The Association Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) Program Manager for Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County will work under the direction and supervision of the Association Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Issue Leader. This position will provide direction, organization, coordination, and management of all aspects of the RAPP program as well as contribute to general parenting education programs. The main objective will be to establish a coordinated system of prevention focused education and support programs to meet the diverse needs of Orange County kinship families. The position will be responsible for providing guidance and oversight to volunteers. Represents the Association to the public, community leaders, government officials and Cornell University.
Bachelor's degree with course work in Human Ecology, Education, Sociology, Psychology, or related field.
Minimum one year of relevant work experience.
Experience relevant to the role of the position particularly experience with support groups and/or working with kinship families.
Ability to analyze issues and to initiate, plan, organize, implement & evaluate informal educational programs addressing diverse audiences in assigned areas.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools as well as digital media.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with co-workers, advisory boards, committees, community and funding partners.
Ability to utilize resources effectively.
Experience with public presentations in small land large groups.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Ability to work flexible hours which include evenings and/or weekends.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable motor vehicle/driving record requirements.
Fluent in Spanish, speak, write, and read.
Ability to design and implement an effective marketing plan.
Responsibilities/Essential Functions: Program Responsibilities:
Program Development - 5%
Apply FCS subject matter knowledge to provide input in the development of educational strategies for assigned programs including RAPP and general parenting educational programs.
Influence the creation of program materials to address the needs of the participants in the above mentioned FCS programs.
Program Delivery - 25%
Apply subject matter knowledge to create innovative lesson plans for the RAPP program and other general parenting education programs as assigned.
Teach innovative, developmentally appropriate FCS programming with discretion in accordance with the established Plan of Work.
Teach innovative, developmentally appropriate FCS educational programs and activities to support the identified needs to support the established Plan of Work.
Effectively utilize all forms of mass media, including social media, for the innovative delivery of FCS educational programs.
Work to foster acceptance of the FCS Programs, methods, and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
As part of program delivery, act as contact for volunteers and volunteer leaders within the county and provide complex responses to inquiries.
Serve as a referral mechanism for families to appropriate services in the community.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and FCS Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors within the program area for all programs offered.
Analyze program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making improvements in programming.
Based on program parameters, interpret evaluation data to constituents as appropriate.
Direction - 25%
Plan the delivery of educational programs for based on program evaluation data and changing local priorities.
In collaboration with supervisor, establish program goals and priorities, including providing input from the community on program needs.
Develop and enhance networks of volunteers and/or professional and non-professionals to extend program implementation.
In collaboration with supervisor develop marketing strategies, public affairs and special events to reach target audiences and meet program objectives.
Provide supervisor with program related information for the budget development process, including strategies for fund development via grants, contracts, fees, contributions and other sources of revenue.
Strategize ways to expand effective FCS networks and programs, serving as liaison with community.
Provide input into the planning of all programs to consider the needs of diverse program participants.
Provide input for the development of written marketing materials to highlight a program/s.
Management - 30%
Demonstrate judgement and discretion to independently solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the FCS Program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures, as needed.
Recruit and oversee volunteers to assist with programming.
Responsible for maintaining and managing program budget in collaboration with the FCS Issue Leader.
Guide the implementation of the program budget including assistance to identify community and fiscal resources for program continuance and enhancement.
Manage the implementation of communication strategies to expand program and build awareness.
Manage recruitment, involvement and management of volunteers assisting with programs.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Compile and prepare teaching materials necessary for FCS RAPP program and general parenting programs as assigned.
Utilize mass media efforts related to program implementation and communication strategies.
Implement, execute and maintain communication with constituents and the community through a variety of methods such as newsletters, emails, electronic technology, internet, social media, website postings and content.
Distribute program materials to inform communities of program/s.
Collect program data and maintain accurate records of program participants.
Prepare reports demonstrating program process, accomplishments and impact on the community.
Coordinate program referrals and ongoing outreach efforts in accordance with the established Plan of Work.
Serve as editor for the quarterly RAPP Reporter newsletter.
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 Orange 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, benefits eligible, exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $46,390.00 per year. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
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All applications must be received on-line by December 17, 2019. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
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 607-255-6120, or via email at: email@example.com.
For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.
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