Website Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) Green Teen Educator works under the supervision of the Green Teen Program Coordinator to deliver educational programs that provide life and work skills and related education to targeted youth with the focus on the food systems and gardening. Primary program responsibilities include, but are not limited to, gardening, mobile market work and recruitment of participants. The Educator also coordinates and facilitate operations as well as assists with the Green Teen Program evaluations.
The CCEDC Association is based in Millbrook, NY but the Green Teen Program and this position are based in Beacon, NY.
This is a seasonal position: full time, 40 hours per week, through December; part time, 20 hours per week, January through May.
Associates Degree and two years paid or volunteer experience. GED/High School Diploma and three years transferrable program experience is acceptable.
Strong interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills;
Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database management;
Must be committed to creating and maintaining an environment that fosters youth development;
Must enjoy working in agricultural settings and be physically capable of doing frequent/daily manual labor. May be working in challenging weather conditions;
Ability to complete project reports and keep accurate records;
Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity;
Ability to meet frequent (potentially daily – depending on the season) travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver’s license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage and to transport youth are required;
Ability to meet background check requirements;
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work as part of a team;
Ability to work flexible hours including nights and/or weekends.
A general knowledge of youth education using positive youth development strategies;
Previous experience working in a youth development programs;
Conflict resolution skills;
Previous experience in an agricultural setting, or related industry with retail experience;
Ability to speak Spanish.
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 Dutchess County policies and procedures;
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
This is a seasonal position: full time, 40 hours per week, through December; part time, 20 hours per week, January through May. This position is benefits-eligible and non-exempt. Compensation paid at the rate of $12.50 to $15 per hour, commensurate with experience.
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
How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online here: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/Green-Teen-Educator—Beacon–NY_WDR-00019564
Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting. For instructions, visit:
All applications must be received on-line by July 15, 2019. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
To apply for this job email your details to LC267@cornell.edu