This position will serve as the 4-H Activities/Volunteer Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Tioga County and will provide program coordination and support to the 4-H Program. This position will organize and coordinate activities related to traditional 4-H, leadership, workforce development, school enrichment, community service, and youth empowerment. This position will work with the Youth Development Resource Educator to form and maintain a functioning 4-H Youth Development Advisory Committee, and will work with the Advisory Committee and Youth Development Team to prioritize 4-H Youth Development Program issues and activities. This position will provide support and guidance for 4-H Youth Development volunteers, to include: volunteer orientation and on-going support and follow-up to ensure initial and continued 4-H Club success.
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on April 3, 2019 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 Tina Murphy, Association Operations Coordinator at 607-687-4020 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 37.5 hours per week. 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 2 years transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Valid NYS Driver's License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Five (5) years' experience in youth development, program and volunteer management.
Education and/or direct experience in animal science.
Experience in fundraising.
Experience in 4-H club and program coordination/management, leadership or workforce training.
Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan and organize informational educational programs.
Demonstrated ability to participate in professional team efforts.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means using traditional educational tools and methods.
Demonstrated ability to utilize technology (i.e. computers, internet, social media) effectively.
Delivery - 10%
Teach existing 4-H Youth Development educational programs as needed.
Foster acceptance of the 4-H Youth Development Programming, 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 the 4-H Youth Development Area's Plan of Work.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and 4-H Youth Development Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Direction - 10%
Provide input to the Youth Development Resource Educator to assist in planning the delivery of established 4-H Youth Development educational program goals.
Provide input to the Youth Development Resource Educator to planning the structure of educational program delivery via various delivery methods.
Assist the Youth Development Resource Educator in proposing program budget based on established financial guidelines or procedures, and assist in allocating established program budget amounts.
Develop and enhance networks of volunteers to extend program implementation efforts to achieve local community ownership.
Assist with the development of fundraising efforts to maintain/expand programming initiatives.
Management - 10%
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the 4-H Youth Development utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Provide administrative support in guiding the implementation of the budget and communication strategies for the.
Give guidance to staff and volunteers, including those performing similar work when necessary.
Assist in monitoring activities to ensure that outreach and research educational content support Cornell Cooperative Extension's education and objectives.
Assist in the review of financial records and monitoring expenses for programs, working closely with the Youth and Family Development Resource Educator.
Monitor volunteer fundraising activities in support of youth programming.
Recruit, train, and provide guidance to volunteers, and provide leadership development opportunities.
Coordination/Operation - 65%
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Coordinate program correspondence and communications in support of programming efforts (i.e weekly email blasts, website updates, and Facebook posts).
Implement established 4-H Youth Development Program schedule.
Collect evaluation data from program participants based on existing evaluation framework and guidelines.
Coordinate the 4-H Youth Development Program implementation efforts, planning and activities, including 4-H fundraisers and trips.
Assist in the coordination of 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.
Perform record keeping, data management and program reports as required by the Association and contract requirements.
Assist in maintaining the 4-H Youth Development Advisory Committee and provide coordination and administrative support for meetings as needed.
Coordinate club/committee meetings to ensure both animal and non-animal clubs and committees are meeting on a regular basis.
Draft standard and non-standard communications, requiring only occasional guidance from Supervisor.
Assist in implementing a shared Association vision, building understanding around the mission and the advancement of the mission.
Effectively maintain 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%
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 Tioga 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.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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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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