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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer
County Seeking Candidates
Digital Literacy Resource Educator – Troy, NY
1913, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County (the Association) has responded
to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information,
tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Our programs
are developed in direct response to community input, and are based on the most
current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities
from across the nation.
Digital Literacy Educator helps people develop the skills and abilities to
find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information
technologies and the Internet.The
Educator frequently collaborates with partner organizations like local
libraries, nonprofits, governmental entities, and other organizations to reach
diverse audiences and deliver programs.
Digital Literacy Educator also plays an important role with technology-related
to digital or virtual programming needs, including by supporting and training
Association staff on the same. In addition, this position serves as a local
Association Information Technology (IT) contact, supporting staff with basic
technology needs and working with the Greater Capital Shared Business Network
(GC-SBN) regional IT staff and local Communications Coordinator to ensure the
IT needs of the Association are met in a timely and efficient manner.
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 work flexible hours which may include evenings and/or weekends, and
occasional overnight travel.
Skills – Commitment to help ensure inclusive programs and reach diverse
audiences. Ability to effectively develop and deliver related programs and
training. Serve as an effective subject matter expert for program participants,
volunteers, outside organizations, and others. Maintain program participant
data confidentiality. Ability to effectively participate in professional team
efforts. Ability to plan and organize work responsibilities according to
priorities developed with the supervisor.
Skills - Ability to adapt quickly to new digital technologies, including for
virtual programming. Proficiency or ability to learn and effectively use
software including use of the internet, program related software, and Microsoft
Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel.
& Marketing Skills - Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in
writing with program participants, employees and others through a variety of
media.Ability to effectively market
program through social, print and other media, resulting in robust program
participation. Ability to recruit, manage, engage, and motivate program
participants. Ability to relate effectively to co-workers, advisors, community
and professional leaders.
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. In addition, the
position regularly lifts, moves, or transports program related materials, and
or coursework in digital literacy, information technology, education, computer
science, information sciences, communications, or related fields.
in Cooperative Extension, information management, information technology, adult
education, communications, or related fields.
in public relations and production of digital media (e.g. media/video editing
and distance virtual teaching platforms, etc.).
a full-time, exempt position. Compensation paid at the rate of $46,700
commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility,
- 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
- Voluntary Group Universal Life
- Voluntary Personal Accidental Insurance
- Voluntary Legal Plan Insurance
- Voluntary Long Term Care Insurance
- Voluntary Auto and Homeowner’s
- Voluntary Pet Insurance
- Voluntary New York’s College
applications must be received on-line by SEPTEMBER 13, 2021Position
closing dates may change based on Association needs.
To Apply & For Further Details:
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 August 4, 2021