Afterschool and Farm Day Camp Director – Canton, NY in Canton, NY 13617

Cornell Cooperative Extension

This position will serve as the Afterschool and Farm Day Camp Director for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of St. Lawrence County and will work under the direction and supervision of the Youth and Family Development Team Leader. This position will provide direction, management and coordination/operation of all aspects of Afterschool and Farm Day Camp Programs administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of St. Lawrence County (i.e. All Paws Afterschool Program at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School and North Wind Afterschool Program at the Extension Farm). This position may support other Afterschool and 4-H Programs in this capacity as programming expands and/or school partnerships change. The Afterschool Programs provide comprehensive 4-H youth development opportunities for youth in grades K-12 from the school districts. Under the leadership and direction of the Youth and Family Development Team Leader, the Afterschool and Day Camp Director will assist to ensure the Afterschool Programs meet health, safety and licensing standards and offers quality 4-H youth development educational experiences. This position will also coordinate all aspects of the Afterschool and Farm Day Camp enrollment and reporting process; work with outside evaluators to meet grant program objectives; provide administrative support in the recruitment of new participants in the Afterschool Programs; coordinate fundraising and trips; coordinate advisory committee meetings, etc. This position will directly supervise the Association Temporary Program positions (19-24) in the Afterschool and Farm Day Camp Programs.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

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All applicants must apply online by close of day on September 21, 2023 to be considered for this position. 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.

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Please contact Badra Rouhi, Human Resources Manager at 315-379-9192 with questions.

POSITION DETAILS:

This position is a full-time, non-exempt position, 40 hours per week. This position, based on eligibility, offers a comprehensive benefit package, to include: health and dental insurance, NYS retirement, vacation, sick and personal leave.

POSITION INFORMATION:

Required Qualifications:

Master’s Degree or Equivalent Education (Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years transferrable relevant evidence-based research experience) in related field such as Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education or Recreation.
Experience relevant to the role of the position including 2 years of direct experience working with children less than 13 years of age, and one year of staff supervisory experience (per grant requirements).
Minimum 25 years of age (NYS Department of Health requirement – required for camp programming).
Current CPR and First Aid certifications (NYS Department of Health requirement – required for camp programming).
Valid New York State Driver’s License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of one (1) year related work or volunteer experience in teaching young children.
Demonstrated knowledge of Cornell Cooperative Extension and 4-H Youth Development Programs.
Demonstrated knowledge of positive youth development and experiential education.
Demonstrated ability to teach/facilitate a positive learning experience for youth.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in marketing programs and public relations.
Demonstrated ability to support administrative aspects of camp programming (i.e. direction, management, coordination).
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member.
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.
Demonstrated ability to supervise and lead programming.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Program Responsibilities:

Program Development- 5%

Under the direction of the Team Leader, assist in team efforts for the development of educational programs that identify needs and opportunities for the Afterschool and Farm Day Camp Programs to include: All Paws Afterschool Program, North Wind Afterschool Program and other 4-H Educational Programs.
Assist in the research, identification and selection of existing program resources for program use.
Assist the Team Leader in the structuring of programming to meet the diverse needs of the community and program participants.

Program Delivery – 20%

Teach existing educational programs and activities as defined.
Utilize a wide variety of proven educational methodologies in program delivery efforts.
Occasionally apply existing subject matter knowledge to create lesson plans necessary to deliver educational programming.
Serve as subject matter resource in the Afterschool and Farm Day Camp program area to staff and participants, community organizations and the general public.
Provide educational program efforts via mass media.
Work to foster acceptance of the Afterschool and Farm Day Camp 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.

Program Evaluation – 5%

Implement program evaluation as designed.
Assist in the interaction with program participants to obtain evaluation data, to include: evaluating effectiveness of classes, programs and instructors within program areas for all programs offered.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Direction – 20%

Provide moderately complex administrative tasks to support the planning of Afterschool and Farm Day Camp educational programs to include, but not limited to planning the delivery of established educational program goals and planning the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods.
Provide moderately complex administrative tasks in anticipating or planning for Afterschool and Farm Day Camp Program expenses.
Assist the Team Leader by providing program related information to the budget development process and assist in allocating budget amounts.
Provide moderately complex administrative assistance to include, but not limited to, planning for mass media efforts related to the After-School and Farm Day Camp Program; assisting the Team Leader in planning effective strategic marketing efforts; and assisting the Team Leader in planning major public affairs events and functions.
Assist the Team Leader in the writing and development of grant applications to secure funding for ongoing/expanded programming efforts.
Plan the site safety program, to include an implementation plan for the program.

Management – 25%

Assist the Team Leader with the monitoring of the Afterschool and Farm Day Camp Program income/expenses to ensure spending is within the program budget constraint.
Assist the Team Leader in ensuring Afterschool and Farm Day Camp Program activities conform with the Association’s Plan of Work.
Support the allocation and assist in oversight of program resources to accomplish Association program objectives within the Afterschool and Farm Day Camp Program and in compliance with established policies and procedures.
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the Afterschool and Farm Day Camp program utilizing appropriate policies and procedures, as needed.
Provide management (including recruitment and selection) and supervision (including guidance, performance feedback and annual performance reviews) to designated staff in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocol, and provide regular staffing updates to the Youth and Family Development Team Leader and/or Executive Director as required.
Monitor and schedule staff time to ensure program need is met.
Assist the Team Leader to ensure the Afterschool and Farm Day Camp Programs meet health, safety and other licensing standards while providing quality 4-H youth development experiences.
Provide support to the Advisory Committee consisting of parents, educators, community members and students to assist with program implementation.
Enhance volunteer participation in programming efforts that will extend and sustain the program in the future.
Identify and recommend program needs (i.e. program supplies and materials) to the Team Leader.

Coordination/Operation – 20%

Coordinate all aspects of the Afterschool and Farm Day Camp 4-H enrollment and reporting process for assigned programs.
Coordinate Afterschool and Farm Day Camp Program fundraisers and trips.
Organize and coordinate program activities relating to the Afterschool and Farm Day Camp Program.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Coordinate the Advisory Committee consisting of parents, educators, community members and students to assist with program implementation and planning.
Work with outside evaluators to meet grant program objective goals.
Obtain evaluation data and program needs assessments from program participants based on existing evaluation framework and guidelines.
Provide moderately complex administrative support to prepare materials for report submission to meet funding requirements.
Provide moderately complex administrative support to accomplish financial goals within assigned program to include, but not limited to: preparing materials for grant/contact proposal submission and providing required information needed in the financial documentation to meet the grant or budget requirement.
Coordinate identified administrative aspects of Afterschool and Farm Day Camp programming to include, but not limited to: compilation of safety manual and licensing requirements; ordering and inventory of supplies, etc.
Coordinate projects and ongoing outreach efforts in accordance with established Plan of Work.
Coordinate the delivery of marketing materials (i.e. website, newsletter).
Assist in the coordination of effective strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
Provide administrative support for fund development activities as identified.
Implement the training program for Afterschool and Farm Day Camp staff, including staff in-service training programs, to include training in all program area activities.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
This position may require the transport of program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.

Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned – 5%

Participate in required trainings to meet School Age Child Care (SACC) and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) licensing regulations.
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 St. Lawrence 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 Program Leader I

Level:
003

Pay Rate Type:
Hourly

Company:
Contract College

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.

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