This person will deliver the established Agriculture in the Classroom curriculum with the aim of fostering awareness, understanding, and appreciation of how we produce food and fiber, what we eat, and how we live by helping teachers, students, and their communities learn about and engage with agriculture and food systems. S/he will deliver established curriculum to help youth understand the connections between agriculture, the environment, and people. S/he will assist with the planning and evaluation of the delivery of the established educational program goals. This person will interact with the public through classroom presentations. S/he will assist their Supervisor with activities to foster the program with community leaders. S/he will assist 4-H staff with summer programming as necessary. This person will appreciate and promote diversity in all interactions with program participants, staff, volunteers, and the public.
Bachelor's Degree in related field or Associate Degree plus 2 years transferrable program/functional experience.
Experience relevant to the role of this position.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which will include weekends and evenings, possibly overnight travel.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools and methods.
Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences in group settings.
Ability to carry supplies and equipment with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Experience with diverse populations.
Ability to work with interpreters to facilitate conversations in multiple languages.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 80%
Select and prepare lessons plans and provide educational programming to the targeted audiences based on established Agriculture in the Classroom subject matter and existing research-based curriculum.
Deliver creative educational programs, based on existing materials, to impact audiences through a variety of delivery methods, with support from supervisor.
Provide educational programs to students in traditional classroom settings at local public and private schools.
Provide educational programs to youth in non-traditional settings, such as home-school groups and summer recreation programs.
Serve as a subject matter resource for staff, volunteers, program participants, and other groups as they are identified.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Collect surveys for analysis of the program, looking for the strengths and weaknesses in order to provide feedback to supervisor to strengthen the programming.
Interact with program participants and schools to obtain their evaluation to share with Supervisor for program analysis.
Based on established program parameters, interpret evaluation data for funders.
Assist with the analysis of collected program evaluation data.
Assist in making recommendations for program improvement.
Administrative Direction - 5%
Provide input to Supervisor in planning the delivery of educational programming through a variety of methods.
Assist with planning the delivery of established educational program goals.
Assist Supervisor with identifying key relationships to build/sustain with community leaders and stakeholders.
Assist in identifying program needs with Supervisor, advisory committees, and program participants.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
Provide routine/administrative tasks to support the delivery of established educational program goals; i.e. confirming events; gathering materials and resources for program delivery; and ensuring delivery to offsite program locations.
Maintain records of class participants, complete reports, and accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
Submit program related expense receipts and vouchers to Supervisor for approval.
In collaboration with Supervisor, complete necessary written documentation as required by program funders.
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 Oneida 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.
Be sure to enter your full name and contact information (address, email, and phone) in your online application.
Include a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Please note, once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
This is a full-time, non-exempt position. The position is based in the CCE Oneida office located in Oriskany, NY.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
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
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available
For additional questions please contact Lori North, Association HR Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
Internal Number: WDR-00019844
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