Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has an opening for a part-time Afterschool Youth Development Educator through June 2018.
Serve as a member of the 4-H Youth Development team to assist in providing quality youth development opportunities for youth in grades 5-8 through the 4-H Youth Development afterschool program for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County.
This position will provide established guidance for program participants and after-school activities, including arts and crafts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), homework assistance, teambuilding/leadership activities, physical activity, community services activities and life skills. This position will utilize existing program resources and materials in program work, assist in the creation of program lessons plans, utilize a variety of delivery methods and assist in delivering established innovative educational programs as assigned.
**This is a benefits eligible temporary position through June 2018.**.
Associate's Degree with experience relevant to the role of the position. (GED/High School Diploma plus 1 year
transferrable program/functional experience may substitute.
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.
Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment with or without accommodation.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
Experience with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including
Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field of study.
Familiarity of subject matter appropriate to area of programming (Youth Development)
Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
Experience in working with youth.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with schools, community and funding
Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
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
Program Delivery - 80%
Deliver high quality Youth Development educational programs in an afterschool program setting utilizing
existing program resources.
Assist Supervisor and Educators in the creation of lesson plans necessary to deliver educational programs in an afterschool and other program settings.
Assist teachers, other educators, and/or guest speakers with delivery of educational programs and activities,
Communicate and cooperate with school personnel to foster intentional instruction and to address the needs and interests of participating youth via established program parameters.
Utilizing established/existing materials, serve as a subject matter resource in the area of afterschool
programming to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
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.
Interact with program participants representing CCE in a professional manner at all times.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant
universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as assigned.
Assist in the interaction of program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of afterschool programs and other CCE programs.
Assist in analyzing collected program evaluation data for reporting and program improvement purposes using standard, established policy, procedure and methods.
Assist in recommending program changes to strengthen and improve programs.
Assist in the communication evaluation results and findings.
Administrative Management - 5%
Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise within the afterschool program and other CCE programs utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
Under direction of Supervisor and Afterschool Educator, coordinate and assist with program projects and related to afterschool programming.
Maintain and prepare teaching materials necessary for the afterschool programs applying existing subject matter knowledge.
Assist with the marketing and promotion of the afterschool program through public relation initiatives and networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational and other organizations.
Provide data and information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for schools, funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
Prepare and submit expense reports and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
This position may require the transport of program self and/or program materials/resources in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
In cooperation with the Supervisor, 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.
Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to local fairs, community activities, etc.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applies 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 - Applies 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.
Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association policies, procedures and
Cornell Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional,
timely, and accurate manner.
At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive and receptive manner.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for this position, you must complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and references (PDF or Microsoft Word format).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance HERE.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Niagara County are considered internal applicants. Please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance HERE.
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 that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at: email@example.com.
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