This position will serve as the Parenting & Life Skills Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and Family Development Program Educator for Army Community Services (ACS) of Fort Drum and will implement programming for a menu of existing parenting education programs and program activities both on-site and off-site (i.e. participant homes, Fort Drum, county jail, prison, etc.) in accordance with the Parenting Program Area's Plan of Work and the Fort Drum Family Development Program's Scope of Work. The already-established parenting programs are designed to teach parenting skills and improve communication among family members using a variety of delivery methods to include, but not limited to: one-on-one visits, group classes, informal discussions, playgroups, one-on-one education sessions and workshops. This position will assist the Fort Drum Program Manager and the Parenting Issue Leader with marketing efforts for parenting programming.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on May 30, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.
All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.
All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/.
Please contact Jane Pearson, Association Regional HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE at 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $16.31. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (Associate's Degree and 2 years transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Valid NYS Driver's License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Familiarity with parenting education, family and child development.
Familiarity with issues revolving around poverty, families at risk, and domestic violence.
Familiarity with community, social and human service organizations, employment services and resources (i.e. Department of Social Services DSS; Foster Care System; Criminal and Family Court).
Demonstrated ability to utilize program resources within the community.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
Demonstrated ability to organize reference materials for programming purposes.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Delivery - 70%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Teach existing Fort Drum Parenting programming, to include, but not limited to:ScreamFree Marriage/Parenting, Terrific Toddles, Hot Topics, etc. utilizing a variety of delivery methods to include, but not limited to one-on-one education, group classes, and workshops.
Under the direction of the Fort Drum Program Manager, occasionally assist in the creation of lesson plans related to parenting programming utilizing a variety of delivery methods to include, but not limited one-on-one education, group classes/workshops, informal discussions, etc.
Teach already-established Parenting educational programing and program activities in support of other programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established plan of work.
Under the direction and oversight of the Fort Drum Program Manager, and Parenting Issue Leader, occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified.
Provide parenting educational programs via mass media.
Work to foster of acceptance the Parenting Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Provide assistance, as needed, for military families in and around the Fort Drum community as it relates to program delivery.
Serve as a subject-matter resource in the area of Parenting to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association, Army Community Services Family Development Program staff and Parenting Program staff to achieve Association and Fort Drum Family Development program delivery goals.
Evaluation - 10%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors within program areas for all Parenting and Fort Drum Family Development Programs.
Assist Fort Drum Program Manager and Parenting Issue Leader in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Direction - 5%
Assist in the planning and promotion of major public events and programs (i.e. Magic Years, Middle Years, Parenting After Separation and Divorce, Discipline is not a Dirty Word, , Step Away From the Screen, etc.), including, but not limited to: assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
Management - 5%
Under the direction of the Fort Drum Program Manager and Parenting Issue Leader, provide program guidance to program volunteers in accordance with established practices and procedures.
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Fort Drum Program Manager and Parenting Issue Leader.
In coordination with the Parenting Issue Leader, assist in the management of identified administrative aspects of the Parenting Program to include, but not limited to: managing referrals to parenting education programs, managing the number of referrals for reimbursement of services, etc.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Organize and coordinate activities related to Parenting Programming (i.e. Parenting Workshops, Playgroups etc.) through CCE and ACS.
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the Parenting Program to include, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, maintaining files, making referrals to appropriate organizations and other parenting education programs (follow up contact and documentation is required), maintaining referrals for reimbursement of services, maintaining ongoing optimal number of participants and completing required accountability documentation, 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 on and off Fort Drum.
Assist in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities for the Parenting Program at CCE. No participant transport is allowed on Fort Drum.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
Complete required training and professional development through Army Community Services in order to successfully obtain Common Access Card (CAC) and access to government technology.
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 in programming and association priorities.
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 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 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 Jefferson 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.
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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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