Great Lakes Literacy Educator (New York Sea Grant); Buffalo, New York
Great Lakes Literacy Educator
Extension Associate / Senior Extension Associate New York Sea Grant College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Buffalo, New York
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.
New York Sea Grant (NYSG), one of the largest of the state Sea Grant programs, is a cooperative program of the State University of New York (SUNY) and Cornell University, with administrative offices at Stony Brook University, extension administration at Cornell University. Residents of New York State depend on our coasts for ports and marinas, trade and recreation, and their contribution to economic and environmental sustainability. NYSG is currently "making a difference" by supporting about 45 important research and outreach projects on issues such as shoreline protection, fisheries, aquatic invasive species, water quality, and harmful algal blooms.
Focus of the position:
Serve as the Great Lakes Leader of Coastal Literacy for New York Sea Grant by developing and implementing a research-based extension program on a Great Lakes basin, national and binational basis relating to ocean and coastal literacy programs. This position will help foster education efforts throughout the NYSG program, the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network and the National Sea Grant Program. Serve as Associate Director of the Great Lake Program at the University at Buffalo and as NYSG lead to the Great Lakes Ecosystems Educator Exchange. This position will serve as an educator on coastal issues such as relevant to Lake Erie as well as Lake Ontario. The position includes conducting information transfer, coordination, and outreach activities as assigned, as well as program evaluation. Represent the Sea Grant Extension Program in the above areas of subject matter specialization to the public, industry and community leaders, government officials, the media and university leaders.
The job duties include:
Providing leadership for the design,execution,andanalysis of majoreducationalprogram evaluations.
Developing initiatives for the delivery of Great Lakes and water science literacy programming for grades K-12 formal and informal education practitioners in New York to address the education and workforce development goals of New York Sea Grant and National Sea Grant strategic plans.
Implementing educationalprograms using a variety of educational tools suchaspublications,electronic technology,groupexperiences,massmedia, distance learning,individualadvisement, and the like.
Developing and nurturing relationships with teachers of underserved students.
Researching and developing best practices and tools for teacher professional development in Great Lakes and water science literacy.
Actively pursuing outside grantsandcontracts to support the program area.
Researching and producing curricular kits in support of Great Lakes literacy.
Developing organizationsupportdocumentssuchas proposals,annual reports, statewide impactstatements, monthly narratives,and the like asapprovedby Sea Grant Extension leadersand to satisfy the requirements of outside funding entities.
This position is full-time and will be located in Buffalo, New York. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.
Master's degree in aquatic science, education or related fields.
2+ years of relevant experience in Cooperative Extension, adulteducation, or conducting appliedresearchand extending this to potentialusersthrough organized educationalprograms.
Extensive knowledge of principles, theory, andresearch in subject matter field andknowledge of adultandyoutheducationrelated to thatarea of specialization.
Advancedcomputer skills and the ability to use computer and long distance educationtechnologies in area of programmingexpertise.
Demonstrated ability to develop educational programsand teach adults.
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