Two Generation Family and Community Educator - Ithaca, NY
Location: Ithaca, New York
Internal Number: WDR-00027703
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County Two Generation Family Educator is responsible for assisting to develop, delivering, and evaluating educational programs in two - generation parent and child programming. This position will be part of a program working at Cornell Cooperative Extension-Tompkins County (CCETC) on the Institutional Challenge Grant, Protecting Vulnerable Families and Children in the Crosshairs of the Opioid Epidemic: A Research-Practice Partnership in Upstate New York, funded through the William T Grant Foundation. This project will, in partnership with the Cornell Fellows, work closely with community partner agencies in order to gain first-hand experience in how to implement two-generation parent and child programming, how to craft research agendas and products that are relevant to the community, and develop a replicable model for research/practice partnerships, with this position playing a key role in outreach to the community and direct education. This person will provide a strong connection between Association programs and initiatives and the communities they will impact.
This is a part time, 20 hours per week, benefits eligible position.
Master's Degree or equivalent (BS/BA + 4 yrs. transferrable relevant evidence-based research experience).
Proficiency Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Experience with collaborative community work with families, communities and community agencies
Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor, Cornell Research Fellow, grant team, and clientele groups
Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
Experience working with people of varying ages, socio-economic and diverse backgrounds
Demonstrated skills in effectively communicating information through oral, written, and visual channels using traditional educational tools as well as innovative applications of electronic technology.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Affinity for working with data.
Experience with Cooperative Extension or other similar educational organizations.
Experience in guiding and collaborating with interns/volunteers.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding partners.
Ability to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs and events.
Ability to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the community.
Experience working with families impacted by opioid addiction.
Interested in learning systematic approach to conducting primary preventive measures to increase child well-being.
Familiarity with or interest in learning about, conducting, developing, writing, academic literature reviews, academic publications, short briefs for policy makers.
Open to learning about and collaborating with others on academic publications and policy/practice briefs.
Interest in developing resources for parents and youth.
Familiarity with or Interest in working with rural communities and families in rural communities.
Familiarity with or Interest in collaborating with research/practice partnerships.
Familiarity with or Interest in facilitating community programs for families, convening conferences and/or trainings.
Open to learning best research practices for program evaluation (qualitative and quantitative).
Responsibilities/Essential Functions: Program Responsibilities:
Program Development - 20%
Assist Issue Leader, Cornell principal investigator (PI), and Cornell Research Fellow with development of program materials.
Assist Issue Leader, Cornell PI, and Cornell Research Fellow in research, identification and selection of existing resources.
Assist Issue Leader, Cornell PI, and Cornell Research Fellow in making programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes and to meet changing local priorities.
Program Delivery - 45%
Deliver high quality educational programs and events for a wide variety of audiences in-line with the WT Grant Institutional Challenge Grant plan of work.
Deliver programming directed at educating stakeholders and partners on interventions related to the impact of the Opioid Epidemic on families.
Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning to deliver information.
Support educational outreach efforts via mass media including contributing articles to CCETC newsletter(s), social media outlets.
Interact with program participants representing CCETC in a professional manner at all times.
Represent CCETC before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
Program Evaluation - 10%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with various constituencies (CU PI, CCETC PI, CU Research Fellow, program participants, Association staff, program committees, county/community leaders, and other key stakeholders) to collect evaluation data for improving programs.
Assist in the design of research based evaluation tools, conducting evaluations, analyzing collected program evaluation data for reporting using standard, established policy, procedure and methods.
Communicate evaluation results and findings to constituencies.
Assist with recommending program changes to strengthen and improve programs.
Applied Research - 5%
Assist in conducting applied research in conjunction with Land Grant University Faculty as outlined in CCETC program definitions and standards
Management - 5%
Assist supervisor in administrative and program management activities, as assigned.
Promote successful connections of quality programs, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and that consider diverse audiences.
Assist with monitoring program financial status to ensure compliance with funding requirements, program budget, grant specifications, and adherence to Association strategies/Plan of work.
Assist with identifying ways to reduce costs and maximize existing resources within the Association.
Make recommendations to Supervisor regarding program budgetary needs.
Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Coordination/Operation - 10%
Maintain and prepare teaching materials necessary for programming.
Provide administrative support for program design and for implementation of the assessment, development, delivery, research and evaluation of established educational program goals.
Assist with marketing the Association and program activities through updates to websites, Facebook and creating/distributing brochures/pamphlets.
Complete evaluation submission and reporting requirements following established grant team plan.
Maintain communication with constituents and the community through variety of methods such as newsletters, e-mails, electronic technology, internet, social media, website postings and content.
Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, literature reviews, research briefs and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
Professional Improvement - 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 and Association priorities.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform 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 Tompkins 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.
This is a part time, 20 hours per week, non-exempt, benefits eligible position. Compensation paid at the rate of $21.25 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
Long-term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
Voluntary Auto and Homeowner's Insurance
Voluntary Pet Insurance
Voluntary New York's College Savings Program
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All applications must be received on-line by September 30, 2021. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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