This position will serve as the Product Development/Market Assistant for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Broome County. The Product Development/Market Assistant is responsible for oversight of product development for Taste NY food preparation. Will develop menu items, production and sales implementation of retail ready products. This position will assist with coordination of subject matter experts in small scale food processing and preservation, food-based entrepreneurship, food safety, and value-added production. The Product Development/Market Assistant will provide technical assistance to Kitchen users in the areas of food safety, cleaning and equipment usage. This position will be a representative of the Regional Farmers Market during open market hours and make connection with vendors for food-based product development.
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on October 22, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must submit 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 Carol Fetterman, Association Sr. Administrative Assistant at 607-772-8953 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 37.5 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $15.00. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Associate Degree in food service, value added production or customer service or equivalent education (High School Diploma/GED and 1 year of transferrable program/functional experience).
Experience in food service, food preparation and preservation, value added production, and customer service.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional tools and methods.
Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
Ability to follow procedures and written instructions.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, sound professional judgment and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
Proficiency with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
Experience directing and collaborating with volunteers.
Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
Delivery - 5%
Teach existing educational program curricula as defined in the areas of value-added production, food preservation techniques, food safety, food preparation and storage, and small-scale food processing and food-based entrepreneurship.
Work to foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Utilizing established materials from the Food Venture Center, Cornell University, NYS Ag & Markets, USDA, and NYS Department of Health, serve as subject matter resource in food systems, food safety, master food preservation, and small-scale food processing-based business.
Interact with program participants including workshop participants, the general public, and volunteers.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
Utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies.
Assist in providing innovative educational programs, including giving food related demonstrations.
May assist in providing educational program efforts via mass media.
May assist in multidisciplinary and multi-association team efforts to deliver program.
Assist in ensuring that program delivery is within scope of the state and local Plans of Work.
Direction - 5%
Provide input to program leaders to support the planning of educational program such as feasibility of coordinating proposed offerings, collating previous work plans and data to guide program planning, presenting resources that may contribute to successful program offerings.
Assist in proposing unit budgets.
Provide input to communications staff in developing communication strategies for Kitchen programming based upon past outreach outcomes.
Management - 5%
Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise in the operation of the unit, particularly among volunteers (i.e. Master Food Preserver Volunteers, 4-H Volunteers utilizing the Kitchen as a resource), utilizing appropriate policies and procedures and with support from program leaders.
Assist with volunteer management.
Provide routine administrative tasks to implement program budget.
Assist with implementing communication strategies for the Kitchen determined by communications staff.
May give guidance to volunteers and staff, specifically those performing similar work, or work which utilizes the Kitchen.
Ensure all equipment is clean and in good repair.
Provide Kitchen oversight of Taste NY food program.
Coordination/Operation - 80%
Assist in the creation of product labels.
Assist in the coordination of food services for Taste NY (i.e. assembling salads, fruit cups, etc.).
Under the direction of Assistant Managers, assist at Regional Farmers Market.
Assist with the implementation of established program schedule, i.e. reserve rooms, technology, staff support.
Assist in preparing for innovative educational programs, including purchasing supplies and materials for food related demonstrations.
Collect evaluation data from program participants using existing framework and forms.
Collect applied research data as assigned based on existing frameworks (market surveys).
Collect program needs assessment data based on existing frameworks.
Assist in the coordination of short- and long-range program implementation efforts, planning and activities.
Prepare expense reports for supervisor approval.
Provide input to supervisor for budget preparation for food products and development
Draft standard and non-standard communications for review by supervisor.
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 - 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 Broome County policies and procedures.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
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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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