Transportation Educator, Ithaca NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension

2018-11-08 08:25:11

Job location New York City, New York, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Community & Sport

Job description

# Applicant Message:

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._ For more information about how to apply, pay rate, and benefits, please see the message at the bottom of this posting.

Starting rate for this position is $18.00 per hour, with a higher level available based on experience.

**Applications review is ongoing until a suitable candidate is identified.**

# Summary:

This position will assist with program development, and provide program delivery, evaluation, management, and coordination for transportation programming for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County under Supervision of the Transportation Administrator and Environment Issue Leader.

The position will deliver transportation educational and outreach programs that:

* Enhance and increase awareness, viability and sustainability of local transportation systems.
* Raise awareness about how transportation equity and access relates to health and economic well-being
* Reach diverse audiences including transportation planners, helping professionals, and people with transportation barriers.
* Foster partnerships between transportation stakeholders and other sectors such as housing, human services, food, and health.
* Promote and create linkages between people with barriers to transportation and transportation service providers and planners.

## **Required Qualifications:**

* Master?s degree in public administration, planning, communication or related discipline. _(Bachelor?s degree with 4 years of transferrable relevant experience may substitute)._
* Experience with and desire to initiate, plan, organize, implement, teach, and evaluate informal educational programs.
* Ability to work effectively as a team member.
* Ability and commitment to working with diverse audiences while maintaining an inclusive work environment.
* Ability to communicate effectively through oral, written, and visual channels using a variety of educational tools and methods.
* Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively with professional groups and committees, and community and funding partners.
* Ability to plan and organize personal work responsibilities according to priorities developed with the immediate supervisor.
* 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. Lack of transportation during evenings and/or weekends is not a limiting factor in qualifying for this position.


## **Preferred Qualifications:**

* Knowledge or interest in local transportation issues.
* Interest and knowledge of equity and access issues and how they relate to health and economic well-being.
* Ability to effectively use print and electronic media to further program goals.
* Knowledge of community based social marketing or other behavior-change-focused outreach methods.
* Experience with and desire to work with people who commonly face transportation barriers, such as older adults, low-income (especially rural) families, and people with disabilities.


# Responsibilities/ Essential Functions:

## Program Development (20%):

* Assist Issue Leader with development of transportation education programming to meet identified needs within the county and meet grant requirements including:
* Provide leadership of an active network of transportation professionals to advance communication and collective knowledge of transportation issues and services
* Assist Issue Leader to bring people, information and resources together to encourage local exploration and development of innovative mobility solutions.
* Assist with development of program materials.
* Consider the needs of diverse and priority audiences when assisting with program development.
* Assist Issue Leader to incorporate evaluation results to improve programs.

## Program Delivery (50%):

* Teach education programs as specified by program development phase.
* Adapt educational lesson plans and materials to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
* Utilize a variety of educational methods which may include 1-1 consultations, teaching, facilitation of group experiences, partnerships with other organizations and educators, and use of media, newsletters, electronic technology, internet, and distance learning to promote and deliver programming.
* Create opportunities for learning and facilitate conversations among groups working on transportation issues.
* Promote and create linkages between people with barriers to transportation and transportation service providers and planners.
* Serve as subject matter resource to connect staff and clientele, including agencies, consumers, and other groups (as identified) with relevant transportation resources to enhance and improve transportation systems.
* Represent CCE-Tompkins and Way2Go to various community groups as assigned
* Promote transportation solutions, education and culture change in local school district(s) through training and support of school personnel and ongoing partnership with school administrators.
* Provide people who help others with up-to-date transportation information and mobility problem solving strategies and resources.

## Program Evaluation (10%):

* Interact with program participants, the community, Cornell faculty, and staff to collect evaluation data for improving programs.
* Interpret evaluation data for reporting and program improvement purposes using standard, established policy, procedure and methods.
* Assist in recommending program changes to strengthen and improve programs based on program evaluation results.

## Direction (5%):

* Assist with identifying resources necessary to implement initiatives and projects.
* Assist with development of marketing strategies to reach target audiences and meet program objectives.
* Provide supervisor with program related information to assist the budget development process.

Management (5%):

* Assist in monitoring program activities to ensure that educational content conforms to program policies and objectives and are research based.
* Assist with the monitoring of program income and expenses to ensure that spending is within the program budget.
* Assist in obtaining resources necessary to implement initiatives and projects.

## Coordination/ Operation (5%):

* Maintain communication with constituents and the community through variety of methods such as newsletters, e-mails, social media, website postings and content.
* Collect materials for grant and contract proposal submission
* Provide information as requested to assist with preparation of reports, impact statements, and success stories on program progress and accomplishments for funders, advisory committees, Board and others as necessary.

## Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned (5%):

* In cooperation with the 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.
* Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
* Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
* Carry out assignments and other duties as assigned by supervisor.
* Collaborate in activities that are supportive of Cornell Cooperative Extension, including but not limited to, attendance at staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Cooperative Extension programs and other duties as assigned.

## Health and Safety (Applied 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 (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.
* Represent Cornell Cooperative Extension to the public, community leaders, colleagues, volunteers, members of Cornell University faculty and staff, government officials and the general public in a professional manner.
* Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension policies, procedures and Cornell Skills for Success.
* Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely, and accurate manner.
* At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive and receptive manner.

# **Benefits:**

Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:

* Vacation, Sick and Personal time
* Paid Holidays..... click apply for full job details

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