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Natural Resources Program Coordinator – Acra, NY

Taste NY Clerk – New Baltimore, NY

Natural Resources Program Coordinator – Acra, NY

CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties is seeking a Natural Resources Program Coordinator responsible for coordinating the Catskill/Hudson Valley region of the Master Forest Owner (MFO) Volunteer Program and natural resource projects and programs in Columbia & Greene counties.The Coordinator works with the supervisor and staff, volunteers, towns, organizations and partners to coordinate and deliver educational programs and resources on diverse natural resource topics.These can include but are not limited to:forestry and silviculture, invasive species, arboriculture, ecosystem health & services, agroforestry, wildlife, recreation, conservation programs, forest asset protection, watersheds and water resources, climate change, and more.Topics can evolve based on environmental factors, community needs, and funding.The Coordinator engages these topics directly or works with partners to deliver educational programs and training.

This position also serves as a subject matter resource for the public, municipalities, volunteers, and others by serving on committees, compiling data, and distributing educational information through direct response, presentations, articles, reports, and social (and other media) platforms.

This position works as part of a dynamic and flexible program team – taking on existing or new responsibilities which can change based on new program areas, grants, contracts, Association needs, position vacancies, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Associate Degree and two years’ transferrable program experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Travel Requirements - Ability to meet regular travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver's license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for Association insurance coverage are required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Coordination Skills – Ability to provide oversight for the local Master Forester Owner volunteer program including managing and providing support to volunteers. Ability to effectively coordinate program efforts including data management and reporting, scheduling and coordinating programs and events, compiling and maintaining materials and resources, following financial reporting requirements.
  • Program Skills – Ability to effectively deliver related programs and training. Commitment to helping to ensure inclusive, diverse programs. Serve as an effective subject matter resource for the pubic, municipalities, program volunteers and participants. Maintain program data confidentiality as needed. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Communication & Marketing Skills - Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with the public, volunteers, employees and others through a variety of media.Ability to effectively market program through social, print and other media, resulting in robust program participation. Ability to recruit, engage and motivate volunteers and program participants. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
  • Technology Skills - Proficiency or ability to learn and effectively use software including use of the internet, program related software, and Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel. Proficiency or ability to learn and effectively use Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping tools and software.
  • Work Environment – In addition to the Working Conditions; the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. This position works in a typical office environment. In addition, the position regularly lifts, moves, or transports program related materials, and equipment.The position frequently works in natural environment and outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat, precipitation and cold. The position frequently performs trail and demonstration site maintenance; performs and demonstrates forest, culvert, and natural resources management techniques (manual removal of invasive species, weeds and shrubs) by positioning self (for example, pulling, bending, reaching, touching, kneeling, using hands to feel/reach) along with utilizing tools like saws, pruners, eel nets, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in natural resources, environmental science, ecology, agroforestry, or related fields preferred.

Position Details

This is a full time, nonexempt position, 35 hours/week. Compensation paid at the rate of $18 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Paid Vacation, Sick & Personal leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including FREE Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement (NYSERS)
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Total Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
  • Voluntary Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Voluntary Group Universal Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
  • Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
  • Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
  • Voluntary Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance
  • Voluntary New York’s College Savings Program
  • ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions

All applications must be received on-line by March 5, 2021. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

To Apply & For Further Details:

Natural Resources Program Coordinator Application

Taste NY Clerk – New Baltimore, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties has an opening for a part-time (21 hours/week) Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, for a Taste NY Store Clerk at the Taste NY Market located at the New Baltimore Travel Plaza in New Baltimore, NY. Taste NY Market Store Clerks work under the direction and supervision of the Market Manager and Assistant Market Manager. Primary responsibilities include assisting with management of inventory, operation of cash register, cash controls, inventory, customer service, food service and record keeping. Must meet background check requirements, ability to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays. Ability to lift. This position is benefits-eligible. 

For additional details and to apply go to the Cornell Job application page. Applications accepted online only. 

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Last updated February 22, 2021