This position will serve as the Farm Day Camp and After-School Program Director for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of St. Lawrence County and will work under the direction and supervision of the Youth and Family Development Team Leader. This position will provide direction, organization, coordination, and management of all aspects of the Farm Day Camp and After School Programs administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of St. Lawrence County (i.e. All Paws After-School Program at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School and North Wind After-School Program at the Extension Farm). This position may support other After-School and 4-H Programs in this capacity as programming expands and/or school partnerships change. The After-School Programs provide comprehensive 4-H youth development opportunities for youth in grades K-12 from the school districts. Under the leadership and direction of the Youth and Family Development Team Leader, the After-School Program Director will provide supervision, coordination, and leadership to ensure the After-School Programs meet health, safety and licensing standards and offers quality 4-H youth development educational experiences. This position will also coordinate all aspects of the Farm Day Camp and After-School enrollment and reporting process; work with outside evaluators to meet grant program objectives; provide administrative support in the recruitment of new participants in the After-School Programs; coordinate fundraising and trips; coordinate advisory committee meetings, etc. This position will directly supervise the Association Temporary Program positions (19-24) in the Farm Day Camp and After-School Programs.
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All applicants must apply online by close of day on December 9, 2019 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 Badra Rouhi, Human Resources Manager at 315-379-9192 with questions.
This position is a full-time, exempt position - 100% FTE. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field such as Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education or Recreation.
Two years of direct experience working with children less than 13 years of age, and one year of staff supervisory experience (per grant requirements).
Minimum 25 years of age (NYS Department of Health requirement - required for camp programming).
Current CPR and First Aid certifications (NYS Department of Health requirement - required for camp programming).
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Minimum of one (1) year related work or volunteer experience in teaching young children.
Demonstrated knowledge of Cornell Cooperative Extension and 4-H Youth Development Programs.
Demonstrated knowledge of positive youth development and experiential education.
Demonstrated ability to teach/facilitate a positive learning experience for youth.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in marketing programs and public relations.
Demonstrated ability to support administrative aspects of camp programming (i.e. direction, management, coordination).
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member.
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.
Demonstrated ability to supervise and lead programming.
Program Development - 5%
Apply 4-H youth development subject matter knowledge to provide input in the development of educational strategies for Farm Day Camp and 4-H After-School Programs to include: All Paws After-School Program, North Wind After-School Program and other 4-H Educational Programs.
Influence the creation of program materials to address the needs of the youth participants in the Farm Day Camp and 4-H After-School Programs.
Program Delivery - 25%
Apply subject matter knowledge to create innovative lesson plans for Farm Day Camp and After-School Programs.
Teach innovative, developmentally appropriate, 4-H after-school programs and activities with discretion in support of After-School programming initiatives at all school sites in accordance with the established Plan of Work.
Occasionally teach existing, developmentally appropriate programs and activities for various ages, maturity levels and skills for Farm Day Camp and After-School participants, to include, but not limited to: Garden Based Learning, Animal Science, Ag Awareness, Youth Community Action (YCA), 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and 4-H Choose Health.
Occasionally teach already-established 4-H Youth Development educational programming and activities in support of other 4-H programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established plan of work.
Effectively utilize all forms of mass media, including social media, for the innovative delivery of Farm Day Camp and 4-H After-School educational programs.
Work to foster acceptance of Farm Day Camp and 4-H After-School program, methods, and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and 4-H Youth Development Program staff 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, programs and instructors within program areas for all programs offered.
Analyze program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making improvements in programming.
Based on program parameters, interpret evaluation data to constituents as appropriate.
Direction - 25%
Plan the delivery and structure of delivery for Farm Day Camp and 4-H After-School educational program goals with discretion via various methods.
Anticipate and project assigned Farm Day Camp and 4-H After-School program expenses with discretion.
Propose budget for assigned programs based on established financial guidelines and/or procedures, and provide information to the overall 4-H youth development budget process and allocate budget amounts for assigned programs.
Plan the site safety program, to include an implementation plan for the program.
Plan 4-H fund development activities as appropriate, and be an active participant on the grant writing team as necessary for the development of grant applications to secure funding for ongoing/expanded programming efforts.
With discretion, plan effective strategic marketing and mass media efforts in the promotion of assigned programs, public affairs, events and functions.
Provide program related information to the staffing plan development process.
Management - 30%
Provide guidance for the Farm Day Camp and 4-H After-School educational programs and program activities and ensure they conform to the Association's Plan of Work.
Provide overall grant management for the Farm Day Camp and After-School Program Grants, and other assigned grants and/or contracts as assigned.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the Farm Day Camp and 4-H After-School program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures, as needed.
Allocate program resources to accomplish Association program objectives within the Farm Day Camp and 4-H After-School programs.
Monitor Farm Day Camp and 4-H After-School programs income/expenses to ensure spending is within the program budget constraints.
Provide management (including recruitment and selection) and supervision (including guidance, performance feedback and annual performance reviews) to designated staff in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocol, and provide regular staffing updates to the Youth and Family Development Team Leader and/or Executive Director as required.
Monitor and schedule staff time to ensure program need is met.
Ensure the Farm Day Camp and 4-H After-School Programs meet health, safety and other licensing standards while providing quality 4-H youth development experiences.
Provide support to the Advisory Committee consisting of parents, educators, community members and students to assist with program implementation.
Enhancing volunteer participation in programming efforts that will extend and sustain the program in the future.
Identify and recommend program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Team Leader.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Coordinate all aspects of the Farm Day Camp and 4-H enrollment and reporting process for assigned programs.
Coordinate Farm Day Camp and 4-H After-School Program fundraisers and trips.
Organize and coordinate program activities relating to the Farm Day Camp and 4-H After-School Program.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Coordinate the Advisory Committee consisting of parents, educators, community members and students to assist with program implementation and planning.
Work with outside evaluators to meet grant program objective goals.
Obtain evaluation data and program needs assessments from program participants based on existing evaluation framework and guidelines.
Provide complex administrative support to prepare materials for report submission to meet funding requirements.
Provide complex administrative support to accomplish financial goals within assigned program to include, but not limited to: preparing materials for grant/contact proposal submission and providing required information needed in the financial documentation to meet the grant or budget requirement.
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of Farm Day Camp and After-School programming to include, but not limited to: compilation of safety manual and licensing requirements; ordering and inventory of supplies, etc.
Coordinate projects and ongoing outreach efforts in accordance with established Plan of Work.
Coordinate the delivery of marketing materials (i.e. website, newsletter).
Coordinate 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.
Provide administrative support for fund development activities as identified.
Implement the training program for Farm Day Camp and After-School staff, including staff in-service training programs, to include training in all program area activities.
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%
Participate in required trainings to meet School Age Child Care (SACC) and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) licensing regulations.
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 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 St. Lawrence 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.
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