Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County has an opening for a part-time, temporary 4-H Youth Development Assistant.
The 4-H Youth Development Assistant will work as a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County 4-H Youth Development team to assist with planning, organizing, and implementing 4-H Youth Development programs and events including county and/or state fair.
This is a temporary position expected to last 9 weeks approximately May through August.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Six months related volunteer or work experience.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position which include transporting supplies and resources from Association office to Fairgrounds.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team.
Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Desire to work with youth and adults in an informal education setting.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and assume responsibility with general guidelines and direction.
Ability to adapt to changing programming and workplace priorities
Previous experience with 4-H Youth Development Programming and Fair events.
Knowledge of 4-H Youth Development Programs and related procedures.
Program Delivery - 5%
Assist with delivering existing 4-H Youth Development educational programs.
Represent CCE of Genesee County before the public, community leaders, government officials, and/or Cornell as part of program delivery.
Participate in special events as assigned.
Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning to assist with delivery of programs.
Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Administrative Direction - 5%
Assist with identifying activities and resources necessary to implement initiatives and projects.
Provide supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process.
Administrative Management - 5%
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials).
Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise within the 4-H Youth Development program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Assist with ensuring volunteer direction and management procedures are followed according to established policies and procedures by providing guidance, leadership and resources for volunteers and volunteer leaders including orientation, training, evaluation, and management.
Assist with managing program communication and marketing efforts as assigned.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 80%
Assist staff in day-to-day coordination of office and fair operational activities.
Perform data entry, program and event registrations, and complete paperwork as assigned.
Assist in maintaining and organizing supplies, displays, materials and equipment for the office and those used at the county and/or state fair.
Assist in the organization of events such as the daily youth building activities and animal shows.
Assist with completion and reconciliation of required paperwork including fair registrations, fair entry processing, show program preparation, voucher preparation, etc.
Provide assistance at fair shows to facilitate and maintain accurate records of entries and data.
Take pictures and assist with assembling of displays.
Serve as fair building monitor as assigned.
Perform event set up and break down (room set up, tables, chairs, cleaning up, etc.).
Assist with routine communications and marketing efforts, community events, etc.
Prepare and submit expense reports and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
Maintain confidentiality of participant information and data collected.
Provide data and information to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as requested.
Transport self and/or program materials/resources in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to local fairs, community activities, etc.
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 Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applies 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 - Applies to all duties and functions
Conduct all programming and activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and regional affirmative action plans.
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.
Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association policies, procedures and Cornell Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive and receptive manner.
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.
Internal Number: WDR-00018390
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