This position will serve as the Relocation Readiness Program Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will implement Relocation Readiness programming for a menu of existing Relocation Readiness educational programs and activities for relocating Soldiers and their families at Fort Drum. This position will be responsible for the delivery of established Relocation Readiness programming and activities, both on-site and off-site in accordance with the Fort Drum Program Area's Plan of Work to include, but not limited to: one-on-one teaching, tours, and group workshops. This position will also coordinate all administrative aspects of the Relocation Readiness Program and will assist the Fort Drum Issue Leader and Relocation Readiness Program Manager with marketing efforts for Relocation Readiness Programming. This position will support program activities and requirements consistent with Army Community Services (ACS) and program accreditation standards. This position will also provide support for training and supervision of Relocation Readiness volunteers.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on December 9, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must submit an application online, 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, 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $15.50. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Associate's Degree or equivalent education (GED/High School Diploma and 1 year transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Knowledge of community, social and human services organizations, employment services and resources.
Demonstrated ability to utilize program resources within the Fort Drum and general 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 work with people of diverse ages, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to relate professionally to co-workers, customers, volunteers, and community leaders.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality when needed.
Delivery - 75%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Teach the existing educational program as defined.
Work to foster acceptance of the Relocation Readiness program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Utilizing already-established materials, serve as subject matter resource in discipline and provide standard responses.
Provide current information about Fort Drum and the surrounding areas to assist relocating Soldiers and their families in both group settings and individually.
Provide educational support to individuals experiencing relocation problems, such as transportation, housing, financial management, and cultural diversity.
Conduct Fort Drum/Watertown tour.
Under the direction and oversight of the Fort Drum Issue Leader and the Relocation Readiness Program Manager, occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified to deliver educational programs. Delivery methods include, but are not limited to: one-on-one teaching, tours, and group workshops.
Assist in providing Relocation Readiness educational programs via mass media.
Implement already-established Relocation Readiness educational programing and activities in support of other Fort Drum programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established Plan of Work.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Fort Drum Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Implement program evaluation as designed.
May assist in the interaction with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of all Relocation Readiness programs.
Assist Fort Drum Issue Leader and Relocation Readiness Program Manager in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, make recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Assist in the communication of evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Assist as needed to a comprehensive evaluation of services, which will be conducted on a quarterly basis by the Family Services Coordinator.
Management - 10%
Provide oversight for Relocation Readiness Program volunteers.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Compile, edit and format existing program resources and program materials.
Compile, tally and format evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.
Provide input to Fort Drum Issue Leader and Relocation Readiness Program Manager for program budget preparation and submit program expense reports.
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.
Assist in submitting accurate and timely reports related to program assessment and accountability that are fully integrated into the comprehensive evaluation, accreditation and accountability activities of ACS and the Association.
Organize and coordinate activities related to Relocation Readiness Programming.
Assist in procuring and providing input into the development of materials for Fort Drum Welcome packets.
Assist in the procurement for Army Community Service Loan Closet supplies.
Provide networking opportunities for foreign born spouses.
Provide administrative support as needed, such as preparing correspondence, publicity and requisitions.
Assist in maintaining files, as well as an automated information program entitled Military Homefront.
Give guidance to volunteers and staff, including those performing similar work, as appropriate.
Provide training for Relocation Readiness Program volunteers.
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 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.
Participate in required orientation programs; work with supervisor and work team staff to gain pertinent skills and information for specific on-job skills.
Attend relevant in-service education programs.
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.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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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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