| The Program Educator will provide education to child care providers and parents in Oneida, Madison and Herkimer Counties on quality and safe child care. Under the direction of the Family Development Issue Leader, the Educator will deliver educational programs at child care sites on topics including, but not limited to: NY State Health & Safety guidelines, engaged learning activities, program organization and routine, parent communication, program development, professionalism and responsibility. This position will provide data entry and management of participant data requiring confidentiality. The Educator will provide information to child care providers and parents regarding other Extension programs, community agencies, and services, as needed.|
- Associate's Degree with one year volunteer or work related experience. High school diploma or equivalency with two years volunteer or related experience may substitute.
- Ability to read and write in English and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences and work with diverse audiences.
- Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
- Basic computer and word processing skills.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet required deadlines.
- Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
- Ability to meet acceptable background check and motor vehicle check standards.
- Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
- Bachelor's Degree.
- Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 85%
- Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to provide education on quality early care and education, and program requirements to program participants.
- Provide research based material and resources to providers, staff and other groups, as they are identified.
- Provide participants with related educational resources and home health/safety related products, including but not limited to: smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, outlet caps and cabinet latches.
- Utilizing established materials, serve as subject matter resource to staff, clientele and other groups, as they are identified.
- Assist supervisor in creation of lesson plans to deliver programming.
- Meet or exceed targeted education delivery goals assigned by the supervisor as indicated by the funding source.
- Inform child care providers and parents of other Extension programs, community agencies, and services.
- Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University in a professional manner.
Program Evaluation - 5%
- Implement program evaluation as designed.
- Make recommendations to supervisor for program improvements.
- Assist in the interaction with providers and parents to obtain their evaluation of the program.
- Assist in the interpretation of evaluation data to the constituencies.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
- Maintain record of program participants, complete reports, and accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program.
- On a frequent basis transports self, also carrying program materials and resources to child care provider sites.
- Compile education resources surrounding home health and safety topics.
- Complete all data entry in the NYS Child Care Facilities System (CCFS) database, as part of funder reporting requirements.
- Submit collected data for entry into reporting programs.
- Maintain extreme confidentiality of information regarding all program participants.
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 in programming and association priorities.
- Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension.
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 Oneida County policies and procedures.
- Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
How to Apply
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Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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 that 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: email@example.com.
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Job Title:Association Prog Educator II
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Lori North
Number of Openings:1
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.