The Environmental Safety Resource Educator responsibilities include innovative program development, evaluation and direction of project areas, including lead safety, lead hazard education, lead safe work and lead awareness programming tailored to the changing needs and context of the County's population living in urbanized and rural areas. The Educator will develop and deliver quality environmental safety educational programs and encourage the application of research-generated knowledge and leadership techniques. The Resource Educator provides in-depth support and input into programming, evaluation, grants/contracts management, marketing, and research regarding environmental safety in Oneida County. The Educator will develop and submit annual Workplans consistent with New York State Department of Health guidelines; ensure quality implementation and compliance of programming according to all local, state, and federal regulations; engage in regular reporting to funders, partners, and Cornell University; and provide subject matter resources connecting Cornell faculty and regional/state efforts to local priorities. The Educator will work with the Lead Free Mohawk Valley Coalition as well as other local partner organizations and groups to collectively develop program design, delivery and research that holistically fosters the greater health, sustainability and well-being of the county's citizenry at home and in their communities. Create local, regional and statewide networks that enable innovative shared programming development and delivery opportunities. Responsible for program management and accountable for providing leadership, planning, priority setting, assuring Cornell and stakeholders connections and quality for all association programs. The Resource Educator will work closely with the Oneida County Department of Health to ensure grant objectives are met.
Master's Degree in Environmental Health, Health Education, Public Health or related field.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels.
Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks with minimal supervision.
Proficiency with data based software and windows-based software including use of the internet and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
Knowledge of national healthy housing initiatives and trends.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Assessment - 20%
Apply subject matter knowledge to identify program gaps, trends and emerging needs and make recommendations for programmatic offerings, enhancements or improvements.
Develop methodology to assess the Environmental Safety program and ensure that program needs and strategic needs of the Association are being satisfied.
Ensure program assessment is aligned with the statewide Plan of Work and the Association Plan of Work.
Develop program needs assessment.
Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program assessment guidance.
Program Development - 15%
Develop presentations, displays, and educational content for community outreach, including trainings, workshops, and community events.
Structure programs to meet the need of diverse program participants and meet changing local and/or regional issues.
Research, identify, and select appropriate educational and community resources and identify additional resources required for new programs and initiatives.
Make programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes to meet the need of diverse program participants.
Ensure program development is aligned with the statewide Plan of Work and the Association Plan of Work.
Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and other subject matter specialists for guidance in program development.
Program Delivery - 20%
Deliver environmental safety educational programming to targeted audiences in assigned subject matter area including housing, child development, public health, and basic regulations related to lead poisoning prevention.
Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs across diverse audiences.
Serve as a subject matter expert with the ability to provide highly complex, non-standard responses to staff and clientele including homeowners, landlords, tenants, contractors, agencies, and other groups as needed.
Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning to promote and deliver program.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities in a professional manner as part of program delivery.
Maintain direct linkage with Cornell University faculty and program units for program delivery guidance.
Ensure program delivery is aligned with the statewide Plan of Work and the Association Plan of Work.
Program Evaluation - 15%
Develop program evaluation framework and tools based on subject matter knowledge.
Regularly evaluate program to improve effectiveness by obtaining feedback from program participants, program advisory committees, municipal officials, community leaders and other stakeholders.
Interact with program participants, the community, Cornell faculty, and staff to collect evaluation data for improving programs.
Continually analyze and evaluate Environmental Safety Program efforts and make recommendations to supervisor on strengthening and improving the education, research and demonstration programs.
Communicate evaluation results and findings.
Ensure program evaluation is aligned with the statewide Plan of Work and the Association Plan of Work.
Administrative Direction - 10%
Plan the delivery of established short- and long-range environmental safety educational programs based upon contract objectives and the Association Plan-of-Work.
Assist in developing and/or enhancing relationships with appropriate agencies, organizations, community leaders, etc. for program planning and strategy.
Initiate and develop grant or other funding proposals in order to help secure ongoing or new funding to support and enhance the program.
Adjust program plans throughout the year to meet emerging and urgent needs.
Provide input for the planning of the program budget.
Plan effective external and internal program communication/marketing efforts for the program.
Plan the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods.
Administrative Management - 10%
Assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise in the program/ function, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Monitor program to ensure that educational content conforms to policies and objectives of the Association and is research based.
Ensure program activities conform to Association Plan of Work.
Monitor program income/ expense to ensure the spending is within program budget constraint.
Effectively allocate financial resources to accomplish program objectives.
Effectively allocate human resources, and align appropriate staff skill sets and performance level under the established staffing plan to accomplish program objectives.
Provide supervision to Environmental Safety staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Association's policies and applicable laws and in collaboration with the Supervisor. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training staff; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Administrative Coordination/Operation - 5%
Compile program information for distribution to program participants and the public.
Compile existing resources into educational program materials.
Implement established program schedule.
Collect evaluation data from program participants based on existing framework.
Collect program needs assessment data based on existing framework.
Assist in coordinating program implementation activities and planning efforts.
Submit program reports to meet funding agency requirements.
Provide information to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.
Represent the Environmental Safety Program and Association at community functions and meetings as requested.
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 Oneida 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.
Be sure to enter your full name and contact information (address, email, and phone) in your online application.
Include a cover letter, resume and three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher).
Please note, once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.
Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are internal applicants; please refer to Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) for additional guidance
This is an exempt position, 40 hours per week. The CCE Oneida office is located in Oriskany, NY.
A generous benefit package is part of CCE employment . Upon review of eligibility the following are associated with this position:
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
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at 607-255-6120, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional questions please contact, Lori North, Association HR Manager, email@example.com .
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.
Internal Number: WDR-00020493
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