Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County is seeking a 4-H Afterschool Educator.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County is seeking a 4-H Afterschool Educator.

4-H After School Educator

Email resume and cover letter to seneca@cornell.edu. Applications accepted on rolling basis until position is filled.

Position Summary:

This position will serve as the 4-H After School Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Seneca County and will deliver 4-H programming for a menu of 4-H educational programs and activities in support of 4-H After School programming. The Subject Educator coordinates and delivers 4-H After School programming and activities both on-site and off-site in accordance with the 4-H Youth Development Program Area’s plan of work. Under the guidance of program leadership, the position will support supervisor to coordinate the 4-H After School program. The position is 25 hours a week, benefits eligible, $17/hr.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and one year related experience. Associate’s Degree and three years transferrable experience is acceptable.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position. Reliable means of transportation to work site and a valid driver’s license as driving may be required to transport program participants to events and/or regional meetings.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check and motor vehicle record standards.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and/or weekends, as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years youth development experience.
  • 1 year experience working with Volunteers and Volunteer Management.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.

Program Responsibilities:

Program Delivery - 70%

  • Implement existing 4-H programming to include, but not limited to: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Healthy Living and Citizenship/Civic Engagement.
  • Provide support to new and existing 4-H Volunteers.
  • Under the direction and oversight of program leadership, occasionally apply existing subject matter knowledge to create lessons plans to deliver educational program.
  • Assist in teaching innovative educational programs when grant-funded opportunities arise.
  • Teach existing educational programs as defined utilizing a variety of proven educational methodologies.
  • Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
  • Serve as a subject matter resource in related disciplines.
  • Provide standard responses and assist as needed in providing moderately complex nonstandard responses.
  • Interact effectively with program participants and volunteers to provide programming and support.
  • Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
  • May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts within the Association or regionally to deliver program.
  • May assist in ensuring that program delivery is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.

Program Evaluation - 10 %

  • Implement program evaluation as designed.
  • Interact with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs and communicate evaluation results and findings with stakeholders.
  • May assist in designing evaluation framework, analyzing collected program evaluation data and in making recommendations for improvements.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction - 5%

  • Assist in the planning of major 4-H programs and events.
  • Provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods.
  • May provide input to planning unit budget based on program feasibility needs.

Management - 5%

  • Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the operation of the 4-H Youth Development programming, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures and with guidance of supervisor as needed.
  • Provide low complexity administrative management of established educational program goals.
  • Assist supervisor and/or Executive Director with volunteer management.
  • Perform tasks related to supervisory responsibilities as applicable to program staff, e.g. temporary summer assistants and program educators, when applicable, dependent on funding.
  • Give guidance to volunteers and co-workers, including those performing similar work.
  • Implement the existing Volunteer Enrollment and Selection Process.

Coordination/Operation - 5 %

  • Organize and coordinate activities related to 4-H After School Programming
  • Coordinate identified administrative aspects of 4-H Programming to include, but not be limited to: ordering and inventory of supplies and marketing of 4-H Programs.
  • Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
  • Initiate and maintain effective professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication to facilitate continued programming efforts.
  • Provide moderately complex administrative tasks to support the delivery of established educational program goals.
  • Provide low complexity limited tasks to plan the educational program and implement the program budget; submit program related expense receipts in a timely manner per procedure.
  • 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.
  • 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 in programming and association priorities.
  • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension, including but not limited to: attendance at district meetings, 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 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 Seneca 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.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca 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 December 7, 2016