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The Horticulture Educator delivers research-based horticulture education as a member of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County staff. The Horticulture Educator serves as the primary resource for horticulture inquiries and coordinates and delivers the Master Gardener program. The Master Gardener program brings research-based horticultural science to participants who then volunteer their time teaching the public via presentations and workshops, development of outreach materials, maintenance of webpage and social media, and responding to consumer calls. The Horticulture Educator acts as a liaison between Cornell University resources and CCE Onondaga to ensure updated information is accessible to the Master Gardener Volunteers and the general public.
Through development of Master Gardener volunteers and independent outreach efforts, the Horticulture Educator will continually update and develop outreach material such as brochures, newsletters, factsheets, and web-based information.
This is a part-time, non-exempt position, averaging 25 hours/week with an expectation to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Issue Area Leadership Program Development and Priority Setting 5%
- With the supervisor, plan the execution of established short- and long-range programs within assigned subject-matter area(s) based upon the association plan-of-work;
- Identify and structure projects that address association and partner needs,
- Draw upon local program resources and recommendations.
- Coordinate activities with the supervisor in order to address clientele needs and to select program materials.
Program Management and Coordination 5%
- Assist supervisor in administrative and program management activities, as assigned
- Provide input to supervisor and program committee in preparing and submitting proposals to secure additional funding.
Subject Matter Resource and Program Delivery 80%
- Consult with association supervisor to obtain specialized assistance in executing programs; and coordinate program efforts.
- Recruits, organizes and tracks MG volunteers
- Facilitates workshops and speakers for workshops.
- Through direction and oversight of supervisor, receives communications from Onondaga County communities for projects, review the proposed projects, shows and outreach projects with MG board and supervisor and facilitates execution of approved projects.
Research and Program Evaluation and Administrative Management (Finance, Budget) 5%
- Interact with program participants, program committee, and county and community leaders to obtain their evaluation of programs.
- Analyze and evaluate programs and make recommendations to the supervisor for strengthening and improving programs.
- Track mileage/program expenses with supervisor
EEO/EPO applies to all categories of essential functions
- Provide equal program opportunities to all county residents following policies and procedures outlined by Association
- Be professional, courteous, tactful, receptive and helpful in all interactions
- Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the general public
Professional Improvement and other duties as assigned 5%
Participate in required orientation programs; work with supervisor and work team staff to gain pertinent skills and information for specific on-job skills; attend relevant in-service education programs; jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan, in cooperation with the supervisor, to increase competency in position responsibilities.
• Associate’s Degree and 2 years related volunteer or work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• The ability to work in both office and outdoor settings, occasionally in adverse weather
• The ability to meet the travel demands of the position
• The ability to deliver engaging instruction through a variety of media
• Professional work ethic
• Experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) applications
Experience with volunteer management; website management or a willingness to learn; experience communicating to a diverse audience; ability to communicate in the Spanish language is desirable; experience with WordPress or web design; and experience working in a team environment.
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Questions regarding this position can be directed to Krystal Dunn, Human Resources Lead, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 607-272-2292 . Applications must be submitted electronically to be considered. You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is submitted. Please look for this to ensure you have been successful in applying. Posting end date is November 19th.
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 governmental 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.