This position will serve as the 4-H Youth Development Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will implement 4-H Youth Development and Health & Wellness initiatives (including physical, wellness and nutrition) for the Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) program (a subcontract with NCPPC). Educational programs are designed to offer youth a variety of health and wellness initiatives that introduce them to new situations, ideas and people, challenge youth to learn and develop new skills and promote and encourage health & wellness initiatives and community connections. Youth will participate in community groups that promote positive youth development among all youth. This position will be responsible for the delivery of established 4-H programming via a variety of delivery methods, to include group presentations, one on one facilitation, preparation of materials for events/programs, conference calls, and participation in community groups in accordance with the 4-H Youth Development Program Area's Plan of Work. This position will also coordinate assigned administrative aspects of programming efforts and will assist the 4-H Youth and Family Development Issue Leader with marketing and fundraising efforts as needed.
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on June 30, 2022 to be considered for this position All applicants must submit a complete 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 HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.
This position is a part-time non-exempt position, 20 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $17.25. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, NYS retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County is a federal contractor, as defined under President Biden's Executive Order requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. All staff members, regardless of work location, must be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless exempt for medical or religious reasons. If offered a position, you will be required to disclose your vaccination status and provide proof of vaccination immediately upon hire.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (Associate's Degree and 2 years of transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Valid NYS Driver's License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Individuals must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to be hired for this position. Proof of vaccination must be provided upon hire.
Familiarity working within school systems; prior experience with 4-H or other youth development program(s).
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
Demonstrated ability to organize reference materials for programming purposes.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated strong computer and technology skills (i.e. mobile technology labs, iPads, digital cameras, video equipment, and GPS hand held devices).
Demonstrated to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Program Delivery - 70%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Teach, existing comprehensive 4-H and Youth Development education programs to include, but not limited to the following topics: youth engagement, youth development, improving health and wellness, and citizenship.
Teach existing, developmentally appropriate youth development, health and wellness educational programs and activities for various ages, maturity levels and skills for program participants.
Implement existing educational after-school programs and activities as needed in the after-school programs to include, but not limited to: environmental science and natural resources; violence prevention; community service; life skills development; cultural activities (i.e. art, music and theatre).
Implement already-established 4-H Youth Development educational programing and activities in support of other 4-H programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established Plan of Work.
Apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified.
Provide 4-H Youth Development educational programs via mass media.
Work to foster acceptance of the 4-H Youth Development program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Youth and Family Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Program Evaluation - 10%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors within program areas for all programs offered.
Assist Youth and Family Issue Leader 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.
Direction - 5%
Work in cooperation with team members to help establish priorities, objectives, and programming for the Youth, Family and Community Program Area that are supportive of the Association's mission.
Assist in the planning of public events and program activities (i.e. 4-H teen groups, 4-H community service projects).
Assist in identifying opportunities for 4-H Youth Development fund development activities.
Assist in developing community youth focus groups to support programming initiatives.
Assist in developing effective professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Management - 5%
Under the direction of the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader, provide program guidance to program staff in accordance with established practices and procedures when needed.
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Youth and Family Development Issue Leader.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Organize and coordinate activities related to 4-H Youth Development Programming.
Coordinate program supplies, and ensure program components and supplies are ready and available within established timeframes consistent with the schedule of programs.
Provide administrative support for fund development activities as identified.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Assist in ordering and purchasing program supplies and materials for educational programs in accordance with established procedures and protocol.
Assist in the promotion of public events and program activities (i.e. 4-H teen groups, 4-H community service projects), including, but not limited to: assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
Assist in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
Maintain effective professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
Participate in required training to meet SACC (School Age Child Care) licensing regulations.
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 in programming and association priorities.
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 Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applied 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 - 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.
Be aware of, and adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
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