Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references (at least 2 previous employers) when applying. All candidates who are current employees of CCE Tompkins must apply as internal applicants. Please note that changes cannot be made to an application once it is submitted. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified, however resume review will begin on January 23, 2019. For more information about how to apply, pay rate, and benefits, please see the message at the bottom of this posting.
This position is full time (40 hours per week), and the annual salary starts at $43,264
This individual will provide Administrative and programmatic oversight to the Rural Youth Services (RYS) Coordinator and RYS Programs, which are community and school-based programs that provide 4-H Youth Development programs to youth throughout Tompkins County. This person will work closely with the Rural Youth Service Coordinator and Tompkins County Youth Services Department liaisons to monitor and deliver CCE youth programming that meets the individual needs and priorities of contracting municipalities within the Rural Youth Services System. This person will also work with the 4H Youth and Community Development Issue Leader to develop programming as appropriate, with input from the educators, Youth Services Department Liaisons, and RYS Coordinator.
This individual will manage and direct a large volunteer base and will direct and assist a workforce development program for youth across several communities. This individual will also provide oversight for transportation management and logistics, providing support for the 4-H Youth Development van fleet.
This individual receives ongoing support and supervision from and is accountable to the Rural Youth Services Coordinator, and 4H Youth and Community Development Issue Leader as part of program development and community and CCE Tompkins committees who may provide program guidance and policy decisions.
Bachelor's Degree in any subject a minimum of 3 years' relevant experience.
Dynamic team leader, highly organized,motivated
Strong supervision skills
Demonstrated ability to manage complex systems
Ability to create and manage complex budgets with multiple funding sources, including grants
Knowledge and experience of youth and positive youth development
Demonstrated ability to manage complex programs.
Ability to collaborate work effectively with stakeholders.
Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing,and with electronic technology and ability to apply those skills to grant writing and/or review
Appreciate, respect and embrace diversity inclusion in all interactions with colleagues,staff, volunteers and the public (including rural populations).
Computer literacy to generate documents, manage databases, newsletters, and spreadsheets.
Ability to oversee the writing of and management of multiple grants.
Ability and willingness to drive CCE 12-passenger van after training.
Ability to work as a team member with local planning groups, schools, professionals and support staff,youth,parents,volunteers,and representative of other community agencies and organizations.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards including DMV, if required.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Experience working with undergraduate populations.
Knowledge of and experience with trauma-informed practices around youth.
Experience with youth employment programs
Track record of innovative approaches to securing funding for programs and operations.
Responsibilities/ Essential Functions:
Program Development, 5%
Apply subject matter knowledge to assist Issue Leader in developing educational strategies that teach youth employment skills in response to changing needs of employers.
Assist Issue Leader with program development by recommending improvements and new direction for programs using feedback from the participants and key partners (e.g. youth commissions, young people, parents, and volunteers.
Program Delivery, 20%
Apply subject matter knowledge to create innovative lesson to deliver educational programs
Occasionally teach the existing educational program as needed to assist with large programs and/ or to fill in during staff absences.
Teach innovative Youth Development programs with discretion.
Speak to relevant organizations about Rural Youth Services various programs as part of delivery.
Provide leadership and guidance to Youth Development Educators in delivering rurally- based youth programs as needed.
Program Evaluation, 5%
Interact with various constituencies to evaluate the program.
Make recommendations for programs based on evaluations.
Based on program parameters, interpret evaluation data to constituencies.
Develop working relationships with local businesses to expand job placement for youth
Plan strategies for outreach to targeted youth based on program Plan Work community feedback
Plan for volunteer staffing needs based on anticipated program needs.
Plan for program expenses.
Develop community and school relationships to build support for the program in conjunction with the municipal youth commission/Committee and CCE Tompkins staff.
Plan for communication and marketing efforts related to program function, with discretion.
Plan the structure for delivery of educational programs via various methods.
Assist Issue Leader to ensure program activities conform to the Association's plan of work.
Plan effective strategic external and internal program communications efforts.
Assist supervisor to provide consistent feedback and performance evaluations to all RYS staff and provide access to in-service education to ensure success RYS programs as well as enhance the abilities and skills of paid staff and volunteers
Recruit, train and engage RYS volunteers.
Lead the management of RYS volunteers, including recruitment and involvement, ensuring program adheres to appropriate policies.
Monitor and manage a complex program budget based on the strategic plan and grant awards.
Monitor program income/ expenses to ensure spending is within the program budget constraints.
Assist with public relations efforts with local communities, town board and county legislators to assure program sustainability
Coordination/ Operation, 5%
Contribute knowledge regarding program needs and goals to grant/contract operations and proposals.
Coordinate completion of administrative reports as assigned by the .
Produce quarterly newsletter and annual report.
Professional Improvement, 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop 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 Cornell Cooperative Extension perform other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety, Applies 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, Applies to all duties and functions
Appreciate 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 Tompkins County policies, procedures Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely accurate manner.
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
Vision Access Program
Employee Assistance Program
How To Apply:
Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations other than Tompkins) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
IMPORTANT! All applicants must submit a COVER LETTER (please reference the position you are applying for), a RESUME and indicate in your cover letter, resume or other document three individuals who may be contacted as REFERENCES.
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.
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified, however resume review will begin on January 23, 2019.
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.
The successful candidate must pass criminal background, sex offender registry, and driver history checks.
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