Taste NY Assistant Market Manager - Central Valley, NY
August 11, 2018
Central Valley, New York
The Taste NY Assistant Market Manager for Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County will work under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director and the Taste NY Market Manager. The Woodbury Commons Taste NY Program promotes local agricultural products and agri-tourism and will help represent Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County to the public, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and Cornell University; a familiarity with local agriculture products and retail food sales will be demonstrated. Primary responsibilities include clerical/administrative support with day-to-day planning, coordination, routine management, guidance to market clerk staff, straightforward inventory management, purchasing, operation of cash register, basic cash controls, operation and maintenance of inventory and Point of Sale software, regular staff scheduling, transportation of inventory from warehouse to store, customer service, and general record keeping. This position will provide oversight to temporary program staff and program volunteers as needed.
Associate Degree or Equivalent Education (GED/High School Diploma and one (1) year transferable 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.
Must be able to drive personal or Association vehicle for pick-up and delivery of product from the warehouse to the Woodbury Commons Market (hand-cart or dolly may be used for transportation purposes – no heavy equipment use required).
Must be able to lift 20-50 lbs. regularly.
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.
Ability to complete basic math functions in a fast paced environment.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods.
Ability to follow procedures and written instructions.
Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
Familiarity with electronic technology (e.g. video, audio, computers, etc.).
Experience working in customer service and retail environments.
Understanding of basic marketing and promotion.
Proficiency with programs such as Microsoft Office (Excel) and Internet-based communications.
Financial accounting and order tracking.
Ability to work independently, make decisions, attend to details, and handle multiple tasks and work under pressure.
Ability to manage staff, create and maintain schedules, manage inventory, purchase concession items, consumables and janitorial goods.
Program Delivery - 10%
Educate the public on local agriculture products.
Educate farmers/vendors in agricultural marketing practices (i.e. Retail Ready).
Utilizing existing resources, including guidance of Executive Director and Market Manager, as it relates to program delivery.
Provide experiential learning opportunities to vendors on agri-marketing topics such as labeling, tracking sales and use of social media marketing.
Engage and interact with customers to educate them on the local food system, NY Agriculture and agricultural related issues.
Educate Taste NY Clerks on local and/or regional food and agricultural products.
Teach Taste NY Clerks about marketing practices and train them in the specifics of marketing local farms and food products in a Taste NY market setting.
Serve as a subject matter resource for Taste NY products.
Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
Management - 5%
Assist Market Manager to provide guidance and oversight to clerk staff and volunteers on facilities maintenance and housekeeping chores.
Give guidance and oversee completion of clerk staff entries into store logs and/or equipment journals.
Assist Market Manager when unavailable to interface with DOT (property owner) and 3rd party contractors according to established procedures.
Coordination/Operation - 80%
Assist Market Manager with regular staff scheduling.
Learn and work with inventory software and SalesPoint POS software.
Receive incoming deliveries and management logistics of off-site storage location, transport product to store from warehouse (driving is required).
Support Market Manager in inventory management; monthly shrink records and physical inventory.
Assist Market Manager in cash errands and off-site errands.
Support Market Manager for the timely delivery of inventory invoices and purchase orders in preparation for accounting department.
Following procedures, purchase concession items, consumables, and janitorial goods.
Submit expense reports in a timely fashion for monthly reimbursement.
Providing routine clerical and retail market service.
Act in the capacity of cashier, stock clerk, utility clerk as necessary when short staffed.
Provide routine support to Market Manager to analyze electronic problems with FishBowl and/or Sales Point or mechanical issues with refrigerators, freezers and/or other machinery at facility.
Coordinate repairs on programs or machinery with appropriate vendors. Equipment includes but not limited to: multi-line phone, cash register, interactive display and video monitor.
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 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.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Sullivan County policies and procedures and Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
This is a full time, 37.5 hours per week, non-exempt, benefits eligible position. Compensation paid at the rate of $20.43 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting. For instructions, visit:
All applications must be received on-line by August 30, 2018. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.
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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.
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