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Learn about job opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension.


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Healthy Schenectady Families Family Support Educators Full Time – Schenectady, NY

CCE of Schenectady County is seeking two full time, 35 hours per week qualified and experienced educators who provides program delivery to improve healthy family and parenting choices among eligible families and individuals in Schenectady County.

As part of the Healthy Families New York and Healthy Schenectady Families Programs, these positions works closely with the team of educators and supervisors to promote the well-being of parents, children and families through the use of existing evidence-based health education and parenting curricula delivered through home visits. Positive, persistent and individualized outreach from the educators keeps families involved in the program and leads to improved outcomes for children, parents, and the community.

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field (Associate’s Degree in human services or related field and two years transferrable program/functional experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree) and one year related experience.

  •  Ability to present effective and relevant educational lessons to target audiences and work with diverse audiences of all ages.
  • •Proficiency in the use of modern electronic technology and software (e.g. video, audio, computers, Microsoft Office Programs, social media, internet and database software, etc.)
  • •Ability to work independently and to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
  • •Ability to plan and organize work responsibilities according to priorities developed with team members and immediate supervisor.
  • •Ability to read and write in English.
  • •Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • •Commitment to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants in their surrounding communities.
  • •Ability to meet frequent 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 meet acceptable background check requirements.
  • •Ability to work flexible hours which include evenings and/or weekends, and occasional overnight travel.
  • •Ability to frequently lift, move or transport program supplies and equipment, climb stairs with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • •Ability to remain in a stationary position (for example, standing, sitting) while constantly operating a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • •Ability to frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets/file documents, office machinery, etc., with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • •Ability to work in a busy open office with occasional to frequent distractions and opportunities to demonstrate positive collaboration amongst staff, visitors and the public.

Preferred Qualifications

  • •Familiarity with the community in which the work takes place and ability to utilize program resources within the community.
  • •Familiarity with a variety of program delivery methods to reach individuals and groups in youth and adult audiences and ability to integrate youth and adult development principles into educational activities.
  • •Ability to speak, read and write proficiently in the Spanish language, or other non-English language as is spoken in the target community.

Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

  • Vacation, Sick and Personal time
  • Paid Holidays
  • NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
  • NYS Retirement
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity
  • 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

All applications must be received on-line by June 29, 2018.Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.

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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 governmental 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. 

Last updated June 20, 2018