The 4-H Program Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County serves as a member of the 4-H Youth Development team to coordinate moderately complex tasks including organizing, planning and implementing activities and events to support the delivery of 4-H Youth Development programs in Steuben County. The 4-H Coordinator is responsible for supporting program objectives and plans in all areas of 4-H Youth Development programming with emphasis on Animal Science programs including Auction, and 4-H Program Areas of Civic Engagement, Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), and other programs as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent education in related field. Associate Degree and two years' transferrable program experience is acceptable.
2 years of experience related to the role of the position.
Strong organizational skills including the ability to create effective organizational systems and event management.
Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and create inclusive spaces.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with varying groups of people.
Ability to speak in public and facilitate meetings as needed.
Ability to work flexible hours which includes evenings and/or weekends.
Detail-oriented with the ability to complete moderately complex and straightforward tasks.
Ability to follow procedures and written instructions.
Ability to plan and organize work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
Ability to take meeting minutes in a timely and understandable way that clearly defines action steps.
Proficiency with Windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Coursework in education, agriculture, organizational systems and/or Human/Youth Development.
Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
Experience in directing and collaborating with volunteers.
Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
Responsibilities/Essential Functions: Program Responsibilities:
Program Delivery - 20%
Deliver existing high quality 4-H Youth Development educational programs and events for youth ages 5-19 that address local 4-H Youth Development programming priorities with emphasis on Animal Science, Healthy Living, STEM, and Workforce Development. Events and programs require recruitment and coordination of volunteers and include 4-H Public Presentations, County and NYS Fair, 4-H Achievement Night and 4-H Market Animal Auction.
Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning to deliver programs that meet goals identified in the Plan of Work.
Serve as subject matter resource in positive youth development strategies and volunteer involvement.
Foster acceptance of programs, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences through frequent contact with program participants, parents, and volunteers.
Interact with program participants, parents, and volunteers representing CCE in a professional manner at all times.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts to deliver program.
Direction - 5%
Provide input to supervisor and/or volunteers in planning the delivery of 4-H educational programs via various methods.
Provide input to supervisor to assist in planning the delivery of the established 4-H program goals.
Provide input to supervisor, based on knowledge of 4-H program needs and implementation, for planning the program budget.
Management - 10%
Support volunteer management to ensure volunteer direction and procedures are followed according to established policies and procedures.
Ensure Volunteers and 4-H members meet established administrative and programmatic deadlines.
Monitor program and volunteers to ensure that educational content conforms to policies and objectives of the association and is research based.
Assist with identifying ways to reduce costs and maximize existing resources within the Association.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise within the 4-H Youth Development program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures and with supervisor guidance as needed.
Coordination/Operation - 60%
Under guidance of Supervisor, assist in coordinating and supporting 4-H Youth Development county-wide programs and events. Provide support and coordination for and with volunteer leaders.
Assist with the coordination, inventory, organization and preparation of materials, equipment, reference materials, etc. for a variety of 4-H Youth Development and other extension association activities as assigned.
Coordinate registration, set-up, and prepare resources for special projects including but not limited to the 4-H Fairs, Award Trips, Awards and Achievement Night, Auction, county-wide programs, and other extension association activities as assigned.
Provide support and coordination for various County and State Fair activities including enlistment of judges, scheduling of animal shows, staffing and coordination of volunteers for designated shows, programs, and events.
Schedule use of space for programs and pass contracts through necessary risk management procedures.
Responsible for physically setting up the program space for educational trainings and programs.
Accurately collect, prepare and maintain paperwork, participant files and database as required by supervisor, Association and funding source requirements.
Complete and/or contribute to required reports in manner specified by supervisor, association or funding sources by established deadlines or as requested.
Transport youth participants, other staff and program materials on an as needed basis in Association vehicles or personal vehicle.
Compile and make ready teaching materials for 4-H Youth Development programs and volunteers applying existing subject matter knowledge.
Collect evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.
Collect program needs assessment data based on existing framework.
Coordinate the program implementation efforts, planning and activities related to 4-H Youth Development programming, events, and volunteer recruitment and coordination.
Maintain communication with constituents and the community through variety of methods such as newsletters, e-mails, electronic technology, internet, phone messages, social media, website postings and content.
Coordinate promotion of 4-H Youth Development by networking and volunteer recruitment efforts through public relation initiatives by providing information for preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
Act as first point of contact for 4-H Volunteers within the County.
Prepare and submit expense reports.
Assist in implementing a shared Association vision, building understanding around the mission and the advancement of the mission.
Professional Improvement - 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 Steuben 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.
This is a full time, 40 hours per week, non-exempt, benefits eligible position. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. 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. For instructions, visit:
All applications must be received on-line by December 12, 2019. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.
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