| Serve as a member of the 4-H Youth Development team at CCE of Cattaraugus County to assist with delivery and evaluation of 4-H Youth Development educational programs and activities in support of the 4-H Club Model and other delivery models such as after-school programs. The Subject Educator coordinates and delivers other established 4-H programming and activities both on-site and off-site in accordance with the 4-H Youth Development Program Area's plan of work. Under the guidance of program leadership, the position will support supervisor to coordinate the 4-H Committees.|
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree or Equivalent Education. (Associate Degree + 2 yrs transferrable program/functional experience)
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and Excel.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to transport supplies and equipment with or without accommodation.
Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in English.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
Coursework or experience with livestock, youth development, education or a closely related field.
Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
1 year experience working with Volunteers and Volunteer Management.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Experience in guiding and collaborating with volunteers.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
Deliver high quality 4-H Youth Development educational programs and events that address local, regional and statewide 4-H Youth Development programming priorities with emphasis on 4-H Livestock Programs, 4-H Public Presentations, Ag Literacy, County Fair, State Fair, and 4-H County, District, and State special events.
Program Delivery - 75%
Assist in teaching innovative educational programs when grant-funded opportunities arise.
Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning to deliver program.
Occasionally apply existing subject matter knowledge to create lessons plans to deliver educational program.
Serve as subject matter resource.
Provide educational program efforts via mass media including contributing articles to CCE newsletter(s), utilizing emails, phone messages, and website postings.
Interact with program participants representing CCE in a professional manner at all times.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Interact with program participants, Association staff, program committees, county/community leaders, and other key stakeholders to collect evaluation data for improving programs.
Assist in analyzing collected program evaluation data for reporting and program improvement purposes using standard, established policy, procedure and methods.
Communicate evaluation results and findings.
Administrative Direction - 5% Assist with identifying activities and resources necessary to implement initiatives and projects.
Provide supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process.
May provide input to planning budget based on program feasibility needs and assist in identifying opportunities for 4-H fund development activities.
Assist with ensuring volunteer direction and management procedures are followed according to established policies and procedures by providing guidance, leadership and resources for volunteers and volunteer leaders including recruitment, screening, orientation, training, evaluation, and management.
Administrative Management - 5%
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the operation of the 4-H Youth Development programming, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures and with guidance of supervisor as needed.
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials).
Apply existing subject matter knowledge to coordinate, compile, assemble, and organize program resources and program and teaching materials.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of 4-H programming to include, but not be limited to: ordering and inventory of supplies and marketing of 4-H Programs.
Coordinate administrative aspects of 4-H livestock program countywide events and activities including the annual 4-H Livestock Auction and Sale, and livestock shows at the Erie County Fair.
Coordinate, schedule and support the training and work of 4-H volunteers for implementing education events related to established program priorities.
Assist in utilizing 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.
Assist with maintaining communication with constituents and the community through variety of methods such as contributing educational articles to program newsletters, e-mails, electronic technology, internet, social media, and website postings.
Process, track, and maintain event and program registration and monies as per established policy.
Prepare and receive event and program related invoices and prepare documentation for payment.
Collect and reconcile event and program receipts and monies. Prepare program expense reports.
Provide administrative support for 4-H fund development activities as identified.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
Submit program related expense receipts in a timely manner per established policy and procedure.
This position may require the transport of program self and/or program materials/resources in performing position responsibilities.
In cooperation with the Supervisor, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to local fairs, community activities, etc. Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Support the association to maintain a safe working environment.
Health and Safety - Applies to all duties and functions
Be familiar 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.
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applies to all duties and functions
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association policies, procedures and Cornell Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive and receptive manner.
This is a non-exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week. Competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal time, health and dental insurance, Retirement, Disability Insurance and more.
HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete online application which must include a cover letter, resume, and at least three references no later than May 22, 2017.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments. Please be sure to upload all attachments prior to submitting.
External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance here: http://cce.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/applying_for_a_job_-_external_5-2016_v2.pdf.
Internal Applicants: (current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County are considered internal applicants) Please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance here: http://spstaff2.cce.cornell.edu/human_resources/Documents/Staffing/Applying%20for%20a%20Job%20-%20Internal.pdf.
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Job Title:Association Subject Educator I
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Kimberly Amey
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.