This position will serve as the 4-H After-School and Nutrition Program Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Franklin County and will assist the 4-H Tribal Mentoring Site Coordinator with coordinating assigned tasks related to programming efforts. The majority of responsibilities of this position will be teaching established 4-H After-School programming and activities. This position will encourage and engage program participants to complete academic activities that improve their learning skills set. The Program Educator will positively promote and utilize existing 4-H Program activities and research-based curriculum in assisting with programming efforts. This position will be a supportive and positive role model to program participants including mentors and mentees. This position will provide administrative support to include providing direct programming and assist in maintaining ratios at After-School staff sites throughout Franklin County based on program needs including; Chateaugay Central, Brushton Moira Central, Salmon River Central, and Northern Adirondack Central. This position will assist in maintaining all regulations as outlined through the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) under the School Age Child Care (SACC) license. This position will also assist the Nutrition Educator in the coordination and implementation of existing, research-based Nutrition Education programs and activities as outlined under the 4-H Healthy Habits Grant Program. This position will utilize existing Nutrition Program activities and research-based curriculum and resources in assisting with programming efforts.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on February 21, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete 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 Denise Lavoie, Association Administrator at 518-483-7403 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 35 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $16.00. 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.
Three (3) to five (5) years of experience working with families and youth in individual and/or group settings.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate, organize, and teach informal education programs.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with co-workers, volunteers, participants and community leaders to participate in professional team efforts.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work within strict timeframes.
Demonstrated high level of organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies (i.e. Microsoft Word, Publisher, Outlook) for educational and communication purposes.
Demonstrated knowledge of Akwesasne community, culture and traditions.
Program Delivery - 80%
Work to foster acceptance of the 4-H After-School and Nutrition program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Utilizing already-established materials, serve as subject matter resource in the 4-H After-School and Nutrition areas, and provide standard responses.
Assist in providing established 4-H After-School and Nutrition educational programs via mass media.
Teach existing Nutrition programming to include, but not limited to: Choose Health; Fun, Food & Fitness.
Teach already-established 4-H programming in support of the Akwesasne 4-H After-School Mentoring Program as defined.
Under the direction of the Community Liaison, assist with supporting mentees and mentors with programming efforts and implementation as needed.
Assist Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators from Franklin in the implementation of six (6) program family events (defined programs with youth development focus utilizing existing, research-based curriculum and activities).
Teach already-established 4-H After-School and Nutrition educational programing and activities in support of other 4-H After-School and Nutrition programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established 4-H After-School and Nutrition Program Area's Plan of Work.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and 4-H After-School and Nutrition Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Assist in the interaction with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of all 4-H After-School and Nutrition programs.
Coordination/Operation - 10%
Maintain a high level of confidentiality of information and data collected.
Maintain record of class participants and complete reports as required by programs funders.
Under the direction of the Supervisor 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.
Assist in the preparation of program expense reports.
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.
Organize and coordinate activities related to 4-H After-School and Nutrition Programming (i.e. general nutrition, food preparation, food safety, food budgeting, youth development).
Provide administrative support to assist in maintaining ratios at After-School staff sites throughout Franklin County based on program needs.
Provide administrative support to assist in maintaining all regulations as outlined through the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) under the School Age Child Care (SACC) license.
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 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.
Be aware of, and adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Franklin County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
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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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