Family Education Coordinator - Kingston, NY

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Job Type: FullTime

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Family Education Coordinator will provide leadership and implement family education programs including parenting, nutrition and financial education. Primary program responsibilities include planning, management, coordination and implementation of the Relatives as Parents Program and general parenting education. Responsibilities include staff supervision, program development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting, as well as program outreach and recruitment. The position requires strong grants writing and grants management skills. The Family Education Coordinator will work closely with the Healthy Communities Program Leader on program planning, management and implementation.


Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. in a field appropriate to the position including Public Health, Social Work, Education or related field and a minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in Cooperative Extension or equivalent professional experience in education in an academic or industry setting. 
  • 3 years of related experience with supervisory and grants management duties.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, initiate, implement, teach, and evaluate informal adult and youth educational programs to address diverse audiences. 
  • Recognized ability to identify and utilize program resources within the community. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools as well as innovative applications of electronic technology (e.g., computers, audio, video, etc.).  
  • Computer skills: proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, database and internet software. 
  • Ability to lead and to delegate. 
  • Demonstrated experience and success with fund development and grant writing. Demonstrated ability to manage resources. 
  • Ability to manage long-term goals within a context of day-to-day deadlines.  Ability to organize work and set priorities; ability to handle multiple tasks; and to work under pressure. 
  • Ability to meet regular travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for Association insurance coverage are required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and support volunteer leadership and advisory committees. 
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in professional team efforts. 
  • Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, and identified clientele. 
  • Ability to regularly lift, move, or transport supplies and equipment, with or without reasonable accommodation.  
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
Program Responsibilities:

Program Assessment - 5%

  • Utilizing subject matter knowledge lead the assessment of programs to identify gaps and trends in the community, including the development of the needs assessment.
  • Develop, implement and analyze regular program needs assessments for family education programs; may occasionally be involved in multidisciplinary team or multi-association team efforts to do so.
  • Identify gaps and needs in family education programs within the community;
  • May work directly with Issue Leader, funders, Cornell University faculty or other Land Grant Universities for program assessment guidance.
  • Based on needs assessments, recommend programmatic offerings, enhancements and/or improvements, conferring with Issue Leader as appropriate.
  • Ensure program assessment and recommendations are within the Statewide and Association Plan of Work.

Program Development - 10 %

  • Utilizing subject matter knowledge, lead the development of educational strategies as well as innovative educational programs.
  • Based on plan of work, develop family education programs, utilizing results of program assessment, and requirements of funders.
  • Develop new family education programs addressing identified current regional and local issues, gaps and needs within the community, and consulting with Healthy Communities Program Leader to ensure appropriateness for Association and Statewide Plan of Work.
  • Research, identify and develop curriculum for implementation in existing and new family education programs, harnessing community resources and consulting with Issue Leader where appropriate.

Program Delivery - 20%

  • Create and deliver innovative program materials to clientele, modifying as needed based on results of program evaluation, and meeting the requirements of funders.
  • Provide direct education to program participants utilizing subject matter expertise and research based curricula where applicable.
  • Utilize mass media to deliver program where appropriate, including website, social media, you tube, newspapers, radio, television and billboards.
  • Represent CCE-Ulster County as a subject matter expert before the public, community leaders, government officials, funders, Cornell or other land grant universities.
  • May participate in relevant Cornell University Program Work Teams

Program Evaluation - 5%

  • Utilizing subject matter knowledge, lead the evaluation of family education programs.
  • Implement ongoing evaluation of program, utilizing existing evaluation instruments where applicable, and developing evaluation instruments where needed.
  • Utilize evaluation results for program development.
  • Analyze and communicate results of program evaluation with funders and Issue Leader.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction - 20 %

  • Plan program direction in consultation with the Issue Leader, utilizing community assessments, program evaluations, Association and State plans of work.
  • Develop plan of work for family education programs, utilizing results of program assessment, and requirements of funders.
  •  Develop program budgets with guidance from the Issue Leader and Finance staff.
  • Provide input on future staffing needs.
  • Plan and develop outreach and recruitment messaging utilizing digital (website, social media, e-news etc.) and traditional (newspapers, radio, television, billboards, etc.) methodologies.
  • Research and identify relevant funding opportunities with guidance of the Issue Leader. 

Management - 25%

  • Monitor and oversee overall program, ensuring program deliverables are met, and that educational content is research based.
  • Supervise program staff in meeting program deliverables, as well as their overall performance.
  • Monitor funding opportunities, including current funding renewals that support existing programs, as well as identified future program direction, under the Supervision of the Healthy Communities Issue Leader. 
  • Recruit and provide oversight for program volunteers where appropriate for the success of the program.
  • Supervise staff in identifying and delivering program for clientele.
  • Supervise the outreach, recruitment, and retention for family education programs.
  • Oversee staff implementation of evaluation instruments where applicable.
  • Manage program budgets with guidance from the Issue Leader and Finance.

Coordination/Operation - 10%

  • Attend and where applicable coordinate community meetings and coalitions.
  • Coordinate educational workshops and programs utilizing community experts to deliver programs for clientele where applicable.
  • Communicate with funders and provide required program reports in a timely fashion.
  • Communicate with Healthy Communities Issue Leader, sharing all program and finance reports, and notifying Issue Leader of funder site visits/conferences/meetings.
  • Create and submit applications for relevant funding opportunities, including current funding renewals that support existing programs.
  • Conduct outreach, recruitment, and retention for family education programs.
  • Organize and coordinate program activities.
  • Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the program to include, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, maintain files, etc.
  • Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
  • Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
  • This position will require the transport of program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.

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 Ulster 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, exempt, benefits eligible position. Compensation paid at the rate of $55,000.00 per year.  Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Vacation, Sick and Personal time
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including 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

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 Ulster County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here:

All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference.  Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know.   Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting.  For instructions, visit:

Search extended.  All applications must be received on-line by April 24, 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: .  

For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail or (845) 340-3990x314.


Job Title:

Association Team Leader



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Contact Name:

Leah Cadwallader

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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 support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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