CCE of Schenectady County NYS Public Health Corps Graduate Fellow –Schenectady, NY

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The New York State Public Health Corps (NYSPHC) builds public health capacity to increase preparedness around public health emergencies, address health disparities exacerbated by such emergencies, and advance other important public health initiatives. The NYSPHC is a partnership between CCE of Schenectady County, Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS), Cornell University, and the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH).

NYSPHC Graduate Fellows advance various public health initiatives in our communities while helping to ensure diverse, equitable, and inclusive programs. Graduate Fellows work with other staff, partner organizations, and sometimes volunteers to promote educational campaigns related to vaccinations, communicable diseases, public health emergency preparedness, and other public health issues as needed or assigned.

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 Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, via e-mail


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All applications must be received on-line by 11:59 pm on June 26, 2023. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Must be enrolled in the NYSPHC Fellowship Program and complete required trainings and certificates.
  • Help ensure diverse, equitable, and inclusive programs.
  • Ability to meet the regular travel requirements associated with this position. A valid NYS driver’s license with the ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends.
  • Program Skills –Ability to effectively assess, develop, deliver, and evaluate programs. Serve as an effective subject matter expert. Maintain program data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team efforts. Ability to plan and organize work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the supervisor.
  • Technology Skills – Ability to use software including use of the internet, program related software, and Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to adapt quickly to new digital technologies.
  • Communication Skills – Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • 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 and regularly works in community-based settings. In addition, the position regularly lifts, moves, or transports program related materials and equipment.
Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions
Program Responsibilities:
Program Assessment – 15%
  • Apply subject matter knowledge to identify gaps and trends in the community.
  • Develop program needs assessment.
  • Analyze program needs.
  • Make recommendations for programmatic offerings, enhancements, or improvements.
  • May be involved in multidisciplinary or multi-association team efforts to assess program.
  • Maintain direct linkage with program oversight entities for program assessment guidance.
  • Ensure program assessment is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
Program Development – 15%
  • Develop strategies for public health education and outreach throughout the community working with community leaders and stakeholders.
  • Develop a data-driven approach to public health issues in collaboration with the supervisor and other staff.
  • Participate in relevant program development meetings.
  • Apply subject matter knowledge to develop and create educational strategies and programs.
  • May assist in application of a high level of disciplinary subject matter knowledge to develop educational strategies.
  • Research, identify and select existing resources for the program.
  • Create program materials to address clients’ needs.
  • Make programmatic changes based on program evaluation outcomes.
  • Structure programs to meet the need of diverse program participants.
  • Develop program to meet changing local or priority issues; may assist with regional or multi-association issues.
  • Develop well integrated association educational efforts.
  • Use a system of ongoing involvement of citizens in the program development process which expresses the demographics of the community.
  • Interpret Association and University program direction to create educational programs.
  • Ensure program development is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
  • Maintain direct linkage with program oversight entities for program development guidance.
Program Delivery – 30%
  • Deliver public health educational programs utilizing a variety of methods to community organizations, individuals, businesses, and schools.
  • Promote educational campaigns related to vaccination, communicable disease, emergency preparedness, and other public health issues.
  • Serve as subject matter expert; provide highly complex non-standard responses.
  • Apply subject matter expertise to create innovative lesson plans to deliver educational programs.
  • Occasionally teach existing educational program as defined.
  • Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
  • Represent CCE as a subject matter expert before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell, or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
  • May be actively involved in multidisciplinary or multi-association team efforts to deliver program.
  • Evaluate and utilize a variety of proven educational methodologies.
  • Ensure program delivery is within of the statewide and local Plan of Work and strategic plans.
Program Evaluation – 10%
  • Apply subject matter knowledge to evaluate educational programs.
  • Make recommendations for improvements.
Administrative Responsibilities:
Direction – 10%
  • Plan assigned programs.
  • Assist in developing, expanding, and enhancing relationships for the program.
Management – 10%
  • Manage assigned programs and volunteers (if assigned).
  • Monitor program to ensure that educational content conforms to research base, policies and objectives of the association and is research knowledge based.
  • May assist in solving problems and resolving conflicts that arise in the program, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures.
Coordination/Operation – 5%
  • Coordinate and schedule assigned programs.
  • Recruit program participants.
  • Complete all required documentation and reports in a timely manner.
  • Perform communications and marketing responsibilities – draft standard communications, impact statements, take photos, etc.
  • Maintain program records and data.
  • Compile program materials and inventory.
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 Schenectady 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.
Position Details
This is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $56,100 annually. 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 Jim McNaughton, Association Lead Human Resources Manager, e-mail

or phone (518) 765-3503.
Job Title:

Association Resource Educator



Pay Rate Type:



Contract College

Contact Name:

Jim McNaughton

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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