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 May 14th. For more information about how to apply and benefits, please see the message at the bottom of this posting.
This position is full time (40 hours per week) with a starting hourly rate of $18.00 per hour, with a higher level available based on qualifications.
This position is responsible for delivering a regional program that reaches up to seven counties to extend Way2Go's Transportation Education online platform. This position will provide management, coordination and relationship building as well as identify programmatic needs and deliver resources available to the region that solve these needs. When initiated, this project was the first significant initiative designed to address regional transportation needs in upstate New York. As an innovative program there is ongoing program development, to which this position will contribute.
The Subject Educator will deliver innovative education and outreach tools and content that can easily be shared in a multi-county region of upstate New York. The Educator will act as a subject matter resource on regional transportation issues for regional partners, decision makers and community members.
The position is responsible for supervising an intern and coordinating with ancillary staff in the region. The Educator will coordinate with Way2Go staff to ensure regional projects are consistent with local programming.
The Subject Educator demonstrates behaviors of inclusiveness, adaptability, self-development, communication skills, teamwork, service-mindedness, stewardship, and motivation.
Bachelors Degree with 4 years of transferrable relevant experience (Masters Degree preferred).
Experience relevant to the role.
Experience facilitating a steering committee to coordinate and manage a project
Ability to network and build relationships with a diverse group of community members, faculty and stakeholders while maintaining cultural competency.
Ability to use website media and social marketing to educate and communicate to achieve program goals.
Ability to understand, interpret and apply research.
Demonstrated experience and skills in writing for public communication, and program reporting
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to project priorities.
Individual must be able to meet the travel demands of the position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Skills and experience in using project planning tools to guide program implementation and evaluation
Demonstrated ability to secure and administer grants and contracts.
Strong demonstrated public speaking skills and the ability to speak publicly and persuasively.
NYS driver's license preferred
Experience designing marketing materials using standard design software
Responsibilities/ Essential Functions:
Program Development (20%):
Assist Issue Leader in program development that meets changing local, state and federal transportation issues and priorities.
Assist Issue Leader to maintain effective working relationships with Cornell faculty, local community groups and organizations to obtain up to date educational resources for project development.
Assist Issue Leader to develop educational programs to conform to policies and objectives of the association as interpreted.
Program Delivery (30"%):
Deliver innovative and transferrable educational content that is focused on transportation sustainability and access that can be adapted by partner counties and regions to address diverse program participants within targeted communities.
Serve as subject matter resource for regional partners and assist in implementing the program using regional transportation content and initiatives for each region's specific transportation initiatives.
Conduct in person, online and mass media outreach efforts to address regional transportation needs.
Represent CCE and Way2Go to the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University in a professional manner as part of program delivery efforts.
Deliver educational initiatives in transportation that address local, state, and federal transportation issues and priorities.
Utilize previously developed work plans and project planning tools to implement educational programs that address audience needs and that consider the diversity of the community.
Using subject matter knowledge in transportation issues, provide leadership to various community groups, such as local Metropolitan Planning Organizations, health organizations, Chamber of Commerce, and community groups and individuals, to foster acceptance of the program and ensure consistent delivery that addresses travel issues for the local community as a whole.
Program Evaluation (10%):
Work as part of a team to assist in the design of evaluation tools to track progress towards project objectives
Complete timely evaluation reports and share the impact and outcomes from all educational efforts.
Provide project evaluation data to constituencies, assist Issue Leader to conduct data analysis alongside invested groups, and assist Issue Leader to make recommendations for strengthening and improving programs.
Interact with program participants, advisory committees, program specialists and faculty, and/or county and community leaders to obtain their evaluation of programs.
Applied Research (10%):
May assist in conducting applied research in conjunction with Cornell University Faculty.
May assist in maintaining direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for guidance in applied research.
May assist in communicating social and economic changes to Cornell University specialists that may be studied and/or acted upon.
Program Direction (10%):
Assist Issue Leader to support and facilitate the development of an advisory committee that involves a diverse group of regional partners and stakeholders to provide guidance for the strategic planning of the program
Assist Issue Leader in planning the structure of work for regional partners and delivery of transportation education initiatives related to project priorities.
Assist Issue Leader in planning regional transportation social media efforts and in developing marketing initiatives
Assist Issue Leader with developing a program brand for transportation outreach efforts
Under guidance of supervisor and Issue Leader, participate in a project team to assist in seeking out additional funding for programs. The long-term viability of this position will be partially contingent upon the employee's ability to help generate outside funding to support program objectives.
Program Management (10%):
Assist in writing contracts based on agreements or subcontracts with project partners across the region to initiate transportation education initiatives in other areas.
Assist in managing the resources available to the project and assure project accountability and affirmative action requirements are met within the program
Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise in the operation of the program unit, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Provide oversight and support for volunteers in the program.
Supervise and support temporary staff and interns by working with them to develop a work plan and set goals.
Coordination/ Operation (5%):
Assist in coordination of Way2Go staff and project partners in project implementation activities and planning efforts.
Submit proposals to secure additional funding as needed.
Professional Improvement and other duties as assigned (5%):
In cooperation with Supervisor, 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.
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 of Tompkins County policies and procedures.
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.
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/
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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.
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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