POSITION SUMMARY: Serve as a member of the 4-H Youth Development team to independently deliver and evaluate 4-H Youth Development educational programs and activities for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Yates County in support of the 4-H Club Model and other delivery models such as after-school programs. The Subject Educator coordinates and delivers other established 4-H Youth Development programming and activities both on-site and off-site in accordance with the 4-H Youth Development Program Area's plan of work. Under the guidance of program leadership, the position will support supervisor to coordinate the 4-H Youth Development Committees.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specify required minimum equivalency for education, experience, skills, information systems knowledge, etc.
Ability to meet acceptable background check and motor vehicle record standards.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
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 initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
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 identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specify preferred specialized education, field and/or certifications.
3-4 years' youth development experience.
Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organization.
1 year experience working with Volunteers and Volunteer Management.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Experience in guiding and collaborating with volunteers.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
Program Assessment 0%
Program Development 0%
Program Delivery 65%
Implement existing 4-H programming to include, but not limited to: 4-H Public Presentations, S.T.E.M. Programs, the Yates County Fair, and 4-H County, District, and State special events.
Occasionally and independently apply existing subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans to deliver educational program.
Assist in teaching innovative educational programs when grant-funded opportunities arise.
Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning to deliver program.
Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Serve as a subject matter resource.
Provide standard responses and assist as needed in providing moderately complex nonstandard responses.
Interact effectively with program participants and volunteers to provide programming and support.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts within the Association or regionally to deliver program.
May assist in ensuring that program delivery is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
Provide educational program efforts via mass media including contributing articles to CCE newsletter(s), utilizing emails, phone messages, and website postings.
Program Evaluation 10 %
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs and communicate evaluation results and findings with stakeholders.
May assist in designing evaluation framework, analyzing collected program evaluation data and in making recommendations for improvements.
Applied Research 0%
Administrative Direction 5%
Assist in the planning of major 4-H programs and events.
Provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods.
May provide input to planning unit budget based on program feasibility needs and assist in identifying opportunities for 4-H fund development activities.
Administrative Management 5%
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the operation of the 4-H Youth Development programming, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures and with guidance of supervisor as needed.
Provide low complexity administrative management of established educational program goals.
Assist supervisor and/or Executive Director with volunteer management.
Perform tasks related to supervisory responsibilities as applicable to program staff, e.g. temporary summer assistants and program educators, when applicable, dependent on funding.
Provide guidance to volunteers and co-workers, including those performing similar work.
Assist with ensuring volunteer direction and management procedures are followed according to established policies and procedures by providing oversight, leadership and resources for volunteers and volunteer leaders including recruitment, screening, orientation, training, evaluation, and management.
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials).
Administrative Coordination/Operation 10%
Coordinate administrative aspects and activities related to 4-H Club Programming (i.e. Public Presentations, Yates County Fair, S.T.E.M. Programs, and other areas as interest arises).
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of 4-H Programming to include, but not be limited to: ordering and inventory of supplies and marketing of 4-H Programs.
Apply existing subject matter knowledge to coordinate, compile, assemble, and organize program resources and program materials.
Effectively maintain effective professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication to facilitate continued programming efforts.
Provide moderately complex administrative tasks to support the delivery of established educational program goals.
Coordinate, schedule and support the training and work of 4-H volunteers for implementing education events related to established program priorities.
Provide low complexity limited tasks to plan the educational program and implement the program budget; submit program related expense receipts in a timely manner per procedure.
Assist in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
Assist with maintaining communication with constituents and the community through variety of methods such as contributing educational articles to program newsletters, e-mails, electronic technology, internet, social media, and website postings.
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.
Submit program related expense receipts in a timely manner per established policy and procedure.
This position may require the transport of self, program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned 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.
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension, including but not limited to: attendance at district meetings, staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
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.
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