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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is hiring three part-time temporary positions.

Hiring ASAP. Positions open until filled.

Please see the attached position descriptions below for the available Urban Forestry Program Educator and Natural Resources Program Educator positions.

We are also looking for someone who is highly organized with experience coordinating large events, and can work 10 hours/week to help coordinate a Food Justice conference on October 2 & 3 in Syracuse. More hours are expected the week leading up to the conference. This will likely be a contracted position.

Resumes and letters of interest for all 3 positions can be sent to:

Jessi Lyons

JEL264@cornell.edu


 

Natural Resources Educator

POSITION SUMMARY
Provide support natural resource programming for emerald ash borer, ash tree management, tick borne illness, water quality, and other duties as assigned to communities in Onondaga County. Provide outreach to community residents regarding the benefits of trees to encourage the planting of more trees in the urban communities. Support urban forestry training and coordinate service projects for urban forestry volunteers and community partners. Tasks include structural pruning, planting techniques, and planting site identification and resident outreach. Primary responsibilities related to the invasive species program include supporting forest pest communication, development and dissemination of outreach material, assistance with ash street tree inventories, task force coordination and data compilation for municipalities across Onondaga County. The program assistant may work with association educators to respond to consumer calls regarding forest pest identification and management.

The Program Educator will compile outreach materials and website updates; increase community awareness of CCE Onondaga’s programs and events through attendance at community meetings, distribution of press releases and emails and building of media and public contact lists; assist in the management of electronic data on an internal network and on the website; make preparations for meetings and workshops through creation and mailing of invitations and day-of set-up; and other duties as assigned.

This is a temporary, part-time, non-exempt position funded for three months from start date, with the opportunity to work 18-35 hours per week. This position requires frequent evening and weekend work.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specify required minimum equivalency for education, experience, skills, information systems knowledge, etc. Associate’s Degree and 1 year volunteer or related work experience; or High School Diploma and 2 years volunteer or work experience in forestry or environmental sciences. Must be able to lift 20 to 50 pounds. Comfortable working with diverse communities. This position requires the ability to work in both office and outdoor settings and occasionally in adverse weather. Basic tree identification and mensuration skills and proficiency with Microsoft Excel are required. Familiarity with terrestrial invasive species, and basic watershed ecology concepts. A valid driver’s license and ability to meet the travel demands of the position is mandatory. An ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; a professional work ethic; and an ability to work with project partners including government agencies, community organizations, and citizens are required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specify preferred specialized education, field and/or certifications.
Bachelor degree in forestry, arboriculture or closely related field. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, strong written and oral communications skills. Attention to detail. Ability to prioritize. Spanish speaking skills are preferred.

Program Educator Position


Natural Resources Educator

POSITION SUMMARY: Explain the purpose for the position and summarize the responsibilities.
Provide support for urban forestry programming including the Save the Rain Tree Planting Program, the Southwest Neighborhood Reforestation Project, young tree care and maintenance, tree planting, tree inventory, coordinating a community tree buying program and other duties as assigned for communities across Onondaga County. The position is funded for three months from start date. The position involves working with volunteers. This position reports to the Team Coordinator of Forestry, Agriculture, and 4-H Youth Development.

The Program Educator will compile outreach materials and website updates; increase community awareness of CCE Onondaga’s programs and events through attendance at community meetings, distribution of press releases and emails and building of media and public contact lists; assist in the management of electronic data on an internal network and on the website; make preparations for meetings and workshops through creation and mailing of invitations and day-of set-up; and other duties as assigned.

This is a temporary, part-time, non-exempt position funded for three months from start date, with the opportunity to work 18-35 hours per week. This position requires frequent evening and weekend work.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specify required minimum equivalency for education, experience, skills, information systems knowledge, etc. Associate’s Degree and 1 year volunteer or related work experience; or High School Diploma and 2 years volunteer or work experience in forestry or environmental sciences. Must be able to lift 20 to 50 pounds. Comfortable working with diverse communities. This position requires the ability to work in both office and outdoor settings and occasionally in adverse weather. Basic tree identification and mensuration skills and proficiency with Microsoft Excel are required. Familiarity with arboriculture and/or, and invasive insects required. A valid driver’s license and ability to meet the travel demands of the position is mandatory. An ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; a professional work ethic; and an ability to work with project partners including government agencies, community organizations, and citizens are required. Frequent evening and weekend work required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specify preferred specialized education, field and/or certifications.
Bachelor degree in forestry, arboriculture or closely related field. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, strong written and oral communications skills. Attention to detail. Ability to prioritize. Spanish speaking skills are preferred.

Program Educator Position

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