Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references (at least 2 previous employers) as one document when applying. All candidates who are current employees of CCE Tompkins must apply as internal applicants. Please note that changes cannot be made to an application once it is submitted. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. For more information about how to apply, pay rate, and benefits, please see the message at the bottom of this posting.
This position is full time, benefits eligible position and includes employer contributed medical, full dental, paid time off, and retirement. A full description of available benefits is included at the end of this posting.
This position assists with development and delivery of educational programs that further energy efficiency and conservation, the modernization of the electricity grid and the shift to renewables that support New York State's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). The educator will work as part of a team composed of Cornell faculty, utility staff members, and the Issue Leader to inform residents and businesses of innovations and strategies that reduce energy use, shift electricity use to off-peak times and increase the adoption of solar energy. This person will work with team members to establish and maintain relationships with formal and informal community leaders, support teachers covering energy topics in their classroom, table at community events, engage stakeholders and assist with field tests of innovative energy strategies. This person will supervise interns and engage them in program delivery and will also carry out administrative tasks that support the educational program and fulfill funding requirements.
Master's Degree or equivalent or BS/BA plus 4 years transferrable relevant evidence based research or other professional experience.
Experience with educational programing about energy efficiency or renewable energy.
Experience establishing positive working relationships with community stakeholders
Experience working independently and as a team member.
Ability and willingness to build relationships and work with diverse audiences, environments and settings while maintaining cultural competency.
Demonstrated experience and skills in verbal and written communication.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
Ability to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends.
Ability to meet travel and transport requirements associated with this position.
Meets acceptable background check standard.
Experience with developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies
Familiarity with individuals and groups in Tompkins County, such as municipal officials, environmental advocacy groups, business organizations and not-for-profits.
Knowledge of state energy policy and related agencies
NYS driver's license.
Responsibilities/ Essential Functions:
Program Development, 15%
Working as a team member, assist supervisor with:
engaging community members, program partners and other interested groups in the program development process.
creating, collecting or adapting materials to address program needs.
structuring program to meet the needs of diverse program participants including those with a low to moderate income, urban and rural residents and small commercial organizations.
making changes to program content based on evaluation feedback.
modifying programs to need changing local needs
ing innovative programs to address barriers including engaging diverse partners and collaborators.
Program Delivery, 40%
Apply subject matter knowledge and information gained during program development to deliver the resulting program.
Use a variety of delivery methods including workshops, public events, articles, web pages and social media to deliver programs, taking into account the needs of local communities and diverse audiences.
Represent team to the public and community leaders in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Adapt materials created by the team and other professionals to meet the needs of classroom teachers.
Assist in maintaining linkages with Cornell and other institutions of higher education as part of program delivery.
Engage interns in program delivery using established materials.
Serve as subject matter resource and respond to questions about energy topics.
Program Evaluation, 10%
Interact with program participants and other stakeholder to gather informal program evaluation information.
Work with the team to interpret evaluation information
Assist in making recommendations for program improvement.
Interpret evaluation data parameters to constituents, based on existing program parameters.
Applied Research, 5%
Assist the supervisor with applied research related to energy innovation including:
conducting field trials in conjunction with Cornell faculty.
maintaining connection among faculty and community members
identifying opportunities, barriers, and concerns and proposing solutions
Program Direction, 10%
Provide budgetary information that will be used by supervisor to make changes to program direction and ensure compliance with contract requirements.
Assist supervisor to:
provide input toward planning a system of ongoing involvement of relevant stakeholders who represent and communicate the demographics of the community.
plan for communications.
provide input toward determining strategic marketing.
Recruit, train, supervise and engage interns with program outreach and delivery
Match tasks to the individuals, providing informal feedback, problem-solving and regular communication.
Monitor and report on program expenses to ensure spending is within program budget constraints.
Coordination/ Operation, 5%
Collect, compile and submit to supervisor the information needed for narrative and financial reports to meet internal and external funding and reporting requirements.
Prepare materials for grant/contract proposals as needed.
Professional Improvement and other duties as assigned, 5%
In cooperation with Issue Leader, 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 and other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety, applies 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, applies 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 of Tompkins County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
CCE offers an excellent benefits package 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
Vision Access Program
How To Apply:
Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations other than Tompkins) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
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Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting.
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) 255-2117, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successful candidate must pass criminal background, sex offender registry, and driver history checks.
This search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Salary is based on qualifications and experience.
Association Subject Educator II
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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 support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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