This position will serve as the Community Energy Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will primarily assist with the teaching of clean energy education programs in Northern New York, specifically in Jefferson and Lewis Counties. This position is also responsible for working as a team member and providing input to his/her supervisor on implementation and evaluation of these energy programs. This position, alongside other Energy Team members, will work to inform residents, multifamily building owners, and small businesses, with a focus on low to moderate income households, of the options for adopting clean energy strategies in their homes and businesses. Work includes assisting in establishing and maintaining relationships and working with community partners, especially Poverty Initiatives, to leverage their networks and resources to reach large numbers of interested parties. This program will deliver information and provide education in a wide variety of settings, including, but not limited to: providing educational tables/booths at community events; presenting before large audiences; making one-on-one phone calls; following up with leads to provide additional information; helping troubleshoot obstacles to adopting clean energy strategies; coordinating with local energy contractors in providing accurate information on the programs, etc. This position will work with community groups, energy contractors, supervisor and other team members to coordinate and implement engaging educational programs, including assisting with training, engaging or coordinating the work of volunteers and interns in program delivery. This person will also serve as a subject matter resource and carry out administrative tasks that support the educational program and fulfill funding requirements.
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All applicants must apply online by June 20, 2019 to be considered for this position. All applicants must submit a complete application, 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 Regional HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.
This position is a part-time non-exempt position - 50% FTE, 20 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $16.31.
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, including teaching non-formal educational programs in energy efficiency and/or renewable energy.
Valid NYS Driver's License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Experience establishing and working with community stakeholders, especially those with limited income.
Experience working with, and assisting in developing institutional relationships in Jefferson and Lewis Counties
Experience working as a volunteer or supervising volunteers.
Experience working independently, as well as an effective team member.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to build relationships and work with diverse audiences, environments and settings while maintaining cultural competency.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with immediate supervisor.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Program Delivery - 70%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Use a variety of delivery methods including workshops, public events, articles, web pages and social media to deliver program.
Teach clean energy education programming per established Plan of Work.
Represent the Energy Team to the public and community leaders in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to adapt materials created by the Energy Team and other professionals to create lesson plans that meet local community and individual needs, and consider diverse audiences.
Assist in maintaining linkages with Cornell and other SUNY institutions as part of program delivery.
Engage volunteers and interns in program delivery using established materials.
Serve as subject matter resource and respond to questions about energy efficiency.
Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and the Energy Education Team to achieve Association program delivery goals.
Program Evaluation - 10%
Interact with program participants to gather informal program evaluation information.
Work with the Energy Team to interpret evaluation information based on existing program parameters and assist supervisor to make recommendations for improvement to program offerings.
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as directed.
Direction - 5%
Work in cooperation with the Energy Team to help establish priorities, objectives, and programming for the Clean Energy Program that are supportive of the Association's mission.
Assist in the planning of public events and program activities (i.e. insert any specific activities here).
Assist in identifying opportunities for fund development activities.
Assist in directing/organizing community focus groups and/or advisory committees to support programming initiatives.
Assist in fostering effective professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Management - 5%
Using priorities set by the Energy Team and supervisor, direct the work of interns.
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Program Supervisor and Energy Team as identified.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Collect, compile and submit to supervisor the information needed for narrative and financial reports to meet funding agency requirements.
Collect budgetary information as needed and relay to supervisor for review.
Assist in gathering information for grant/contract proposals as needed.
Assist supervisor in supporting the administrative needs of writing grant/contract proposals as requested to ensure continued funding.
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 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
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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 support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
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