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Afterschool/Youth Development Educator - Ellicottville, NY 

Serve as a member of the 4-H Youth Development team to assist with planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the 4-H Youth Development afterschool and between school year programming. Educator will serve as an Afterschool/4-H Youth Development Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County and will provide afterschool youth development opportunities for students in grades 5-8 as well as other youth development summer and out of school programming as assigned. 


  • This position will provide overall guidance and direction for after-school activities, including arts and crafts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities, homework assistance, teambuilding/leadership activities, community services activities, self-awareness/life skills, etc.

    The educator will also be responsible for promoting program objectives and plans in all areas of 4-H Youth Development, including but not limited to Horticulture/Garden- based learning, Food Systems, and STEM.


    This is a temporary position with expected end date on or about July 15, 2018.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree with experience relevant to the role of the position. Bachelor’s Degree plus 4 years transferrable relevant evidence-­based research experience may substitute.
    • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
    • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
    • Ability to work flexible, non-traditional hours which may include evenings, overnights, and/or weekends, as appropriate.
    • Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Ability to work in an indoor or outdoor setting, where domestic and/or farm animals may be present, with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
    • Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with schools, community and funding partners.
    • Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
    • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
    • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
    • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
    • 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 communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
    • Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
    • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
    • Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.

  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Education and/or Human/Youth Development.
    • Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
    • Direct experience working with youth.
    • Experience writing/researching grant opportunities.
    • Experience in coordinating and working in an afterschool setting
  • RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Program Development - 20%
    • Assist Supervisor with development of 4-H Youth Development and STEM educational programs to meet identified needs and diverse interests of participants.
    • Assist Supervisor and Agriculture and Food Systems Educator(s) with development of relevant youth educational programs, including Horticulture/Garden-based learning and Food Systems, to meet identified needs and diverse interests of participants.
    • Assist Supervisor in research, identification and selection of existing resources and activities necessary to implement initiatives and projects.
    • Assist Supervisor in creation of program materials to address identified needs.
    • Assist Supervisor in making programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes and to meet changing local priorities.
    • Assist Supervisor in structuring programs to meet the needs of diverse program participants.


    Program Delivery - 55%
    • Deliver high quality Youth Development educational programs that address local, regional and statewide Youth Development programming priorities with emphasis on STEM, Horticulture/Garden-based learning, Food Systems, and other programming initiatives as assigned.
    • Apply subject matter knowledge to assist Supervisor and Educators in the creation of lesson plans necessary to deliver educational programs in an afterschool and other program settings.
    • Assist teachers, other educators, and/or guest speakers with delivery of educational programs and activities, as needed.
    • Communicate and cooperate with school personnel to foster intentional instruction and to address the needs and interests of participating youth via established program parameters.
    • Serve as a subject matter resource in the area of afterschool programming to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
    • Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning to deliver program.
    • Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
    • Provide educational program efforts via mass media including contributing articles to newsletters, utilizing emails, phone messages, and website postings.
    • Interact with program participants representing CCE in a professional manner at all times.
    • Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.


    Program Evaluation - 5%
    • Assist in the creation of program evaluation framework.
    • Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data.
    • Assist in analyzing collected program evaluation data for reporting and program improvement purposes using standard, established policy, procedure and methods.
    • Assist in recommending program changes to strengthen and improve programs.
    • Communicate evaluation results and findings.


    Administrative Direction - 5%
    • Assist with establishing Association 4-H Youth Development program goals and priorities that align with Association and statewide Plans of Work.
    • Assist with development of marketing strategies, public affairs and special events to reach target audiences and meet program objectives.
    • Assist in identifying community and fiscal resources for program continuance and enhancement.
    • Provide supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process.


    Administrative Management - 5%
    • Assist in monitoring program to ensure that educational content conforms to policies and objectives of the Association and is research based.
    • Assist with monitoring program financial status to ensure compliance with funding requirements, program budget, grant specifications, and adherence to Association strategies/Plan of work.
    • Assist with identifying ways to reduce costs and maximize existing resources within the program area and overall Association.
    • Make recommendations to Supervisor regarding program budgetary needs.
    • Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise within the program area(s) utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
    • Assist with ensuring volunteer direction and management procedures are followed according to established policies and procedures by providing guidance, leadership and resources for volunteers and volunteer leaders including recruitment, screening, orientation, training, evaluation, and management.


    Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
    • Under direction of Supervisor and 4-H Youth Development Educator, coordinate and assist with program projects and program outreach efforts related to afterschool and between school year programming.
    • Maintain and prepare teaching materials necessary for 4-H Youth Development and afterschool programs applying existing subject matter knowledge.
    • Maintain communication with constituents and the community through variety of methods such as newsletters, e-mails, electronic technology, internet, social media, website postings and content.
    • Coordinate afterschool program enrollment process including maintaining the database, applications, forms, contact information, health records, etc. as necessary.
    • Assist with coordination of marketing and promotion of 4-H Youth Development through public relation initiatives and networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational and other organizations.
    • Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for schools, funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
    • Prepare and submit expense reports and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
    • This position may require the transport of program 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.


    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
    • 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.

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    POSITION DETAILS:

    This is a non-exempt, full-time, benefits-eligible position, 40 hours per week with expected end date of employment on or about July 15, 2018.

    Competitive 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:

    All applications must be submitted online by November 1, 2017.Contact Kimberly at wsbn-recruiter@cornell.edu with questions.

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    To be considered for this position, you must complete all of the following:

    • Complete *ALL* sections of the online application

    • Attach a cover letter (PDF or Microsoft Word format)

    • Attach a resume (PDF or Microsoft Word format)

    • Attach References (PDF or Microsoft Word format)

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments. CAREFULLY READ THE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (BELOW) TO BE SURE YOU ARE UPLOADING DOCUMENTS AS REQUESTED.

4H Youth Development Educator - Ellicottville, NY

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County has a full-time position available for a 4-H Youth Development Educator in the Ellicottville, NY office.


    Educator will serve as a member of the 4-H Youth Development team to assist with planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the 4-H Youth Development programs. Educator will be responsible for promoting program objectives and plans in all areas of 4-H Youth Development programming with emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Family and Consumer Sciences, Animal Science, Life Skills, as well as Community Service and Leadership.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree with experience relevant to the role of the position. Bachelor’s Degree plus 4 years transferrable relevant evidence-­based research experience may substitute.
    • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
    • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
    • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards.
    • Ability to work flexible, non-traditional hours which may include evenings, overnights, and/or weekends, as appropriate.
    • Ability to transport/move supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Ability to work in an indoor or outdoor setting, where domestic and/or farm animals may be present, with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
    • Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
    • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
    • Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgement, 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 and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
    • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
    • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.

  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Coursework in Education and/or Human/Youth Development.
    • Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
    • Experience in oversight and collaboration with volunteers.
    • Ability to identify and develop volunteer leadership.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.

  • RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Program Development - 15%
    • Assist Supervisor with development of 4-H Youth Development educational programs with emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Family and Consumer Sciences, Animal Science, as well as Community Service and Leadership to meet identified needs and diverse interests of participants and volunteers.
    • Assist Supervisor in research, identification and selection of existing resources.
    • Assist Supervisor in creation of program materials to address identified needs.
    • Assist Supervisor in making programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes and to meet changing local priorities.
    • Assist Supervisor in structuring programs to meet the needs of diverse program participants.


    Program Delivery - 50%
    • Deliver high quality 4-H Youth Development educational programs and events that address local, regional and statewide 4-H Youth Development programming priorities with emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Life Skills and Workforce Preparation, as well as Community Service and Leadership. Events and programs may require involvement of volunteers.
    • Deliver programs and participate in special projects including but not limited to the 4-H Leader trainings, County Fair, State Fair, 4-H Fundraising, Public Presentations, Achievement Night, enrollment campaign, and other extension association activities, as assigned.
    • Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning to deliver program.
    • Serve as subject matter resource.
    • Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
    • Provide educational program efforts via mass media including contributing articles to 4-H newsletter, utilizing emails, phone messages, and website postings.
    • Interact with program participants representing CCE in a professional manner at all times.
    • Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.


    Program Evaluation - 5%
    • Assist in the creation of program evaluation framework.
    • Interact with program participants, association staff, program committees, county/community leaders, and other key stakeholders to collect evaluation data for improving programs.
    • Assist in analyzing collected program evaluation data for reporting and program improvement purposes using standard, established policy, procedure and methods.
    • Assist with making recommendations for program changes to strengthen and improve programs.
    • Communicate evaluation results and findings.


    Administrative Direction - 10%
    • Assist with establishing program goals and priorities.
    • Assist with identifying activities and resources necessary for delivery of initiatives and projects.
    • Assist with development of marketing strategies, public affairs and special events to reach target audiences and meet program objectives.
    • Assist in identifying community and fiscal resources for program continuance and enhancement.
    • Provide supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process.


    Administrative Management - 10%
    • Assist in monitoring program to ensure that educational content conforms to policies and objectives of the association and is research based.
    • Assist with monitoring program financial status to ensure compliance with funding requirements, program budget, grant specifications, and adherence to association strategies/plan of work.
    • Assist with effectively managing program budget allocations.
    • Assist with identifying ways to reduce costs and maximize existing resources within the Association.
    • Make recommendations to Supervisor regarding program budgetary needs.
    • Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise within the 4-H Youth Development program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
    • Assist with ensuring volunteer direction and management procedures are followed according to established policies and procedures by providing guidance, leadership and resources for volunteers and volunteer leaders including recruitment, screening, orientation, training, evaluation, and management.


    Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
    • Maintain and prepare teaching materials necessary for 4-H Youth Development programs applying existing subject matter knowledge.
    • Provide support and coordination for various County and State Fair activities including enlistment of judges, scheduling of animal shows, staffing and coordination of volunteers for designated shows, programs, and events.
    • Maintain communication with constituents and the community through variety of methods such as newsletters, e-mails, electronic technology, internet, social media, website postings and content.
    • Assist with coordination of marketing and promotion of 4-H Youth Development through public relation initiatives and networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational and other organizations.
    • Act as contact for Volunteers and Volunteer Leaders within the County.
    • 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 expense reports and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
    • This position may require the transport of self, program participants, 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, activities, and/or in-service meetings and trainings which may include travel and/or overnight 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 and/or state 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.


    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.
    • 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 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.

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    POSITION DETAILS:

    This is a non-exempt, full-time, benefits-eligible position, 40 hours per week. Competitive 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:

    All applications must be submitted online by November 1, 2017. Contact Kimberly at wsbn-recruiter@cornell.edu with questions.

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    To be considered for this position, you must complete all of the following:

    • *ALL* sections of the online application

    • Attach a Cover Letter(PDF or Microsoft Word format)

    • Attach a Resume (PDF or Microsoft Word format)

    • Attach References (PDF or Microsoft Word format)

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments. CAREFULLY READ THE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (BELOW) TO BE SURE YOU ARE UPLOADING DOCUMENTS AS REQUESTED.

    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 here: http://cce.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/applying_for_a_job_-_external_5-2016_v2.pdf


    Internal Applicants: Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Niagara County are considered internal applicants. Please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance here: http://spstaff2.cce.cornell.edu/human_resources/Documents/Staffing/Applying%20for%20a%20Job%20-%20Internal.pdf

    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) 255-2117, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

    Job Title:

    Association Subject Educator II

    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 support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Last updated October 24, 2017