| This position will serve as the St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario (SLELO) Program Specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will work under the direction and supervision of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader to create and implement a Cultural Impacts Survey. This position will work with the SLELO PRISM Program Coordinator to develop survey questions that will attempt to answer the potential impacts invasive species have on the well-being and livelihoods of people, communities and related industries. This position will administer the survey using multiple delivery methods to achieve the highest level of participation possible. Target audiences may include but are not limited to: trail guides, river guides, hunting guides, charter captains, waterfront restaurant proprietors and agricultural producers. This position will also collect, organize and analyze the response and prepare a final report that includes a summation of the responses, percentage of particular responses to each question including the number of responders taking the survey and submit the report to the SLELO Program Coordinator at the end of the season.|
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All applicants must apply by close of business on May 8, 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.
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Please contact Jane Pearson, Association Regional HR Rep at 315-788-8450 with questions.
This position is a non-exempt hourly position - 75% FTE. The hourly rate is $16.85 for 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.
- Master's Degree or equivalent education (Bachelor's Degree and 4 years transferrable relevant evidence-based research experience).
- Experience relevant to the role of the position.
- Valid New York State 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.
- Familiarity and understanding of environmental and biological systems and how they interface with human business interests.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
- 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 participate in professional team efforts.
- Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
- Under the direction of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader, and in collaboration with the SLELO PRISM Program Coordinator, assist in the development of a cultural impact survey that attempts to answer questions regarding the potential impacts invasive species have on the well-being and livelihoods of people.
- Assist in the research, identification and selection of existing program resources for development of a cultural impact survey.
- Assist in using a system of ongoing involvement of citizens in the program development process which expresses the demographics of the community.
Delivery - 5%
- Serve as subject matter resource in the area of invasive species to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
- Work to foster acceptance of the SLELO Program initiatives, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
- Provide educational program efforts via mass media.
- Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Agriculture & Natural Resources Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Direction - 20%
- Under the leadership of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader and in collaboration with the SLELO Prism Program Coordinator, assist with planning efforts related to the production, distribution and marketing of the SLELO cultural impact survey.
- Provide moderately complex administrative tasks in anticipating or planning for SLELO Program expenses.
- Provide moderately complex administrative assistance to include, but not limited to, planning for mass media efforts related to the SLELO Program; assisting the Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader in planning effective strategic marketing efforts; and assisting the Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader in planning major public affairs events and functions.
Management - 25%
- Assist the Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader in ensuring SLELO Program activities conform with the Association's Plan of Work.
- Support the allocation and assist in oversight of program resources to accomplish Association program objectives within the SLELO Program area and in compliance with established policies and procedures.
- Assist the Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader with the monitoring of the SLELO Program income/expenses to ensure spending is within the program budget constraint.
- Provide low complexity administrative tasks to guide the implementation of communication strategies.
- Assist Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader in managing and integrating the SLELO Planning Teams into overall programming efforts.
Coordination/Operation - 40%
- Coordinate and collaborate with other agencies, organizations and businesses in compliance with established program guidelines.
- Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
- Obtain evaluation data and program needs assessments from program participants based on existing evaluation framework and guidelines.
- Under the direction of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader and in collaboration with the SLELO PRISIM Program Coordinator, provide moderately complex administrative support to prepare materials for report submission to meet funding and Association requirements.
- Under the direction of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader and in collaboration with the SLELO PRISM Program Coordinator, coordinate and assist with special projects and outreach efforts as assigned.
- Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
- Provide support (i.e. coordinate meetings and receive feedback on direction and scope of programs) to assist with program implementation and planning.
- Assist in the coordination of effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
- This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in 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 performother 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 Jefferson 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 Tmp Program
Level:No Grade - Hourly
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Jane Pearson
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.