The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) is a social innovation that yields high rates of return on the integration of energy and health-based investments in lower income communities. The GHHI integrated service delivery system has fast become a national model for health, energy and housing programs at the local level. The GHHI approach achieves multiple benefits, including healthier and more energy efficient homes, higher quality green jobs, increased economic opportunities for low income communities, and better health outcomes for children and families. These benefits are attained by leveraging the nation's investment in weatherization, energy efficiency, lead hazard reduction, housing rehabilitation and Healthy Homes interventions. GHHI focuses on the reduction of asthma, lead poisoning and trip and fall injuries to improve health, economic and social outcomes for families, children and seniors.
The GHHI Program Leader will be responsible for ensuring the successful development and implementation of the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative at GHHI Utica-Oneida County. The Program Leader will work closely with the Lead Free Mohawk Valley (LFMV) Coalition as well as other partner organizations and agencies to formulate and implement GHHI goals, objectives, and strategies. The stakeholders typically involved in GHHI sites are diverse and include municipal and state governments, local philanthropies, community-based organizations, healthcare providers, utilities, weatherization, housing rehabilitation and lead remediation contractors, academia, and others. The Program Leader will work to ensure that partners most effectively coordinate and leverage their collective resources to ensure the success of GHHI Utica-Oneida County in part by facilitating round table discussions, leading educational work group initiatives, educating the community to ensure an understanding of healthy housing and environmental safety, and identifying overall training needs to ensure the success of the healthy housing initiative. The Program Leader will create local, regional and statewide networks that enable innovative shared programming development and delivery opportunities.
Masters's Degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Business Management, Government, Economics, or related field.
2 years volunteer or work related experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual means.
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
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.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
Ability and willingness to work with a high degree of integrity, accuracy, organization, sound professional judgment, and the ability to handle confidential, sensitive information.
Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks, deadlines, requirements, and priorities to complete work in a timely manner and within established deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes, including Microsoft Office programs.
Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
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 work with and utilize internal and external collaborators at multiple levels within an organization and across communities.
Demonstrated ability to work with local and state agencies, government, nonprofit organizations and partners.
Experience implementing strategies and educational programs that influence community change.
Knowledge of community resources and groups that effect change.
Experience assessing population level changes.
Basic home rehabilitation, energy efficiency, or weatherization knowledge/experience.
Experience in planning, environmental science, public health, community development and mitigation of lead and/or other environmental toxins.
Strong understanding and commitment to addressing environmental and economic inequities through solution-based approaches.
Experience in fund development or fundraising; experience writing/implementing grants and proposals.
Familiarity with the community in which the work will take place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Development - 10%
Develop innovative GHHI education programs and strategies to meet identified needs and opportunities of the program.
Develop a GHHI program work plan ensuring alignment with GHHI goals, standards, practices and principles.
Structure programs to meet the diverse needs of the community and program participants.
Research, identify and select existing program resources necessary to implement GHHI initiatives and projects to address identified needs.
Program Delivery - 10%
Apply in-depth subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans and deliver educational programs.
Serve as a subject matter expert: provide highly complex non-standard responses.
Assist in implementing the GHHI program work plan.
Facilitate technical assistance training from GHHI national team to local partner organizations.
Implement programs that address audience needs and that consider the diversity of the community.
Conduct training sessions around healthy housing related jobs and workforce development.
Represent CCE before the public, participants, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Work to foster acceptance of GHHI program initiatives, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and program staff to achieve GHHI grant delivery goals as well as overall Association goals.
Serve as subject-matter resource to the staff and clientele and other groups, as they are identified.
Administrative Direction - 25%
Assist in the design of a system of ongoing involvement of citizens which expresses the demographics of the community.
Propose program area budgets based on established financial guidelines or procedures and by anticipating expenses.
Plan the delivery of established educational program goals.
Assist in developing and/or enhancing relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, industries and community leaders for the program.
Assist in developing relationships with community partners to create a GHHI work group.
Assist in developing relationships with local and national GHHI staff and leaders to identify and create opportunities that support GHHI efforts.
Assist in developing partnerships with City, County, State, and Federal agencies who share and support the GHHI vision.
Communicate program goals to (LFMV) Coalition as well as other partner organizations and agencies.
Work with national GHHI staff to help build multi-year philanthropic and other financial support for GHHI work at the Utica-Oneida County site.
Develop program goals to align with program objectives.
Identify training and other support needs that the GHHI national staff can address.
Assist in the development of a funding plan that leverages resources to support GHHI implementation in Utica-Oneida County.
Administrative Management - 35%
Monitor program financial status (income/expense) to ensure compliance with funding requirements, grant specifications and adherence to Association Plan of Work.
Ensure that program activities conform to Association Plan of Work.
Monitor progress toward overall program objectives.
Ensure program work plan aligns with GHHI goals, standards, practices and principles.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the program, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Serve as program liaison and local point person for national GHHI effort.
Ensure local fidelity to the GHHI model and approach; accurate and appropriate use of tools and resources by local partners (database platform, GHHI related curriculum, materials, forms, interventions, etc.).
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 15%
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Assist in the coordination of the program work plan.
Complete required financial reports to meet the grant or budget requirements.
Collaborate with community agencies as requested or required to facilitate programming, special events, and activities.
Facilitate follow-up meetings to include meetings of the GHHI work group, connecting and coordinating with partner agencies as necessary.
Coordinate with GHHI national staff, the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, and partners to develop a funding plan that leverages resources to support GHHI implementation in Utica-Oneida County.
Coordinate partners engaged in GHHI Utica-Oneida County efforts including triage meetings to be held in Utica and simulcast through an online meeting platform (such as ZOOM, WebEx, GoToMeeting, etc.).
Assist in coordination of site partner responsibilities and deliverables.
Prepare monthly reports and evaluation summaries, actively reporting monthly progress on implementation and status to the national GHHI, Lead-Free MV, and partner staff members.
Effectively maintain professional relationships with other agencies, Cornell faculty, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Attend meetings, Association special events and participate in staff development opportunities, as requested.
Prepare and submit expense vouchers.
Maintain appropriate records and make reports to administrators and committees, as requested.
Complete necessary paperwork including purchase orders, monthly impact reports and implementation plans.
Submit proposals for grants and contracts that will fund new and existing program activities.
Maintain extreme confidentiality of information, participant information and data collected.
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 Oneida 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.
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This is a full time, non-exempt position.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
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
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