The Ag Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for program coordination for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County (CCE MC) Agriculture Team. The Ag Coordinator will assist in coordinating and promoting programs within Agriculture, Ag Business Development and Ag Marketing. Programs include those that help producers understand and adopt agricultural best management practices, new technologies, and improved farm business management practices. The Coordinator will also assist in identifying resources for agricultural production, management, marketing, business development, tourism and public relations issues. The primary audience for programming will include agricultural producers and related service providers; new entrepreneurs in production, processing and agriculture related businesses including agricultural tourism; and community members whose support of agriculture is important.
Associates Degree or equivalent education. A high school diploma or GED plus one year transferable program/functional experience may substitute for an Associate's Degree.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to plan and organize work responsibilities according to priorities developed with team members and immediate supervisor.
Demonstrated competencies in communicating in traditional and web based formats.
Record of ability to learn new software programs.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work as part of a team.
Ability to be self- motivated to achieve current and emerging performance outcomes associated with the position.
Ability to consistently present a positive and welcoming demeanor to all internal and external constituents.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Experience dealing with the public or private sectors of the agricultural industry and/or promoting agricultural development.
Ability to coordinate industry and producer needs with available expertise and to apply expert information to local situations.
Experience with and knowledge of the challenges facing agriculture locally and in New York State.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery - 10%
Utilize established program resources and materials in providing information and resources to program participants in the Agriculture Economic Development (AED) area.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Teach existing educational programs and activities in support of AED and agriculture education programming on an as needed basis.
Foster acceptance of program, methods and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Assist in providing educational program efforts via mass media.
Serve as subject matter resource in discipline? provide standard responses. Interact with program participants.
May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts to deliver program. Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies.
May assist in teaching innovative educational programs.
May assist in multi-association team efforts to deliver program.
May assist in ensuring that program delivery is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Administrative Direction - 5%
Assist the Supervisor and the Ag program area with non-complex administrative tasks in the planning of educational programs.
Provide input to Supervisor to assist in planning the delivery of established educational program goals.
Assist with financial direction of program to include planning for program expenses and budgets as well as financial resources for program continuance and enhancement.
Assist in developing communication strategies for AED programs.
Administrative Management - 5%
Serve as an accessible resource to AED constituents, assisting with follow-up on AED programs and AED initiatives.
Provide non-complex administrative tasks in guiding the implementation of marketing strategies for AED, Ag and youth programs.
Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise within the program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures and with supervisor guidance as needed.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 75%
Compile existing resources into educational program materials.
Complete necessary written documentation as required by program and funders.
Collect, input and update data, provide reports, graphs and charts as needed.
Submit program related expenses for recording.
Assist in coordinating program implementation efforts, planning and activities.
Draft standard and nonstandard communications, with particular emphasis on program marketing through social, email, print and other media, for review by supervisor.
Recruit program participants.
Travel to various locations in an effort to meet program material and marketing needs. Examples include but are not limited to purchasing and/or delivering program materials, attending meetings, taking pictures and notes, etc.
Prepare and submit expense report.
Provide input to supervisor for budget preparation.
Compile existing resources into educational program materials.
Assist with the implementation of established program schedule.
Collect evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.
Collect applied research data based on existing framework.
Collect program needs assessment based on existing framework.
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 Madison 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.
Be sure to enter your full name and contact information (address, email, and phone) in your online application.
Include a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Please note, once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance.
Resume review begins Sept. 6th. Position will remain open until filled.
This is a part time, non-exempt, benefits eligible position with days and hours scheduled to accommodate a 25+ hr workweek with potential for expansion to full-time based on association needs and candidate qualifications. The CCE Madison office operates on an 8am-4pm M-F schedule with periodic evening and weekend commitments as scheduled.
A generous benefit package is part of CCE employment . Upon review of eligibility the following are associated with this position:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
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
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 Systems at 607-255-6120, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional questions please contact Karin Bump, Association Executive Director, email@example.com .
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.
Internal Number: WDR-00020386
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