| This position will serve as the 4-H After School Director for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will work under the direction and supervision of the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader to assist in the directing, organizing, coordinating, and managing of all aspects of the 4-H After School Programs administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County (i.e. Carthage 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC), CCE 21st CCLC, Indian River Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), and Wiley Advantage). This position may support other After School Programs in this capacity as programming expands and/or school partnerships change. The 4-H After-School Programs provide comprehensive 4-H youth development opportunities for youth in grades pre-K-12 from the school districts. Under the leadership and direction of the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader, the 4-H After School Director will provide supervision, coordination, and leadership to ensure the 4-H After-School Programs meet health, safety and licensing standards and offer quality 4-H youth development educational experiences. This position will also coordinate all aspects of the 4-H After-School enrollment and reporting process; work with outside evaluators to meet grant program objectives; provide administrative support in the recruitment of new participants in the 4-H After-School Programs; coordinate 4-H fundraising and trips; coordinate advisory committee meetings, etc. This position will directly supervise the Association Subject Educator I and the Association Program Coordinator II's in the 4-H After-School Programs.|
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All applicants must apply by close of business on May 31, 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.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact Jane Pearson, Association Regional HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.
This position is a full-time exempt position - 100% FTE. The annual salary for this position is $49,000 to $55,000, based on experience. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (Associate's Degree and 2 years transferrable relevant evidence-based research experience).
- Experience relevant to the role of the position.
- Valid NYS 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 meet acceptable background check standards (After-School Checks –Grant Based).
- Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
- Familiarity of subject matter appropriate to area of programming (4-H Youth Development).
- Demonstrated initiative, reliability and dependability.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
- 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 supervise and lead programming.
Direction - 10%
- Provide input to support the planning of educational programs to include, but not limited to planning the delivery of established educational program goals and planning the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods.
- Assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader with anticipating or projecting program expenses.
- Assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader by providing program related information to the budget development process and assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader in allocating budget amounts.
- Assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader in the planning of 4-H fund development activities as appropriate.
- Provide moderately complex administrative assistance to include, but not limited to, planning for mass media efforts related to the 4-H After-School Program; assisting the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader in planning effective strategic marketing efforts; and assisting the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader in planning major public affairs events and functions.
- Assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader by providing 4-H After-School Program related information to the staffing plan development process.
- Assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader in the writing and development of grant applications to secure funding for ongoing/expanded programming efforts.
Management - 75%
- Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the 4-H After-School program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures, as needed.
- Assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader in ensuring 4-H After-School Program activities conform with the Association's Plan of Work.
- Support the allocation of program resources to accomplish Association program objectives within the 4-H After-School Program.
- Assist the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader with the monitoring of 4-H After-School Program income/expenses to ensure spending is within the program budget constraint.
- Assist in providing existing guidance to program volunteers in accordance with established practices and procedures.
- Ensure the 4-H After-School Programs meet health, safety and other licensing standards while providing quality 4-H youth development experiences.
- Provide support to the Advisory Committee consisting of parents, educators, community members and students to assist with program implementation.
- Provide management (including recruitment and selection) and supervision (including guidance, performance feedback and annual performance reviews) to designated staff in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocol, and provide regular staffing updates to the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader and/or Executive Director as required.
- Monitor and schedule staff time to ensure program need is met.
Coordination/Operation - 10%
- Organize and coordinate program activities relating to the 4-H After-School Program academic enrichment; entrepreneur programsscience, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
- Coordinate all aspects of the 4-H After-School Program enrollment and reporting process.
- Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
- Coordinate the Advisory Committee consisting of parents, educators, community members and students to assist with program implementation and planning.
- Coordinate 4-H After-School Program fundraisers and trips.
- Obtain evaluation data and program needs assessments from program participants based on existing evaluation framework and guidelines.
- Work with outside evaluators to meet grant program objective goals.
- Under the direction of the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader, provide moderately complex administrative support to prepare materials for report submission to meet funding agency requirement.
- Under the direction of the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader, provide moderately complex administrative support to accomplish financial goals within assigned program to include, but not limited to: preparing materials for grant/contact proposal submission and providing required information needed in the financial documentation to meet the grand or budget requirement.
- Under the direction of the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader, coordinate and assist with projects and outreach efforts as instructed.
- 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.
- Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming 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%
- Participate in required trainings to meet School Age Child Care (SACC) and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) licensing regulations.
- 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 in programming and association priorities.
- 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 Extension programs and other 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
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Job Title:Association Community Liaison
Pay Rate Type:Salary
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.