CCE of Columbia & Greene Counties is seeking temporary, full time (35 hours per week) qualified and experienced 4-H Summer Assistant to deliver existing educational programs in the area of 4-H youth development (including agriculture or science, cooking and environment or gardening) primarily in summer recreation sites and community libraries for youth in grades 2-4, but for younger and older youth as well.
The position works collaboratively with the supervisor and other 4-H program staff to effectively deliver related programs. The position also has administrative responsibilities related to the coordination of the program.
This position typically runs 10 weeks from June 11 – August 17 subject to change based on Association needs.
Please include a cover letter, resume and three references(at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
All applications must be received on-line by March 23, 2018. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
High School Diploma or equivalent and 6 months related volunteer or work experience with youth or youth programs.
Ability to deliver and coordinate informal educational programs.
Good oral communication skills. Ability to communicate with program participants effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.). Ability to frequently and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with program youth, employees and others.
Ability to relate to diverse audiences possessing effective interpersonal skills to relate with co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, faculty and clientele groups.
Ability to meet frequent travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for Association insurance coverage are required. Frequent use of personal vehicle for driving between work sites may be required.
Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
Ability to work flexible hours that may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to meet deadline and prioritize work.
Ability to regularly lift, move or transport program supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
College coursework in youth development or related field.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 80%
Teach the existing educational program including but not limited to agriculture or science, cooking and environment or gardening.
Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Utilizing established materials, serve as subject matter resource in discipline; provide standard responses.
Interact with program participants.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies.
May assist in providing educational program efforts via mass media.
Meets or exceeds targeted 4-H program delivery goals assigned by the supervisor.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Assist in the interaction with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs.
Coordination/Operation - 10%
General Coordination - May provide a limited amount of routine tasks related to program needs. Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Program Coordination - May provide low-complexity administrative tasks to support the delivery of established educational program goals. Implement the established program schedule. Work with other Association staff on coordinating program schedule, events, etc. Maintain and prepare teaching materials necessary for 4-H program applying existing subject matter knowledge. Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials. Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary. On a frequent basis transports self in personal or Association vehicle, also frequently carrying program materials and resources to community based settings, primarily summer recreation sites and libraries. May compile, tally and/or format evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework. May compile, tally and/or format program needs assessment data based on existing framework.
Financial Coordination - May provide limited-complexity administrative tasks to support the implementation of the program budget. Prepare and submit expense report.
Communications/Marketing Coordination - May provide input to support mass media efforts related to program/ function. Draft standard reports and communications, which may require guidance from supervisor. Assist with coordination of marketing and promotion of the 4-H programming through public relation initiatives and networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational and other organizations.
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.
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 Columbia & Greene Counties 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.
This is a temporary, nonexempt, full time position(35 hours/week). This position typically runs 10 weeks from June 11 – August 17 subject to change based on Association needs.
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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.
For additional questions please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail email@example.com or phone (518) 765-3503.
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.
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