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  • Subject: [cg] Can you post the following information for me?
  • From: Connie Kan <ck236@cornell.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 15:33:42 -0500

Position Title: Project Leader for Garden Mosaics – Extension Associate III
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 http://www.dnr.cornell.edu/gardenmosaics
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 leadership team.
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.
Supervision Received
Position operates with direction and under supervision of Associate Professor of Natural Resources/ Garden Mosaics Principal Investigator.
Supervision Exercised
Supervises undergraduate students with Garden Mosaics responsibilities.
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 communities
Demonstrated leadership ability and experience coordinating project development and implementation, involving multiple partners and/or participants
Familiarity with participatory action research or participatory rural appraisal
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.
To Apply
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: nlb6@cornell.edu 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.

Connie Kan
Administrative Systems
Cornell Cooperative Extension
(O) 607-255-0789
(F) 607-255-0788

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