The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County NHSIP Project Coordinator provides leadership in planning, managing, implementation, and assisting in evaluating community based environmental strategies that support healthy behaviors in Wayne County through the Plan of Work for Phase III of the Neighborhood Health Status Improvement grant project (NHSIP) with assistance from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation (GRHF) technical advisors and grant manager, as well as the Association leadership. This position will collaborate with decision-makers, organizations, institutions, and resident project leaders in the community to carry out the Health Promotion Projects as identified in the Plan of Work. Provide a supportive and nonjudgmental space for the diverse resident leaders of local communities to bring forward their ideas for a healthier community; encourage and support resident leaders to make these visions a reality for sustainable changes and an improved health status for the community.
Master's Degree in community or public health, nutrition, physical education, public policy or community planning.
2 years volunteer or related work experience relevant to the role of the position.
Understanding of the theories, best practices and research related to community development.
Demonstrated ability to work in communities, managing grant projects, and work effectively with community leaders and residents.
Valid driver's license and ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position, including the occasional transport of materials.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings, weekends, and occasional overnight travel, as appropriate.
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Ability to work in a typical office environment which may include lifting, moving, and/or transporting office supplies, work related materials, and equipment with or without accommodation. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Two or more years of progressively responsible experience in Cooperative Extension or equivalent professional experience.
Familiarity with county and city areas, and community organizations within Wayne County.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods.
Demonstrated ability to lead and effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Proven ability to work with and support volunteer leadership and advisory committees.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals and groups of various ages, gender, ethnic backgrounds, educational levels, and learning abilities.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Knowledge of social media and communication tools, including press releases, website development.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes, including Microsoft Office programs.
Demonstrated effective skills in grant writing and budgeting.
Ability to work with and utilize internal and external collaborators at multiple levels within an organization and across communities.
Program Development - 10%
Apply subject matter knowledge to develop creative programming and educational strategies.
Identify and develop research based programs that address community needs and that consider the diversity of the community, with the collaboration of CCE of Wayne leadership team, advisory groups, program participants, and residents.
Apply subject matter knowledge to develop educational programs and strategies maintaining direct linkage to Cornell faculty to effectively address obesity and chronic disease prevention through research based programming.
Make program changes as needed based on evaluation outcomes.
Under guidance of Executive Director and with guidance from Cornell faculty, design program direction and strategies.
Program Delivery - 10%
Provide educational programming to targeted audiences in community development.
Serve as a community development expert to the staff, collaborators, residents, and other groups as they are identified; help them develop their skills and understanding of community development.
Deliver information to community members through formal and informal networks, such as through relevant committees, community groups, networking, formal presentations, etc.
Facilitate discussion throughout the community by providing subject matter expertise and connecting local communities with research and professors at Cornell University.
Conduct educational outreach through social media and other electronic media venues.
Extend information about the community development program content through traditional print media and through other media outlets, such as radio interviews or PSAs.
Implement programs that address audience needs and that consider the diversity of the community.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Collect data and complete evaluation requirements to share with collaborators and GRHF (Greater Rochester Health Foundation) technical advisors.
Assist GRHF technical advisors with creation of evaluation tools.
Provide input and make recommendations for change to supervisor, Association leadership, Cornell faculty, advisory groups, and other stakeholders for continual improvement to Plan of Work and programming.
Confer with program participants, Association committees, faculty, and community/county leaders to obtain their evaluation of programs.
Direction - 25%
Provide leadership in creating annual work plans to continually identify community needs in obesity and chronic disease prevention, with the collaboration of CCE of Wayne leadership, advisory groups, and residents. Assist supervisor with the development of the budget based on financial guidelines, procedures, and grant requirements.
Ensure that program direction and related activities are coordinated within the overall Plan of Work and are within the mission of the Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Work with supervisor to help establish priorities and objectives for programs.
Plan strategy for the delivery of established and creative programs.
Interpret Association program direction to plan educational programs and outreach.
Assist in the planning of mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
Develop volunteer recruiting initiatives, recognition efforts, and other program activities as identified.
Identify community needs in obesity and chronic disease prevention, with the collaboration of CCE of Wayne leadership, advisory groups, and residents.
Assist in identification of state, county, and local officials with whom to develop relationships for the purposes of successful planning of program objectives.
Management - 30%
Monitor the budget with the Executive Director and GRHF technical advisors.
Provide oversight, support, and guidance to volunteers, and advisory committee members.
Provide supervision and direction to staff on expectations and duties of their position.
Perform annual performance review for Outreach Coordinator.
Ensure for completion of annual Cornell internal reporting, meeting reporting guidelines for Greater Rochester Health Foundation.
Monitor implementation of the Phase III Plan of Work under the Greater Rochester Health Foundation grant.
Collaborate with CARDi Institute to maintain a campus and county connection for the purposes of program planning.
Ensure achievement of all project deliverables within budget.
Provide guidance and solve problems when needed for program volunteers, community members, and other partners, in accordance with established practices and procedures.
Promote mass media events by overseeing outreach efforts and overseeing creation of materials as needed.
Coordination/Operation - 15%
Assist volunteers and community project leaders with researching, writing, and submitting grant applications to supplement their projects.
Write grant applications and submit for future funding of the NHSIPI project by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.
Compile and prepare reports for Association, funders, and other key stakeholders, as required.
Prepare reports, impact statements and success stories on programs' progress and accomplishments for local, state and federal use.
Organize and coordinate meetings between project leaders and organizations, state, local, and county officials and accompanying leaders to inform the organizations about NHSIP and offer support to the leader.
Organize and coordinate meetings with decision-makers from local businesses together to work collaboratively on economic health.
Organize and coordinate meetings and communication between state, county, and local officials to collaborate on projects in the Plan of Work.
Prepare and submit accurate expense reports, mileage reports, receipts/supporting documentation, and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, Cornell faculty and students, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Assist in 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.
Administer surveys to participants for events and educational opportunities
Collect evaluation data and program needs assessments from program participants based on existing evaluation framework and guidelines.
Transport self, program materials and/or resources in performing position responsibilities.
Create program outreach materials as needed.
Maintain confidentiality of all information and data collected.
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 in programming and Association priorities.
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
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.
Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.
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.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applied to all duties and functions.
Conduct all programming and activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and regional affirmative action plans.
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.
Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner.
Be aware of, and adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Wayne 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.
This is a full time, non-exempt position. Compensation starting at the rate of $22.50 per hour, commensurate with experience. 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 Wayne County 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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All applications must be received on-line by February 10, 2020.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.
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