CCE of Saratoga County is seeking a full time qualified and experienced Animal Science Program Coordinator. This position serves as a member of the 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine teams to effectively coordinate and deliver both new and existing programs in the communities of Saratoga County.
The Coordinator effectively markets and provides strong ongoing support for new and existing 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine programs by working closely with program participants, outside organizations, volunteers, and other program staff to help ensure robust, sustained program participation.
Be sure to enter your full name and contact information (address, email, and phone) in your online application.
Include a cover letter, resume and three references(at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Please note, once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
All applications must be received on-line by December 31, 2018. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
Bachelor's Degree animal science or related field. Associate Degree in related field and two years' transferrable program experience may substitute for a Bachelor's degree.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Travel Requirements - Ability to meet regular to frequent travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for Association insurance coverage are required. Transports youth participants to county and state fairs, trips, etc. Frequently uses personal and/or Association vehicles.
Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Coordination Skills – Ability to effectively coordinate program efforts including data management and reporting, scheduling and coordinating programs and events, compiling and maintaining materials and resources, following financial reporting requirements.
Program Skills – Ability to effectively deliver related programs and training. Serve as an effective resource for program volunteers and participants. Maintain program participant and volunteer data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Communication & Marketing Skills - Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with program participants, volunteers, employees and others through a variety of media. Ability to effectively market program through social, print and other media, resulting in robust program participation. Ability to recruit, engage and motivate volunteers and program participants. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
Computer Skills - Proficiency or ability to learn and effectively use software including use of the internet, program related software, and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in a typical office environment. In addition, the position frequently lifts, moves, or transports program related materials and equipment. The position regularly works in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat and cold, precipitation, and in environments like county and state fairs, outdoor community events, farms, gardens, and natural environmental settings.
Coursework in education, Animal Science, Human/Youth Development, or related topic area.
Currently enrolled in a master's level program in a related field.
Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
Experience in recruiting, directing and collaborating with volunteers.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 10%
Serve as subject matter resource for 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine programs. Provide standard responses and may assist in providing nonstandard responses. Programs include but are not limited to: County and State Fairs, Dairy Visions, Vet Science, Dog Obedience, Day At The Track, Poultry, Horse Advisory Committee, Agri-Business Conference, Saratoga Horse Symposium, Horseman's Social, and Saratoga Horse Farm Tour, and Sundae On the Farm.
Interact with program participants. Present as a positive role model for youth participants in all program activities and programs.
Deliver existing youth development programs (4-H animal science clubs, public presentations, etc.) directly and also by assisting other program staff to deliver programs. May assist in delivering innovative educational programs.
Provide educational program efforts via mass media.
Foster acceptance of the 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine programs, methods and policies to address community (both urban and rural) and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
May be involved in multidisciplinary team and multi-association efforts to deliver program.
Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies.
May assist in ensuring that 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine program delivery is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
Direction - 5%
Working under the established guidelines, develop and enhance relationships with appropriate volunteers, agencies, organizations, industries and community leaders to promote the 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine programs and to recruit new volunteer leaders in the communities of Saratoga County.
Assist with planning local 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine fundraising efforts.
Assist with establishing program goals and priorities.
Assist supervisor with the planning of educational programs.
Assist with development of marketing strategies, public affairs and special events to reach target audiences and meet program objectives.
Assist in identifying community and fiscal resources for program continuance and enhancement.
Provide supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process.
Management - 10%
Recruit new 4-H club leaders, CCE Equine and other volunteers, reaching out to diverse audiences reflective of the communities of Saratoga County.
Provide guidance and resources for volunteers.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise within 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine programs utilizing appropriate policies and procedures and with supervisor guidance as needed.
Support supervisor in ensuring volunteer management procedures and deadlines are followed according to established policies and procedures.
Assist with identifying, anticipating, recommending and planning for program needs/supplies.
Assist with managing local 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine programs fundraising efforts.
Assist with effectively managing the program budget.
Assist in identifying ways to reduce costs and maximize existing resources.
Coordination/Operation - 70%
Coordinate 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine programs, events, and trips including but not limited to County and State Fairs, Dairy Visions, Vet Science, Dog Obedience, Day At The Track, Poultry, Horse Advisory Committee, Agri-Business Conference, Saratoga Horse Symposium, Horseman's Social, and Saratoga Horse Farm Tour, and Sundae On the Farm
Effectively maintain existing relationships with volunteers, program participants, outside organizations, and others to help ensure robust and sustained program participation and 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine program success.
Serve as staff liaison to volunteers and volunteer leaders within the County as well as a variety of 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine committees as appropriate.
Recruit new 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine program participants, reaching out to diverse audiences in the communities of Saratoga County.
Provide support and coordination for various County and State Fair activities including enlistment of judges and staffing of volunteers for designated programs and events.
Working with the Supervisor, implement program schedule.
Compile and promote the use of 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine project materials for volunteer leaders and programming.
Serve as a staff contact for the Saratoga County and NYS Fair, which includes coordinating multiple educational events working collaboratively with the Fair Committee, and connecting with the general public to promote 4-H.
Collect evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.
Collect applied research data based on existing framework.
Collect program needs assessment data based on existing framework.
Coordinate local 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine fundraising efforts. Provide input and assist supervisor with fundraising and budget preparation and identifying community and fiscal resources for program continuance and enhancement.
Prepare and submit expense reports.
As a means of 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine recruitment and marketing, organize and implement outreach efforts focusing on pertinent audiences. Be responsible for marketing, design, content and implementation involving volunteers and staff as a team, via local media, website, press releases.
Prepare and develop 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine content for the newsletters and websites. Send out household mailings/emails as needed. Assist in implementing a shared Association vision, building understanding around the mission and the advancement of the mission.
Maintain communication with constituents and the community through variety of methods such as newsletters, e-mails, electronic technology, internet, social media, website postings and content.
Coordinate promotion of 4-H Animal Science and CCE Equine marketing efforts through public relation initiatives and networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational and other organizations.
Provide information for preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
Draft standard and nonstandard communications, requiring only occasional guidance from supervisor.
On a frequent basis transports self and transports youth participants on events and field trips.
On a frequent basis lifts, moves and/or transports program materials.
Assist with event set up and break down (room set up, tables, chairs, cleaning up, etc.).
Professional Improvement - 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 Saratoga 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.
This is a full timeposition. Compensation paid at the rate of $20 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
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 607-255-6120 or via email at: email@example.com.
For additional questions please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (518) 765-3503.
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