This position will serve as the 4-H Animal Science Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Cayuga County and will implement a menu of existing 4-H Animal Science programming and activities, both on-site and off-site in accordance with the 4-H Youth Development Program Area's Plan of Work. This position will coordinate assigned administrative aspects of the 4-H Animal Science Program and will assist with marketing and fundraising efforts for 4-H Animal Science programming. Under the guidance of program leadership, this position will provide administrative support for 4-H Advisory Committees.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on March 28, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application online, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact Peggy Lillie at 315-255-1183 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 37.5 hours per week. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (Associate's Degree and two (2) years of transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Valid NYS Driver's License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
Three (3) to four (4) years youth development experience.
One (1) year experience working with Volunteers and Volunteer Management.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Program Delivery - 70%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Teach existing 4-H programming to include, but not limited to: 4-H Public Presentations, Animal Science Programs, the Cayuga County Youth Fair, and 4-H County, District, and State special events.
Teach already-established 4-H Animal Science programming in support of other 4-H programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established Plan of Work.
Assist in teaching existing innovative educational programs when grant-funded opportunities arise.
Under the direction and oversight of program leadership, occasionally apply existing subject matter knowledge to create lessons plans as identified to deliver educational programs.
Teach existing educational programs as defined utilizing a variety of proven educational methodologies.
Provide 4-H Animal Science educational programs via mass media.
Work to foster acceptance of the 4-H Animal Science program, methods, and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Serve as a subject matter resource in the area of 4-H Animal Science to participants, staff and the general public.
Provide standard responses and assist as needed in providing moderately complex nonstandard responses.
Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension 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.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with entire Association and Youth and Family Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Program Evaluation - 10%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors within program areas for all programs offered.
Assist program leadership in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
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.
Provide input to planning unit budget based on program feasibility needsssist in identifying opportunities for 4-H fund development activities.
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 program leadership as needed.
Provide low complexity administrative management of established educational program goals.
Assist program leadership 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 interns, when applicable, dependent on funding.
Give guidance to volunteers and co-workers, including those performing similar work as assigned and in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Implement the existing Volunteer Enrollment and Selection Process.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Organize and coordinate activities related to 4-H Club Programming (i.e. Public Presentations, Cayuga County Youth Fair, Animal Science Programs, etc.).
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of 4-H Animal Science Programming to include, but not be limited to: ordering and inventory of supplies and marketing of 4-H Animal Science Programs.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Effectively maintain 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.
Provide training to new and existing 4-H Volunteers.
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.
This position may require the transport of 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.
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.
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.
Be aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Cayuga County policies and procedures and Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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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.
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