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.
This position is part time, benefits eligible, including medical, dental, paid time off, and retirement. Pay is a range between: $14.00 and $16.00 depending on skills and experience. Further information about benefits and the application process are at the bottom of this description.
The role of this position is to deliver pre-designed programs related to outdoor survival skills to youth. This position collaborates with other Primitive Pursuits (PP) educators to educate groups of youth in ways to explore natural areas, away from facilities and without modern gear, engaging them in self-directed inquiry into basic, personal and group survival. This position's key role in this task will be mentoring youth in naturalist skills and knowledge, promoting stewardship and building healthful relationships in the outdoor environment.
- Associates Degree or equivalent education (High School Diploma/ GED and one year transferrable experience).
- Demonstrated high level of mastery with teaching and practicing wilderness awareness skills and primitive technologies.
- Ability to participate in rigorous outdoor physical education activities.
- Ability to meet travel requirements for the position.
- Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
- Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
- RTE First Aid or WFR Certification, and CPR for the Professional or higher (both RTE and CPR Pro classes are available at the local Red Cross chapter).
- Completion of NY DMV approved Defensive Driving course (available if needed) and ability to meet CCETC van driver qualifications.
- Willingness to work in a changing environment and tackle new problems each day.
- Ability to learn and convey skill sets efficiently.
- Demonstrate a high level of comfort and curiosity in the natural world.
- Passionate about learning new material and practicing skills outside of work.
- Demonstrated ability to inspire and relate positively with kids and teens.
- Ability to reflect a range of personal experiences working independently and within a team.
- Ability to act as a highly functioning communicator who utilizes past experiences working with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
- Ability to demonstrate extensive, regionally relevant naturalist skills and knowledge.
Responsibilities/ Essential Functions
Program Delivery (90%):
- Utilizing pre-existing program materials, deliver experiential environmental immersion education for diverse groups of youth in the context of naturalist skills and knowledge.
- Demonstrate a role-model passion and enthusiasm for engaging with the elements of nature as part of program delivery.
- From existing program materials, mentor individuals on a path to comfort and success among their peers and in potentially adverse environments.
- From existing program materials, facilitate group energy and respond swiftly to group needs in order to effectively manage and engage each participant in positive experience.
- Contribute actively to staff team efforts as part of collaborative program delivery.
- Foster acceptance of the program by representing the high caliber of the organization when speaking to parents, staff and participants.
- Deliver high-adventure experiences while keeping an unfailing eye on the safety of each activity and each participant and co-worker in accordance with risk management protocols.
- Deliver outreach presentations such as community events, in-school programming and professional development events.
Coordination/ Operation (5%):
- Collect program materials for use in program delivery and transport to program delivery locations.
- Provide attendance and participation data to supervisor and parents of youth as needed/ requested.
- May transport youth to and from program sites as needed/ requested.
- Provide information to volunteers who work alongside staff as needed/ requested.
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.
CCE Tompkins offers excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
- Vacation, Sick and Personal time
- Paid Holidays
- NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
- NYS Retirement
- 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
- Vision Access Program
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 Prog Educator I
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.