4-H Educator - East Meadow, NY

Updated: about 3 hours ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Job Type: FullTime

This position will serve as a 4-H Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County and will implement existing educational programming and activities. Program topics include but are not limited to: Garden Based Learning, 4-H programming, marine and environmental science, STEM Literacy, Early Childhood Development, Family Health & Wellness, Skills for Success and Team Leadership. The Educator will deliver research-based programs utilizing existing curriculum and resources at East Meadow Farm (EMF), Eisenhower Park and throughout Nassau County. This position will also coordinate assigned administrative aspects of the Program and will assist the Team Leader with marketing efforts for programming.

    

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (Associate’s Degree and two (2) years of transferrable program/functional experience).
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Valid New York State 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.
  • Coursework or experience in education and teaching to youth audiences.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
  • Ability to present effective educational lessons to target audiences and work with youth audiences of all ages.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate educational programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
  • Basic computer and word processing skills.
  • Physical ability to demonstrate environmental garden based education techniques, especially digging soil, regularly stooping and kneeling, ability to carry 20 lbs. (soil, tools).
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tool, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
  • Ability to utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
  • Bi-lingual with a preference of Spanish.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Program Responsibilities :

Program Delivery - 70%

  • Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
  • Teach existing programming to include, but not limited to: Garden Based Learning, 4-H programming, marine and environmental programs, STEM Literacy, Early Childhood Development, Family Health & Wellness, Skills for Success and Teen Leadership.
  • Occasional apply established subject matter knowledge to create lessons plans as identified.
  • Under the direction and oversight of the Supervisor, adapt lesson plans and assist in sourcing materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
  • Implement lesson plans in region with multicultural needs using current and approved curricula and supplemental materials, and tailor appropriate programming based on identified participant needs as applicable.
  • Serve as subject matter resource in the area of 4-H Youth Development to participants, staff and the general public.
  • Deliver high quality educational programming to individuals and groups that address local, regional, and statewide programming priorities. 
  • Collaborate with community agencies as requested or required to facilitate related programs and activities.
  • Assist with implementing early childhood program initiatives, such as community and school gardens, Cloverbuddies Preschool Program, Family Learn and Play, and Early Literacy programs.
  • Assist in multi-association team efforts to deliver the 4-H Program.
  • Represent CCE before the public, participants, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
  • 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 - 5%

  • Assist in the creation of program evaluation framework in an effort to promote CCE Nassau Programs to the public.
  • Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty, county and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs.
  • Communicate evaluation results and findings as directed.
  • Assist in making recommendations for improvement/changes to strengthen and improve programmatic offerings.

Administrative Responsibilities :

Direction - 5%

  • Assist Supervisor with establishing program goals and priorities.
  • Identify activities and resources necessary to implement initiatives and projects.
  • Identify community and fiscal resources for program continuance and enhancement.
  • Provide supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process.
  • Provide low-complexity administrative tasks for the development of grant ideas, programs and narrative based on data collected, and knowledge of the county and the industry.
  • Provide low-complexity administrative tasks for the development of marketing strategies, public affairs and special events to reach target audiences and meet program objectives.
  • Provide low-complexity administrative tasks for the planning and teaching 4-H youth programming and other education programs.

Management - 5%

  • Provide low-complexity administrative management of established educational program goals.
  • Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Supervisor.
  • Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise within the program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Oversee volunteers and provide guidance to volunteers as assigned and in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Coordination/Operation - 10%

  • Utilize existing program materials to recruit the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the 4-H Programs.
  • Organize and coordinate 4-H program activities to support delivery of established program goals.
  • Submit accurate program related expense receipts in a timely manner.
  • Provide administrative support for the 4-H Programs including, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, success stories, newsletter content, maintaining files, maintaining participant records, etc. ensuring confidentiality of all information.
  • Assist in providing marketing materials in the promotion of 4-H programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, blogs, vlogs, newsletter contact and multi-media efforts.
  • Complete reports, as requested.
  • Accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
  • Assist in providing existing information to bring awareness to the public in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/annual reports, etc.
  • Transport program materials and resources necessary for performing position responsibilities.
  • Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts. 
  • Actively engage and participate in 4-H professional development opportunities and discussions including, but not limited to: positive youth development, diversity and inclusion, behavior management, program management, and other topics as coordinated with supervisor.

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 - Applies 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 - Applies 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 Nassau 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.

POSITION DETAILS :

This position is a full-time, temporary, non-exempt position The hourly rate for this position will range from $18 - $20 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Pay Rate Type: Hourly

HOW TO APPLY:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on May 10, 2021 and until a qualified pool of candidates is identified.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the "Experience" section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate ) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate ) document for additional guidance. Contact Erika at eh482@cornell.edu  with questions.

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 that 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: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu .

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.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

  

Job Title:

Association Tmp Program

Level:

No Grade - Hourly

Pay Rate Type:

Hourly

Company:

Contact Name:

Diana Young

Number of Openings:

1

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.

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.



This position will serve as a 4-H Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County and will implement existing educational programming and activities. Program topics include but are not limited to: Garden Based Learning, 4-H programming, marine and environmental science, STEM Literacy, Early Childhood Development, Family Health & Wellness, Skills for Success and Team Leadership. The Educator will deliver research-based programs utilizing existing curriculum and resources at East Meadow Farm (EMF), Eisenhower Park and throughout Nassau County. This position will also coordinate assigned administrative aspects of the Program and will assist the Team Leader with marketing efforts for programming.

    

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (Associate’s Degree and two (2) years of transferrable program/functional experience).
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Valid New York State 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.
  • Coursework or experience in education and teaching to youth audiences.
  • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
  • Ability to present effective educational lessons to target audiences and work with youth audiences of all ages.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate educational programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
  • Basic computer and word processing skills.
  • Physical ability to demonstrate environmental garden based education techniques, especially digging soil, regularly stooping and kneeling, ability to carry 20 lbs. (soil, tools).
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tool, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
  • Ability to utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
  • Bi-lingual with a preference of Spanish.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Program Responsibilities :

Program Delivery - 70%

  • Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
  • Teach existing programming to include, but not limited to: Garden Based Learning, 4-H programming, marine and environmental programs, STEM Literacy, Early Childhood Development, Family Health & Wellness, Skills for Success and Teen Leadership.
  • Occasional apply established subject matter knowledge to create lessons plans as identified.
  • Under the direction and oversight of the Supervisor, adapt lesson plans and assist in sourcing materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
  • Implement lesson plans in region with multicultural needs using current and approved curricula and supplemental materials, and tailor appropriate programming based on identified participant needs as applicable.
  • Serve as subject matter resource in the area of 4-H Youth Development to participants, staff and the general public.
  • Deliver high quality educational programming to individuals and groups that address local, regional, and statewide programming priorities. 
  • Collaborate with community agencies as requested or required to facilitate related programs and activities.
  • Assist with implementing early childhood program initiatives, such as community and school gardens, Cloverbuddies Preschool Program, Family Learn and Play, and Early Literacy programs.
  • Assist in multi-association team efforts to deliver the 4-H Program.
  • Represent CCE before the public, participants, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
  • 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 - 5%

  • Assist in the creation of program evaluation framework in an effort to promote CCE Nassau Programs to the public.
  • Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty, county and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs.
  • Communicate evaluation results and findings as directed.
  • Assist in making recommendations for improvement/changes to strengthen and improve programmatic offerings.

Administrative Responsibilities :

Direction - 5%

  • Assist Supervisor with establishing program goals and priorities.
  • Identify activities and resources necessary to implement initiatives and projects.
  • Identify community and fiscal resources for program continuance and enhancement.
  • Provide supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process.
  • Provide low-complexity administrative tasks for the development of grant ideas, programs and narrative based on data collected, and knowledge of the county and the industry.
  • Provide low-complexity administrative tasks for the development of marketing strategies, public affairs and special events to reach target audiences and meet program objectives.
  • Provide low-complexity administrative tasks for the planning and teaching 4-H youth programming and other education programs.

Management - 5%

  • Provide low-complexity administrative management of established educational program goals.
  • Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Supervisor.
  • Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise within the program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Oversee volunteers and provide guidance to volunteers as assigned and in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Coordination/Operation - 10%

  • Utilize existing program materials to recruit the targeted number of both adult and youth participants in the 4-H Programs.
  • Organize and coordinate 4-H program activities to support delivery of established program goals.
  • Submit accurate program related expense receipts in a timely manner.
  • Provide administrative support for the 4-H Programs including, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, success stories, newsletter content, maintaining files, maintaining participant records, etc. ensuring confidentiality of all information.
  • Assist in providing marketing materials in the promotion of 4-H programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, blogs, vlogs, newsletter contact and multi-media efforts.
  • Complete reports, as requested.
  • Accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
  • Assist in providing existing information to bring awareness to the public in the form of impact statements, articles for progress/annual reports, etc.
  • Transport program materials and resources necessary for performing position responsibilities.
  • Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts. 
  • Actively engage and participate in 4-H professional development opportunities and discussions including, but not limited to: positive youth development, diversity and inclusion, behavior management, program management, and other topics as coordinated with supervisor.

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 - Applies 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 - Applies 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 Nassau 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.

POSITION DETAILS :

This position is a full-time, temporary, non-exempt position The hourly rate for this position will range from $18 - $20 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Pay Rate Type: Hourly

HOW TO APPLY:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on May 10, 2021 and until a qualified pool of candidates is identified.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the "Experience" section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate ) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate ) document for additional guidance. Contact Erika at eh482@cornell.edu  with questions.

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 that 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: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu .

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.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

  

Job Title:

Association Tmp Program

Level:

No Grade - Hourly

Pay Rate Type:

Hourly

Company:

Contact Name:

Diana Young

Number of Openings:

1

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.

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.


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