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Cornell Cooperative Extension Community Schools Coordinator - Belleville-Henderson School - Watertown, NY in Watertown, New York

This position will serve as the Community Schools Coordinator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County in support of the grant funded program called The Fort Drum Regional Full-Service Community Schools Consortia. Community School Coordinators may be assigned to work in one of the following school districts: Belleville Henderson Central School District, Copenhagen Central School District, LaFargeville Central School District or Sackets Harbor Central School District. As a part of the overall program this position’s responsibilities are threefold – 1) Will include family engagement programming alongside engaging parents and youth together and connecting them with the school community (Paint & Sips, STEM and Health fairs, etc.). 2) Utilize 4-H curricula, evidence-based curricula such as Positive Action and best practices to engage youth in career/college readiness. 3) Coordinate and provide 4-H before, afterschool and summer programming. The target grades are 6th – 12th grades. Coordinate to offer NYS 4-H and land grant-based programming opportunities to align with identified needs within the school community. Provide activities that support postsecondary and workforce readiness, which will include using 4-H curricula and offering the NYS 4-H Career Explorations program. The Community Schools Coordinator will provide program coordination and ensure the program offers a quality youth development educational experience. This position will coordinate family engagement events and activities with the school and community, offer parent education opportunities, integrate Cornell University research and programming, meet the program objectives/goals and work with the outside evaluators on evaluation protocols. This position will participate on advisory committees, assist with needs assessment and plan for programming. This position will utilize existing program resources and materials in program work and will assist in delivering educational programs.


All applicants must apply online by close of day on December 14, 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 Jane Pearson, Association HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.


This position is a full-time non-exempt position, 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $18.75. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, NYS retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (Associate’s Degree and 2 years of 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 may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter appropriate to area of programming.

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and develop meaningful relationships with parents, community members, organizations, and students.

  • Demonstrated ability to connect new programming to existing programs and initiatives, as well as have a working knowledge of academics and curriculum to be able to connect programming back to learning environments for students.

  • 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.

    Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Program Responsibilities:

Program Delivery - 5%

  • Provide the educational program as defined in the grant application.

  • Implement family engagement events, activities and tasks as needed to meet the program objectives and goals.

  • Implement already-established 4-H Youth Development educational programing and activities in support of family engagement strategies as identified/needed to support the established plan of work.

  • Utilize established program resources and materials in providing information and resources to youth and families.

  • Provide family engagement educational information via school media.

  • Assist in ensuring that program delivery is within scope of the statewide and Association Plan of Work.

  • Serve as subject matter resource in the area of 4-H Youth Development, family engagement and provide standard responses.

  • Serve as a team member and cooperate with the Fort Drum Regional Full-Service Community Schools Consortia and Youth and Family Program area to achieve program delivery goals.

  • Provide ongoing family engagement activities regarding best practices working with adults and youth.

  • Facilitate community workshops and activities that foster connections, and parental involvement in program offerings.

  • Utilize a variety of delivery methods, including but not limited to phone calls, special events, written communication, workshops, family engagement events to support parents/caregivers in developing the skills and knowledge needed to support their student’s learning.

  • Assist in creating a welcoming environment for families that promotes active involvement in the program activities offered.

  • Provide support for existing parent organizations within the program to encourage broader family engagement.

  • Maintain a presence in the school at designated times for the purpose of reaching out to families and facilitating communication.

  • Serve as a representative on appropriate teams such as the Fort Drum Regional Full-Service Community Schools Consortia Advisory Committee.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction - 5%

  • Assist program staff with limited-complexity administrative tasks in the planning of educational programs in 4-H Youth Development.

  • Provide input to the Consortia in planning the structure of delivering educational family engagement programs via various methods.

  • Provide input to the program leaders in planning the delivery of established educational program goals.

  • Assist in proposing program budget based on established financial guidelines and/or procedures and assist in the allocation of program budget amounts.

  • Assist in identifying opportunities for fund development opportunities.

Management - 10%

  • Ensure that CCE's mission is acknowledged and exemplified in all work with the schools. using research-based and evidence based, ready-to-use, "learning by doing" curricula on various topics, including STEAM; as well as career/college/job readiness.

  • Provide low-complex administrative management of established educational program goals.

  • Provide moderately-complex administrative tasks in guiding the implementation of the program area budgets.

  • Provide low-complexity administrative tasks in guiding the implementation of communication strategies.

  • Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the Community Schools Program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.

  • Give guidance to volunteers and staff, including those performing similar work utilizing established practices and procedures.

  • Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials).

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships as appropriate with school personnel, community agencies and businesses to promote efficient utilization of resources and support the Consortia grant mission and objectives.

Coordination/Operation - 75%

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

  • Coordinate and provide out-of-school time programming (4-H before, after and summer) primarily for 6th – 12th grades.

  • Implement established program schedule.

  • Assist with program evaluation to include: collecting evaluation and needs assessment data from program participants.

  • Coordinate program implementation efforts, planning and activities.

  • Organize and coordinate activities related to Community Schools Programming.

  • Assist in the allocation of program budget amounts.

  • Prepare and submit expense reports.

  • Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the Community Schools Program to include, but not limited to: ordering and inventory of supplies (including end of year inventory), assist with marketing, assist with brochure development and distribution.

  • Provide administrative support for fund development activities as identified.

  • 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.

  • Contribute and communicate 4-H news to include, but not limited to: articles of interest to program participants, parents and volunteers, recognition and program information.

  • Provide basic information to community media representatives regarding individual programs and refer other questions to other staff members as appropriate.

  • Serve as a member of a leadership team consisting of representatives of students, parents, and family leaders, community voices, a community school coordinator, and a community-wide leadership team.

  • Work with the evaluators to ensure that data are gathered to reflect participant and program outcomes as aligned with the Community Schools grant or as needed by the Consortia.

  • Work with the NYS Community Schools Technical Assistance Center to map where CCE/4-H and other land-grant programs align.

  • Collaborate with school staff to ensure broad access to 4-H before, after-school and summer programming that is academically and career/college/job readiness oriented.

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

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

Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%

  • In cooperation with Supervisor, Deputy Executive Director 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 adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson 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 Program Coordinator II



Pay Rate Type:



Contract College

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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