Serve as a member of the 4-H Youth Development team to assist with implementation and evaluation of the 4-H Youth Development educational programs and activities. Educator will be responsible for promoting program objectives and plans in 4-H Youth Development programming area with emphasis on Agriculture in the Classroom.
Coordinate and deliver established Agriculture in the Classroom curriculum with the aim of fostering awareness, understanding, and appreciation of how we produce food and fiber, what we eat, and how we live by helping teachers, students, and their communities learn about and engage with agriculture and food systems. Deliver established curriculum to help youth understand the connections between agriculture, the environment, and people. Assist with the evaluation of delivery of the established educational program goals. Interact with the public through classroom presentations. Assist Supervisor with activities to foster the program with community leaders. Appreciate and promote diversity in all interactions with program participants, staff, volunteers, and the public.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Bachelor's degree or Equivalent Education. (Associate Degree plus 2 yrs transferrable program/functional experience). * Experience relevant to the role of the position. * Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position. * Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate. * Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read, and write proficiently) in English. * Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences in group settings. * Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity. * Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, and professional leaders. * Ability to communicate effectively, clearly, and tactfully through verbal, written and electronic methods. * Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information. * Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines. * Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel. * Ability to work in a typical office environment which may include lifting, moving, and/or transporting office supplies, work related materials, and equipment with or without accommodation. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read, and write proficiently) in Spanish. * Coursework in Education, Agriculture, and/or Human/Youth Development. * Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Program Delivery - 75% * 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 Agriculture in the Classroom. * Provide educational programs to students in traditional classroom settings at local public and private schools as well as in non-traditional settings, such as home-school groups and summer recreation programs. * Assist in delivering innovative/creative educational programs to impact audiences through a variety of delivery methods, with support from supervisor. * 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 and utilize existing research-based curriculum to create lessons plans to deliver educational program. * Serve as subject matter resource utilizing existing subject matter resources and materials. * Provide educational program efforts via mass media including contributing articles to 4-H newsletter, 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.
Program Evaluation - 5% * Implement program evaluation as designed. * Interact with program participants, schools, association staff, program committees, county/community leaders, and other key stakeholders as identified to collect evaluation data. * 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. * Assist in recommending program changes to strengthen and improve programs.
Administrative Direction - 5% * Assist with planning the delivery of established educational program goals. * Assist with identifying key relationships to build/sustain with community leaders and stakeholders. * Assist with identifying program, activity, and resource needs necessary to implement initiatives and projects. * May provide input to planning budget based on program feasibility needs and assist in identifying opportunities for 4-H fund development activities.
Administrative Management - 5% * Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e., program supplies and materials). * Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise within the 4-H Youth Development program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5% * Apply existing subject matter knowledge to coordinate, compile, assemble, and organize program resources and program and teaching materials. * Coordinate identified administrative tasks to support the delivery of established educational program goals, i.e., confirming events; gathering materials and resources for program delivery; and ensuring delivery to offsite program locations. * Maintain records of class participants, complete reports, and accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required. * Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts. * Prepare and submit accurate expense reports, mileage reports, receipts/supporting documentation, and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures. * Maintain confidentiality of all information and data collected, accessed and/or maintained. * Provide data and information to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories for funders, advisory committees, Board, and others as requested. * Transport self, program participants, volunteers, and/or program materials/resources as necessary as part of performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5% * 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. * 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. * Maintain regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.
Health and Safety - Applies to all duties and functions * Support the association to maintain a safe working environment. * 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.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applies to all duties and functions * Conduct all programming and activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and regional affirmative action plans. * 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. * 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.
POSITION DETAILS: This is a part-time, non-exempt, benefits eligible position, scheduled to work 20 hours per week.
COMPENSATION and BENEFITS: Hourly wage of $19.50 to $20.50 commensurate with experience.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including: * Vacation, Sick and Personal time * Paid Holidays * NYS Health Insurance Program (including no cost 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
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