Youth Program Educator (Science, Technology & Engineering) -Binghamton, NY
Cornell University - New York

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POSITION SUMMARY

Provide programming to youth in the areas of youth development, civic engagement and community outreach.

  • The Program Educator will work with at-risk youth audiences in grant funded programs, to support science, engineering and technology programming, life skill development and the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to implement civic engagement activities.
  • Responsible for providing program education by utilizing existing program resources for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the 4-H Youth Development (Teen Tech Wizards) as well as special interest projects within Teen Tech Wizards including agriculture, horticulture, environment and selected research projects.
  • Under the established program parameters, coordinates and or supports association programs related to 4-H Youth Development in Broome County.
  • Under the established program parameters, apply the intentional process that promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing support, relationships, and opportunities.
  • Understand and create positive relationships with youth, families, and community partners
  • Utilize knowledge of youth development and the learning process to create high quality learning experiences for young people
  • Teach effectively using basic principles of instruction
  • Create environments which foster positive youth-adult interactions
  • Under the established program parameter, apply principles of community youth development
  • The Program Educator will recruit youth, attend after school programming, summer programming, and coordinate snack donations and resources, develop and implement community programs and projects and participate in professional development training as identified by the program coordinator.
  • The Program Educator will participate in a variety of activities to support prevention of risk behaviors including outreach programs interaction with community non profits, school and public officials.
HOURS OF WORK

20 hours per week

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT

Position is grant funded and will end on 1/31/2014 unless other grant funding is secured.

COMPENSATION

$12.70 per hour

BENEFITS

Eligible for health insurance, dental insurance, NYS Retirement, Social Security, Workers Compensation, credit union, paid vacation, sick leave, personal days, holidays, and optional life and accident insurance.

CLOSING DATE

February 19, 2013

CONTACT

Lorraine Kemak,

lsk8@cornell.edu

RESPONSIBILITIES

Subject Matter Resource and Program Delivery (95%)

  • Recruit youth and mentors for Teen Tech Wizards Program; keep contact with youth and families, and support community education and projects
  • Maintain records, complete evaluations and provide reports, as required by grants and contracts
  • Subject matter areas include Science, Engineering and Technology, Civic Engagement, youth/adolescent development, program development, youth community action practice and resources
  • Work cohesively with 4-H team to deliver program as outlined by grant
  • Program delivery includes interacting with community partners, youth community action program activities and curriculum based education, in support of positive youth development
  • Additional responsibilities include youth outreach and prevention programming
Coordinate volunteer/family engagement and community service projects

EEO/EPO (Applies to all activity)

  • Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clients, staff, volunteers and the public
  • Insure that program activities reach out to diverse audiences
Professional Improvement and other duties as assigned (5%)

  • In cooperation with supervisor, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan, as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and program needs
  • Support planning and implementation of Association-wide events, as requested and time allow
Qualifications

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Associate's Degree and 1 year volunteer or related work experience; or High School Diploma and 2 years volunteer or work experience in youth development, outreach and prevention work (or equivalent combination of experience and education).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to reach sites away from principal place of business; mileage reimbursed in accordance with CCE-BC policies
  • May have some irregular work hours as needed
PREFERRED EDUCATION/SKILLS

  • Prefer degree/coursework in education, human development or social sciences
  • Prefer teaching/training/group facilitation experience
  • Prefer experience with at-risk audiences
  • Prefer knowledge and experience in workforce development
  • Prefer knowledge and experience in adolescent development
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 governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE

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