Attention Applicants: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references (at least 2 previous employers) as one document when applying. All candidates who are current employees of CCE Tompkins must apply as internal applicants. Please note that changes cannot be made to an application once it is submitted. This posting will remain open until March 1, or until a suitable candidate is identified. This position is an 8 month appointment (April through November) with eligibility for the full benefits package. Hourly rate is $15.00 per hour. For full details please see the message at the bottom of this page.
This is a temporary part-time position (25-35 hours per week from April through November 2017, 8 months) responsible for assisting and supporting Community Beautification projects, including volunteer management, event organizing, and horticultural work.
- Experience working as a volunteer and in leading volunteer groups.
- Experience working in public settings and coordinating with public and private groups.
- Knowledge of annual and perennial plants and their effective use in the landscape.
- Practical gardening experience including bed preparation, planting, dividing, transplanting, weeding, mulching, etc.
- Ability to work with a variety of people: Public Works staff, volunteer groups of all ages and abilities.
- Good organizational skills and the ability to manage a seasonally intense workload.
- Computer literacy.
- Ability to lift heavy objects.
- Must have valid driver's license.
- Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
- Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
- Ability to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as appropriate.
- Associates Degree in Horticulture or Landscape Design or two years' experience as a landscape gardener.
Responsibilities/ Essential Functions:
Program Delivery (5%):
- Work alongside the Agriculture CCETC issue team and contribute to overall association efforts in education and outreach regarding horticulture and beautification.
Coordination/ Operation (90%):
- Check in weekly with supervisor to plan the week's activities.
- Participate in weekly volunteer session with the Beautification Brigade, an ongoing volunteer group, and with one-time casual volunteer groups. Responsibilities may include scheduling volunteer groups, organizing tools and materials for gardening projects, and providing on-site training and instruction.
- Assist with business planting event in Ithaca. Help with promoting the event and communicating with local businesses in advance of the planting day; recruiting and coordinating volunteers to help with event; purchasing plants and securing donations for event; publicizing event to the media; and follow-up with businesses to ensure proper maintenance of planters.
- General horticultural assistance at various community sites. Activities may include site preparation, weeding, mulching, watering, planting and fall clean-up of sites. Work independently as directed by supervisor to complete assigned tasks.
- Support for other aspects of the program as needed, such as help with the Open Days Garden Tour.
- Reporting: Timely completion of assigned duties, accurately track hours in an electronic timesheet, turn in receipts for program related expense to supervisor, track vehicle mileage.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned (5%):
- In cooperation with Supervisor, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
- Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension including but not limited to attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety (Applies to all duties and functions):
- Support the association to maintain a safe working environment.
- Be familiar 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 (Applies 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 Jefferson County policies and procedures.
- Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
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
- Vision Access Program
How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations other than Tompkins) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
IMPORANT! All applicants must submit a COVER LETTER (please reference the position you are applying for), a RESUME and indicate in your cover letter, resume or other document three individuals who may be contacted as REFERENCES.
Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting.
All applications must be received on-line by March 1, 2017. Position closing date may be extended based on Association needs.
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successful candidate must pass criminal background, sex offender registry, and driver history checks.
Job Title:Association Tmp Program
Level:No Grade - Hourly
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Krystal Watson
Number of Openings:1
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 support of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.