Horticulture Program Educator - Rochester, NY

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Job Type: PartTime

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County has an opening for a part-time (30hr/week) Horticulture Educator to be based out of the Rochester, NY Cooperative Extension office.
The Horticulture Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Monroe County is responsible for providing leadership in the assessment, development, planning, delivery and evaluation of horticulture educational programming as well as administrative direction, management and coordination of programming efforts.

    

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
•    Master’s Degree in horticulture or related discipline relevant to the role of the position.
•    2 years volunteer or related work experience relevant to the role of the position.
•    Knowledge of the principles, theory, research, and application of subject-matter appropriate to area of horticulture.
•    Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position. 
•    Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
•    Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
•    Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
•    Experience with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
•    Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual channels using traditional methods as well as electronic technology.
•    Demonstrated experience in effective supervision and management.
•    Demonstrated experience and ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external partners at multiple levels within organizations and across communities.
•    Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement and evaluate informal education programs for diverse audiences.  
•    Ability to effectively lead, manage, and participate in professional team efforts and highly functioning work teams.  
•    Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, professional leaders and clientele groups.
•    Ability to identify and make use of program resources within the community and to establish a leadership role within the community and association.
•    Ability to identify and secure funding that supports programs, including grant writing, developing public and private partnerships.
•    Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information.
•    Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines.
•    Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
•    Ability to work in a typical office environment, which may include lifting, moving, and/or transporting office supplies, work related materials, equipment and climb stairs with or without accommodation. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. 


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
•    Experience and/or background with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
•    Experience in guiding and collaborating with volunteers. 
•    Ability to identify and develop volunteer leadership.
•    Background or course work in leadership, management, education, and/or grant writing/management.
•    Ability to generate a credible media presence in the community.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Program Assessment - 5%
•    Apply subject matter knowledge to assist with identifying needs, gaps, and trends in the community in collaboration with supervisor, program committees, staff, Cornell faculty, agency partners, and other community constituents within scope of the Association and Statewide Plan of Work.
•    Assist in making recommendations for programmatic offerings, enhancements, and/or improvements based upon assessment. 
•    Assist with maintaining direct linkage with Cornell University faculty/program units, and other Land Grant Universities as appropriate, for program assessment guidance related to horticulture programming efforts.

Program Development - 25%
•    Apply subject matter knowledge to develop high quality educational programs and materials to address the needs of the program and program participants in the horticulture area using proven educational methodologies as well as innovative techniques to reach diverse target populations within the community and region.
•    Develop horticulture educational programming to meet identified needs and diverse interests of participants and volunteers.
•    Determine program priorities and identify activities and resources necessary to implement initiatives and projects.
•    Research, identify, and select appropriate educational and community resources and identify additional resources required for new programs and initiatives.
•    Ensure that program development and related activities are within scope of the Association Plan of Work and are within the mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension.
•    Based on program evaluation data, formulate and implement specific strategies to improve overall program quality, deliverables and impact and meet the need of diverse program participants. 
•    Develop relationships with partner agencies, organizations, industries, community leaders and other stakeholders to obtain their assistance in program development and ensure that stakeholders are engaged in the program development process.
•    Maintain direct connection with Cornell University faculty and other Land Grant Universities as appropriate, for guidance in program development.
•    Participate in multidisciplinary and multi-­association team efforts to develop programs to address priority issues as appropriate.


Program Delivery - 20%
•    Deliver innovative, high quality horticulture education programs and events that address identified programming priorities utilizing a variety of teaching methods, including formal and informal workshops, seminars, social and mass media consistent with identified educational needs. 
•    Serve as subject matter expert in the area of horticulture for staff, volunteers, participants, community organizations, general public and professionals working within the county and the region. 
•    Consult and utilize target audiences/stakeholders, collaborators, organizations, agencies, government, and other key partners in program delivery efforts.
•    Foster acceptance of programs, methods and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
•    Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty, program units and other Land Grant Universities as appropriate for program delivery guidance.
•    Ensure program delivery is within the scope of the statewide and Association Plan of Work.
•    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. 


Program Evaluation - 10%
•    Develop program evaluation framework and tools based on subject matter knowledge, within the scope of the statewide Association Plan of Work.
•    Interact with program participants, the community, Cornell faculty, and staff to collect evaluation data for improving programs.
•    Communicate outcomes and recommendations to the Executive Director, leadership team, Board, program advisory committee, Cornell faculty, county and community leaders. 
•    Recommend program changes to strengthen and improve programs.
•    Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program evaluation guidance.


Applied Research - 5%
•    Collaborate in the applied research process in conjunction with Cornell University faculty as identified and opportunities become available to design, create or implement applied research collection framework.
•    Collect and process soil, plant and insect diagnostic lab samples.
•    Ensure applied research is within scope of the statewide and Association Plan of Work.
•    Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for guidance in applied research.
•    Communicate social and economic changes to Cornell University Specialists that may be studied and/or acted upon.


Administrative Direction - 15%
•    Provide complex administrative tasks to support the planning of educational programs through the interpretation of Association and Cornell program direction.
•    Provide leadership to the planning of the delivery of horticulture educational programs in order to efficiently meet established program goals. 
•    Provide leadership in budget development, budget implementation and fiscal management of the horticulture educational program area.
•    With the guidance of the Supervisor, initiate and develop grant or other funding proposals to secure additional funding, actively involving Executive Director, Committees, Board of Directors, Cornell faculty and Extension Administration as appropriate.
•    Assist in the design of a system of ongoing involvement of citizens which expresses the demographics of the community.
•    Propose program area budgets based on established financial guidelines or procedures and by anticipating expenses.
•    Assist in developing relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, industries and community leaders for program/function.
•    Provide leadership in budget development for the horticulture program area.
•    Provide leadership for the development of staffing plans that support educational programming efforts.
•    Plan effective strategic external and internal communication and marketing efforts to reach target audiences and meet program objectives through public relation initiatives including networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational and community organizations. 
•    Plan promotion of public events and programs including, but not limited to, assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.


Administrative Management - 10%
•    Provide moderately complex administrative management support of established educational program goals and to the overall organization.
•    Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the operation of the unit, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
•    Assist with identifying activities and resources needed to carry out program priorities and goals in consultation and collaboration with supervisor, advisory committees, staff, agency partners, and other key community constituents.
•    Monitor program to ensure compliance with policies and objectives of the Association, funding requirements, grant specifications, and adherence to Association strategies/Plan of Work.
•    Monitor program financial status to ensure compliance with funding requirements, grant specifications, and adherence to Association strategies/plan of work.
•    Effectively manage program budget allocations. 
•    Assist in the procurement of grant funds for program development and expansion. 
•    Ensure grant funding and reporting requirements are met.
•    Provide leadership and supervision for assigned staff by coaching, supporting, and providing feedback to enable staff to achieve program objectives and meet the needs of constituents. 
•    Identify, develop, enhance and engage networks of volunteers and volunteer leaders.
•    Ensure volunteer direction and management procedures are followed according to established policies and procedures (VIP) by providing guidance, leadership and resources for volunteers and volunteer leaders including recruitment, screening, orientation, training, evaluation, and management. 


Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
•    Provide moderately complex administrative support to the implementation of the assessment, development, delivery, and evaluation of established educational program goals.
•    Compile and prepare presentation materials necessary for program delivery.
•    Coordinate program implementation activities and planning efforts with program staff.
•    Collect program needs assessment data based on existing framework.
•    Provide moderately complex administrative support to accomplish financial goals within assigned program/function, including submission of grant and funding proposals.
•    Submit reports, including impact statements and success stories, for funders, Association, and Cornell, with guidance and supervision from the Issue Leader.
•    Complete required financial documentation to meet grant, contract and Association finance management requirements. Complete grant and funding proposals to sustain and grow horticulture program areas.
•    Coordinate and utilize effective marketing and communication strategies in the promotion of horticulture programming to include, but not limited to, print media, news media, social media, multi-media efforts and the environmental change initiatives.
•    Maintain communication with constituents and the community through variety of methods such as newsletters, e-mails, social media, website postings and content.
•    Provide leadership to develop program unit staffing plan.
•    Contribute to the preparation of reports for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
•    Actively serve on appropriate regional, state and national committees and task forces that support overall educational and organizational efforts of the Cornell Cooperative Extension system.
•    Prepare and submit required reports related programming activities and accomplishments to communicate results to appropriate stakeholders.
•    Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses to facilitate continued programming efforts.  
•    Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
•    Prepare and submit accurate expense reports, mileage reports, receipts/supporting documentation, and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures. 
•    Maintain confidentiality of participant information and data collected.
•    Provide data and information to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as requested.
•    This position requires the transport of self and/or program materials/resources in performing position responsibilities.


Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
•    In cooperation with the Supervisor, 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.
•    Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.  
•    Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
•    Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to local fairs, community activities, etc. 
•    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 Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
•    Maintain Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.


Health and Safety - Applies 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 - Applies to all duties and functions
•    Conduct all programming and activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and regional affirmative action plans.
•    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.
•    Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner.  
•    Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association policies, procedures and Cornell Skills for Success. 
•    Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
•    At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive and receptive manner.

______________________________________________________________________________

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS:
Hourly wage based on experience.

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

______________________________________________________________________________

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Review of applications will begin immediately. Contact Kimberly at wsbn-recruiter@cornell.edu with questions.

**All applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm EST on March 10, 2021** 
_____________________________________________________________________________

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • External Applicants: (Including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations ) should submit application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting. Refer to Applying for a Job (External Candidate) for additional guidance. 

  • Internal Applicants: Apply via  Workday under the "Career, Talent and Performance" section.


NOTE: Attach all documents requested below (PDF or Microsoft Word format) at the beginning of the application process.
 
To be considered for this position, you must:
(1)  Complete *ALL* sections of the online application including your name, full contact information, experience and education. DO NOT JUST ATTACH DOCUMENTS!

(2)  Attach a Cover Letter 

(3) Attach a Resume 

(4) Attach names and contact information of at least 4 Professional References

Please be sure to read the Notice to Applicants found on the Jobs with CCE page: https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs. 

______________________________________________________________________________


No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

  

Job Title:

Association Subject Educator III

Level:

003

Pay Rate Type:

Hourly

Company:

Contract College

Contact Name:

Kimberly Amey

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.



Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County has an opening for a part-time (30hr/week) Horticulture Educator to be based out of the Rochester, NY Cooperative Extension office.
The Horticulture Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Monroe County is responsible for providing leadership in the assessment, development, planning, delivery and evaluation of horticulture educational programming as well as administrative direction, management and coordination of programming efforts.

    

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
•    Master’s Degree in horticulture or related discipline relevant to the role of the position.
•    2 years volunteer or related work experience relevant to the role of the position.
•    Knowledge of the principles, theory, research, and application of subject-matter appropriate to area of horticulture.
•    Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position. 
•    Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
•    Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
•    Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
•    Experience with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
•    Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual channels using traditional methods as well as electronic technology.
•    Demonstrated experience in effective supervision and management.
•    Demonstrated experience and ability to work independently and as part of a team with internal and external partners at multiple levels within organizations and across communities.
•    Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement and evaluate informal education programs for diverse audiences.  
•    Ability to effectively lead, manage, and participate in professional team efforts and highly functioning work teams.  
•    Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community, professional leaders and clientele groups.
•    Ability to identify and make use of program resources within the community and to establish a leadership role within the community and association.
•    Ability to identify and secure funding that supports programs, including grant writing, developing public and private partnerships.
•    Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information.
•    Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines.
•    Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
•    Ability to work in a typical office environment, which may include lifting, moving, and/or transporting office supplies, work related materials, equipment and climb stairs with or without accommodation. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. 


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
•    Experience and/or background with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
•    Experience in guiding and collaborating with volunteers. 
•    Ability to identify and develop volunteer leadership.
•    Background or course work in leadership, management, education, and/or grant writing/management.
•    Ability to generate a credible media presence in the community.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Program Assessment - 5%
•    Apply subject matter knowledge to assist with identifying needs, gaps, and trends in the community in collaboration with supervisor, program committees, staff, Cornell faculty, agency partners, and other community constituents within scope of the Association and Statewide Plan of Work.
•    Assist in making recommendations for programmatic offerings, enhancements, and/or improvements based upon assessment. 
•    Assist with maintaining direct linkage with Cornell University faculty/program units, and other Land Grant Universities as appropriate, for program assessment guidance related to horticulture programming efforts.

Program Development - 25%
•    Apply subject matter knowledge to develop high quality educational programs and materials to address the needs of the program and program participants in the horticulture area using proven educational methodologies as well as innovative techniques to reach diverse target populations within the community and region.
•    Develop horticulture educational programming to meet identified needs and diverse interests of participants and volunteers.
•    Determine program priorities and identify activities and resources necessary to implement initiatives and projects.
•    Research, identify, and select appropriate educational and community resources and identify additional resources required for new programs and initiatives.
•    Ensure that program development and related activities are within scope of the Association Plan of Work and are within the mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension.
•    Based on program evaluation data, formulate and implement specific strategies to improve overall program quality, deliverables and impact and meet the need of diverse program participants. 
•    Develop relationships with partner agencies, organizations, industries, community leaders and other stakeholders to obtain their assistance in program development and ensure that stakeholders are engaged in the program development process.
•    Maintain direct connection with Cornell University faculty and other Land Grant Universities as appropriate, for guidance in program development.
•    Participate in multidisciplinary and multi-­association team efforts to develop programs to address priority issues as appropriate.


Program Delivery - 20%
•    Deliver innovative, high quality horticulture education programs and events that address identified programming priorities utilizing a variety of teaching methods, including formal and informal workshops, seminars, social and mass media consistent with identified educational needs. 
•    Serve as subject matter expert in the area of horticulture for staff, volunteers, participants, community organizations, general public and professionals working within the county and the region. 
•    Consult and utilize target audiences/stakeholders, collaborators, organizations, agencies, government, and other key partners in program delivery efforts.
•    Foster acceptance of programs, methods and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
•    Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty, program units and other Land Grant Universities as appropriate for program delivery guidance.
•    Ensure program delivery is within the scope of the statewide and Association Plan of Work.
•    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. 


Program Evaluation - 10%
•    Develop program evaluation framework and tools based on subject matter knowledge, within the scope of the statewide Association Plan of Work.
•    Interact with program participants, the community, Cornell faculty, and staff to collect evaluation data for improving programs.
•    Communicate outcomes and recommendations to the Executive Director, leadership team, Board, program advisory committee, Cornell faculty, county and community leaders. 
•    Recommend program changes to strengthen and improve programs.
•    Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program evaluation guidance.


Applied Research - 5%
•    Collaborate in the applied research process in conjunction with Cornell University faculty as identified and opportunities become available to design, create or implement applied research collection framework.
•    Collect and process soil, plant and insect diagnostic lab samples.
•    Ensure applied research is within scope of the statewide and Association Plan of Work.
•    Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for guidance in applied research.
•    Communicate social and economic changes to Cornell University Specialists that may be studied and/or acted upon.


Administrative Direction - 15%
•    Provide complex administrative tasks to support the planning of educational programs through the interpretation of Association and Cornell program direction.
•    Provide leadership to the planning of the delivery of horticulture educational programs in order to efficiently meet established program goals. 
•    Provide leadership in budget development, budget implementation and fiscal management of the horticulture educational program area.
•    With the guidance of the Supervisor, initiate and develop grant or other funding proposals to secure additional funding, actively involving Executive Director, Committees, Board of Directors, Cornell faculty and Extension Administration as appropriate.
•    Assist in the design of a system of ongoing involvement of citizens which expresses the demographics of the community.
•    Propose program area budgets based on established financial guidelines or procedures and by anticipating expenses.
•    Assist in developing relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, industries and community leaders for program/function.
•    Provide leadership in budget development for the horticulture program area.
•    Provide leadership for the development of staffing plans that support educational programming efforts.
•    Plan effective strategic external and internal communication and marketing efforts to reach target audiences and meet program objectives through public relation initiatives including networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational and community organizations. 
•    Plan promotion of public events and programs including, but not limited to, assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.


Administrative Management - 10%
•    Provide moderately complex administrative management support of established educational program goals and to the overall organization.
•    Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the operation of the unit, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
•    Assist with identifying activities and resources needed to carry out program priorities and goals in consultation and collaboration with supervisor, advisory committees, staff, agency partners, and other key community constituents.
•    Monitor program to ensure compliance with policies and objectives of the Association, funding requirements, grant specifications, and adherence to Association strategies/Plan of Work.
•    Monitor program financial status to ensure compliance with funding requirements, grant specifications, and adherence to Association strategies/plan of work.
•    Effectively manage program budget allocations. 
•    Assist in the procurement of grant funds for program development and expansion. 
•    Ensure grant funding and reporting requirements are met.
•    Provide leadership and supervision for assigned staff by coaching, supporting, and providing feedback to enable staff to achieve program objectives and meet the needs of constituents. 
•    Identify, develop, enhance and engage networks of volunteers and volunteer leaders.
•    Ensure volunteer direction and management procedures are followed according to established policies and procedures (VIP) by providing guidance, leadership and resources for volunteers and volunteer leaders including recruitment, screening, orientation, training, evaluation, and management. 


Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
•    Provide moderately complex administrative support to the implementation of the assessment, development, delivery, and evaluation of established educational program goals.
•    Compile and prepare presentation materials necessary for program delivery.
•    Coordinate program implementation activities and planning efforts with program staff.
•    Collect program needs assessment data based on existing framework.
•    Provide moderately complex administrative support to accomplish financial goals within assigned program/function, including submission of grant and funding proposals.
•    Submit reports, including impact statements and success stories, for funders, Association, and Cornell, with guidance and supervision from the Issue Leader.
•    Complete required financial documentation to meet grant, contract and Association finance management requirements. Complete grant and funding proposals to sustain and grow horticulture program areas.
•    Coordinate and utilize effective marketing and communication strategies in the promotion of horticulture programming to include, but not limited to, print media, news media, social media, multi-media efforts and the environmental change initiatives.
•    Maintain communication with constituents and the community through variety of methods such as newsletters, e-mails, social media, website postings and content.
•    Provide leadership to develop program unit staffing plan.
•    Contribute to the preparation of reports for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
•    Actively serve on appropriate regional, state and national committees and task forces that support overall educational and organizational efforts of the Cornell Cooperative Extension system.
•    Prepare and submit required reports related programming activities and accomplishments to communicate results to appropriate stakeholders.
•    Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses to facilitate continued programming efforts.  
•    Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
•    Prepare and submit accurate expense reports, mileage reports, receipts/supporting documentation, and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures. 
•    Maintain confidentiality of participant information and data collected.
•    Provide data and information to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as requested.
•    This position requires the transport of self and/or program materials/resources in performing position responsibilities.


Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
•    In cooperation with the Supervisor, 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.
•    Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.  
•    Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
•    Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to local fairs, community activities, etc. 
•    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 Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
•    Maintain Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.


Health and Safety - Applies 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 - Applies to all duties and functions
•    Conduct all programming and activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and regional affirmative action plans.
•    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.
•    Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner.  
•    Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association policies, procedures and Cornell Skills for Success. 
•    Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
•    At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive and receptive manner.

______________________________________________________________________________

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS:
Hourly wage based on experience.

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

______________________________________________________________________________

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Review of applications will begin immediately. Contact Kimberly at wsbn-recruiter@cornell.edu with questions.

**All applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm EST on March 10, 2021** 
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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NOTE: Attach all documents requested below (PDF or Microsoft Word format) at the beginning of the application process.
 
To be considered for this position, you must:
(1)  Complete *ALL* sections of the online application including your name, full contact information, experience and education. DO NOT JUST ATTACH DOCUMENTS!

(2)  Attach a Cover Letter 

(3) Attach a Resume 

(4) Attach names and contact information of at least 4 Professional References

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No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

  

Job Title:

Association Subject Educator III

Level:

003

Pay Rate Type:

Hourly

Company:

Contract College

Contact Name:

Kimberly Amey

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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