Temporary Agriculture Program Educator - Association Temp Program - Bath, NY 14810
August 15, 2018
Association Temp Program, New York
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County has an opening for a full-time (40 Hrs) Association Temporary Agriculture Program Educator - for the Bath, New York offices.
Position Summary: Serve as a member of Agriculture team to coordinate and deliver established local educational programs for general agricultural topics targeting adult and youth audiences in Steuben County. Provides relevant educational programs to the public as well as technical assistance to individual farmers. Provides coordination and administrative assistance for educational programs.
Bachelor's Degree in animal science, plant science, agriculture, farm business management, or related field
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to transport supplies and equipment with or without accommodation.
Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in English.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
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.).
Ability to follow procedures and written instructions.
Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
One year experience providing educational opportunities and support to the agricultural and/or agribusiness communities.
Coursework in education highly preferred.
Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
NYS Pesticide license or Certified Crop Advisor
Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
Knowledge of Steuben County or Finger Lakes region agriculture
RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES: Program Delivery - 80%
Deliver high quality programs to diverse adult and youth audiences, through various delivery methods and with specialized assistance as necessary, on topics including but not limited to dairy, livestock, field crops, local foods, and farm business management.
Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning to deliver program.
Occasionally apply existing subject matter knowledge to create lessons plans to deliver educational program.
Serve as subject-matter resource to staff and clientele, including schools, municipalities, partner agencies, farmers, and other groups as identified seeking specialized assistance from Supervisor, Executive Director, other association staff, and Cornell faculty/program units as appropriate.
Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants, Association staff, program committees, county/community leaders, and other key stakeholders to collect evaluation data for improving programs.
Assist in analyzing collected program evaluation data for reporting and program improvement purposes using standard, established policy, procedure and methods
Administrative Coordination/Operation 10%
Provide administrative support for program design and for implementation of the assessment, development, delivery, research and evaluation of established educational program goals.
Schedule, coordinate and facilitate project-related meetings and conference calls as required or as needed.
Complete evaluation submission and reporting requirements following established grant criteria/plan.
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.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned 5%
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to local fairs, community activities, etc. 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 Cooperative Extension programs 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.
POSITION DETAILS: This is a non-exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal time, health and dental insurance, Retirement, Disability Insurance and more.
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. Contact Kathy @ email@example.com with any submission questions.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
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.
Internal Number: WDR-00016116
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