The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County (CCEOC) Family Education Coordinator (Association Resource Educator) is responsible for planning, implementing, developing, promoting and evaluating parent and family educational programs benefiting the health and welfare of Orange County families. Responsibilities include planning, implementing, developing, coordinating, promoting and evaluating the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) as well as general parenting education programs. The main objective will be to establish a coordinated system of prevention focused education and support programs to meet the diverse needs of Orange County families. All programs emphasize parenting skills, nutrition, financial management, navigating the legal system and health and wellness education. The position includes direct supervision of staff and oversight of volunteers, coalition coordination, grants management and program development. Working with the Family & Consumer Sciences Issue Leader, the Family Education Coordinator develops program objectives and plans of work within the assigned areas of responsibility. Responsible for representing the Association and Program to the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell University. May work as a team member in addressing local, regional and statewide programming priorities.
Search extended through Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
Master's Degree in Human Ecology, Education, Sociology, Psychology, or Related Field.
Experience relevant to the role of the position particularly experience with support groups and/or working with kinship families.
Demonstrated ability to lead and to relate effectively to program staff, co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, clientele and diverse groups/audiences and involve people in determining program direction.
Ability to assist in grant writing and reporting.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools as well as digital media.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Ability to work flexible hours which include evenings and/or weekends.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
Fluent in Spanish.
Ability to design and implement an effective marketing plan for program.
Responsibilities/Essential Functions: Program Responsibilities:
Program Assessment - 15%
Ensure program assessment is aligned with scope of the statewide and Association Plan of Work, developing and enhancing assessment where needed.
Work with local community partners to identify gaps and trends in the community, as well as state and national partners to identify trends in needs of clientele.
Apply subject matter knowledge to identify local program needs in collaboration with advisory groups, community agencies, and program participants.
May assist in multi-association team efforts to identify regional program needs in collaboration with regional CCE partners, advisory groups, community agencies and program participants.
Make recommendations for programmatic offerings, enhancements or improvements.
Program Development - 25%
Apply the subject matter knowledge to develop educational strategies to meet the needs of diverse program participants, and to achieve identified program priorities and goals.
Create innovative educational program, adhering to the statewide plan of work, identifying and utilizing existing resources, selecting, adapting and creating curricula as needed.
Utilize local community agencies and organizations that serve on relevant advisory committees and coalitions, as well as relevant state and national agencies and organizations, as resources for the development of programs to meet that needs of participants.
Make programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes.
May be involved in regional team efforts to develop program to address priority issues.
May assist in application of a high level of disciplinary subject matter knowledge to develop educational strategies.
May assist in development of program to meet changing regional issues and/or changing multi-association issues.
Program Delivery - 20%
Apply in depth family and parenting education knowledge to create and implement lesson plans, identifying resources and activities necessary to deliver high quality parent and family educational programs to include nutrition, finance, navigating the legal system and health and wellness components, within the scope of the Association and statewide Plan of Work.
Foster acceptance of program, methods and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, guest speakers, adult, youth and intergenerational group activities and experiences, social media, website, email, distance learning and newsletters.
Serve as a referral mechanism for families to appropriate services in the community.
Serve as subject matter expert in discipline for clientele, colleagues, community, decision makers and funders.
Provide leadership and training on subject matter for social service agency staff in Orange County, as applicable.
Interact with program participants, representing CCE in a professional manner at all times.
Maintain linkages with Cornell subject matter specialists for program delivery guidance.
May be involved in multidisciplinary and/or multi-association team efforts to deliver program.
May have direct linkage with other Land Grant University faculty and program units for program delivery guidance.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, funders, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
Program Evaluation - 10%
Develop program evaluation framework and tools based on subject matter knowledge, within the scope of the statewide and Association Plan of Work.
Implement program evaluation and analyze and interpret collected program evaluation data, and communicate results and findings with funders, Issue Leader and others where appropriate.
Identify and recommend changes to strengthen and improve programs.
Direction - 10%
Provide complex administrative tasks to support the planning of educational programs through the interpretation of Association and Cornell program direction.
Develop educational program goals and strategies to meet the needs of participants with an emphasis on parenting skills, nutrition, financial management, navigating the legal system and health and well-being.
Develop educational program goals and strategies, with youth educator, to meet the needs of youth participants with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math, as well as life and career skills.
Assist in developing effective working relationships with Cornell faculty and administration, appropriate County departments, elected officials, local community leaders and organizations, keeping these individuals and groups informed of Healthy Communities goals, programs and impacts.
Provide input to the Issue Leader in planning program budget to ensure achievement of program goals and strategies.
Assist with the development of grants and funding proposals to secure ongoing or new funding, as well as the development of staffing plan, to support and enhance educational program offerings.
Plan strategic external and internal marketing communications, including press releases, radio, television, website, social media, association and program newsletters, brochures, flyers and rack cards, for Relatives as Parents Programs.
Management - 10%
Assist Issue Leader in administrative and program management activities as assigned.
May assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise in the program, utilizing appropriate policies and procedure
Monitor program to ensure that educational content conforms to research base, policies and objectives of the Association and is research knowledge-based.
In collaboration with supervisor, oversee the management of educational strategies to accomplish the identified goals and objectives for the Relative as Parents Program.
Effectively manage financial resources to accomplish program objectives, monitoring income and expenses to ensure spending is within the constraints of grant and contract budgets. Seek guidance from Issue Leader for identifying and managing operating variances.
Guide the implementation of communication strategies for Relatives as Parents Programs.
May perform moderately complex tasks related to supervisory responsibility as applicable.
Effectively allocate human resources and align appropriate staff skill sets and performance level under the established staffing plan to accomplish program objectives.
Provide supervision to program staff and oversight of volunteers.
Support volunteer recruitment and training.
Assist in the management of subcontractors who assist in program development and delivery.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Provide moderately complex administrative support to the implementation of the assessment, development, delivery, and evaluation of established educational program goals.
Compile and prepare teaching materials necessary for program delivery.
Coordinate program planning and implementation; including adult, youth and intergenerational educational programs and activities, and coalition meetings.
Collect evaluation and program needs assessment data from program participants based on existing framework.
May provide moderately complex administrative support to accomplish financial goals within assigned program/ function, including submission of grant and funding proposals.
Submit reports, including impact statements and success stories, for funders, Association, and Cornell, with guidance and supervision from the Issue Leader.
Complete required financial documentation to meet grant, contract and Association finance management requirements.
Coordinate marketing and promotion of Relatives as Parents Programs through public relation initiatives and networking/collaborating with agencies, schools, organizations, decision makers and clientele.
Coordinate and maintain an educational resource and referral system for Orange County caregivers.
Develop and distribute the quarterly RAPP Reporter newsletter.
Maintain an educational resource and referral system for Orange County relative caregivers.
Professional Improvement - 5%
In cooperation with Issue Leader 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 Orange 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, exempt position with an annual salary of $55,744.
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 of Orange 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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Search extended through Tuesday, September 19, 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: 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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