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Cornell Cooperative Extension Energy Advisor for Jefferson/Lewis Counties - Watertown, NY in Watertown, New York

This position will serve as the Energy Advisor for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will promote and deliver energy literacy and educational awareness services. Services will include, but not limited to: conducting webinars, workshops and participating in conferences and other events to educate members of disadvantaged communities and the public on the benefits of NYSERDA programs and the Regional Clean Energy Hub. This position will increase partnerships that result in scalable activities and projects; will assist with coordinating the Energy Program Advisory Committee in order to increase public participation in energy planning and program coordination activities; and provide administrative support to the program.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS: PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING

All applicants must apply online by close of day on November 30, 2022 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: http://workday.cornell.edu/ .

Please contact Jane Pearson, Association HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.

POSITION DETAILS:

This position is a full-time non-exempt position, 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $22.75. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, NYS retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County is a federal contractor, as defined under President Biden’s Executive Order requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. All staff members, regardless of work location, must be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless exempt for medical or religious reasons. If offered a position, you will be required to disclose your vaccination status and provide proof of vaccination immediately upon hire.

POSITION INFORMATION:

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.

  • Individuals must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to be hired for this position. Proof of vaccination must be provided upon hire.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience establishing and working with community stakeholders.

  • Experience working independently, as well as an effective team member.

  • Multi-lingual.

  • Demonstrated experience working with volunteers.

  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and implement best practices related to outreach and engagement, programs and policies and markets impacting disadvantaged communities.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize technologies for educational and communication purposes with a proficiency using Microsoft Office and other CRM platforms.

  • Culturally representative of region and the ability to live, work or perform services in county they are to serve.

    Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Program Responsibilities:

Program Delivery - 70%

  • Promote and deliver energy literacy and educational awareness services including but not limited to conducting webinars, workshops and participating in conferences and other events to educate members of disadvantaged communities and the public on the benefits of NYSERDA programs and the Regional Clean Energy Hub.

  • Deliver a minimum of two energy literacy workshops through the counties served preferably during the heating season using NYSERDA’s Workshop curriculum.

  • Increase consumer awareness of and access to clean energy technologies and opportunities.

  • Increase consumer uptake of clean energy projects, with support for accessing wrap around (non-NYSERDA) services and resources.

  • Increase public participation in energy planning and program coordination activities.

  • Advance local capacity to engage with community residents about clean energy policy, technologies, and opportunities.

  • Serve as subject matter resource and respond to questions about the Regional Clean Energy Hub Program.

  • Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and the Regional Clean Energy Hub to achieve Association program delivery goals.

Program Evaluation - 5%

  • Implement program evaluation as designed.

  • Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors within program areas for all programs offered.

  • Assist 4-H Program Manager in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.

  • Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction - 5%

  • Work in cooperation with the Regional Clean Energy Hub Team to help establish priorities, objectives, and programming.

  • Assist in the planning of public events and program activities.

  • Assist in fostering effective professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.

  • Provide input into the development of the quarterly plans.

Management - 5%

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

  • Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.

  • Give guidance to volunteers and staff, including those performing similar work.

Coordination/Operation - 10%

  • Assist with coordinating Energy Program Advisory Committee.

  • Coordinate with Energy Navigators respectively by county to utilize trained volunteers to increase energy literacy through educational workshops and presentations.

  • Increase partnerships with clean energy partners, affordable housing providers, non-energy partners, third-party funding providers, philanthropic organizations, etc. that result in scalable activities and projects.

  • Prepare monthly reports, enter data as required into Sales Force management tool, attend trainings as required.

  • Assist with Regional Assessment and Barriers Analysis.

  • 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 participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.

Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 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 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 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 Subject Educator I

Level:

004

Pay Rate Type:

Hourly

Company:

Contract College

Contact Name:

Jerilynn Cross

Number of Openings:

1

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.

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement (https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs) . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

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. As provided in New York State County Law Article 5, Section 224, the independent county and regional extension service associations are locally operated under the direction of Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. County and regional extension service association employees are employed by their association to engage in educational work and are not employees of Cornell University. Look for us on the web at cce.cornell.edu/.

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