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- From: Connie Kan <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 15:33:42 -0500
Position Title: Project Leader for Garden Mosaics – Extension Associate
Basic Function and Responsibility
Help provide leadership for and coordinate a nationwide informal science
education program, which seeks to involve youth in conducting
participatory research to document ethnic and traditional gardening
practices in urban community and rural home gardens. Work collaboratively
with program directors at Cornell University, Cornell Cooperative
Extension—NYC, and Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and with Extension and
other community educators from eight urban and two rural sites across the
U.S., to develop and implement the Garden Mosaics program with educators,
gardeners, and youth.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide leadership for and coordinate overall Garden
Mosaics program. Garden Mosaics is funded by the National Science
Foundation (NSF) Informal Science Education program. The complete NSF
proposal and more information about past efforts can be found at
2. In cooperation with program directors and program leadership
team (consisting of community educators, scientists, website developers,
video producers, and evaluators), develop implementation strategy, which
will balance allowing youth the initiative to develop their own research
projects, creating opportunities for gardeners to engage in participatory
research, and developing a database of ethnic and traditional gardening
practices that will be of use to scientists and policy makers.
3. Coordinate development of program materials, including print manuals,
video, and website, in cooperation with program directors and program
4. Coordinate development of data reporting system for Garden Mosaic
sites. Monitor reporting activities to make sure sites are contributing
useful data about garden practices.
5. Coordinate meetings of leadership team.
6. Work with program directors and evaluators to develop evaluative
research program focused on Garden Mosaics, including participate in
refereed journal publications of results.
Position operates with direction and under supervision of Associate
Professor of Natural Resources/ Garden Mosaics Principal
Supervises undergraduate students with Garden Mosaics
Master’s degree (or PhD) in an environmental, plant, or soil science, or
in science, international, or Extension education
Minimum of three years professional experience as a science educator in
nonformal or informal educational settings and/or formal classrooms
Experience in leadership and teaching roles that involve working with
diverse audiences, including international, ethnic minority, and rural
Demonstrated leadership ability and experience coordinating project
development and implementation, involving multiple partners and/or
Familiarity with participatory action research or participatory rural
Experience with gardening or agriculture
Demonstrated ability to communicate in writing and orally
Term of Appointment
Three-year, full-time appointment.
Anticipated start date: 1 April, 2002.
Send cover letter, resume, and names of three references to: Ms. Nancy
Bowers, Department of Natural Resources, Fernow Hall, Ithaca, NY
14853-3001. For further information, contact Ms. Bowers at email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
607-255-2807. Applications will be accepted until 1 March, 2002, or until
a suitable candidate is found.
Garden Mosaics receives funding from the National Science Foundation
Informal Science Education Program and the USDA Sustainable Agriculture
Research and Education Program.
Cornell Cooperative Extension