This position will serve as the ELITE Work Readiness Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Broome County under the leadership and supervision of the ELITE Program Leader. The ELITE Work Readiness Educator will work closely with Broome-Tioga BOCES to provide curriculum based, dynamic, small group education and real world experiences to teach and reinforce work readiness skill development and application. The Work Readiness Educator will teach ELITE program associates in a classroom style environment. As part of the ELITE team, the Work Readiness Educator assists with initial assessments with each individual, documents when benchmarks are achieved and works closely with the ELITE Program Leader and Workforce NY employment staff. ELITE staff work in partnership with Workforce NY to insure that participants are ready, appropriate and supported for success in the next step of their assessment plan. The Work Readiness Educator will also market the program by representation on local youth development coalitions for the purpose of recruitment and program connections and planning. Coordination and communication with other ELITE program staff, training providers and employers will be important, as participants move from one component of the program to another. This position will work closely with the ELITE team to assist in providing a high quality program that meets program participant needs and the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act's (WIOA) required outcomes related to GED/basic skills, work readiness, training/certification, and employment. This position will also coordinate all administrative aspects of the ELITE Work Readiness Program and will assist the ELITE Program Leader with marketing and fundraising efforts for all ELITE Work Readiness Programming.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on October 23, 2017 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, 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 Lorraine Kemak, Association Administrator at 607-772-8953 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 37.5 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $15.00. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Associate's Degree or equivalent education (GED/High School Diploma and one year 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.
Experience in direct youth development working with at-risk youth or adults.
In-depth knowledge of Broome County programs and human services.
Demonstrated ability to implement, organize, plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
Demonstrated ability to organize reference materials for programming purposes.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to utilize program resources within the community.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Delivery - 85%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Teach, existing Work Readiness programming, to include, but not limited to: GED/basic skills, work readiness, training/certifications, and employment.
Teach existing Work Readiness programming to meet Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) requirements and support successful preparation, entry and retention of young adults (ages 18-24) into the workforce.
Teach already-established Work Readiness educational programing and activities in support of other youth development programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established plan of work.
Utilize a variety of proven educational methods in program delivery efforts which may include: direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, distance learning, workshops and forums to deliver programming
Utilizing established materials, serve as subject matter resource in the area of Work Readiness to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public and provide standard responses.
Work to foster acceptance of the Work Readiness Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Assist in providing Work Readiness educational program efforts via mass media.
Assist in the delivery of educational programs as a part of multi-disciplinary team efforts when identified/appropriate.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and 4-H Youth Development Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed and make recommendations for improvements.
Assist in interacting with program participants to obtain evaluation data of program offerings, to include: evaluating effectiveness of all programs offered.
Assist ELITE Program Leader in the interpretation of evaluation data and in the communication of evaluation results as assigned.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Organize and coordinate activities related to Work Readiness efforts.
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued Youth Employment Program efforts.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Coordinate all planning and record keeping forms and procedures, as needed, in support of Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) requirements and program needs.
Provide support (i.e. employment/job seeking, work readiness) such as aligning employment and work experience resources, and compiling information to assist with identification of career interests, training needs and employment goals, and for addressing critical needs that threaten their successful program completion, health, well-being, preparation for and success in the workforce.
Collect evaluation data from program participants based on existing evaluation framework and guidelines.
Assist in the coordination of effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts and Youth Employment resources, to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
rovide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
As part of the ELITE team, the Work Readiness Educator assists with initial assessments with each individual and documents when benchmarks are achieved.
Attend meetings for local youth development coalitions for the purpose of recruitment and program connections and planning.
Assist the ELITE Program Leader with fundraising efforts for all ELITE Work Readiness Programming.
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 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 Broome 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.
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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