CCE of Livingston County Chip Holt Nature Center Summer Assistant – Lakeville, NY

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The Chip Holt Nature Center Summer Program provides nature-based educational activities and programs for youth and their parent(s)/guardian(s). The Chip Holt Nature Center Program Assistant will help with delivering and coordinating assigned programs.

This is a temporary position anticipated to run from June through August 2023.

Application Instructions
In the My Information section be sure to enter your full name, address, email, and phone number(s).

Include a cover letter, resume and at least three references (at least one who is a current or former supervisor or teacher). To attach documents, under the My Experience section use the Select Files button to search for files or use the Drop Files Here box to drag documents into your application. If you plan to upload more than one document, click the Upload icon for each additional document. Please note, once your application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments. If you would like to add or update documents to your online application after submission, please contact Kelsey James, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, via e-mail


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All Internal Applicants: Those who are currently employed by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting must apply online via their employee Workday account, which may be accessed here:
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All applications must be received on-line by 11:59 pm on 6/15/2023. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
Required Qualifications
  • Ability to clearly communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to meet occasional travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
  • Ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Well organized and ability to coordinate multiple tasks.
  • Experience with windows-based software including use of the internet 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 regularly works in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat, precipitation and cold. This position occasionally lifts, move or transport program materials.
Preferred Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED and related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with the youth population in a natural resource programming setting.
  • Current certification for CPR and First Aid.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Responsibilities:
Program Delivery – 70 %
  • Deliver high quality educational programs and events that address identified needs and goals of teaching youth and their parent/guardian about environmental science and natural resources. Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include direct teaching, group experiences, media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning.
  • Under the direction and oversight of the supervisor, adapt already established curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program objectives.
  • Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell, or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
Program Evaluation – 5 %
  • Interact with program participants, advisory committees, Cornell program specialists and faculty, County, and community leaders to obtain evaluation data for programs.
  • Assist with interacting with program participants and other key stakeholders to collect evaluation data.
  • Assist with making recommendations for improvement/changes to strengthen and improve programmatic offerings.
Administrative Responsibilities:
Coordination/Operation – 20 %
  • Assist with maintaining and preparing teaching materials necessary for programs applying existing subject matter knowledge under direction of supervisor.
  • Assist with program preparation and clean up
  • Assist with maintaining existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication and facilitate continued programming efforts.
  • Coordinate program implementation activities and planning efforts in conjunction with other program staff.
  • Collect program needs assessment and evaluation data based on existing framework.
  • Complete and submit accurate activity and progress reports, as requested
  • Prepare and submit accurate expense reports, mileage reports, receipts/supporting documentation, and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information and data collected.
  • Provide data and information to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories for funders, advisory committees, Board, and others as requested.
Professional Improvement – 5%
  • 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 and Association priorities.
  • Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension and perform other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety – Applied to all duties and functions
  • Support the Association to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Be familiar with 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.
  • Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Livingston County policies, procedures, and Cornell Cooperative Extension Skills for Success.
  • 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.
Position Details
This is a part time (20h/week) non-exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $14.20 per hour. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
  • Paid Vacation, Sick, and 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)
  • Tax Deferred Annuity Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Group Universal Life Insurance
  • Personal Accidental Insurance
  • Legal Plan Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • New York’s College Savings Program
  • ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

For additional questions please contact Kelsey James, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail

or phone (585) 991-5425.
Job Title:

Association Tmp Program


No Grade – Hourly

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Contact Name:

Sonja Baylor

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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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