This position will serve as the Taste NY Assistant Market Manager for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will work under the direction and supervision of the Nutrition & Health Issue Leader and the Taste NY Market Manager. The Jefferson County Taste NY Program promotes local agricultural products and agri-tourism and will help represent Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County to the public, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and Cornell University; a familiarity with local agriculture products and retail food sales will be demonstrated. Primary responsibilities include clerical/administrative support with day-to-day planning, coordination, routine management, guidance to market clerk staff, straightforward inventory management, purchasing, operation of cash register, basic cash controls, operation and maintenance of inventory and Point of Sale (POS) software, regular staff scheduling, transportation of inventory from warehouse to store, customer service, and general record keeping. This position will provide oversight to temporary staff and volunteers as needed.
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on September 30, 2020 to be considered for this position. All applicants must submit an application online, 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 non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $16.55. 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 two (2) years transferable program/functional experience.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Must be able to drive personal or Association vehicle for pick-up and delivery of product from the warehouse to the Jefferson County Gateway Market (hand-cart or dolly may be used for transportation purposes - no heavy equipment use required).
Must be able to lift 20-50 lbs. regularly.
Must be able to push/pull 50-75 pounds.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to complete basic math functions in a fast paced environment.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods.
Ability to follow procedures and written instructions.
Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
Familiarity with electronic technology (e.g. video, audio, computers, etc.).
Experience working in customer service and retail environments.
Understanding of basic marketing and promotion.
Proficiency with programs such as Microsoft Office (Excel) and Internet-based communications.
Financial accounting and order tracking.
Ability to work independently, make decisions, attend to details, and handle multiple tasks and work under pressure.
Ability to manage staff, create and maintain schedules, manage inventory, purchase concession items, consumables and janitorial goods.
Delivery - 10%
Educate the public on local agriculture products.
Educate farmers/vendors in agricultural marketing practices (i.e. Retail Ready).
Utilizing existing resources, including guidance of Nutrition & Health Issue Leader and Market Manager, as it relates to program delivery.
Provide experiential learning opportunities to vendors on agri-marketing topics such as labeling, tracking sales and use of social media marketing.
Engage and interact with customers to educate them on the local food system, NY Agriculture and agricultural related issues.
Educate Taste NY Clerks on local and/or regional food and agricultural products.
Teach Taste NY Clerks about marketing practices in a Taste NY market setting.
Serve as a subject matter resource for Taste NY products.
Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
Direction - 5%
Provide input to program leaders to assist in planning the delivery of established educational program goals.
Provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational program via various methods.
Assist in developing communication strategies as it relates to the Taste NY Program.
Management - 5%
Assist Market Manager to provide guidance and oversight to clerk staff on facilities maintenance and housekeeping chores.
Give guidance and oversee completion of clerk staff entries into store logs and/or equipment journals.
Assist Market Manager when unavailable to interface with TIBA (property operator) and 3rd party contractors according to established procedures.
Coordination/Operation - 75%
Train Taste NY Clerks in the specifics of marketing local farms and food products in a Taste NY market setting.
Assist Market Manager with regular staff scheduling.
Learn and work with inventory software and Point of Sale (POS) software.
Receive incoming deliveries and management logistics of off-site storage location, transport product to store from warehouse (driving is required).
Support Market Manager in inventory management; monthly shrink records and physical inventory.
Assist Market Manager in cash errands and off-site errands.
Support Market Manager for the timely delivery of inventory invoices and purchase orders in preparation for accounting department.
Following procedures, purchase concession items, consumables, and janitorial goods.
Submit expense reports in a timely fashion for monthly reimbursement.
Providing routine clerical and retail market service.
Act in the capacity of cashier, stock clerk, utility clerk as necessary when short staffed.
Provide routine support to Market Manager to analyze electronic problems with REVEL (POS System) or mechanical issues with refrigerators, freezers and/or other machinery at facility.
Coordinate repairs on programs or machinery with appropriate vendors. Equipment includes but not limited to: multi-line phone, cash register, interactive display and video monitor.
Drive personal or Association vehicle for pick-up and delivery of product from the warehouse to the Jefferson County Gateway Market (hand-cart or dolly may be used for transportation purposes - no heavy equipment use required).
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 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 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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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 supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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