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Cornell Cooperative Extension Afterschool Teen Mentor/Program Assistant - Knickerbocker Elementary School - Watertown, NY in Watertown, New York

This position is classified as an Association Temporary Program position and will serve as an After-School Teen Mentor/Program Assistant responsible for assisting the after-school program by providing after-school program activities for youth, within the scope of work between Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County (CCE) and the school district. This position is responsible for support to the organization within the limits of established policies, guidelines and/or procedures. The Teen Mentor/Program Assistant will positively promote and utilize existing 4-H program activities and research-based curriculum while working with youth in grades K-8, while assisting with programming efforts. This position will encourage and engage program participants to complete academic activities that improve their learning set skills. This position will be a supportive and positive role model to program participants. This position will communicate with the Program Coordinator and After-School Program Educators and report any concerns to ensure positive promotion of 4-H programming. The Teen Mentor/Program Assistant will communicate with colleagues, customers, Association leaders, and government officials in a professional manner and will appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers, and the public. This position is responsible for carrying out other professional duties as assigned to fulfill the policies and priorities of the Association.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS: PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING

All applicants must apply online by close of day on August 26, 2024. All applicants must submit a complete application online, which includes: cover letter, resume and three (3) references.

All External Applicants (including applicants currently employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Associations other than the Association advertising this career opportunity) must submit his/her application materials via the "APPLY" button located within this job posting.

All Internal Applicants (current employees working for the Association advertising this career opportunity) must apply online via his/her Workday account, which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/ .

Please contact Jane Pearson, Association HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.

POSITION DETAILS:

This position is a part-time non-exempt position, 15 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $15.00.

POSITION INFORMATION:

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with co-workers, volunteers, participants, and community leaders.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using oral, written, and visual means.

  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work within strict timeframes.

  • Demonstrated high level of organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated high level of computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Publisher, e-mail.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of community, culture and traditions.

    Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Program Responsibilities:

Program Delivery - 95%

  • Positively promote and assist in teaching existing 4-H program activities and research-based curriculum in assisting with programming efforts.

  • Assist in encouraging and engaging program participants to complete academic applications that improve their learning skills.

  • Assist with monitoring program participants as needed under the direction of the Program Coordinator and Program Educator(s).

  • Be a supportive and positive role model to program participants.

  • Assist with monthly meetings and activities which engage mentees and mentors in activities that are supplemental to regular programming.

  • Work as a team member in all aspects of programming efforts.

  • Effectively assist in utilizing all forms of mass media, including social media, for the innovative delivery of 4-H After-School educational programs.

  • Work to foster acceptance of 4-H After-School program, methods, and policies while addressing community and individual needs and considering diverse audiences.

  • Serve as a team member and cooperate with the entire Association and 4-H Youth Development Program staff to achieve Association program delivery goals.

  • Communicate with the Program Coordinator and Program Educator(s) and report any concerns to ensure positive promotion of 4-H programming.

  • Participate in program discussions and provide input surrounding program delivery, evaluation, marketing and building community connections/relations.

  • Work to obtain knowledge of best practices and policies related to implementing the program.

Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 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 in programming and association priorities.

  • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.

Health and Safety - Applied to all duties and functions.

  • Support the association to maintain a safe working environment.

  • Be familiar 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.

  • Be aware of, and adhere to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County policies and procedures.

  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Job Title:

Association Tmp Program

Level:

No Grade - Hourly

Pay Rate Type:

Hourly

Company:

Contact Name:

Jerilynn Cross

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 supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement (https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-cooperative-extension/join-us/jobs) . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

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. As provided in New York State County Law Article 5, Section 224, the independent county and regional extension service associations are locally operated under the direction of Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. County and regional extension service association employees are employed by their association to engage in educational work and are not employees of Cornell University. Look for us on the web at cce.cornell.edu/.

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