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Environment & Energy Resource Educator
As a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
(CCEDC) Environment & Energy Program team, the Resource Educator will
contribute to environmental and energy programs through the Community Energy
Engagement Program funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development
The Environment & Energy Resource Educator is primarily responsible for
providing assistance in planning, implementing and evaluating innovative
environmental education programs for Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess
County (CCEDC) and representing the association to the public, community
leaders, government officials, and Cornell University. In addition, the
Resource Educator takes a lead role in providing deliverables for the
Environment & Energy program area working on the topic of energy/energy
efficiency, and engaging community members and stakeholders in energy
efficiency and clean energy education.
The Resource Educator will assist with organizational responsibilities, and
related administrative activities, and may help manage and train part-time
staff and program volunteers in day-to-day duties. This position will create
and assist with program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. The Resource
Educator will also provide support and input into program-specific grants,
contracts, outreach, communications, and marketing.
The Resource Educator will analyze and identify community and municipal
education needs and develop trainings, outreach, workshops, and other
programming that informs and enables residents and local officials to
effectively improve environment and energy issues.
The position is based at the Farm & Home Center in Millbrook, NY.
- Master’s degree from an accredited college or
university in communications, public policy, natural resources, environmental
science/studies, sustainable planning and development, social sciences or other
fields related with specialization appropriate to program area.
- Experience relevant to the role of the
- Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan,
organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal adult/youth energy education
programs to address diverse audiences.
- Knowledge of energy education and efficiency
and able to identify appropriate programs and partner organizations.
- Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability
to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings.
- Demonstrated effective use of a variety of
program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
- Good collaboration and cooperation skills.
- Capable of independently delivering
- Excellent writing skills for a variety of
- Experience using Microsoft Office products to
develop and contribute to written documents and presentations.
- Ability to manage long-term projects and
deadlines within the context of day-to-day projects and deadlines. Ability to
organize work and set priorities, handle multiple tasks, and work under
- Proven ability to be diplomatic and utilize
active listening skills while avoiding advocacy stances on issues pertaining to
the environment, energy, agriculture and other program areas of CCEDC.
- Must learn, know, and abide by Association
- Ability to meet acceptable background check
- Ability to meet travel requirements associated
with this position; must be willing and able to transport education materials
to various off-site locations.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, requiring
some evenings and weekends, as essential job functions require.
- One-three years of relevant volunteer or
- Local/regional contacts with various constituents/programs and knowledge of organizations
serving Dutchess County and the region.
- Classes in or experience with energy and/or
- Knowledge of local government structure and
function with regard to environmental issues.
- Assess individual, group and community
environmental education needs utilizing most appropriate assessment tools and
activities in order to determine the most effective educational programs.
- Identify gaps and trends in community needs
for environment and energy issues – particularly for needed municipal efforts.
- Assist with internal/external assessments;
analyze program needs and make recommendations for programmatic offerings,
enhancements, or improvements.
- As needed, may participate in
multi-association team assessment efforts.
- Participate in regional working groups that
identify program needs.
- Interact with University faculty and staff as
needed/as available to obtain guidance on program assessment.
- Develop innovative educational programs that
address energy issues through a variety of methodologies (such as workshops,
trainings, and outreach) and by utilizing appropriate educational techniques
including assessment, implementation, planning, evaluation and documentation
procedure utilizing applied research from Cornell University, the land grant
system and other approved sources in order to select innovative, effective
- Work closely with Association staff and
stakeholders such as community residents, elected officials, policy-makers,
program participants, community organizations, government departments, community
leaders, public/private schools, businesses, Cornell and regional/state teams
in order to effectively and efficiently develop needed resources for mutual
program participants and intended audiences.
- Structure programs to meet the needs of
diverse program participants; develop appropriate teaching methods for
audiences such as presentations, displays, and educational content for
- Make programmatic changes throughout the year
to meet emerging and urgent needs, and to address the needs of diverse program
- Collaborate with land grant faculty/staff for
- Represent the Association in support of local,
regional and statewide program development efforts.
- Provide existing
subject matter-based resources to County and municipal officials, county
residents and stakeholders on energy issues utilizing established curricula and
- Provide energy education using a variety of
proven and innovative education methodologies that consider the diversity of
- Respond to basic information request and
provide general information to stakeholders and the public regarding energy
issues in Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley.
- Disseminate locally-relevant, non-biased,
technical and scientifically-based energy information for use by municipal
officials, the public, and stakeholders.
- Positively represent CCE and the CCEDC
Environment & Energy program at meetings with various local and regional
environmental organizations and regulatory agencies.
- Contribute to the development of positive
relationships with stakeholders, partnering agencies, organizations, and
- Provide outreach on energy efficiency and
clean energy issues for community events.
- Serve as a subject-matter expert to staff and
clientele, including municipalities, agencies and other professionals as they
- Deliver education at public meetings,
conferences, and community education events as needed.
- Regularly evaluate programs to improve
effectiveness by obtaining feedback from program participants, Cornell faculty,
community leaders and other stakeholders. Interpret impact/evaluation data to
the stakeholders, public and within the Association.
- Identify learning and behavior change (outcomes)
of clients using approved written, oral or demonstration testing procedures.
- Create program evaluation framework and design
evaluation instruments. Apply subject matter knowledge to evaluation of
assigned educational programs.
- In coordination with the Program Leader,
interact with program participants, program advisory committees, Cornell
program specialists and faculty, and county and community leaders to obtain
their evaluation of programs.
- Communicate evaluation results and findings
and make recommendations to the Program Leader for strengthening and improving
programs to meet changing local needs.
- Communicate social and economic changes to
Cornell University Specialists that may be studied and/or acted upon.
- Ensure applied research is within scope of the
Statewide Plan of Work.
- Plan the delivery and the structure of
delivery of energy education programs for adults and/or youth via various
- Participate in the planning and development of
marketing activities based on assessed needs and in conjunction with
programmatic and/or Association activities.
- May assist in developing and/or enhancing
relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, community leaders, etc.
for program planning and strategy.
- In conjunction with Association Leadership
actively seek out additional funding through grants/contracts.
- May provide input to the planning of program
and/or grant budgets.
- Work with the Program Leader and staff in
program management activities, as assigned, monitoring content to conform to
research, policies and objectives of the Association, allocating financial
resources to accomplish program objectives, and ensuring spending is within
- May assist in solving problems and resolving
conflicts that arise in the program, utilizing appropriate policies and
- Support volunteer recruitment and involvement
and provide oversight for volunteer involvement.
- Manage day-to-day energy education project,
under the guidance of the Program Leader.
- Coordinate and support environmental program
efforts as needed for the implementation of the assessment, development,
delivery, research and evaluation.
- Assist with marketing and outreach (via
websites, press releases, Facebook/Twitter posts, listserves, e-newsletters,
newsletters, and newspaper articles).
- Contribute to the Association’s collecting and
assimilating program, evaluation, outcome measures and marketing data for
monthly, quarterly (if required) and annual reports, as well as any
- In conjunction with Association Leadership,
prepare and submit funding proposals to secure additional funding through
- Participate in the implementation of marketing
activities for program area/project and for a sustainable Association.
- Organize and manage educational and project
materials using established procedures. Maintain organized, appropriately
named/labeled, and updated databases and accurate records in shared server and
- Help prepare outreach and educational
materials for community events, including handling logistics and setting up
events with displays and materials.
- Participate in Program Advisory Committee
meetings to inform and request advisement of members.
- Provide program area support and input in
collecting and assimilating required data for reporting, grant writing, and
project development in program areas
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.
- Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell
Cooperative Extension Association of Dutchess 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
is a full time, benefits eligible, exempt position. Compensation paid at the
rate of $48,000.00 per year.
based on eligibility, including:
- Vacation, Sick and Personal time
- Paid Holidays
- NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental
- 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
To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of
other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the
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Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County are considered internal
applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be
accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three
individuals who may be contacted as a reference. Please consider indicating in your application all information
you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know.
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applications must be received on-line by February 26, 2018. Position closing dates may change based on
Association needs. 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 you may participate in the selection process
you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative
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questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager,
e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.
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Last updated February 7, 2018