The Environmental Educator is primarily responsible for Urban Forestry education and program delivery under the Asian Long Horned Beetle (ALB) grant. The Environmental Educator will also deliver programs in the areas of environmental science and marine science and present learning opportunities to residents in Nassau County with an emphasis on urban programming. Under the guidance of the Supervisor, the Educator also collaborates with other Association staff, Master Gardner volunteers, County and town representatives, schools, agencies and other partners in Nassau County. The Educator will also assist with CCE 4-H environmental program delivery at East Meadow Farm (EMF) and the DPF 4-H camp. The Educator also performs general administrative responsibilities including program direction, management and coordination.
Program Delivery: 70%
Teach/deliver the existing Urban Forestry Environmental educational programs as defined. Occasionally apply existing Urban Forestry knowledge and program materials to create lesson plans to deliver program.
Under the direction and oversight of the Supervisor, occasionally adapt already established curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
Teach and deliver 4-H environmental programs
the Urban Forestry environmental educational program to diverse audiences, including youth, volunteers, and other community members.
Serve as subject matter resource.
Provide information and answers to community questions based on subject matter knowledge and available resources.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell as part of environmental education and gardening program delivery. Interact and communicate with program participants in a variety of ways, including face to face, e-mail, telephone and social media in order to answer questions, facilitate learning and develop and maintain good rapport. Utilize highly developed interpersonal skills to relate effectively with youth, co-workers, community professionals, and faculty.
Occasionally participate as a team member with other educators to deliver program.
Utilize a variety of educational methodologies that are proven for effective youth and adult learning.
Assist Supervisor in ensuring program delivery is within scope of the local and statewide Plan of Work through discussion and periodic review of program assessment and development materials.
Program Evaluation: 5%
Apply subject matter knowledge to evaluate educational program.
Design or create program evaluation framework.
Implement program evaluation.
Analyze collected program evaluation data.
Make recommendations for improvements.
May be involved in multidisciplinary team and/or multi-association team efforts to design or analyze program evaluation.
Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program evaluation guidance.
May have direct linkage with other universities or associations for program evaluation guidance.
Interpret evaluation data to the constituencies.
Communicate evaluation results and findings.
Interact with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs
Provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods.
May provide low complexity administrative tasks in planning for mass media efforts related to program/ function.
Provide input to Supervisor regarding the communications strategy, based on program content and outreach efforts.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the operation of the unit, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Assist in identifying possible funding streams to support programming efforts.
Provide input to Supervisor to support the implementation of mass media efforts
Complete necessary written documentation and other office tasks as required by Supervisor, Association, and/or funders, including but not limited to monthly program reports, type communications and documents, and phone communications.
Submit program-related expense receipts to Supervisor for recording.
Assist Supervisor in program coordination activities as assigned.
Maintain confidentiality of information regarding all program participants.
Maintain program participant records and accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for all parts of the program delivery and evaluation processes.
Complete administrative tasks required to meet established educational program goals, including creating program related e-mail communications, social media posts, webpage content, and managing program record keeping.
Identify and recruit program participants in an effort to meet or exceed funder targeted education and caseload goals including but not limited to partnering and developing contacts with community based organizations and schools.
Collaborate with the Association Master Gardener Program Coordinator and volunteers to address Urban Forestry Environmental based learning opportunities requested by schools and other community organizations.
On a frequent basis transports self, also lifting, moving or transporting program materials and resources to community based settings.
Maintain updated schedule of workshops, demonstrations, and events on the calendar.
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of Science Program including, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, maintaining files, maintaining participant records, etc. ensuring confidentiality of all information.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Accurately collect, prepare, and submit paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
Provide educational program content to IT Coordinator for inclusion in mass media initiatives, including website, press releases, T.V. radio, Facebook and other social media.
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 Nassau 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.
Specify required minimum equivalency for education, experience, skills, information systems knowledge, etc.
Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Environmental Science or related field (Associate's degree in Environmental Science or related field plus 2 years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for a Bachelor's degree) and experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to meet the frequent travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Strong interpersonal and public relations skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
Ability to deliver and coordinate informal educational programs to targeted audiences, especially urban youth.
Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Commitment to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants and the community based agencies that serve them.
Ability to market the program including through the use of social media.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with team members and immediate Supervisor.
Ability to regularly lift, move or transport supplies and equipment, including climbing stairs and/or in outdoors/garden based settings with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to frequently work in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat and cold, especially during growing season/during 4-H camp program.
Ability to demonstrate environmental garden based education techniques, especially during the growing season, by regularly standing; walking; sitting; using hands to finger, handle, dig soil or feel; reaching with hands and arms; stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling and ability to talk and hear.
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.
Specify preferred specialized education, field and/or certifications.
Experience working in public settings and with a variety of community groups and businesses.
Equal Opportunity Employment: Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
This is a non-exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal time, health and dental insurance, Retirement, Disability Insurance and more.
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