Cornell University Lund Fellowship Program Coordinator (Program Coordinator I) - CALS-Department of in Ithaca, New York
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Program Coordinator I, Band E (part-time, 20 hours/week)
Department of Global Development
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ithaca, New York
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of
purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second largest college.
We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through
world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe
and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and
human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social,
physical and economic well-being.
The position is in the Department of Global Development in the College
of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. The
department draws from faculty across CALS to create a unified
development studies program focused on engagement with the world's grand
challenges at home and abroad. The broad interdisciplinary outlook of
the department emphasizes real-world engagement to improve lives, reduce
inequality and protect the environment. The new unit provides a learning
environment and academic culture that is interconnected, collaborative
and inclusive. With a focus on rigorous scholarly work and a
boots-on-the-ground approach to agriculture and development, the unit
provides an unmatched atmosphere for innovation.
The Lund Fellows Program Coordinator reports directly to and supports
the Lund Faculty Advisory Team in efforts related to the Lund Fellows
Program for Regenerative Agriculture, an innovative internship program,
launched in spring 2021. The Lund Fellows Program for Regenerative
Agriculture supports Cornell undergraduate students from any major to
gain applied experience working on an agroecological farm and
contributing to the farm in meaningful and helpful ways, while learning
about the process and considerations involved in managing such an
enterprise. The Lund internship will give students the opportunity to
broaden their perspectives and understanding of natural ecosystems and
to learn about ecological and social approaches to agricultural systems.
In addition, the program will spread awareness about the value and
mission of agroecological biodynamic, organic, regenerative, and
sustainable approaches to farming; strengthen relationships between the
university and local farms; and provide assistance to small farms that
could not otherwise fund summer internships.
The program provides students with professional development and
training, logistical and financial support, and also provides financial
and logistical support to host farms.
This is a part-time 50% FTE position. Term - 1 year.
Summary of Responsibilities:
Coordinate marketing, recruitment, appointment, and assessment of Lund
Help administer pre-internship workshop and post-internship seminar
Prepare students for internship experience and support them throughout
the internship experience.
Address concerns related to student progress, behavior, or work in a
Be available by email and phone to address questions and/or concerns.
Check-in with farm or organization host at least three times during
internship experience to ensure the internship is going smoothly from
the host's perspective and address suggestions, questions, and/or
Bachelor's degree and 2 to 4 years relevant experience or equivalent
Knowledge and experience with agroecological/organic/biodynamic
Knowledge of food systems, social aspects of food production
Experience with teaching or supervising undergraduate students
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Skills to respond with diplomacy in all situations
Experience in working with small-scale diversified farms in the region
Masters degree or equivalent
University Job Title:Coord Program I
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Tamara Shollenberger
Number of Openings:1
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