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 and benefits information, please see the message at the bottom of this posting.
The primary purpose and roles of this position include identifying and educating a wide range of stakeholders and community members, and expanding programs related to re-integrating incarcerated youth. This person will deliver and coordinate relevant programs in the community to assist at risk youth who have attended OCFS Energy Warriors program to assist them in attaining meaningful re-integration into communities upon return from incarceration. This position will represent the association before the public, community leaders, community organizations, and local government officials as part of program delivery efforts.
- Bachelors Degree or Equivalent (Associates Degree and 2 years related experience).
- Experience relevant to the role of this position.
- Ability to implement, teach, and evaluate.
- Demonstrated ability to manage resources.
- Demonstrated ability to participate effectively in professional team efforts.
- Knowledge of or ability to attain knowledge of county needs and the services provided by other agencies that relate to the program area(s) in communities where youth may be returning.
- Knowledge of statewide and/or national initiatives related to program area(s).
- Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, agencies and clientele groups.
- Ability to adapt to changing needs and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- Ability to work effectively with people of varying ages and socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
- 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.
- Familiarity with program areas highly desired.
- Prior work experience in the legal profession and/or corrections.
- Experience working with various state agencies.
Responsibilities/ Essential Functions:
Program Delivery (70%):
- Occasionally apply existing subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans relevant to re-entry for incarcerated youth.
- Deliver program information surrounding re-entry programs as part of the Energy Warriors curriculum.
- Foster acceptance of the program's methods and policies through utilization of a system of ongoing involvement of citizens and organizations which expresses the demographics of the communities to which youth will be returning.
- Connect community organizations and incarcerated and recently released youth in order to develop skills and opportunities as part of workforce development education delivery.
- Develop and maintain regular, ongoing educational updates using internet, mail, phone, and periodic visits to bring people together as part of program delivery.
- Participate in multidisciplinary team efforts in conjunction with other program areas and other association staff to address priority issues as part of program delivery efforts.
- Keep local community groups and organizations informed of extension programs, opportunities and directions related to re-entry for incarcerated youth as part of program delivery efforts.
- Serve as a resource for the community to connect with extension programs related to re-entry.
- Deliver Energy Warriors curriculum as a fill in for absent staff in various facilities as needed.
- Provide instruction from pre-designed curriculum to youth in small team groups to develop skills in teamwork and collaboration.
- Mentor a positive approach for participants towards employment that focuses on individual strengths in order to facilitate acceptance of the program and prepare youth participants for eventual jobs in the community.
Program Evaluation (5%):
- Implement program evaluations as designed.
- Based on established parameters, interpret evaluation data to constituencies.
- Assist supervisor to make recommendations for strengthening program offerings.
- Assist in analyzing program evaluation data.
- Provide program related input to Energy Warrior Team regarding strategies for developing program goals and planning the structure of delivery.
- Provide program related input toward developing effective strategic external and internal communication efforts including those between Energy Warriors staff and program partners.
- Provide program related input regarding the planning of effective strategies to market the Energy Warriors project in the community and to potential program partners.
- Utilizing program and Association policy and procedure, resolve conflicts that arise within Energy Warriors as appropriate.
- Develop appropriate written reports that analyze effectiveness of work plans and accomplishments and communicate results to appropriate parties (e.g., supervisor, association committees.)
- Provide guidance to Energy Warrior staff regarding re-entry documentation and coordination.
Coordination/ Operation (10%):
- Submit program related expense receipts for recording.
- Complete reports required by funders and by the CCE system.
- Assist supervisor to organize and coordinate program activities.
- Organize and coordinate program delivery events.
- Collaborate with local community-based organizations in participant home communities to promote the Energy Warriors Green Career Pathways (EWGCP) program and establish aftercare linkages.
- Perform general coordination activities including but not limited to attending staff meetings, working with other staff and general marketing of Extension programs.
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.
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: email@example.com.
The successful candidate must pass criminal background, sex offender registry, and driver history checks.
Job Title:Association Subject 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.