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& 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 Hudson River Estuary Resiliency Project, the Dutchess
County Greenway Connections Project, Dutchess County No Child Left Inside
(NCLI) and similar programs.
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 several
grants that the Environment & Energy program area is working on in a
variety of topics including climate change, energy/energy efficiency, flood
resiliency, and youth engagement in environmental 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 stationed at the Farm & Home Center in Millbrook, NY.
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.
relevant to the role of the position.
ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal
adult/youth environmental and/or energy education programs to address diverse
of watershed management and able to identify appropriate programs and partner
interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group
and one-on-one settings.
effective use of a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and
collaboration and cooperation skills.
of independently delivering programming.
writing skills for a variety of audiences.
using Microsoft Office products to develop and contribute to written documents
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 deadlines.
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.
learn, know, and abide by Association personnel policies.
to meet acceptable background check standards.
to meet travel requirements associated with this position; must be willing and
able to transport education materials to various off-site locations.
to work a flexible schedule, requiring some evenings and weekends, as essential
job functions require.
years of relevant volunteer or professional experience.
environmental issue knowledge including energy and energy efficiency.
contacts with various constituents/programs and knowledge of
organizations serving Dutchess County and the region.
with youth programming and volunteer/youth program management.
in or experience with water resources management, stream science, and
of local government structure and function with regard to environmental issues.
individual, group and community environmental education needs utilizing most
appropriate assessment tools and activities in order to determine the most
effective educational programs.
gaps and trends in community needs for environment and energy issues –
particularly for needed municipal efforts.
with internal/external assessments; analyze program needs and make
recommendations for programmatic offerings, enhancements, or improvements.
needed, may participate in multi-association team assessment efforts.
in regional working groups that identify program needs.
with University faculty and staff as needed/as available to obtain guidance on
innovative educational programs that address various environment and 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 program
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
programs to meet the needs of diverse program participants; develop appropriate
teaching methods for audiences such as presentations, displays, and educational
content for community outreach.
programmatic changes throughout the year to meet emerging and urgent needs, and
to address the needs of diverse program participants.
with land grant faculty/staff for program development.
the Association in support of local, regional and statewide program development
existing subject matter-based resources to County and municipal officials,
county residents and stakeholders on local environmental and energy issues,
e.g. water resources, climate change, and local land use policies, utilizing
established curricula and resources.
environmental and energy education using a variety of proven and innovative
education methodologies that consider the diversity of the community.
to basic information request and provide general information to stakeholders
and the public regarding environment and energy issues in Dutchess County.
locally-relevant, non-biased, technical and scientifically-based environmental
and energy information for use by municipal officials, the public, and
represent CCE and the CCEDC Environment & Energy program at meetings with
various local and regional environmental organizations and regulatory agencies.
to the development of positive relationships with stakeholders, partnering
agencies, organizations, and community leaders.
outreach on environmental issues for community events.
as a subject-matter expert to staff and clientele, including municipalities,
agencies and other professionals as they are identified.
education at public meetings, conferences, and community education events as
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
learning and behavior change (outcomes) of clients using approved written, oral
or demonstration testing procedures.
program evaluation framework and design evaluation instruments. Apply subject
matter knowledge to evaluation of assigned educational programs.
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.
evaluation results and findings and make recommendations to the Program Leader
for strengthening and improving programs to meet changing local needs.
to Cornell University Specialists that may be studied and/or acted upon.
applied research is within scope of the Statewide Plan of Work.
the delivery and the structure of delivery of Environmental education programs
for youth and/or adults via various methods.
in the planning and development of marketing activities based on assessed needs
and in conjunction with programmatic and/or Association activities.
assist in developing and/or enhancing relationships with appropriate agencies,
organizations, community leaders, etc. for program planning and strategy.
conjunction with Association Leadership actively seek out additional funding
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 budget.
assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise in the program,
utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
the NCLI youth employees including interviewing, making hiring recommendations,
and approving time cards.
volunteer recruitment and involvement and provide oversight for volunteer
day-to-day environmental and energy education projects, under the guidance of
the Program Leader, focusing on youth environmental education.
and support environmental program efforts as needed for the implementation of
the assessment, development, delivery, research and evaluation.
with marketing and outreach (via websites, press releases, Facebook/Twitter posts,
listserves, e-newsletters, newsletters, and newspaper articles).
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 grant/funding reporting.
conjunction with Association Leadership, prepare and submit funding proposals
to secure additional funding through grants/contracts.
in the implementation of marketing activities for program area and for a sustainable
and manage educational and project materials using established procedures.
Maintain organized, appropriately named/labeled, and updated databases and
accurate records in shared server and work spaces.
prepare outreach and educational materials for community events, including
handling logistics and setting up events with displays and materials.
in Program Advisory Committee meetings to inform and request advisement of
program area support and input in collecting and assimilating required data for
reporting, grant writing, and project development in program areas
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
in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and
perform other duties as assigned: Including but not limited to; attendance at
staff meetings, Environment & Energy team meetings, advisory committee
meetings, and other Association meetings, as well as working with other staff,
and general marketing of Cooperative Extension programs.
in orientation programs and In-Service education as appropriate, including
environmental workshops, conferences, and other educational opportunities.
content area and computer training as necessary to maintain or enhance
knowledge and skills.
in required orientation programs and attend in-services as necessary to stay
current and involved in relation to program responsibilities.
as an active member of the Association on special committees and assignments as
approved by supervisor.
A full Position Description is here E&E Resource Educator
This is a full time, exempt position with an
annual salary of $48,000. Excellent benefits,
based on eligibility, including:
Sick and Personal time
Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Tax Deferred Annuity
Flexible Spending Accounts
Group Universal Life Insurance
Personal Accidental Insurance
How To Apply:
Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension
Associations) must apply online. Current employees of 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/
All 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.
Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your
submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions
and requirements listed in the job posting. For instructions, visit:
All applications must be received on-line by
August 31, 2017. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
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 Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email
For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader,
Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845)
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County provides equal program and opportunities. No person shall be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or qualified disability.
Last updated August 3, 2017