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Green Teen Poughkeepsie Program Coordinator - Poughkeepsie, NY

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County Green Teen Poughkeepsie (GTP) Program Coordinator serves as a member of the 4-H Youth Development team to coordinate moderately complex tasks including organizing, planning and implementing activities and events to support the delivery of 4-H Youth Development programs in Dutchess County. The GTP Coordinator is responsible for supporting program objectives and plans in all areas of 4-H Youth Development programming with emphasis on the Green Teen Workforce Development program serving Poughkeepsie, and other programs as assigned. This position works in collaboration with Green Teen Beacon staff and administrative staff to provide support and information on CCEDC-wide programs and events.

This is a temporary, part-time, 24 hours per week, partially benefits eligible position with an expected end date of September 11, 2024 unless continued funding.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education in related field. Associate Degree and two years transferrable relevant experience is acceptable.
  • 2 years of experience related to the role of the position.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to create effective organizational systems, program and event management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
  • Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and create inclusive spaces
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with varying groups of people.
  • Ability to speak in public and facilitate meetings as needed.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which includes evenings and/or weekends.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to complete moderately complex and straightforward tasks
  • Ability to follow procedures and written instructions.
  • Ability to plan and organize work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to take meeting minutes in a timely and understandable way that clearly defines action steps
  • Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coursework in education, agriculture, horticulture, organizational systems and/or Human/Youth Development.
  • Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
  • Experience in working with and directing teenaged youth and collaborating with volunteers.
  • Ability to identify and develop youth leadership.
  • Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
  • Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
  • Spanish speaking, background and/or training in other languages an asset.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Program Responsibilities:

Program Delivery - 10%

  • Deliver existing high quality 4-H Positive Youth Development educational programs and events for youth that address local 4-H Youth Development programming priorities with emphasis on career and workforce development and life skills. Events and programs require recruitment and coordination of youth employees and include hands-on gardening, workshops, field trips and career-related activities.
  • Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning to deliver programs that meet goals identified in the Plan of Work.
  • Serve as subject matter resource in Positive Youth Development strategies and garden-related activities
  • Foster acceptance of programs, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences through frequent contact with program participants, parents, and volunteers.
  • Interact with program participants, parents, and volunteers representing CCE in a professional manner at all times.
  • Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
  • May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts to deliver program.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction - 5%

  • Provide input to supervisor, team members and/or volunteers in planning the delivery of 4-H educational programs via various methods.
  • Provide input to supervisor to assist in planning the delivery of the established 4-H program goals.
  • Provide input to supervisor, based on knowledge of Green Teen Poughkeepsie program needs and implementation, for planning the program budget.
  • Management - 10%
  • Support youth employees and, when relevant volunteers, to ensure direction and procedures are followed according to established policies and procedures and provide guidance and resources for youth and volunteers including recruitment, screening, orientation, training, evaluation, and management.
  • Ensure youth and volunteers meet established administrative and programmatic deadlines.
  • Monitor the program to ensure that educational content conforms to policies and objectives of the association and is research based.
  • Assist with identifying ways to reduce costs and maximize existing resources within the Association.
  • Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise within the 4-H Youth Development program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures and with supervisor guidance as needed.
  • Coordination/Operation - 70%
  • Work with the Green Teen Beacon Program Manager to identify and structure the curriculum and establish the program schedule.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with staff and volunteers from partnering organizations.
  • Under guidance of supervisor, assist in coordinating and supporting 4-H Youth Development county-wide programs and events.
  • Assist with the coordination, inventory, organization and preparation of materials, equipment, reference materials, etc. for a variety of 4-H Youth Development and other extension association activities as assigned.
  • Coordinate registration, set-up, and prepare resources for special projects specific to the Poughkeepsie Green Teen program, and other extension association activities as assigned.
  • Schedule use of space for programs and pass contracts through necessary risk management procedures
  • Responsible for physically setting up the program space for educational trainings and programs, and for assisting with the maintenance of the community garden space.
  • Accurately collect, prepare and maintain paperwork, participant files and database as required by supervisor, Association and funding source requirements.
  • Complete and/or contribute to required reports in manner specified by supervisor, association or funding sources by established deadlines or as requested.
  • Transport youth participants, other staff and program materials on an as needed basis in Association vehicles or personal vehicle.
  • Compile and make ready teaching materials for GTP programs applying existing subject matter knowledge.
  • Collect evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.
  • Collect program needs assessment data based on existing framework.
  • Coordinate the program implementation efforts, planning and activities related to 4-H Youth Development programming, events, and youth recruitment and coordination.
  • Maintain communication with constituents and the community through variety of methods such as newsletters, e-mails, electronic technology, internet, phone messages, social media, website postings and content.
  • Coordinate promotion of 4-H Youth Development and GTP by networking and by providing information for preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, the CCEDC Board and others as necessary.
  • Prepare and submit expense reports.
  • Assist in implementing a shared Association vision, building understanding around the mission and the advancement of the mission.
  • Maintain pleasant relationships with the public through a variety of contacts – walk-in visitors, telephone, e-mail, and written correspondence. Provide basic information about programs and events.
  • May provide backup and support in collaboration with the support staff team to the overall Association and other program areas as needed.

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 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 - Applies to all duties and functions
  • Support the association to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Be familiar 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 - 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 Ulster County policies and procedures, and Skills for Success.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.

This is a part time, 24 hours per week, non-exempt, partially benefits eligible position. Compensation paid at the rate of $25.00 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Vacation, Sick and Personal time
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
  • 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

Please be sure to read the Notice to Applicants found on the Jobs with CCE page:

https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs

How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. 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/. For details on how to apply, visit: https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs/apply

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.

All applications must be received on-line by February 15, 2024. 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. For additional questions or if you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990 x314.

Parenting Educator

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County Parenting Educator, in collaboration with the Family and Consumer Education Issue Leader, is responsible for the implementation of the parenting and family life educational workshops and workshop series in Dutchess County. The Parenting Educator will provide direct program delivery and education to families to reduce risk of incidences of child abuse/neglect, to maintain child safety, and to enhance family capacity to provide a safe and healthy home. The position is responsible for using current research based information, curriculum including, but not limited to, Discipline Is Not a Dirty Word (DINADW) and the Parenting Skills Workshop Series (PSWS), to enhance the child rearing and caregiving practices of parents, in order to promote safe, stable and nurturing homes and communities. The Parenting Educator will, in collaboration with the FCE Issue Leader, assist with evaluation and program recommendations as well as do follow up visits with families who have gone through the program. This position is grant funded and will require flexible hours to accommodate working families.

This is a part-time, 30 hours per week, benefits eligible, non-exempt position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the areas of Human Development, Child Development, Health, Home Economics/Family and Consumer Education, Psychology, Sociology or Public Health; or Associate’s degree with 2-4 years of work or volunteer experience in a role relevant to the position;
  • Minimum one year of relevant work experience;
  • Previous experience in program coordination and direct teaching;
  • Experience with public speaking in small and large groups;
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools as well as electronic and social marketing/media technology;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to effectively lead and participate in professional and volunteer team efforts;
  • Ability to transport visual aids, tables, and meeting materials to program sites;
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position;
  • Ability to meet acceptable background and motor vehicle check standards;
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate;
  • Ability to utilize computer technology for education and communication purposes;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups; adults and youth;
  • Ability to relate to diverse audiences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish (read, write, speak);
  • Case Management knowledge and/or experience;
  • Related college credits or coursework in Human Development & Family Studies, Child Development (prenatal to age 21), Adult Learning, Experiential Education/Group Learning, and/or Diversity Education.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Program Responsibilities:

Program Delivery - 70%

  • Apply subject matter knowledge/expertise to create lessons plans to deliver educational programming;
  • Teach the existing educational program as defined and innovative educational programs with discretion;
  • Collaborate, educate and create acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences
  • Effectively utilize all forms of mass media, including social media, for innovative delivery of educational programs;
  • Serve as subject matter resource in discipline and provide standard responses;
  • Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies;
  • Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery;
  • May be involved in multi-disciplinary and multi-association team efforts to deliver program;
  • Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty, program units, and other Land Grant University faculty and program units for program delivery guidance;
  • Apply subject matter knowledge, and as part of program delivery; facilitate committees addressing issues within the community related to health and wellness, financial literacy and family support.

Program Evaluation - 10%

  • Implement program evaluation for program improvement and grant reporting purposes;
  • Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors within program areas for all programs offered;
  • Analyze program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making improvements in programming;
  • Based on program parameters, interpret evaluation data to funder as appropriate or needed.
  • Assist in measuring gains in parental empathy towards meeting the needs of their children; gains in nurturing parenting beliefs, and knowledge and utilization of skills and strategies.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction - 5%

  • Assist the Program Leader in planning the delivery and structure of delivery for educational programs via various methods. Educational Programs will include, but not limited to: workshops and consultations for parents/caregivers promoting positive discipline, creating nurturing environments, building parental resilience, strengthening parent-child relationships and developing an understanding of child development as well as provide education and resources on topics effecting youth and families.
  • Assist with planning effective strategic marketing and mass media efforts in the promotion of assigned Parenting Skills Training Services, public affairs, events and functions.
  • Participate in planning for innovative, educational programs to meet the diverse needs of Dutchess County youth, parents and caregivers as needed;

Management - 5%

  • Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the assigned programs utilizing appropriate policies and procedures, as needed;
  • Assist the Program Leader to monitor assigned Parenting Skills Training Services programs income/expenses to ensure spending is within the program budget constraints;
  • Conduct follow up visits and finalize reporting to DCFS for each participant.

Coordination/Operation - 5%

  • Coordinate all aspects of the Parenting Skills Training Services activities;
  • Obtain evaluation data and program needs assessments from program participants based on existing evaluation framework and guidelines;
  • Provide administrative support to prepare materials for report submission to meet funding requirements (monthly, quarterly, and yearly);
  • Coordinate program referrals and ongoing outreach efforts in accordance with established Plan of Work;
  • Support the implementation of marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news 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;
  • Organize and coordinate activities related to assigned programs;

Professional Improvement - 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.
  • 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 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 accurate manner.

This is a part-time, 30 hours per week, benefits eligible, non-exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $24.00 per hour. 

Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Vacation, Sick and Personal time
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
  • 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

Please be sure to read the Notice to Applicants found on the Jobs with CCE page:

https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs

How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. 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/. For details on how to apply, visit: 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.

All applications must be received on-line by March 4, 2024. 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. For additional questions or if you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.

Energy Hubs Program Manager - Liberty, NY

As a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) Environment & Energy Program team, this position will serve as the Energy Hubs Program Manager for Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County and will be part of the team managing environmental and energy projects through the CCE Climate Resilience Partnership, the Dutchess County Greenway Connections Project, and similar programs. The Energy Hubs Program Manager will lead County level programing efforts focused on NYS energy efficiency and clean energy education programs in the Mid-Hudson Region, specifically in Sullivan, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Ulster Counties. This position is also responsible for working as a team member and providing input to his/her/their supervisor and fellow regional team members on implementation and evaluation of these energy programs throughout the Mid-Hudson region. This position, alongside other Energy Team members, will provide direction, organization, coordination, and management of programs that work to inform residents, multifamily building owners, and small businesses, with an emphasis in low-to-moderate income and priority communities, of the options for adopting clean energy strategies in their homes and businesses.

This position will work under the direction and supervision of the Association Executive Director, with additional support and leadership from senior members of the regional Energy team. Responsibilities include, establishing and maintaining relationships and working with community partners and local stakeholders to lend energy efficiency and clean energy programs addressing energy insecurity. This position will implement programs that deliver information and provide education in a wide variety of settings, including, but not limited to: outreach at community events; presenting before large audiences; connecting with audiences and stakeholders via one-on-one phone calls; following up with leads/clients to provide additional information; assisting leads/clients with navigating every step of applying for relevant energy efficiency and clean energy programs available to them; helping troubleshoot obstacles to adopting clean energy strategies; coordinating with local energy contractors in providing accurate information on the programs, etc. This position will work with community groups, energy contractors, supervisor and other team members to coordinate, manage and implement engaging educational programs, including assisting with training, engaging and/or coordinating the work of volunteers and interns in program delivery. This position will also serve as a subject matter resource and carry out administrative tasks that support the educational program and fulfill funding requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with course work in natural resources, environmental science/studies, sustainable planning and development, community programming, marketing, communications, business, engineering, or other relevant areas of study and/or related fields.
  • Minimum one year of experience relevant to the role of the position, including but not limited to, any of the following:
  • teaching non-formal educational programs, with a preference for experience in energy efficiency and renewable energy, or related topics
  • social work with an emphasis on housing/energy assistance
  • assisting low-income households receive subsidized housing services
  • customer service in an energy, housing, or construction-oriented industry
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal adult education programs to address diverse audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new information and communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels, using traditional educational tools, as well as electronic technology (e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to build relationships with diverse audiences and work to cultivate an inclusive and supportive environment for program participants and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated effective use of a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
  • 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 deadlines.
  • 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 CCESC.
  • Capable of independently delivering programming.
  • 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 meet acceptable motor vehicle/driving record requirements.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which will include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability to analyze issues and to initiate, plan, organize, implement & evaluate informal educational programs addressing diverse audiences in assigned areas.
  • Ability to utilize computer technology to deliver programming, author reports and proposals, communicate internally and externally, prepare visuals, access information, learn and teach.
  • Experience with youth programming/education.
  • Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders, and clientele groups.
  • Ability to utilize resources effectively and identify resources within the community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish and/or other languages is highly desirable.
  • Experience establishing and working with community stakeholders, especially those with limited income.
  • Experience working with, and assisting in developing institutional relationships in Sullivan, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland or Ulster Counties.
  • Experience working as a volunteer or supervising volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
  • Aptitude for digital technologies and strategies for educational and communication applications. • •Empathy, sincerity, and an ability to find a silver lining when faced with challenges.
  • Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
  • Program Responsibilities:
  • Program Development - 5%
  • Apply subject matter knowledge to provide input in the development of educational strategies for assigned programs to included, but not limited to: Building science, renewable energy technologies, clean heating and cooling, energy efficiency, and other current topics in energy. Provide input into the development of innovative educational programs and materials that address various energy efficiency, clean energy projects and a clean energy economy through a variety of methodologies (such as workshops 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 curricula.
  • Influence the creation of program materials to address the needs of the disadvantaged community members and ESL participants in the above-mentioned programs.

Program Delivery - 25%

  • Apply subject matter knowledge to create innovative program resources and materials -
  • Provide energy efficiency and clean energy programs and education using a variety of proven and innovative education and delivery methods (including workshops, public events, social media, etc.) to deliver programs that consider the diversity of the community.
  • Teach innovative, developmentally appropriate educational programing and activities in support of NYS energy efficiency and clean energy programs and projects as identified/needed to support the established Plan of Work.
  • Respond to basic information requests and provide general information to stakeholders and the public regarding energy issues in Mid-Hudson region.
  • Disseminate locally relevant, non-biased, technical, and scientifically based energy information, for use by relevant audiences and stakeholders, including (but not limited to), residents, small businesses and nonprofits.
  • Positively represent CCE and the CCESC Environment & Energy program at meetings with various local and regional environmental organizations and regulatory agencies.
  • Provide outreach on energy topics and issues for community events.
  • Deliver education at public meetings, conferences, and community education events
  • Effectively utilize all forms of mass media, including social media, for the innovative delivery of energy educational programs.

Program Evaluation - 5%

  • 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 programs offered.
  • Analyze program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making improvements in programming.
  • Based on program parameters, interpret evaluation data to constituents as appropriate.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction - 25%

  • Plan the delivery of educational programs via various methods.
  • In collaboration with supervisor and senior members of the regional Energy Team, establish County level and Mid-Hudson regional program goals and priorities, including providing input from the community and regional stakeholders on program needs.
  • Contribute to the development of positive relationships with stakeholders, partnering agencies, organizations, and community leaders.
  • Develop and enhance relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, community leaders, etc. for program planning and strategy.
  • In collaboration with supervisor and project communications staff, develop marketing strategies, public affairs and special events to reach target audiences and meet program objectives.
  • Provide supervisor with program related information for the budget development process, including strategies for fund development via grants, contracts, fees, contributions and other sources of revenue.
  • Provide input into the planning of all programs to consider the needs of diverse program participants.
  • Provide input for the development of written marketing materials to highlight a program/s.

Management - 30%

  • Demonstrate judgement and discretion to independently solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the Env. & Energy programs, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures, as needed.
  • Recruit and supervise Energy Navigator volunteer participants in the program.
  • Responsible for maintaining and managing County specific energy program budget in collaboration with the Env. & Energy Issue Leader.
  • Guide the implementation of program budget including assistance to identify community and fiscal resources for program continuance and enhancement.
  • Manage the implementation of communication strategies to expand the program and build awareness.
  • Work with the Energy Issue 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.

Coordination/Operation - 5%

  • Compile and prepare teaching materials necessary for programs.
  • Implement, execute, and maintain communication with constituents and the community through a variety of methods such as newsletters, emails, electronic technology, internet, social media, website postings, and content.
  • Organize educational and project materials using established procedures. Maintain organized, appropriately named/labeled, and updated databases and accurate records in shared server and workspaces.
  • Collect program data and maintain accurate records of program participants.
  • Provide complex responses to inquiries from various audiences including prospective program participants; partner organizations; municipal officials; and the public.
  • 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.
  • Prepare reports demonstrating program progress, accomplishments and the impact on the community.
  • Serve as liaison within the community to various Environment & Energy Program networks.
  • Coordinate program referrals and ongoing outreach efforts in accordance with established Plans of Work.

Professional Improvement - 5%

  • Participate in all provided trainings on relevant energy efficiency and clean energy technologies relevant to the roles and responsibilities of the position.
  • 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.
  • Serve as an active member of the Association on special committees and assignments as approved by supervisor.
  • 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 Sullivan 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.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $58,500.00 per year. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Vacation, Sick and Personal time
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
  • 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

Please be sure to read the Notice to Applicants found on the Jobs with CCE page:

https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs

How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/. For details on how to apply, visit: https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs/apply

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.

All applications must be received on-line by March 21, 2024. 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. For additional questions or if you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.

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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 supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

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 February 9, 2024