4-H Community Educator - Natural Environment
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties
This position is responsible for implementing and marketing a comprehensive educational youth program for the residents of Columbia and Greene Counties in the areas of garden-based learning, environmental awareness and citizen science.
This position also works as a team member in local, regional and statewide programming priorities. The target audience is all youth in Columbia and Greene Counties, with ongoing outreach to remote, urban, and limited resource populations. Youth will be reached through 4-H clubs, community programs, and in coordination with schools, afterschool programs, libraries, summer recreation sites, etc. Volunteers support the program efforts are recruited, trained and supported by this staff person.
This position works under the general supervision of the 4-H Issue Leader, with input from the 4-H Advisory Committee and volunteer work groups, in developing program goals, objectives and work plans. As a member of the 4-H Youth Development Program Team, works jointly to identify and address local, regional, and state programming priorities.
This position, like all Cornell Cooperative Extension positions, is contingent on performance, need for the position, and available funding. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties is an equal opportunity employer/programmer and recognizes the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Bachelor's degree appropriate to the responsibilities of the position.
- Course work in youth development, education, environmental science.
- Ability to meet the travel demands of the position.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as essential job functions require.
- Minimum of one year of relevant work experience required.
- Ability to fiscally track projects; create and follow budgets.
- Knowledge and experience in planning, conducting and evaluating participatory non-formal education programs.
- Successful experience recruiting, selecting, training and motivating volunteers.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Basic knowledge in educational technologies and social media and their appropriate use in supporting programs.
- Ability to work with and value a wide range of personalities.
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Application deadline is December 3, 2013. Applications are only accepted via the following website:
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Recently, Marilyn Wyman, Issue Leader for the Natural Resources and Environment Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties, and Dr. Rebecca Pinder, an earthworm ecologist, visited a homeowner in Hudson being plagued with worms in her yard.
As a result of this visit, Marilyn Wyman and Dr. Pinder, will be developing an educational workshop addressing this issue. Please monitor this site for an announcement of the program.
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Upcoming Events & Workshops
- “Save Energy, Save Dollars” EmPower Workshop
Extension Education Center, Hudson
Thursday, December 5th 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Stream Habitats and Storm Resiliency
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 NYS Route 23, Acra, NY 12405
Wednesday, December 11th 2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Agroforestry Resource Center
6055 Route 23, Acra, NY 12405
Extension Education Center
479 Route 66, Hudson, NY 12534
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