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NY FarmNet Family Consultant, FarmNet: SC Johnson College of Business - New York, New York

Cornell University

Cornell University

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Leading at the intersection of people, business, and technology, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation and includes many areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution. The college is comprised of the university’s three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the best in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration. Our academic research; industry and community engagement; and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs all reflect the future of business: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. The college community includes 232 research faculty, 46,000 alumni, and nearly 3,300 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The SC Johnson College of Business has an unparalleled resource base from which to draw—within the college, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Cornell University broadly.

The New York FarmNet Program with the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, supports farm families and agricultural businesses by providing financial and family/personal consulting to improve the farm business and family communications.

Our Family Consultant Openings:

New York FarmNet is actively recruiting for part-time family consultants in the New York City area.

This is a temporary, non-benefits eligible, 19 hours or less per week temporary position with an annual reappointment based on job performance as well as approval and funding availability. Flexible scheduling is available for this position.

Family Consultants provide initial assessments to clients who request support to assist in identifying problems within a farm family or agricultural business. Consultants assist clients by guiding them to identify and prioritize solutions based on needs and assisting in developing and enacting an action plan. Skills required include active listening, motivational interviewing, and needs/problem assessment. In this position, NY FarmNet Family Consultants may also connect farm families with local agencies that can provide alternative solutions in challenging situations.

Additional key responsibilities for the Family Consultant include:

  • Providing timely response to phone messages or e-mails so cases can be assigned appropriately. The client requesting services from NY FarmNet is to be contacted by phone within 24 hours of the case assignment to obtain preliminary information and arrange for a meeting (phone/video conference, face to face) as deemed necessary by the consultant.
  • Maintaining records of services provided to farm families. Timely and accurately detailed case notes must be entered into the NY FarmNet database after each meeting.
  • Attending training and professional development, provided by NY FarmNet as three in-service training session a year, generally in spring, summer, and fall. Consultants are also expected to seek out and participate in outside professional development opportunities related to their responsibilities, with consultation and approval of NY FarmNet office staff.
  • Engaging with local communities through program outreach such as hosting a booth at a farm show, making a brief program presentation at a local agency or business, or collaborating with agri-service providers on making a workshop presentation.

* A candidate that is proficient in Spanish is highly desirable for this position.

Required Qualifications:

  • An MSW, LCSW, Master’s in Counseling, Master’s in Psychology, or equivalent degree/certification.
  • Significant, successful experience working with clients on communications skills, interpersonal relationships, goal setting, and/or addiction, family, and mental health counseling.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Zoom, Microsoft Word, Excel, and the ability to learn data entry into the FarmNet database.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to travel within the state. Travel time is paid and reimbursed at the IRS mileage rate.
  • Experience in agriculture or agribusiness is preferred.

* Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance are not provided for this position.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

We welcome all applications, and we want to select a candidate from a diverse applicant pool. This position is part of a commitment to diversifying our consultant team to reflect the changing culture of NYS agriculture.

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