| Job Classification Title: Association Subject Educator II|
CCE of Schenectady County is seeking a full-time, 35 hours per week qualified and experienced educator who primarily provides program delivery, and assists with program development and evaluation to improve healthy family and parenting choices among eligible families and individuals in Schenectady County.
The educator also performs administrative responsibilities related to program direction, management and coordination and provides supervision to Healthy Schenectady Families Family Support Educators I.
As part of the Healthy Families New York and Healthy Schenectady Families Programs, this position works closely with the team of educators and other supervisors to promote the well-being of parents, children and families through the use of existing evidence-based health education and parenting curricula delivered through home visits and by the supervision of others performing similar work.
Positive, persistent and individualized outreach from the educator keeps families involved in the program and leads to improved outcomes for children, parents, and the community.
Please include a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
External Applicants: (Including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to Applying for a Job (External Candidate) for additional guidance.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
All applications must be received on-line by June 2, 2017. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
- Master's degree in Human Services or related field. A Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field plus 4 years transferrable relevant evidence based research experience may substitute for a Master's degree.
- Ability to teach evidence-based health education and parenting curricula to participants and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
- Ability to plan and organize work responsibilities according to priorities developed with other team members, the Supervisor, and for supervisees.
- Computer skills; Moderate level skills with Microsoft Office suite, database and internet software.
- Ability to effectively lead professional team efforts and supervise staff.
- Commitment to working in limited-income urban settings with diverse program participants in their homes and surrounding communities.
- Ability to identify and utilize program resources within the community.
- Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, community and professional leaders, and program participants.
- Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools as well as innovative applications of electronic technology (e.g., computers, audio, video, etc.). Ability to frequently and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with program participants, employees and others.
- Ability to read and write in English. Ability to read and interpret documents such as instructions, safety and procedure manuals.
- Ability to manage long-term goals within a context of day-to-day deadlines. Ability to organize work and set priorities; ability to handle multiple tasks; and to work under pressure.
- Ability to occasionally lift, move and/or transport program supplies and equipment, and climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to remain in a stationary position (for example, standing, sitting) while constantly operating a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and a computer printer, with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets/file documents, office machinery, etc., with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to work in a busy open office with occasional and frequent distractions and opportunities to demonstrate positive collaboration amongst staff, visitors and the public.
- Ability to meet the frequent travel requirements associated with the position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
- Ability to meet acceptable background check requirements.
- Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, and occasional overnight travel.
- Supervisory experience or providing leadership and guidance to others.
- Familiarity with the community in which the work takes place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
- Familiarity with a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups in youth and adult audiences and ability to integrate youth and adult development principles into educational activities.
- Ability to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language, or other non-English language as is spoken in the target community.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Assessment - 0%
Program Development- 15%
- May assist in development of educational strategies.
- May assist in creation of innovative educational program.
- May assist in research, identification and selection of existing resources for the program.
- May assist in creation of program materials to address client's needs.
- May assist in interpreting Association program direction to create educational programs.
- May assist in interpreting Healthy Families NY program direction to create educational programs.
- May assist to ensure program development is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
- May assist in structuring programs to meet the need of diverse program participants.
- May assist in maintaining direct linkage with Health Families NY collaborators and other partners for program development guidance.
- May assist in developing well integrated Association educational efforts.
- May assist in development of program to meet changing local issues.
- May assist in making programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes.
- May assist in using a system of ongoing involvement of citizens in the program development process which expresses the demographics of the community.
- Assist with program development by participating in monthly Home Visiting Partnership workgroup meetings and quarterly Community Advisory Committee meetings.
Program Delivery - 55%
- Deliver educational programs to 5-10 families.
- Utilize existing evidence-based curricula and support materials to provide accurate, relevant parenting and health education to participating families.
- Observe parent/child interactions and provide positive feedback to parents throughout the home visits, based upon the existing program parameters.
- Assist Supervisor with development and implementation of Family Goal Plans.
- Meets or exceeds targeted education delivery goals assigned by the Supervisor as indicated by the funding source.
- Conduct home visits on a weekly basis that then decrease over time until the participant's child begins school or Head Start.
- Assist in ensuring program delivery conforms to Healthy Families NY Plan of Work.
- Utilize motivational interviewing strategies in working with all family members to address individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
- Utilize established program outline; provide individualized education and development of family goal plans that result in improved birth outcomes; timely attainment of recommended immunizations and preventive care; increased breastfeeding support; decreased use of harsh parenting practices; improved early literacy and increased demonstration of behaviors that promote learning in a school setting.
- Utilize skills in assessing parent/child interactions, knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate parenting strategies.
- Assist in mass media (social and print) educational program efforts.
- Provide special educational efforts such as parent/child group facilitation, program/parent committees, and community meetings.
- Maintain a strong, supportive, and professional relationship with program participants and have the ability to communicate with families on a wide range of issues including but not limited to, health, wellness and prevention of domestic violence.
- Encourage families to identify a primary health care provider and educate the family about the importance of regular access to preventive care.
- Evaluate family functioning and make connections to other Extension programs and community resources, serve as liaison for client families to other programs such as WIC, SNAP-ed, EFNEP, Head Start, etc.
- Represent CCE to the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University in a professional manner.
Program Evaluation - 5%
- Based on established parameters, provide program evaluation data to the Supervisor, assist in data analysis and make recommendations to supervisors for strengthening and improving programs.
Applied Research - 0%
Direction - 5%
- Provide supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process, including assisting the Supervisor in the identification of proposals to secure additional program funding.
- Assist Supervisor by providing program related information to the staffing plan development process.
- May assist in developing shared association vision, building understanding around the mission and developing appropriate goals and strategies to advance the mission.
- May assist in planning effective strategic external and internal communication efforts.
- May assist in planning effective strategic marketing efforts.
- May assist in planning major public affairs events and functions.
- May assist in planning for mass media efforts related to program/function.
Management - 10%
- Under the guidance of the Supervisor and with feedback from the program collaborators, provides programmatic supervision for up to 3 Subject Educators I in the Healthy Families program. Supports the Supervisor by providing input and assistance with: interviewing staff; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Assists the Supervisor to jointly develop and review progress of assigned staff development plans as needed to increase staff competency. Helps assure positive, team-based employee relations.
- Assist Supervisor with program management activities, as assigned.
- May assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise in the program/function, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
- Monitor and schedule staff time to ensure program needs are met.
- Train and orient new staff.
- Maintain record of participants, complete reports, and accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
- Complete necessary written documentation as required by programs and funders
- Organize a weekly schedule with Supervisor to accommodate needs of participant families.
- On a frequent basis transports self, also carrying program materials and resources to participant homes and additional community based settings.
- May assist in the development of marketing materials for educational events.
- Assist Supervisor with public awareness in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/ annual reports, or news releases.
- Participate in outreach activities, collaborate with service providers to help ensure that program family has access to available community services and assist with educational activities related to parenting and child development. Make referrals to appropriate community programs and services.
- Maintain strong communication with the Healthy Families New York program and Schenectady County Public Health Services in order to convey participant needs throughout Healthy Families New York enrollment period.
- Maintain a strong network of peers working in other community agencies and programs with the goal of connecting participant families with the educational and other resources they need in a timely manner.
- Maintain confidentiality of information regarding all program participants.
- Perform routine data collection utilized by the program.
- Prepare materials for grant/contract proposal submission.
- Attend team and staff meetings, report expenses timely, work with other staff and volunteers, general marketing of Extension programs.
- Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension policies and procedures.
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 - 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 Schenectady 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.
This is a full time, 35 hours/week position. 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
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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.
For additional questions please contact Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (518) 765-3503.
Job Title:Association Subject Educator II
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Jim McNaughton
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.