Job title: H Animal Science & Agriculture Educator- Norwich, NY
Company: Cornell University
Expected salary: $21.64 per hour
Location: New York
H Animal Science & Agriculture Educator- Norwich, NY Job Details:
The 4-H Animal Science and Agriculture Educator serves as a member of the 4-H Youth Development Team to assist with delivery, evaluation, planning and management of the 4-H Youth Development programs. The educator interacts with the public through group delivery of programs and through individual club activities. The educator assists the Supervisor in activities to foster 4-H youth development with community leaders and to discover best practices and integration of new tools and materials with appropriate Association staff. Educator will provide educational programs in assigned subject matter areas. The educator will combine innovative and traditional approaches to provide Animal Science, Agriculture, Horticultural, STEM and traditional 4-H youth programming. The educator will collaborate with other educators in the Leatherstocking SBN region to create shared programming opportunities.
Bachelor’s degree in education, agriculture, horticulture, or equivalent education (Associate’s degree and 2 years transferable program/functional experience may substitute for Bachelor’s degree requirement).
Experience working with livestock and or dairy cattle.
Professional commitment to work that supports and encourages diversity, equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
4-H and youth development experience.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Knowledge and experience in a non-formal education system, such as Cooperative Extension.
Experience working with volunteers and volunteer management.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Delivery – 70%
Utilize established program materials and resources in program work.
Implement existing 4-H programming to include, but not limited to: 4-H Afterschool Programming, Animal Science Programs (Dairy Bowl, Horse Bowl, etc.), the Junior Livestock Show, the Chenango County Fair, the State Fair, 4-H Agriculture in the Classroom, and 4-H County, District, and State special events.
Teach existing educational programs as defined utilizing a variety of proven educational methodologies.
Work to foster acceptance of 4-H Program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Under the direction and oversight of program leadership, occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans to deliver educational program.
Serve as a subject-matter resource in discipline to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts within the Association or regionally to deliver program.
May assist in ensuring that program delivery is within scope of statewide Plan of Work.
Program Evaluation – 10%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain their evaluation of programs.
Assist the Subject Educator II in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Administrative Direction – 5%
Assist in the planning of major 4-H programs and events.
Provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods.
Provide input to planning unit budget based on program feasibility needs and assist in identifying opportunities for 4-H fund development activities.
Assist supervisor in initiating effective professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication to facilitate continued programming efforts.
Administrative Management – 5%
Provide guidance to volunteers and co-workers, including those performing similar work.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise within the 4-H Youth Development Program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Support the existing volunteer enrollment and selection process.
Administrative Coordination/Operation – 5%
Organize and coordinate activities related to 4-H Club and Independent Member Programming.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Assist in utilizing 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.
Interact effectively with program participants and volunteers to provide programming and support.
Maintain effective professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication to facilitate continued programming efforts.
Provide moderately complex administrative tasks to support the delivery of established educational program goals.
Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
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.
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
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 Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Maintain regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.
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 Chenango County policies, procedures and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive, and receptive manner.
This is a full-time (40 hrs./week), benefits eligible, non-exempt position with an hourly rate of $21.64/hr.
Paid time off includes 10 Vacation days, 12 Sick days, 3 Personal days, and 12 Holidays annually. Additional benefits based on eligibility, include:
NYS Health Insurance Program (including FREE Dental Insurance)
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
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
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 of Chenango County at 607-334-5841 or via email at: .
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No relocation or VISA sponsorship available.
Please contact Craig Brown, Executive Director, email with questions.
Job Title: Association Subject Educator I
Pay Rate Type: Hourly
Company: Contract College
Contact Name: Lori North
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.
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