Environmental Urban Forestry Educator
Environmental Urban Forestry Educator -
East Meadow, NY
Job Description Summary
Environmental Educator is primarily responsible for Urban Forestry education
and program delivery under the Asian Long Horned Beetle (ALB) grant. The
Environmental Educator will also deliver programs in the areas of environmental
science and marine science and present learning opportunities to residents in
Nassau County with an emphasis on urban programming. Under the guidance of the
Supervisor, the Educator also collaborates with other Association staff, Master
Gardner volunteers, County and town representatives, schools, agencies and
other partners in Nassau County. The Educator will also assist with CCE 4-H
environmental program delivery at East Meadow Farm (EMF) and the DPF 4-H camp.
The Educator also performs general administrative responsibilities including
program direction, management and coordination.
of Arts or Science degree in Environmental Science or related field (Associate’s
degree in Environmental Science or related field plus 2 years transferrable
program/functional experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree) and
experience relevant to the role of the position.
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 agency insurance coverage are required.
to meet acceptable background check requirements.
to work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, as
interpersonal and public relations skills with proven ability to work
effectively with advisory boards and committees, community and funding
to deliver and coordinate informal educational programs to targeted audiences,
especially urban youth.
to effectively participate in professional team efforts.
and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural
to working in limited income urban settings with diverse program participants
and the community based agencies that serve them.
to market the program including through the use of social media.
to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities
developed with team members and immediate Supervisor.
to regularly lift, move or transport supplies and equipment, including climbing
stairs and/or in outdoors/garden based settings with or without reasonable
to frequently work in outdoor weather conditions including extreme heat and
cold, especially during growing season/during 4-H camp program.
to demonstrate environmental garden based education techniques, especially
during the growing season, by regularly standing; walking; sitting; using hands
to finger, handle, dig soil or feel; reaching with hands and arms; stooping,
kneeling, crouching, or crawling and ability to talk and hear.
to communicate effectively through verbal, written and visual channels using
traditional methods and educational tools, as well as electronic technology
(e.g., video, audio, computers, etc.).
to identify and utilize program resources from the organization and the
to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community and professional
working in public settings and with a variety of community groups and
Program Delivery - 70%
the existing Urban Forestry Environmental educational programs as defined.
Occasionally apply existing Urban Forestry knowledge and program materials to
create lesson plans to deliver program.
the direction and oversight of the Supervisor, occasionally adapt already
established curriculum and materials as needed to meet established program
and deliver 4-H environmental programs at East Meadow Farm (EMF) and DPF 4-H
the Urban Forestry environmental educational program to diverse audiences,
including youth, volunteers, and other community members.
as Urban Forestry Educator environmental science subject matter resource.
information and answers to community questions based on subject matter
knowledge and available resources.
CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, and Cornell as
part of environmental education and gardening program delivery. Interact and
communicate with program participants in a variety of ways, including face to
face, e-mail, telephone and social media in order to answer questions,
facilitate learning and develop and maintain good rapport. Utilize highly
developed interpersonal skills to relate effectively with youth, co-workers, community
professionals, and faculty.
participate as a team member with other educators to deliver program.
a variety of educational methodologies that are proven for effective youth and
Supervisor in ensuring program delivery is within scope of the local and
statewide Plan of Work through discussion and periodic review of program
assessment and development materials.
is an exempt, full-time position, 40 hours per week.
Rate Type: Hourly
HOW TO APPLY:
of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until
qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
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relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
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 that you may
participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell
Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-2117, or via email
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States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of
New York State.Per NYS Law, county and
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agencies.This employment opportunity is
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Last updated February 12, 2018