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4-H Program Manager – Hudson, NY

CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties is seeking a 4-H Program Manager responsible for providing administrative and program oversight for 4-H programs, ensuring robust and sustained program participation. Assigned 4-H programs include but are not limited to Animal Science and agriculture awareness; domestic animals and other livestock; local fairs; school and/or after-school programming; community programs; and other 4-H Educational Programs

The Manager oversees the volunteer recruitment and training process specific to 4-H club leadership and individual project support.

The Manager serves as an influential advisor and consultant to volunteers, program participants, members of the public, schools and other organizations. The Manager works independently and with limited supervision, influencing policies and decisions for the Association and its constituents.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Ability to meet the frequent 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.
  • Administrative & Management Skills – Ability to manage and provide oversight to 4-H programs. Ability to exercise frequent discretion and independent judgment in managing programs, employees and volunteers. Ability to oversee budgets, identify and secure funding that supports programs including sponsorships, grant writing, developing public and private partnerships.
  • Program Skills – Ability to effectively manage, develop, deliver and evaluate related programs. Ability to serve as an effective advisor and consultant to members of the public and governmental constituents in an effort to develop and influence programs and policy. Serve as an effective subject matter resource for program volunteers, participants, outside organizations and others. Ability to recruit, engage and motivate volunteers and program participants. Maintain program participant and volunteer data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • Communication & Marketing Skills - Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with the public, governmental offices, program participants, volunteers, employees and others. Ability to generate a credible media presence in the community. Ability to effectively market program through social, print and other media, resulting in robust program participation. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional leaders.
  • Computer 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.
  • 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 typical office and school environments. In addition, the position frequently lifts, moves, or transports program related materials and equipment. The position regularly works in agricultural and outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat, precipitation and cold – especially during fair seasons.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Animal Science and/or Youth Development, or related discipline
  • Coursework or experience in volunteer management and/or youth development.
  • Experience with 4-H programming.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish.

Position Details

This is a full time, exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $48,750 annually. 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 February 12, 2021. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

To Apply & For Further Details use the link below.

4-H Program Manager Application

Taste NY Store Clerk

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 January 22, 2021