CCE of Albany County is seeking a full-time coordinator to assist educators, supervisors and others to organize and deliver new and existing programs in the urban, suburban and rural communities of Albany County.
This position primarily works out of the Association's Voorheesville office, but regularly reports to other locations based on program needs.
Be sure to enter your full name and contact information (address, email, and phone) in your online application.
Include a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Please note, once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
All applications must be received by April 26, 2019. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
Associate's degree in related field. GED/High School Diploma and one year of transferrable program experience may substitute for an Associate's degree.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Travel Requirements - Ability to meet frequent travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for Association insurance coverage are required. Transports youth participants to county and state fairs, trips, etc. Frequently uses personal and/or Association vehicles.
Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Coordination Skills – Ability to effectively coordinate program efforts including data management and reporting, scheduling and coordinating programs and events, compiling and maintaining materials and resources, following financial reporting requirements.
Program Skills – Ability to effectively assist in delivering programs. Serve as an effective resource for program volunteers and participants. Maintain program participant and volunteer data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Communication & Marketing Skills - Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with program participants, volunteers, employees and others through a variety of media. Ability to assist with marketing programs through social, print and other media, resulting in robust program participation. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
Computer Skills - Ability to learn and effectively use software including use of the internet, program related software, and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in a typical office environment. In addition, the position frequently lifts, moves, or transports program related materials and equipment. The position regularly works in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat and cold, precipitation, and in environments like county and state fairs, outdoor community events, farms, gardens, and natural environmental settings.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 15%
Delivers and/or assists in delivering existing educational programs in the areas of 4-H (clubs, summer and out of school programs, trips, etc.), Human Ecology (community nutrition, strengthening families, etc.) and Community Resource Development (healthy neighborhoods, environmental health, etc.) as assigned.
Foster acceptance of program, methods and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Utilizing established materials, serve as subject matter resource in discipline; provide standard responses.
Interact with program participants as part of program delivery.
Represent CCE of Albany County before the public, community leaders, government officials, or Cornell as part of program delivery.
May assist in creation of lesson plans to deliver educational program.
May assist in teaching innovative educational programs.
Management - 5%
Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise in assigned programs, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Assist with volunteer recruitment and involvement.
Assist with managing program spending and budgets as assigned.
Assist with managing program communication and marketing efforts as assigned.
Coordination/Operation - 75%
Coordinate all aspects of programs in the areas of 4-H (clubs, summer and out of school programs, trips, etc.), Human Ecology (community nutrition, strengthening families, etc.) and Community Resource Development (Healthy Neighborhoods, Environmental Health, etc.) as assigned.
Perform event set up and break down (room set up, tables, chairs, cleaning up, etc.).
Book conference rooms and other locations for assigned programs.
Frequently purchase and transport supplies for programs.
Perform data entry, program and event registrations, and complete paperwork for assigned programs.
Order and maintain inventory of programs materials and supplies. Communicate with supervisors if materials are needed.
Coordinate program materials storage needs.
On a frequent basis transport self in personal and/or Association vehicles. Occasionally transports youth participants on events and field trips.
On a frequent basis lift, move and/or transport program materials.
Assist with program participant recruitment efforts.
Assist with routine communications and marketing efforts, community events, etc.
Collect evaluations and other data from program participants.
Assist with fundraising efforts.
Prepare and submit expense reports.
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 Albany 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.
This is a full-time (37.5 hours/week), nonexempt position. Compensation of $16 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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 you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at 607-255-6120 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional questions please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail email@example.com or phone (518) 765-3503.
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-00018302
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