| This position is responsible for leading projects focused on promoting energy efficiency, renewables, and clean transportation for municipalities in Delaware and Chenango Counties. This position is part of the Clean Energy Communities program, a New York State effort to promote municipal clean energy actions. The Resource Educator will collaborate with his/her supervisor (CCE-Delaware Executive Director), the Clean Energy Communities Resource Educator based in CCE-Tompkins and other members of a regional Clean Energy Communities team on assessment, development, delivery and evaluation of the program. Work includes establishing relationships and working with municipalities and community leaders to identify barriers to clean energy practices as well as identifying and proposing innovative solutions that will lead to clean energy actions. This person will also serve as a subject matter expert and carry out administrative tasks that support the educational program and fulfill funding/task requirements.|
- Master's Degree.
- 1years of work or volunteer experience relevant to position.
- Experience working independently and as a team member.
- Ability and willingness to build relationships and work with diverse audiences, environments and settings while maintaining cultural competency.
- Demonstrated experience and skills in verbal, written, computer and social media communication.
- 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.
- Experience with educational programing about energy efficiency or renewable energy.
- Experience establishing and working with an advisory committee.
- Familiarity with communities in Delaware and Chenango Counties, including city, town and county government officials; academic institutions; business organizations; energy and environmental groups.
- Experience working with municipal and agency staff at local, regional and state levels.
- NYS driver's license
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Assessment - 20%
- Apply subject matter knowledge to work within a team led by a Tompkins County Clean Energy Community Resource Educator and with an advisory committee to identify gaps in knowledge and other barriers to adoption of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency practices.
- Scan the environment for new trends, technology advancements and state policy developments in order to identify upcoming programming needs for energy education, as part of assessment.
- Maintain knowledge about local municipal and county needs, as well as statewide and national initiatives related to energy education to assess needs for comprehensive and relevant programs.
Program Development - 25%
- Using in depth expertise in energy topics, work with team members and an advisory committee to create innovative programs to address barriers to municipal adoption of clean energy goals and to develop solutions including engaging diverse partners and collaborators.
- Develop and adapt materials to address program needs.
- Make changes to program content based on evaluation feedback from Tompkins County Clean Energy Community Resource Educator.
Program Delivery - 20%
- Apply in-depth subject matter knowledge and information gained during program assessment and development to deliver program.
- Use a variety of delivery methods including workshops, public events, private meetings, articles, web pages and social media to deliver program.
- Represent the team to municipal and community leaders in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
- Adapt existing materials to create lesson plans that meet local community and individual needs, and consider diverse audiences.
- Maintain linkages with Cornell and other SUNY institutions for program delivery guidance.
- Serve as subject matter expert and respond to questions about renewables, energy efficiency, and municipal energy programs.
Program Evaluation - 10%
- Interact with program participants and advisory committees to gather informal program evaluation information.
- Collaborate with team members and program partners to interpret evaluation results and make recommendations for improvement.
- Design a program evaluation framework including methods for evaluation protocols, implementing the evaluations, analyzing data, and communicating results to stakeholders.
Direction - 10%
- Assist in the design of a system of ongoing collaboration with external stakeholders who represent and communicate the demographics of the communities.
- Assist in developing and/or enhancing working relationships with project partners, municipal leaders, community members, the University, municipalities and other interested groups to collect and develop program materials.
- Provide input to supervisor for the planning of program expenses.
- Plan communications and strategic marketing of programs.
- Plan effective strategic external and internal communication efforts.
Management - 5%
- Monitor program expenses to ensure spending is within program budget constraints, including meeting match requirements.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
- Collect, compile and submit to Tompkins County Clean Energy Communities Resource Educator and Executive Director the information needed for narrative and financial reports to meet funding agency requirements.
- Maintain working relationships with project partners, municipal leaders, community members, the University, municipalities and other interested groups to collect and develop program materials.
- Coordinate and communicate work schedule with supervisor, office manager and Tompkins County Communities Resource Educator.
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 Delaware County 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.
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Job Title:Association Resource Educator
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Lori North
Number of Openings:1
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