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Cornell Cooperative Extension After School Program Educator - Binghamton, NY in Binghamton, New York

This position will serve as an After-School Program Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County in support of the RootED 2 Program and will provide comprehensive 4-H youth development opportunities for youth in grades 2-5 in the Binghamton City School District. This position will provide established guidance and direction for program participants and after-school activities, including club and life skills. This position will provide instruction utilizing established 4-H curriculum in the areas of environmental science and natural resources, science, technology engineering, art/agriculture and math (STEAM). This position will utilize existing program resources and materials in program work, assist in the creation of program lesson plans, utilize a variety of delivery methods, and assist in delivering established innovative educational programs as assigned. This position will also provide staffing and/or programming coverage, as needed, for summer camps, and other scheduled association/program activities.


All applicants must apply online by close of day on October 2, 2023 to be considered for this position. All applicants must submit a complete 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: .

Please contact Carol Fetterman, Human Resources at 607-772-8953 with questions.


This position is a part-time, non-exempt position, 22.5 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $16.45. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, NYS retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.

Expected Times of Work are Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. equaling 22.5 hours weekly.


Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent education (GED/High School Diploma and 1 year transferrable/program experience).

  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.

  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.

  • Ability to meet all School Age Child Care (SACC) and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) licensing requirements (i.e. Tuberculosis Test, physical exam, training requirements).

  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

  • Ability to lift between 20 and 50 pounds.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity of subject matter appropriate to area of programming (4-H Youth Development).

  • Demonstrated initiative, reliability and dependability.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, implement, and teach informal educational programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.

  • Demonstrated ability to participate in professional team efforts.

  • Bachelor’s Degree

    Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Program Responsibilities:

Program Delivery - 85%

  • Utilize established program resources and materials in providing information and resources to program participants in established 4-H programming.

  • Teach a menu of existing educational programs and activities as defined in support of 4-H after-school programming efforts including, but not limited to: science, technology, engineering, art/agriculture and math (STEAM).

  • Assist Issue Leader in the creation of lesson plans and assist in teaching innovative educational programs as assigned.

  • Assist Issue Leader and other Program Educators in providing established 4-H after-school educational programs via multi-media, as assigned.

  • Via established program parameters, communicate and cooperate with school personnel to foster intentional instruction and to address the needs and interests of participating youth.

  • Provide summer opportunities for the afterschool site, as well as participate in Cornell Cooperative Extension camps and activities.

  • Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and Youth and Family Development Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.

Program Evaluation - 5%

  • Implement program evaluation as designed by Binghamton City School District and/or CCE Broome County and the RootED 2 Program.

  • Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes within program areas for all After-School Programs offered.

  • Assist in the interpretation of evaluation data and in the communication of evaluation results to constituencies as assigned.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Coordination/Operation - 5%

  • Under the direction of the Issue Leader, coordinate and assist with program projects and program outreach efforts as instructed per already established program parameters.

  • Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.

  • Provide administrative assistance in the marketing and promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.

  • Provide administrative assistance in the completion of reports as required by the funding sources and/or the Association.

  • Effectively communicate with parents of school districts as needed to achieve program goals.

  • Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.

  • This program may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.

Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%

  • Participate in required trainings.

  • 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.

  • Be aware of, and adhere 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.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Job Title:

Association Prog Educator II



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Contact Name:

Jerilynn Cross

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 supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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