This position will serve as the 4-H Community Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Franklin County and will implement 4-H programming for a menu of existing 4-H educational programs and activities in the community in accordance with established program parameters. Program topics include, but are not limited to: science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs to include drones, GIS/GPS, robotics, chemistry, etc.; astronomy programs including night gazing and star/planet identification; meteorology and climate change workshops/activities; civic engagement including service learning projects; leadership activities for teens including statewide leadership opportunities; horticulture, plant science and gardening; animal/vet/dairy science; County-wide 4-H fundraising; and anti-bullying and inclusion training for youth. This position will teach established 4-H programming in group settings both on-site and off-site in accordance with the 4-H Youth Development Program Area's Plan of Work. Will provide positive youth development (PYD) activities/programming in various settings including camp, club, and special interest groups. Healthy living and physical activity initiatives will be offered to include outdoor activities and exploring nature initiatives throughout the year that foster team building, learning and physical activity. This position will utilize research-based, existing materials and resources in all programming efforts. This position will work alongside program volunteers in teaching established 4-H programming and program activities to expand the reach of current 4-H Youth development programming efforts.
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All applicants must apply by close of business on March 21, 2018 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, 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 Denise Lavoie, Association Administrator at 518-483-7403 with questions.
This position is a full-time exempt position - 100% FTE. The annual salary for this position will be $38,000 to $40,000 commensurate with experience. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
One (1) year of volunteer or work-related experience.
Valid Driver's License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter appropriate to area of programming.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach and evaluate informal education programs through a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member.
Demonstrated willingness to learn new subject materials.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to use standard computer programs.
Delivery - 90%
Provide direct teaching and instruction in 4-H Youth Development to include: science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs to include drones, GIS/GPS, robotics, chemistry, etc.; astronomy programs including night gazing and star/planet identification; meteorology and climate change workshops/activities; civic engagement including service learning projects; leadership activities for teens including statewide leadership opportunities; horticulture, plant science and gardening; animal/vet/dairy science; County-wide 4-H fundraising; and anti-bullying and inclusion training for youth
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Implement, existing 4-H programming both on-site and off-site, to include, but not limited to:
Public Presentations, Ag in the Class initiatives, Animal Science Camps/Clinics, Franklin County Fair, Conservation Field Days, 4-H Achievement Celebrations.
Implement existing educational programs and activities (in conjunction with program area volunteers) as needed via workshops, seminars, demonstrations, interest groups, newsletters, and youth development contacts utilizing established program parameters, while applying 4-H Youth Development subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans to deliver these educational programs as appropriate.
Implement already-established 4-H Youth Development educational programing and activities in support of other 4-H programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established Plan of Work.
Provide 4-H educational programs via mass media.
Work to foster acceptance of the 4-H Youth Development program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Youth and Family Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Serve as subject matter resource in the area of 4-H Youth Development
Directly teach and participate in cross-programming efforts as appropriate.
Work with volunteers to expand program offerings as a part of program delivery.
Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors within program areas for all programs offered.
Assist Youth and Family Issue Leader in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, make recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
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.
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.
This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
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.
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 Franklin County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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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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