This position will serve as the 4-H Club Support Specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will provide program coordination and support to the 4-H Program. This position will support 4-H activities relating to county and state fair; coordinate all aspects of the 4-H enrollment and reporting process; provide administrative and program assistance in the recruitment of new 4-H clubs and groups in Jefferson County; assist in the coordination of 4-H fundraising and trips; assist in coordinating clubs/committee meetings to ensure that all animal and non-animal 4-H clubs and committees meet on a regular basis; provide initial orientation to new 4-H leaders and volunteers, ensure that all 4-H volunteers and leaders keep up to date with paperwork and training, and serve as an accessible resource to program volunteers, to ensure initial and continued 4-H Club success. This position will utilize existing program resources and materials in program work, and will assist in delivering educational programs as defined.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on March 5, 2020 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete 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 $16.55. 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 two (2) years 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.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to utilize technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Demonstrated ability to work with youth in an educational setting.
Delivery - 10%
Foster acceptance of the 4-H Youth Development program, methods and policies to address community and youth needs and consider diverse audiences.
Provide 4-H Educational program efforts via mass media.
Serve as subject matter resource in 4-H Youth Development for staff and participants, providing standard responses.
Utilize established program resources and materials in providing information and resources to program participants in established 4-H programming (i.e. 4-H Club programming).
Teach existing educational programs and activities as defined in support of traditional 4-H and 4-H after-school programming efforts including, but not limited to: environmental science and natural resources; violence prevention; community service, life skills development; cultural activities (i.e. art, music, and theatre).
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Youth and Family Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Direction - 5%
Provide input to the Youth and Family Issue Leader, 4-H Program Manager and other 4-H staff to assist in planning the delivery of established 4-H Youth Development educational program goals.
Provide input to the Youth and Family Issue Leader, 4-H Program Manger and other 4-H staff to plan the structure of educational program delivery via various methods.
Assist the Youth and Family Issue Leader and 4-H Program Manager with identifying, anticipating, recommending and planning for 4-H Club needs/supplies.
Provide administrative assistance in planning for mass media efforts.
Management - 10%
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the 4-H Youth Development Program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Give guidance to staff and volunteers, including those performing similar work when necessary.
Support volunteer management to include: Recruitment activities of new 4-H Clubs and groups in Jefferson County, with an emphasis on youth from military family backgrounds; Provide volunteer orientation; Serve as an accessible resource to volunteers by assisting with providing follow-up support to ensure initial and continued 4-H Club success.
Coordination/Operation - 70%
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Organize and coordinate 4-H Club activities and exhibits relating to county and state fair.
Organize and provide volunteer training and recognition events.
Coordinate all aspects of the 4-H enrollment and reporting process.
Coordinate club/committee meetings to ensure both animal and non-animal 4-H clubs and committees are meeting on a regular basis.
Collect evaluation data from program participants based on existing evaluation framework and guidelines.
In conjunction with the Program Manager, coordinate 4-H fundraisers and trips.
Under the direction of the 4-H Program Manager coordinate and assist with projects and outreach efforts as instructed.
Perform record keeping, data management and program reports as required by Association and contract requirements.
Assist in the coordination of effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, social media and multi-media efforts.
Effectively maintain existing 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%
Participate in required training to meet SACC (School Age Child Care) licensing regulations.
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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