The Subject Educator I serves as a member of the Family Development Team to deliver programming and assist with the evaluation, planning and management of Family Development programs to child care providers and parents in Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida Counties. The educator will deliver established educational programs to child care providers and parents on topics including, but not limited to: Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) guidelines, New York State Health and Safety guidelines, engaged learning environments, program organization and routine, parent and provider communication, developmentally appropriate practice, program development, professionalism and responsibility. This position will provide data entry of parent and provider data requiring confidentiality. The Educator will provide information to participants regarding other Extension programs, community agencies, and services as needed.
Bachelor's Degree and one year related experience. Associates Degree and 2 years transferable program/functional experience may substitute for Bachelor's Degree requirement.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach, and evaluate educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual means.
Basic computer and word processing skills.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with staff.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Bachelor's Degree in Education or Early Childhood Education.
Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place.
Familiarity with NY State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) child care regulations.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 70%
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to provide education on quality early care and education, program requirements, developmentally appropriate practice, guidance, and social/emotional development to early childhood providers and parents.
Provide research based material and resources to providers, parents, staff and other groups as they are identified.
Provide participants with related educational resources including program materials and home health/safety related products, including but not limited to: smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, outlet caps and cabinet latches.
Serve as a subject-matter resource in early childhood related topics to staff, parents and providers, community organizations and the general public.
Provide one-on-one education, coaching and mentoring to child care providers by telephone, in- person or at the provider's site.
May occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans to deliver educational programs.
Meets or exceeds targeted education delivery goals assigned by the supervisor as indicated by the funding source.
Inform child care providers and parents of other Extension programs, community agencies, and services.
Represent CCE to the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Interact with program participants and clientele to collect evaluation data for improving programs and services.
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Assist supervisor in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Administrative Direction - 5%
Provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods.
Assist in the planning of Family Development programs and events.
Assist supervisor in initiating effective professional relationships with other agencies and organizations that promote effective communication to facilitate continued programming efforts.
Administrative Management - 5%
Provide programmatic guidance to volunteers and co-workers, including those performing similar work.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise within educational programs utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 10%
Maintain records of providers and parents, complete reports, and accurately prepare paperwork as required for the program.
Occasionally transports self along with program materials and resources to child care provider sites.
Organize and coordinate activities related to Family Development programming.
Coordinate, compile, and organize existing program resources and program materials surrounding early childhood topics, and home health and safety topics.
Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committee, Board and others as necessary.
Complete all data entry in local data system as well as end of the month paperwork, and quarterly reports as part of funder reporting requirements.
Recruit child care providers for educational sessions.
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 Oneida 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.
Be sure to enter your full name and contact information (address, email, and phone) in your online application.
Include a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Please note, once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
This is a full time, non-exempt position.
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
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: email@example.com.
For additional questions please contact Lori North, Association HR Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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