The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (CCETC) Rural Youth Services Danby Subject Educator will deliver a community and school-based youth development program, in conjunction with similar programs throughout Tompkins County. This person will deliver educational youth programs that address locally developed priorities, using materials developed and/or identified by the 4H Issue Leader. This person is responsible for the planning (under direction of Issue Leader), implementation, and data collection for evaluation of innovative approaches to reach youth and families and to build community-wide support for youth and families.
This person receives on-going support and supervision from and is accountable to the Sr. Administrator for Rural Youth Services, the 4H Issue Leader, and CCETC Board as the employer. CCETC committees may also provide program guidance and policy decisions. This person receives guidance from the local Youth Commission to implement and evaluate the program. This position will supervise 3 program assistants and direct volunteers and interns to meet program needs.
This is a part-time, 35 hr/week, benefits-eligible non-exempt position.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
Bachelors Degree or equivalent education (Associates Degree with 2 years transferrable program/functional experience)
Experience relevant to the role of this position.
Demonstrated experience in organizing and implementing programs to meet the identified needs of youth.
Ability to motivate, develop and relate to middle and secondary school-age youth, grades five through twelve.
Ability to actively recruit participants for programs.
Ability to work as a team member with local planning groups, schools, professionals and support staff, youth, parents, volunteers, and representatives of other community agencies and organizations.
Ability to work independently and in an organized fashion.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with adults and youth as people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing, and with electronic technology.
Ability to evaluate and document program participation and effectiveness.
Computer literacy; ability to generate resource materials, reports, fliers, etc.
Demonstrated ability to be in a supportive and empowering role with others.
Ability to work flexible hours including some nights, and weekends to accommodate meetings and delivery of educational programs.
Ability to carry supplies and equipment.
Possession of a valid driver's license.
Ability to meet travel demands of the position, including access to reliable personal transportation
Ability and willingness to drive CCE 12 passenger vans after training.
Coursework in human services, education, recreation, or other related field
Progressive experience in managing youth programs.
Ability to participate in outdoor physical education activities, including occasional camping trips.
A resident of or familiarity with the community in which the Youth Development Program functions.
Program Delivery - 75%
As part of the delivery of the program, provide information about and access and linkages to local community resources for youth and their families which may include youth development programs, educational programs, youth summer programs, juvenile justice system and coordination with local recreation and youth programs.
Deliver high quality 4-H Youth Development educational programs and events that address local, regional and statewide 4-H Youth Development programming priorities with emphasis on Animal Science, Teen Leaders, Conservation, Shooting Sports, Plant Science, STEM (Electricity, Woodworking), and School Programming. Events and programs may require involvement of volunteers.
Once program priorities have been determined assist with identifying activities and resources necessary to implement initiatives and projects.
Develop youth leadership skills by encouraging and instructing youth in participation and decision-making within programs.
Assist other Youth Development Educators in delivering rurally-based programs in other towns as needed.
Interact with program participants representing CCE in a professional manner at all times.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Implement a varied local youth development program, including life skill development, community service, and academic motivation, to address social / emotional needs of community youth as identified by the local Youth Commission.
Foster acceptance of the program by gaining community and school support in conjunction with the municipal youth commission / committee and CCETC staff.
Program Evaluation - 5%
Implement pre-designed evaluation tools to review the effectiveness of the Youth Development Program and recommend improvements and new directions through involvement of the participants and key partners (e.g. youth commissions, young people, parents, and volunteers).
Provide evaluation input to the Rural Youth Services Coordinator for reporting to CCETC Committees/Board, funders, and other stakeholders.
Direction - 5%
Provide input toward the planning for delivery of the program in conjunction with supervisor and 4H Issue Leader.
Management - 5%
Assist with training and direction of paid and volunteer staff including high school and college students.
Recruit participants using varied methods of communication.
Coordination / Operation - 5%
Assist the Youth Commission as needed with activities to promote and support the youth development program by coordinating communication of program goals and activities to parents and schools and acting as a liaison between the groups.
Maintain records to document the program participation and impacts, including data base input and attendance as requested by the Rural Youth Services Senior Administrator
Submit and track monthly expenses and work within targeted budget with guidance from Supervisor.
Transport program participants on special outings and to and from programs as needed.
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 and perform other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applies 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 - Applies 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 Tompkins 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.
This is a part-time, 35 hr/week, benefits-eligible non-exempt position. Compensation starting at the rate of $15.86/hour.
Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
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: email@example.com
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