The Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) Outreach Educator works independently under the general program supervision of the RAPP Coordinator to provide outreach and recruitment for the RAPP Program, and represent Cornell Cooperative Extension's RAPP program to the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University. The RAPP Outreach Educator assists the RAPP Coordinator and the RAPP Youth Educator to coordinate moderately complex tasks including recruitment of program participants as well as organizing, planning and implementing programs and activities to support the programs for kinship caregivers and the youth in their care. The RAPP Outreach Educator is expected to travel throughout Ulster County to conduct outreach, recruitment and program delivery. The primary goal of the RAPP program is to strengthen the kinship family unit through education and support.
This position is part time, 75% Full Time Equivalent, 30 hours per week, non-exempt.
Bachelor's or Equivalent Education in field related to child and family well-being, including but not limited to: Human Ecology, Family and Consumer Sciences, Public Health, Psychology, Sociology, Education or related field. Associates Degree and 2 years transferrable program experience is acceptable.
One year of relevant experience
Experience with public speaking in small and large groups
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual channels, both traditionally and digitally via email and social media
Ability to effectively participate in professional and volunteer team efforts
Ability to identify and manage volunteer staff
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to transport visual aids, tables, and meeting materials to program sites
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate
Bilingual in Spanish (read, write, speak)
Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office
Experience in marketing and outreach
Knowledge and demonstrated ability to work with adults and youth in small groups
Responsibilities/Essential Functions Program Responsibilities:
Program Delivery - 10%
Deliver existing educational programs to kinship caregivers and youth, including parenting, nutrition and financial literacy as defined
Working directly with the RAPP Youth Educator implement intergenerational programs for kinship caregivers and the youth in their care
Foster acceptance of RAPP program, methods and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences
Provide RAPP educational program and outreach via mass media; including print, radio, television and internet
Interact with kinship caregivers and the youth in their care
Interact with local agencies and organizations that provide services for kinship families
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery
May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts to deliver RAPP program, including the Ulster County RAPP Coalition
Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies
May assist in teaching innovative educational programs
May assist in multi-association team efforts to deliver program
Direction - 5%
May provide support to the planning of RAPP educational program: may provide delivery feasibility details as input to RAPP Coordinator to assist in planning the delivery of established educational program goals; provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods
May provide input to planning unit budget based on program feasibility needs
May provide input for the planning for mass media efforts and development of communication strategies related to program based on program feasibility
Management - 5%
Provide support to the overall organization and work to solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the operation of the program, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures
May provide low complexity administrative management of established educational program goals and may assist with volunteer management and recruitment
May provide guidance to co-workers and/or volunteers as needed
Coordination/Operations - 75%
Provide substantial support related to program needs and the successful implementation of program goals: recruit program participants, compile program/educational resources, and collect evaluation data from participants based on existing framework
Coordinate meeting locations and logistics, supplies, resources, etc.
Work with local agencies and organizations to coordinate guest presenters for kinship caregivers and youth as appropriate
With guidance from the RAPP Coordinator, refer kinship families for outside services as appropriate
With guidance from the RAPP Coordinator, conduct outreach to community agencies and organizations to promote the RAPP program, includes tabling at appropriate venues
May provide basic office tasks such as copies, filing, mailing, ordering food and program supplies, and submitting and tracking expenses for the program budget
May provide information for program flyers, brochures, press releases, website, social media, as well as participate in radio and television interviews to promote the RAPP program
Transport self and materials to program and recruitment/outreach sites
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 - Applies 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 - Applies 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 Ulster 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 part time, 75% Full Time Equivalent, 30 hours per week, non-exempt position with an hourly rate of $18.00. 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
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 Ulster 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 July 27, 2017.Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
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) 255-2117, or via email at: email@example.com.
For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.
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