Family Development Subject Educator - Oriskany, NY
Location: Oriskany, New York
Internal Number: WDR-00030506
The Subject Educator I serves as a member of the Family Development Team to deliver programming and assist with the evaluation, planning and management of Family Development programs to child care providers and parents in Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida Counties. The educator will deliver established educational programs to childcare providers and parents on topics including, but not limited to: Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) guidelines, nutrition education, importance of physical activity, menu planning, engaged learning environments, program organization and routine, parent and provider communication, developmentally appropriate practice, program development, business practices, professionalism and responsibility. This position will provide data entry of participant data requiring confidentiality. The Educator will provide information to participants regarding other Extension programs, community agencies, and services as needed.
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(3) Upload/attach a Resume (Word or PDF format)
(4) Upload/attach names and contact info for at least 3 professional references (Word or PDF format)
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This is a full-time, non-exempt position, 37.5 hrs./week.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Paid Vacation, Sick, & Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including FREE Dental Insurance
NYS Retirement (NYSERS)
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
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
ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions
Bachelor's Degree and one year related experience. Associates Degree and 2 years transferable program/functional experience may substitute for Bachelor's Degree requirement.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach, and evaluate educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual means.
Basic computer and word processing skills.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with staff.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Familiarity with NY State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) childcare regulations.
Familiarity in basic nutrition, health education, or health and wellness.
Program Delivery - 70%
Utilize existing program materials and educational framework to provide education on quality early care and education.
Provide research based material and resources to providers, parents, staff and other groups as they are identified.
Utilize existing educational programs to provide education on nutrition and menu planning to meet specific guidelines.
Serve as a subject-matter resource in early childhood related topics to staff, parents and providers, community organizations and the general public.
Interact effectively with program participants to provide educational resources that meet their specific needs.
Serve as a subject-matter resource in nutrition and provide annual Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) nutrition training for childcare providers.
Meet or exceed targeted delivery goals assigned by the supervisor as indicated by the funding source.
Inform child care providers and parents of other Extension programs, community agencies, and services.
Represent CCE to the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Interact with program participants and clientele to collect evaluation data for improving programs and services.
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Assist supervisor in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Administrative Direction - 5%
Provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods.
Assist in the planning of Family Development programs and events.
Assist supervisor in initiating effective professional relationships with other agencies and organizations that promote effective communication to facilitate continued programming efforts.
Administrative Management - 5%
Provide programmatic guidance to volunteers and co-workers, including those performing similar work.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise within educational programs utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 10%
Maintain record of program participants, complete monthly reports, and accurately prepare paperwork in a timely manner as required for the program.
Submit data into CACFP databases in a timely manner
Occasionally transports self along with program materials and resources to child care provider sites.
Organize and coordinate activities related to CACFP as well as Family Development programming.
Coordinate, compile, and organize existing program resources and program materials surrounding early childhood topics including business practices, and home health and safety topics.
Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committee, Board and others as necessary
Complete all data entry in local data system and state data system as well as end of the month paperwork and quarterly reports as part of funder reporting requirements.
Compile information for annual reports as well as needs assessment.
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 Oneida County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
No relocation or VISA sponsorship available.
Please contact Richelle Singer, Family Development Issue Leader, email email@example.com with questions.
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