Extension Assistant (Cornell Cooperative Extension); Western and Central New York

Cornell NYC Tech

United States

February 8, 2022

Description

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Effective January 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof of an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Extension Assistant

Program / Extension Aide III

Band C - Nonexempt Cornell Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)

Western and Central New York

Who We Are

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.

CALS is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second- largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy, and environmental resources; and social, physical, and economic well-being.

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) provides the educational outreach functions for Cornell University's role as New York State's Land Grant University. The Cornell Vegetable Program (CVP) provides educational programs and information to growers, processors, and agri-business professionals, arming them with the knowledge to profitably produce and market safe and healthful vegetable crops, contributing to the viability of farms and the economic wellbeing of New York State.

What You Will Do

As a part of the Cornell Vegetable Program, you will assist in managing multiple projects by collecting data, ensuring data collection from collaborating educators throughout New York State. You will collaborate with colleagues to assist in developing project extension resources, including tip sheets, fact sheets, newsletters, guidebooks, etc. Additionally, you will work with team members to develop survey instruments. Other duties include:

  • Working closely with specialists to identify grower needs and address them through research and education.

  • Coordinating educational events, including managing registration, drafting correspondence, designing brochures, and compiling handout materials.

  • Developing quarterly and /or annual reports of extension activities.

  • Providing coordination for the development and distribution of extension materials.

  • Performing basic data entry, summary, and initial analysis.

  • Conducting preliminary statistical analysis of project data.

  • Maintaining complete and accurate databases for multiple projects.

  • Managing collection of program evaluation data.

  • What We Need

    We are looking for a talented individual that excels at building and maintaining effective relationships with multiple stakeholders. We need someone who appreciates agriculture and wants to support the vegetable industry of Western and Central New York. Additionally, we need someone who has:

  • Associate's Degree with 2+ years of experience in extension, educational outreach, or related agricultural field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must possess sound judgment, excellent reasoning, and decision-making skills.

  • Experience with meticulous record keeping.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple projects.

  • Responsiveness and attention to grower needs are essential.

  • Ability to work well with others is required while creating a high-quality and respectful work environment.

  • Must be able to work independently while supporting the efforts of an overall team.

  • Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy with a wide range of internal and external constituencies is a must.

  • Experience in developing and conducting virtual and on-site meetings.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills.

  • Ability to effectively convey scientific information to farmers.

  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position, and have reliable transportation as well as have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver's license.

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

  • Ability to work outside in all types of weather.

  • Proven ability to work with diverse audiences.

  • Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.

  • Experience in statistical analysis with appropriate software such as R+, SAS, or similar.

  • If you possess these experiences and skills, this may be the role for you! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as incredibly helpful in this role, including:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 4+ years of experience in extension, educational outreach, or related agricultural field or the equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience in the production of vegetable crops

  • Experience or interest in microbial food safety

  • Experience working with adults and providing research-based information.

  • Experience working as part of a project team.

  • Ability to learn traditional university-based extension programming.

  • Experience in managing datasets such as soil nutrient levels, pest populations.

  • Ability to learn ag research project management.

  • Ability to synthesize data, identify trends and communicate these to various stakeholders.

  • Ability to publish manuscripts in trade and peer-reviewed journals.

  • This position is full-time (39 hours/week) and will be in the Cornell Vegetable Program region. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance. Moderate travel (about 5%) will be required throughout Western and Central New York State.

    Rewards and Benefits

    We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

  • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.

  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.

  • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Part-time Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.

  • We invite you to follow this link to get more information: https: // hr.cornell.edu/summaries-benefits.

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

    Life. Changing.

    No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    How to Apply:

    You must submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. ​

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    Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

    Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

    University Job Title:

    Program/Extension Aide III

    Job Family:

    Academic Support

    Level:

    C

    Pay Rate Type:

    Hourly

    Company:

    Contract College

    Contact Name:

    Janet Camilli

    Number of Openings:

    1

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  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.

  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

  • Unique applicable skills.

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    EEO Statement:

    Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

    2022-01-06-08:00

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