Attention Applicants: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references (at least 2 previous employers) as one document when applying. All candidates who are current employees of CCE Tompkins must apply as internal applicants. Please note that changes cannot be made to an application once it is submitted. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. For more information about how to apply, pay rate, and benefits, please see the message at the bottom of this posting.
This individual is responsible for supporting and facilitating nature and garden-based play opportunities for children throughout the community. As part of the Youth Horticulture team, the Lead Playworker's responsibilities include planning and implementing nature play centered activities, programs, and events. This individual will support the maintenance, development, and scheduling of garden-based play spaces including sourcing and organizing nature play materials. The Lead Playworker will conduct their work in keeping with the Playwork Principles and communicate the importance and benefits of nature play within this position.
● BA/BS degree in education, youth development, or other related field.
● One year experience teaching/mentoring/supervising youth in non-formal settings.
● Experience working with diverse populations.
● Playwork knowledge and experience.
● Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
● Knowledge of youth development and playwork issues: social, cultural, and developmental.
● Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
● Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
● Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
● Ability to communicate clearly, accurately, and expediently both verbally and in writing
● Ability to plan, organize, and deliver non-formal education programs.
● Ability to participate effectively in professional team efforts.
RESPONSIBILITIES/ ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Program Delivery (70%):
- Support and facilitate nature play-based programs and play opportunities.
- Engage in playwork on a regular basis primarily in summer camp and field trip programs.
- Support social media outreach and content around nature play and playwork.
Program Evaluation ( 5%):
- Complete program report evaluation forms.
- Assist with planning and coordination of play-centered community events
- Collaborate in program planning for Nature Play Corps camps.
- Participate in training seasonal staff and community members in playwork.
Coordination/ Operation (5%):
- Increase nature play opportunities and quality of play through site changes/maintenance and natural materials sourcing and acquisition.
- Maintain shed and materials storage organization.
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 Tompkins 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 position is Temporary Part time, with a varying schedule for a total of 28 weeks: The periods of 4/24 - 6/2 and 9/8- 10/27 are 15 hours per week, and the period of 6/5 through 9/8 is 35 hours per week. The position is available from April 24 to October 27 2017.
How To Apply:
Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations other than Tompkins) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
IMPORTANT! All applicants must submit a COVER LETTER (please reference the position you are applying for), a RESUME and indicate in your cover letter, resume or other document three individuals who may be contacted as REFERENCES.
Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting.
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.
The successful candidate must pass criminal background, sex offender registry, and driver history checks.
Job Title:Association Tmp Program
Level:No Grade - Hourly
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Krystal Watson
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.