This position will serve as the Program Activities Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will provide program coordination and support to 4-H Youth Development, Parenting and Agriculture Programs that promote health and wellness initiatives to youth families and communities across Jefferson County. These programs currently include: Healthy Families, Military Family Network, 4-H Community Health & Wellness, and Local Foods Programming initiatives. This position will organize and coordinate activities and events relating to these identified program areas; coordinate all aspects of enrollment and reporting processes; and provide administrative assistance in the support programming efforts. This position will conduct direct programming via social media efforts and will be responsible to assist in writing, design/layout of program flyers, newsletters, etc. This position will serve as an accessible resource to program staff and volunteers as appropriate, will utilize existing program resources and materials in program work, and will assist in delivering and evaluating other educational programs as defined.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:
All applicants must apply online to be considered for this position by January 19, 2017. All applicants must submit a complete 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/.
This position is a part-time position - 50% FTE, 20 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $15.35/hour. 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 (High School Diploma/GED and 1 year of transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Experience with and understanding of the military community.
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.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Utilize established program resources and materials in providing information and resources to program participants in established (i.e. 4-H Health Rocks; 4-H Choose Health: Food, Fun & Fitness; Kids in the Kitchen; Up for the Challenge).
Provide Military Family Network educational programming via social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, websites).
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and programming staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Assist Program Area Issue Leaders with identifying, anticipating, recommending and planning for assigned program needs/supplies.
Provide administrative assistance in planning the direction of mass media efforts.
Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise in the assigned programming areas in accordance with existing policies and procedures.
Provide routine non-complex administrative management of established educational program goals
Assist in guiding the implementation of the program area budgets.
Provide non-complex administrative tasks in guiding the implementation of communication strategies, specifically in reaching out to military families in support of the Military Family Network.
Provide coordination and administrative support for the planned activities and programming initiatives of the three Program Area Issue Leaders as needed.
Organize and coordinate program activities for assigned programming areas.
Coordinate all aspects of enrollment, data entry and reporting requirements for the
Assist with program evaluation to include: collecting evaluation and needs assessment data from program participants for all assigned program areas as appropriate.
Coordinate committee meetings to ensure program area committees are meeting on a regular basis.
Assist in the coordination of program fundraisers, trips and/or events.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Under the direction of the Program Leader, coordinate and assist with special projects and outreach efforts as instructed.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Provide administrative support for the coordination and implementation of multi-media efforts in the promotion of programming.
Draft communications, flyers, program brochures and correspondence for review by Program Leader and/or Program Area Issue Leaders for eventual distribution as appropriate.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned
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, 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 Jefferson 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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