This position will serve as the Employment Readiness Program Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and will implement Employment Readiness programming for a menu of existing Employment Readiness educational programs and activities at Army Community Services (ACS) on Fort Drum. This position will be responsible for the delivery of established Employment Readiness programming in support of Army Community Services (ACS) programs, and will deliver other established Employment Readiness programming and activities, both on-site and off-site in accordance with the Fort Drum Program Area's plan of work. This position will also coordinate all administrative aspects of the Employment Readiness Program and will assist the Fort Drum Issue Leader with marketing efforts for Employment Readiness programming.
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All applicants must apply by close of day on October 16, 2017 to be considered for this position. All applicants must complete an application packet, 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 Regional HR Coordinator at 315-788-8450 with questions.
This position is a full-time non-exempt position - 100% FTE, 40 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position is $16.15. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (Associate's Degree and two (2) years transferable program/functional experience.
Experience relevant to the role of the position.
Valid NYS driver's license and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to meet acceptable background check standards (DMV and criminal background checks).
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
Familiarity with employment training skills and employer human resource needs.
Familiarity with community, social and human service organizations, employment services and resources.
Demonstrated ability to utilize program resources within the Fort Drum community and general community.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
Demonstrated ability to organize reference materials for programming purposes.
Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse audiences.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Delivery - 70%
Utilize established program resources and materials in program work.
Implement existing Employment Readiness programming at Army Community Services (ACS), to include, but not limited to:Federal Employment Workshop, Soldier Life Cycle Resume Workshop, Resume Start to Finish, Career Portfolio & Interviewing, Career Fairs, Building Your Own Business, Microsoft Office Basic Computer Classes, Career Development Seminars, etc.
Implement the existing training program for Employment Readiness volunteers, including volunteer in-service training programs, and training/orientation of volunteers to include training in all program area activities.
Implement already-established Employment Readiness educational programing and activities in support of other Fort Drum programming efforts as identified/needed to support the established plan of work.
Assist in providing existing information to individuals and groups on career development and goals, job search skills, interviewing skills, employment readiness skills, and community resources to assist family members find locally available employment.
Per already established program parameters and utilizing existing resources, assist in providing information to military family members on employment opportunities by emphasizing search tools, techniques and methods to complete a thorough job search.
Per already established program parameters and utilizing existing resources, assist in providing information to local businesses of the availability, strategies and benefits of employing military family members.
Under the direction and oversight of the Fort Drum Issue Leader, occasionally apply established subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans as identified.
Provide Employment Readiness educational programs via mass media.
Work to foster acceptance of the Employment Readiness 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 Fort Drum Program staff to achieve Association goals.
This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
Evaluation - 10%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes and instructors within program areas for all Employment Readiness Programs offered at Army Community Services (ACS).
Assist Fort Drum Issue Leader in the process of analyzing program data, and based on that analysis, assist in making recommendations for improvements in program offerings.
Communicate evaluation findings to constituents as appropriate.
Direction - 5%
Assist in the planning and promotion of major public events and programs (i.e. Federal Employment Workshop, Soldier Life Cycle Resume Workshop, Resume Start to Finish, Career Portfolio & Interviewing, Career Fairs, Building Your Own Business, Microsoft Office Basic Computer Classes, Career Development Seminars, etc.), including, but not limited to: assisting with mass media efforts related to upcoming events and programs.
Management - 5%
Under the direction of the Fort Drum Issue Leader, provide program guidance to program volunteers in accordance with established practices and procedures.
Assist in identifying and recommending program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Fort Drum Issue Leader.
Assist with volunteer management to include: Assist in providing volunteer orientation and training utilizing existing program and resources; Serve as an accessible resource to volunteers by assisting with providing follow-up support to ensure initial and continued success in the Employment Readiness Program; Assist with problem solving and resolving issues that arise, as needed.
Assist in providing existing guidance to program volunteers in accordance with established practices and procedures.
Coordination/Operation - 5%
Organize and coordinate activities related to Employment Readiness Programming (i.e. Federal Employment Workshop, Soldier Life Cycle Resume Workshop, Resume Start to Finish, Career Portfolio & Interviewing, Career Fairs, Building Your Own Business, Microsoft Office Basic Computer Classes, Career Development Seminars, etc.).
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of the Employment Readiness Program to include, but not limited to: preparing correspondence, maintain files, etc.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
Assist in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
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 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 Jefferson 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.
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