This position will serve as the Master Gardener Program and Volunteer Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Onondaga County and will implement the Master Gardener volunteer educational programs and activities. This position will implement and promote already-existing educational programming. Under the direction of the Natural Resources Team Leader, the Master Gardener Program and Volunteer Coordinator will organize Master Gardener certification programing via direct teaching, workshops, demonstrations, newsletters, the internet and will assist in teaching via mass media. This position will be responsible for the delivery of established Master Gardener programming to community groups, and will deliver other established programming and activities, both on-site and off-site, in the community, in accordance with the Plan of Work. This position will also coordinate many administrative aspects of the Master Gardener program and will assist the Team Leader with marketing and fundraising efforts for the Master Gardener Program. This position will also provide support for training and oversight of Master Gardener volunteers. This position will require the application of Association policy and coordination with outside organizations and counties.
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on February 21, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must submit an application online, 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 Hillary Chartron-Bartholomew, Association Administrator at 315-424-9485 with questions.
This position is a part-time non-exempt position - 66.67% FTE, 25 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 one year of transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Valid New York State 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.
Ability to work in outdoor conditions and exposure to insects.
Experience with managing others or volunteer management.
Knowledge of Horticulture/Environmental Science.
Experience with website management or a willingness to learn.
Knowledge of entomology or household/garden pests.
Ability to communicate in the Spanish language is desirable.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups; adults and youth.
Demonstrated ability to manage time and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
Demonstrated ability to organize reference materials for programming purposes.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual means in accessible ways.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for business, educational, and communication purposes.
Willingness to expand programming.
Ability to manage reporting and maintain proper filing methods.
Delivery - 75%
Implement existing Master Gardener programming to include but not limited to: consumer horticulture.
Implement already-established educational programing and activities in support of other Horticulture programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established Plan of Work.
Work to foster acceptance of the Master Gardener program, while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Utilizing already-established materials, serve as subject matter resource in the Horticulture areas, and provide standard responses in a timely manner in accordance to Extension protocol.
Under the direction and oversight of the Team Leader, occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified to deliver educational programs. Delivery methods include, but are not limited to: direct teaching, workshops, demonstrations, newsletters, and the internet.
Assist in providing established Horticulture educational programs via mass media.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of all Master Gardener/Horticulture programs.
Assist Team Leader in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, make recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Assist in the communication of evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Management - 10%
Provide administrative oversight for Master Gardener Program volunteers.
Under the direction of the Team Leader, facilitate monthly meetings for Master Gardener Program volunteers.
Give guidance to volunteers and staff, including those performing similar work, as appropriate.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Maintain a high level of confidentiality of information and data collected.
Maintain record of class participants and complete reports as required by programs funders.
Provide training for Master Gardener Program volunteers.
Coordinate Master Gardener activities and projects in the community.
Schedule Master Gardener training every two years.
Under the direction of the Team Leader coordinate and assist with projects and outreach efforts as instructed.
Compile, edit, and format existing program resources and program materials.
Compile, tally, and format evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.
Provide input to Team Leader for program budget preparation and submit program expense reports.
Provide administrative support for fund development activities as identified.
Prepare news articles for local newspaper and newsletters for review by Team Leader/Association Communications Director to keep homeowners abreast of current horticultural information.
Assist with providing information for grant applications that support activities of the Master Gardener/Horticulture program.
Assist in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
Assist educators with horticulture hands-on learning activities on an individual basis as required.
Organize and coordinate activities related to Master Gardener/Horticulture Programming.
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
This position 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%
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 Onondaga 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.
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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