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Cornell Cooperative Extension CCE of Livingston County Chip Holt Nature Center Program Coordinator – Lakeville, NY in Lakeville, New York

Chip Holt Nature Center Summer Program provides nature-based educational activities and programs for youth and their parent/guardian. The Chip Holt Nature Center Program Coordinator will be responsible for program development, implementation, and evaluation as well as program oversight under the direct supervision of the Youth Development Team Leader. This is a temporary position anticipated to run from June through August 2022.

Application Instructions

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Include a cover letter, resume and at least three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher). To attach documents, under the My Experience section use the Select Files button to search for files or use the Drop Files Here box to drag documents into your application. If you plan to upload more than one document, click the Upload icon for each additional document. Please note, once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments. If you would like to add or update documents to your online application after submission, please contact Kelsey James, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, via e-mail

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All applications must be received on-line by 11:59 pm on 7/11/2022. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

Required Qualifications

  • 3 years combined college education and experience in environmental education or related field.

  • Supervisory experience

  • Educational program development and implementation experience

  • E x cellent co m m u n i cation ( v erbal and wr i t t e n) and interpersonal s k ills.

  • Well o rg a n i z ed a n d a b il i t y to coo rd i n a t e multi p le tasks.

  • Demonstrate an interest in environmental work and understanding of program-related issues through education, volunteer work, and/or hobbies.

  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.

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

  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.

  • Experience with windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.

  • Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position regularly works in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat, precipitation and cold. This position occasionally lifts, move or transport program materials.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to clearly communicate and to read and write in Spanish.

  • Experience working with the youth population in a natural resource programming setting.

    Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions

    Program Responsibilities:

Program Delivery – 70 %

  • Deliver high quality educational programs and events that address identified needs and goals of teaching youth and their parent/guardian about environmental science and natural resources. Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning.

  • Deliver educational “train the trainer” programming to seasonal staff and volunteers.

  • Under the direction and oversight of the Supervisor, adapt already established curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.

  • Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell, or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.

Program Evaluation – 5 %

  • Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty, county, and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs.

  • Assist with interacting with program participants and other key stakeholders to collect evaluation data.

  • Assist with making recommendations for improvement/changes to strengthen and improve programmatic offerings

    Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction – 5 %

  • Assist with the planning of the delivery of established educational program goals.

  • Assist with identifying activities and resources necessary to implement initiatives and projects.

  • Assist Supervisor with planning and strategy development to strengthen and improve programs, as necessary.

  • Assist with development of, and provide input into, marketing strategies, public affairs, and special events to reach target audiences and meet program objectives.

Management – 5 %

  • Assist with solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise within the program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures and with supervisor guidance as needed.

  • Provide leadership and supervision for assigned staff by coaching, supporting, and providing feedback to enable staff to achieve program objectives and meet the needs of constituents.

  • Assist Supervisor by performing administrative tasks related to program implementation.

  • Assist with effectively managing program budget allocations.

  • Assist with identifying, anticipating, recommending, and planning for program needs/supplies

Coordination/Operation – 10 %

  • Maintain and prepare teaching materials necessary for programs applying existing subject matter knowledge.

  • Maintain communication with constituents and the community through variety of methods such as newsletters, e-mails, electronic technology, internet, social media, website postings and content.

  • Assist with coordination of marketing and promotion of program through public relation initiatives and networking/collaborating with government, economic, educational, and other organizations.

  • Actively engage and supervise program participants.

  • Responsible for program preparation and clean-up.

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

  • Coordinate program implementation activities and planning efforts in conjunction with other program staff.

  • Collect program needs assessment and evaluation data based on existing framework.

  • Complete and submit accurate activity and progress reports, as requested.

  • 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.

  • Prepare and submit accurate expense reports, mileage reports, receipts/supporting documentation, and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all information and data collected.

  • Provide data and information to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories for funders, advisory committees, Board, and others as requested.

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

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 Livingston 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.

    Position Details

This is a non-exempt, part time (20 hours per week) position. Compensation paid at the rate of $20.00 per hour.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

For additional questions please contact Kelsey James, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail or phone (585) 991-5425.

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