This position will serve as a Program Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County and will provide comprehensive 4-H youth development opportunities for youth in grades K-12 for the Afterschool Program and other 4-H programs and activities as assigned. This position will provide established guidance and direction for program participants and after-school activities, including club and life skills, as well as assisting youth during the academic study portion of the program. This position will provide instruction utilizing established 4-H curriculum in the areas of agriculture, environmental science and natural resources, science, technology engineering, and math (STEM). This position will utilize existing program resources and materials in program work, utilize a variety of delivery methods and assist in delivering established innovative educational programs as assigned.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on November 27, 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 Badra Rouhi, Association Finance Manager at 315-379-9192 with questions.
This position is a part-time non-exempt position - 50% FTE, 20 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.
Associate's Degree or equivalent education (GED/High School Diploma and 1 year transferrable/program 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 meet acceptable background check standards (After-School Checks – Grant Based).
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Familiarity of subject matter appropriate to area of programming (4-H Youth Development and Agriculture).
Demonstrated initiative, reliability and dependability.
Demonstrated ability to organize, implement, and teach informal educational programs.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Demonstrated ability to participate in professional team efforts.
Delivery - 85%
Utilize established program resources and materials in providing information and resources to program participants in established 4-H programming.
Teach a menu of existing educational programs and activities as defined in support of 4-H afterschool and other 4-H programming efforts including, but not limited to: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), animal science, and natural resources.
Assist Afterschool Director and other Program Educators in providing established 4-H afterschool educational programs via multi-media, as assigned.
Assist youth, as needed, during the academic study portion of the program.
Via established program parameters, communicate and cooperate with CCE of St. Lawrence County personnel to foster intentional instruction and to address the needs and interests of participating youth.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Youth and Family Development Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Assist in the interaction with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes within program areas for all Afterschool Programs offered.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Under the direction of the Afterschool Director, coordinate and assist with program projects and program outreach efforts as instructed per already established program parameters.
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.
Provide administrative assistance in the marketing and promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
Provide administrative assistance in the completion of reports and data management as required by the funding sources and/or the Association.
This program 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%
Participate in required trainings to meet School Age Child Care (SACC) and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) licensing regulations.
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 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 adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of St. Lawrence County policies and procedures.
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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