing and coordinating all program activities related to 4-H Programming (i.e. County and State Fair; Ag Extravaganza; Environmental Awareness Days (EAD); Student Government; Fort Drum Outdoor Adventure Day; Farm Safety Day, Dairy Festival).
Assist Youth and Family Development Issue Leader, 4-H Program Educator and other 4-H Educators in coordinating all aspects of the 4-H volunteer enrollment and reporting process and work with 4-H Activities Coordinator to ensure all volunteer files, paperwork and communication has occurred in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and 4-H Program Educator in coordinating program activities that foster a robust 4-H volunteer program, including, but not limited to: recruiting initiatives and events, recognition events, and other programs and program activities as identified.
Assist Youth and Family Development Issue leader, 4-H Program Educator and other 4-H Educators in coordinating a menu of educational after-school activities at the after-school programs to include, but not limited to: environmental science and natural resources; violence prevention; community service; life skills development; cultural activities (i.e. art, music, and theatre).
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Assist Youth and Family Development Issue leader, 4-H Program Educator and other 4-H Educators in 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.
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 training to meet SACC (School Age Child Care) 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.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of 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.
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