Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County has an opening for a part-time Chip Holt Nature Center Program Coordinator located in Lakeville, NY
I. Summary Chip Holt Nature Center Summer Program provides nature-based educational activities and programs for youth and their parent/guardian. The Chip Holt Nature Center Program Coordinator will be responsible for program development, implementation, and evaluation. The Program Coordinator will also be responsible for the oversight of program under the direct supervision of the Youth Development Team Leader. Record keeping and purchasing of program supplies will also be part of the position responsibilities. Using provided protocol, the Chip Holt Nature Center Program Coordinator will collect, enter, and summarize program participation data. The Chip Holt Nature Center Program Coordinator will oversee the activities of the Chip Holt Nature Center Program Assistant under the direct supervision of the Youth Development Team Leader.
II. Duration Chip Holt Nature Center Summer Program includes pre-program planning and coordination; two days of training and set up on June 21 & 22 2018; one day to clean and close-up the Summer Program on August 6th; and 6 weeks of programming from June 25th to August 3rd. Program runs daily Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 pm.
III. Specific Responsibilities Program Responsibilities 50%:
Provide input into marketing, program implementation, and program evaluation, considering diverse audiences
Identify, research, and obtain appropriate program materials
Present programming that teaches youth and their parent/guardian about environmental science and natural resources
Actively engage and supervise program participants
Responsible for program preparation and clean up
Administrative Responsibilities 50%:
Train and supervise staff in day-to-day duties; provide supervisor input into program supervision
Engage supervisor to address any performance issues that may arise
Collect, enter, and summarize program participation data
Complete activity and progress reports, as requested
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
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with staff and the public
2 years combined college education and experience in environmental education or related field
Educational program development and implementation experience
Mature personality with excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
Well organized and ability to coordinate multiple tasks
Proficient computer skills – Excel, Word, and Power Point
Demonstrate an interest in environmental work and understanding of program-related issues through education, volunteer work, and/or hobbies
Ability to work independently and responsibly with minimal supervision
Ability to meet acceptable background and DMV check standards
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position
Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment with or without accommodation
Current certification for CPR and First Aid is preferred
Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in Spanish is preferred
Experience in natural resource programming for youth is preferred
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application, including the following materials: cover letter, resume and three (3) references in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
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