| This position will serve as the 4-H Club Support Specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Oswego County and will provide program coordination and support to the 4-H Program. This position will organize and coordinate activities relating to county and state fair; coordinate, and assist other 4-H staff, with all aspects of the 4-H enrollment and reporting process; provide administrative assistance in the recruitment of new 4-H clubs and groups in Oswego County; assist in the coordination of 4-H fundraising and trips; maintain regular communication with volunteer leaders to ensure clubs are active and leader needs are met; and serve as an accessible resource to program volunteers, including assisting in providing orientation and ongoing support and follow-up, and to assist in ensuring initial and continued 4-H Club success. This position will utilize existing program resources and materials in program work, and will assist in delivering educational programs as defined.|
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:
All applicants must apply by close of business on February 21, 2017 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 Linda Brosch, Association Team Leader at 315-963-7286 with questions.
This position is a part-time position - 85.7% FTE, 30 hours per week. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
- Associate's Degree or equivalent education (High School Diploma/GED and 1 year of transferrable program/functional experience).
- Experience relevant to the role of the position.
- Valid New York State Driver's license and the ability to meet travel requirements of the 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 ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
- Demonstrated ability to organize work to accomplish program goals.
- Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
- Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member and to work independently when needed.
Delivery - 10%
- Utilize established program resources and materials in providing information and resources to program participants in established 4-H programming (i.e. 4-H Club programming).
- Teach existing educational programs and activities as defined in support of 4-H programming efforts both in and out of schools, in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
- Utilize a variety of established delivery methods to teach 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming, including, but not limited to: one-on-one and group classes, experiential learning, and a variety of 4-H activities.
- Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and 4-H Youth Development Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Direction - 5%
- Assist Team Leader and other 4-H staff with non-complex administrative tasks in the planning of educational programs in 4-H Youth Development.
- Provide administrative assistance in planning for mass media efforts in 4-H Youth Development.
Management - 5%
- Assist with volunteer management to include: Assist with recruitment activities of new 4-H Clubs, 4-H Club Leaders, and other volunteers in Oswego County; and Serve as an accessible resource to volunteers by assisting with providing follow-up support to ensure initial and continued 4-H Club success.
- Assist with problem solving and resolving issues that arise, as needed.
- Assist in providing existing guidance to program volunteers in accordance with established practices and procedures.
- Assist the Team Leader with identifying, anticipating, recommending and planning for 4-H Club needs/supplies.
Coordination/Operation - 75%
- Coordinate, and assist other 4-H staff, with all aspects of the 4-H enrollment and reporting process.
- Maintain regular communication with volunteer leaders to ensure clubs are active and leader needs are met.
- Assist in the coordination of 4-H fundraisers and trips.
- Assist with program evaluation to include: collecting evaluation and needs assessment data from program participants.
- Assist in providing volunteer orientation.
- Organize and coordinate activities and exhibits relating to county and state fair.
- Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
- Under the direction of the Team Leader, coordinate and assist with projects and outreach efforts as instructed.
- Provide administrative support for the coordination and implementation of multi-media efforts in the promotion of programming.
- Draft communications and correspondence for review by Team Leader for eventual distribution as appropriate.
- Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
- This program may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources, and will exercise care when utilizing any Association owned property and/or resources while performing position responsibilities.
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 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 Oswego 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.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Job Title:Association Program Coordinator I
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Jerilynn Sharrott
Number of Openings:1
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.
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.