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Cornell Cooperative Extension Power of Produce (POP) Club Educator - Lewis, NY in Lewis, New York

This position will serve as the educator for the Power of Produce (POP) Club farmers’ market program, working directly with over 300 kids at summer farmers’ markets in the Adirondack region. This position will implement a menu of existing POP Club and local foods curricula through activities such as one-on-one teaching, group classes, and workshops, and will cover topics including but not limited to nutrition, pollination, and composting.


All applicants must apply online to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an online application, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and position will remain open until filled.

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 Laurie Davis, Association Sr. Administrator at 518-962-4810 with questions.


This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 37.5 hours per week. Position duration spans 13 to 14 weeks, from late May until early September. The hourly rate for this position is $18.35 per hour. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance and retirement.


Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or Equivalent Education (GED/High School Diploma and one (1) year transferrable program/functional 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 work flexible hours which will include early mornings, evenings and weekends, as dictated by farmers’ market days and hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of subject matter appropriate to area of programming.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.

  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize reference materials for programming purposes.

  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.

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

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


Program Responsibilities:

Delivery - 80%

  • Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.

  • Teach the existing educational program as defined.

  • Work to foster acceptance of the program, methods and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.

  • Utilizing already-established materials, serve as subject matter resource in discipline and provide standard responses.

  • Assist in providing educational programs via mass media.

  • Implement, existing, already-established POP Club curriculum.

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

Administrative Responsibilities:

Coordination/Operation - 15%

  • Facilitate taste-testing activities of local food at the farmers’ markets.

  • Create engaging and creative social media posts for outreach and promotion.

  • Compile, edit, and format existing program resources and program materials.

  • Compile, tally and format evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.

  • 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.

  • Organize and coordinate activities related to POP Club.

  • Create outreach materials for POP Club.

  • Report on the outcomes of the POP Club at the end of the season and publish the results to appropriate audiences.

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

  • This position will require the transport of program materials and resources required to perform position responsibilities.

Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%

  • In cooperation with the 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, 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 adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Essex 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.

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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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