This position will serve as the Youth and Family Lead for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of St. Lawrence County and will be responsible for providing leadership in the planning, assessment, development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of all 4-H Youth and Family educational programs in St. Lawrence County. Primary responsibilities will be leading the development, coordination and implementation of all 4-H Youth and Family educational programs to include, but not limited to: 4-H Clubs, Farm Day Camp, 4-H Afterschool, School Enrichment, and Special Interest, as well as management of all administrative functions for these programs. This position will also work to expand/develop a strong, heavily involved volunteer base in the area of 4-H Youth Development and will provide program implementation and administration direction and coordination for all aspects of 4-H volunteer management to include, but not limited to: recruitment of new 4-H volunteers; providing orientation and training of 4-H volunteers; and providing ongoing follow-up to volunteers that ensures initial and continued 4-H club success. This position will direct 4-H Youth and Family Program volunteers and will also provide supervision to assigned 4-H program staff as defined.
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on January 30, 2020 to be considered for this position. All applicants must submit a complete 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 Badra Rouhi, Human Resources Manager at 315-379-9192 with questions.
This position is a full-time, exempt position - 100% FTE. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Two (2) years of volunteer or related work experience.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Familiarity with 4-H Club Management and 4-H Volunteer Management.
Familiarity with community-based partners, both public and private, and the ability to work collaboratively in coalition/advisory group capacity.
Demonstrated ability to write curriculum and experience in program development.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate budgets, grants and marketing for educational programs.
Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
Demonstrated ability to organize reference materials for programming purposes.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Program Assessment - 10%
Lead the application of subject matter knowledge to identify local and regional program needs, along with program committees, community agencies, and program participants, in an effort to identify gaps and trends in the community.
Lead the development of program needs assessment.
Analyze 4-H Youth and Family Program needs.
Make recommendations for program offerings, enhancements, and improvements based upon program assessment.
Maintain linkages and connections with other Associations and Cornell faculty/area teams for program assessment guidance.
May be involved in multi-disciplinary and/or multi-Association team efforts to assess program.
Ensure program assessment is within the scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
Program Development - 15%
Lead the application of subject matter knowledge to develop 4-H Youth and Family education programming and apply high level subject matter knowledge to develop educational strategies to meet identified needs within the county and region and to meet grant requirements.
Lead the creation of innovative educational programs that are reflective of, and responsive to, the needs of the diverse community.
Lead the development of program materials to address the needs of clients and program participants.
Research, identify and select existing resources for program use.
Interpret Association program direction to create educational programs.
Interpret University program direction to create educational programs
Develop policy and environmental change initiatives within the county and/or region to serve as the focus for new and improved programming efforts.
Work with other Associations and Cornell faculty/area teams for program development guidance.
Ensure program development is within the scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
May be involved in multi-disciplinary and/or multi-Association efforts to develop program to address priority issues.
Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program development guidance.
Make programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes.
Program Delivery - 10%
Lead the application of subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans and adapt approved curriculum and materials to meet program objectives.
Teach the existing educational programs as designed and with discretion.
Serve as a 4-H Youth and Family education subject-matter expert to program committees, staff, and participants, including other agencies.
Direct implementation and delivery of a menu of 4-H Youth and Family educational activities to include, but not limited to: volunteer leadership, club management, community service, life skills development, student leadership, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, food safety.
Direct implementation and delivery of a menu of 4-H Youth and Family educational programs to include, but not limited to: 4-H Club Program, Farm Day Camp, North Wind Afterschool, Extension Learning Farm, Extended Day Program, and Extension Kitchen.
Teach 4-H Youth and Family educational programming and program activities in support of other 4-H Youth Development programming efforts with discretions to support the established Plan of Work.
Provide 4-H Youth and Family Program information to bring awareness to the public in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/annual reports, and news releases.
Work to foster acceptance of the 4-H Youth and Family Programs, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs with consideration of the needs of diverse audiences.
Lead Association team efforts through joint implementation of multi-disciplinary programs and program activities to deliver 4-H Youth and Family programming.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Youth and Family Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Represent CCE before the public, participants, community leaders, government officials, Cornell University or other land grant universities in a professional manner.
Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program delivery guidance.
Program Evaluation - 10%
Lead the application of subject matter knowledge to analyze and evaluate program efforts in St. Lawrence County and as a support for the 4-H Youth and Family Program; make recommendations to the Association Executive Director, program committees, and other stakeholders.
Design or create program evaluation framework.
Implement program evaluation process.
Interpret and communicate evaluation results and findings to the Association Executive Director, program committees, and county and community leaders, as appropriate.
Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program evaluation guidance.
May be involved in multi-disciplinary team efforts to design or analyze program evaluation.
Ensure program evaluation is within the scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
Direction - 20%
Provide leadership in the interpretation of program priorities and goals in consultation with the Association Executive Director, program committees, Cornell faculty, agency partners and other community constituents in assigned programming areas.
Provide leadership to the interpretation of University program direction to plan educational program areas.
Provide leadership to the planning of the delivery of established educational program goals within the county and/or region.
Provide leadership to staff in the development of marketing strategy and program delivery methods.
Plan program delivery implemented by direct reports following the Association Plan of Work.
Assist in planning major public events and functions (i.e. County Fair, State Fair, Dairy Princess Festival, Pumpkin Festival, Day at the Farm, Extension Open House).
Collaborate in Association team efforts through joint planning of multi-disciplinary programs and program activities to deliver 4-H Youth and Family programming.
Management - 20%
Provide fiscal management and oversight of the Association's 4-H Youth and Family Program.
Effectively manage resources available to the program area, and to ensure accountability and affirmative action requirements are met within the program area.
Recruit and hire qualified candidates for 4-H Youth and Family positions following Cornell established EEO practices; orient and direct new educators to ensure consistency of philosophy and implementation of 4-H Youth and Family expectations with support from the Association Executive Director.
Supervise, coach and direct all 4-H Youth and Family Educators for the Association, to include: performance evaluation and annual performance reviews; providing feedback and overall performance management, and fostering the development of confidence and competence in program delivery and interaction with diverse audiences.
Work with Association Executive Director to implement and manage systems (i.e. ES-237 and other federal reporting requirements) to capture program activities and progress, to include metrics for reporting.
Manage and monitor the budget expenditures for the Association 4-H Youth and Family Program.
Supervise and manage the expenditure of funds consistent with Association policies and funders; plan for the purchase of supplies and equipment.
Provide guidance to staff on the implementation of evaluation strategies for program improvement.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the 4-H Youth and Family Program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Perform high level of support for all aspects of volunteer management to include:
Recruitment of new 4-H and Association volunteers and ensure all volunteers have the required screening documentation.
Provide volunteer orientation.
Serve as an accessible resource to volunteers by providing follow-up support to ensure initial and continued 4-H Club success.
Provide oversight to 4-H and Association volunteers, including, but not limited to: implementation of all aspects of the Volunteer Involvement Policy (VIP), providing support to 4-H Leaders.
Provide guidance and problem solving when needed, to program volunteers in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Ensure grant and funding proposal completion in an effort to secure additional program funding as appropriate.
Coordination/Operation - 10%
Provide administrative leadership to the coordination of assessment, development, delivery and evaluation of established educational program goals in the 4-H Youth and Family Program Area.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations, and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Work with collaborators that serve 4-H Youth and Family audiences to coordinate programming and increase reach to target groups.
Promote major public events and programs (i.e. County Fair, State Fair, Dairy Princess Festival, Pumpkin Festival, Day at the Farm, Extension Open House).
Coordinate all aspects of the 4-H and Association volunteer enrollment and reporting process and work with administration to ensure all volunteer files, paperwork and communication has occurred in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Facilitate volunteer trainings.
Contribute to newsletters, distribute 4-H club enrollment packets and provide 4-H project resources and provide administrative support as appropriate.
Lead the coordination of 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.
Compile existing resources into educational program materials.
Collect evaluation data and program needs assessments from program participants based on existing evaluation framework and guidelines.
This program 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 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 St. Lawrence 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.
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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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